"Middle of Nowhere" as written by and Simon/howell Byrne....
Don't get mad if I'm laughing
Blame the caffeine for all the 5 am phone calls
I haven't slept a single night in over a month
And not even once did you start to make sense to me
Well maybe I'm a little bit slow, or just consistently inconsistent
She said, "Unpredictability's my responsibility, baby."

But you're waiting at the door where everybody's hanging out just like they hung out before
You didn't have to do it but you did it to say
That you didn't have to do it but you would anyway

To give you something to go on when I go off back to the middle of nowhere
To give you something to go on when I go off back to the middle of nowhere

They chewed me up and then they spit me out
And I'm not supposed to let it bother me
But maybe I'm a little bit weak - I let my frailty take the wheel
She said, "Maybe there's a bit of me waiting for a bit of you. baby."

But you're waiting at the door where everybody's hanging out just like they hung out before
You didn't have to do it but you did it to say
That you didn't have to do it but you would anyway

To give you something to go on when I go off back to the middle of nowhere
To give you something to go on when I go off back to the middle of nowhere

But you're waiting at the door where everybody's hanging out just like they hung out before
You didn't have to do it but you did it to say
That you didn't have to do it but you would anyway

To give you something to go on when I go off back to the middle of nowhere
To give you something to go on when I go off back to the middle of nowhere
To give you something to go on - to go on back to the middle of nowhere


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"Middle of Nowhere" as written by Simon Byrne Andrew Peter Howell

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    General Comment"they chewed me up and then they spit me out
    and I'm not supposed to let it bother me
    but maybe I'm a little bit weak
    I let my frailty take the wheel
    she said:
    "maybe there's a bit of me
    waiting for a bit of you, baby,'"

    seems to me to be about a guy who is dealing with a lot of shit lately(unable to sleep or think straight), but the girl being sung about tries to reassure him, and goes out of her way to be there for him. she's his calm center trying to prove she cares by being there for him even when she "didn't have to." as for the middle of nowhere chorus, seems to mean she's meeting up with him so he can say or do something to show he cares as well, before he goes back off into the unknown weird shit he's dealing with the rest of the time. =P

    I agree about it being laid-back and very beach music-like...it's got a lovely melody.
    delialon July 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe most solid, all-around song on this album of catchy songs. Elevator is, in my mind, a success for HHH, improving on their basic sound and making it more steady and consistent.

    Make Up The Breakdown at times lost itself, going off the deep end on tangents and vocal rampages. This album doesn't have any real moments like this- I like every song, even if I don't love every song, and the lead singer doesn't seem like he's trying too hard anymore.

    This song, in particular, is pretty tempered and calm, but with great, expressive lyrics and catchy verses and choruses.
    fgevilmonkeyon April 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHot Hot Heat is great...this is probably my favorite song of theirs. All their songs are exactly so...catchy. This song makes me feel easy and care-free and laid-back...
    summervolcomstarson April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song... It's very laid-back and has an easy flow to it that's really cool... The video for "Middle Of Nowhere" is also v. good!
    Hannah101on June 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it's so catchy and makes me feel so great. Such a wonderful song to listen to while driving, or to hang out at the beach. One of my favorite songs.
    linajoyon June 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti totally agree with everyone who has commented so far...this is the best hot hot heat song!
    SweetBlondieon July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of those songs I could have the Chorus stuck in my head forever and ever, singing it over and over again, and not get tired of it.
    Great song.
    Musical Jennyon July 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely love this song. My fav on the album.
    fireplaceon August 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTop Tune!!! well done HHH
    andybrown_10on August 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould it be about Dante DeCarlo quitting the band and going back to the middle of nowhere?
    eggeron August 17, 2005   Link

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