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Jimmy Eat World - The Middle



This is about fitting in, and how you don't have to be the same as other people to be popular. In an interview with NME, Jim Adkins remembered reading an email from a young fan who wrote that she didn't fit in with the punk crowd at school because she "wasn't punk enough for them." He explained:


"The tenet of the punk ideal - or, you know, the alternative, outside-the-mainstream, kind of ideal - is that you think yourself being more accepting ... I guess that tune was kind of a reaction to that, like you don't want to be friends with them anyway."



Lyrics


Hey, don't write yourself off yet


It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on


Just try your best, try everything you can


And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away



It just takes some time


Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride


Everything, everything will be just fine


Everything, everything will be alright, alright



Hey, you know they're all the same


You know you're doing better on your own (on your own), so don't buy in


Live right now, yeah, just be yourself


It doesn't matter if it's good enough (good enough) for someone else



It just takes some time


Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride


Everything, everything will be just fine


Everything, everything will be alright, alright


It just takes some time


Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride


Everything, everything will be just fine


Everything, everything will be alright, alright



Hey, don't write yourself off yet


It's only in your head you feel left out (feel left out) or looked down on


Just do your best (just do your best), do everything you can (do everything you can)


And don't you worry what the bitter hearts (bitter hearts) are gonna say



It just takes some time


Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride


Everything, everything will be just fine


Everything, everything will be alright, alright


It just takes some time


Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride


Everything, everything will be just fine


Everything, everything will be alright

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