The Middle

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The Middle
The Middle Single.jpg
The Middle Single Cover
First Played: Live 1999-12-02 Green Room, Tempe, AZ, USA[1]
Released: 2001-07-24
Length: 2:45
Label: Dreamworks
Writer: Jimmy Eat World
Producer: Mark Trombino, Jimmy Eat World

The Middle is a song by American rock band Jimmy Eat World. It was released in October 2002 as the first single released from the band's fourth album Bleed American, which was later retitled Jimmy Eat World.

Appears On

Lyrics

[Verse 1]

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

[Chorus]

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

[Verse 2]

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

[Chorus]

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

Woo!

[Guitar Solo]

[Verse 3]

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 their bitter hearts (Bitter hearts)

Are gonna say

[Chorus]

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

Recording Details

On 4 Track History, it was reveal that the track was written in as a "throw away song". [2]

[3]

Reception with Charting Data/Certification/Sales Data

Personnel

Jimmy Eat World

Additional musicians

Production

Other Versions

Acoustic

Good To Go EP Cover
Good To Go EP Cover

As appears on Good to Go EP and The Middle/A Praise Chorus Tour EP. This is the Ken Andrews recording/mix. Song Length is 3:08.

COVID-19 Quarantine Acoustic Edition

On the week of 2020-03-21 Jim Adkins, filmed by Zach Lind recorded an acoustic version of this track from Unit 2 in Tempe Arizona though Facebook Live. This can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=1324974214358570&ref=watch_permalink before playing the track Jim mentions it would have been while they were playing the Download Festival in Sidney Australia. [4]

See Also

References

  1. https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/jimmy-eat-world/1999/green-room-tempe-az-73d2fe61.html, Jimmy Eat World Setlist Green Room, Tempe, AZ, USA, 1999-12-02, setlist.fm, setlist.fm, 2021-06-16,
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoDQMAXgxtE&t=20s, Jimmy Eat World - 4 Track History (Lucky Denver Mint/The Middle/Futures/I Will Steal You Back), Jimmy Eat World, 2019-11-09, YouTube, 2021-05-07,
  3. https://www.theringer.com/music/2019/11/5/20948766/jimmy-eat-world-interview-jim-adkins-zach-lind-surviving-new-album, How Jimmy Eat World Survived Emo Rock and Stopped Writing Themselves Off, Laven, Scott, 2019-11-05, Theringer.com, The Ringer, 2021-03-07,
  4. https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/03/jimmy-eat-world-criminal-energy-tour-dates-tickets/, Jimmy Eat World Announce “Criminal Energy Tour” with The Front Bottoms, Schatz, Lake, 2020-03-09, Consequence of Sound, Consequence of Sound, 2021-03-09,

External Links

https://music.avclub.com/how-jimmy-eat-world-s-the-middle-became-the-best-song-1798233196

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Middle_(Jimmy_Eat_World_song)

https://www.loudersound.com/features/jimmy-eat-world-how-we-wrote-the-middle

https://www.rocksound.tv/features/read/the-lasting-impact-of-bleed-american-by-jimmy-eat-world

https://twitter.com/jimmyeatworld/status/1286786984308957185?s=20

https://www.turnofftheradio.de/2015/05/best-of-2001.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3EGeIiik3s

https://genius.com/Jimmy-eat-world-the-middle-lyrics