"Backfire" as written by Jon Brion and Aimee Mann....
I've got some cookies from our junk food run
And here's a couple beers so
Let's go create some fun
Supplies are limited and I'm all out
Of any explanation
Of what I'm on about

I'm tired
Of having to try
To convince you if I
Go along with you it all will
Backfire
I know you had plans
Your intentions were grand
But it's out of my hands
And it isn't the way I pictured it
Either

Well things felt weird but you said that's alright
That it was not a problem
And we could just sit tight
And when you said that I was sure I cringed
Cause you had no suspicion
That I had come unhinged

Or just tired--
I cannot say which
But there's always a hitch
That will cause the whole thing to
Backfire
I know you had plans
Your intentions were grand
But it's out of my hands now

It's out of my hands now

I know you'd like to be the St. Bernard
Who rushes to the rescue
When there's an avalanche
But in my panic I may pull too hard
And the novice lifeguard
Gets rushed off in the ambulance

I'm tired
I cannot seem to
Get a message to you
That the rescue you planned has just
Backfired
I know you had plans
Your intentions were grand
But it's out of my hands now

It's out of my hands now

And it isn't the way I pictured it
Either...


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"Backfire" as written by Aimee Mann Jon Brion

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    General CommentBackfire is about this completely dysfunctional relationship between two people. One wants to be the savior and drags the other into bad situations (while having good intentions), and it keeps turning into a disaster. The other person sees this destructive pattern and tries to tell the savior how his plans aren't going to work out, but is unsuccessful in communicating this. So, basically, it's about a complete lack of communication and how it perpetuates their destructive relationship. That's my take on it.
    EnidCaulfieldon May 25, 2004   Link

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