"Stuck In The Middle" as written by and Michael Holbrook Penniman....
I sit and think about the day that you're gonna die
Your wrinkled eyes betray the joy with which you smile
I care to see my reason, I care to put your life in mine

Lookin' at life from the perspective of a boy
Who's learned to love you but has also learned to grow
Could we make it better, stormy weather?
So hard to know

Oh, oh, oh, is there anybody home?
Who will believe me, won't deceive me
Won't try to change me?

Ah, ah, ah, is there anybody home?
Who wants to have me just to love me?
Stuck in the middle

I look at you, you look at me, we bite each other
And with your bitter words you kick me in the gutter
But my troops are bigger than yours
'Cause you'll never stand my fight

Ours is a family that's based upon tradition
But with my careless words I tread upon your vision
Are five kids better than one? Who doesn't like to be gone?

Oh, oh, oh, is there anybody home?
Who will believe me, won't deceive me
Won't try to change me?

Ah, ah, ah, is there anybody home?
Who wants to have me just to love me?
Stuck in the middle, yeah, yeah, yeah

This is to my name
This ain't a greater plan
To break your heart of me

I know that what I've started
Means that when we have parted
I can live in honesty

Oh, oh, oh, is there anybody home?
Who will believe me, won't deceive me
Won't try to change me?

Ah, ah, ah, is there anybody home?
Who wants to have me just to love me?
Stuck in the middle

Stuck in the middle
Stuck in the middle
Stuck in the middle



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"Stuck in the Middle" as written by Michael Holbrook Penniman

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    General CommentEesh, you're right eoguy! Someone better get editing before the Mika fans get angry. It's a great song, but the piano in it reminds me of the Scissor Sisters song... which is quite annoying. Don't get me wrong I have nothing against them, they can get very OTT though.
    LillyDarkoon February 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo what do people think its about? the first verse kind of reminds me of someone who's mum is really ill and is dying or something along those lines... Anyone care to expand on this theory?
    powderfinger999on April 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song has a meaning, but a lot of these lyrics are wrong. Crucial words in the song are changed in the above entry.
    eoguyon January 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was wondering of what does the piano remind me of until I read LillyDarko's comment! she's right it's a lot like one of Scissor Sisters' song...maybe too much? well i like this anyway...and he's a nice guy also
    veeruskaon February 24, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"So I (dunno). " This is pretty clearly "so hard to know" but all the other parenthetical lyrics are incorrect as well and I cannot figure out for the life of me what they really are. Any suggestions?

    Also, if the SS song you are talking about is "I Can't Decide," I got that impression as well, but I love it even if it is "very over the top" so I don't have any complaints there, haha.
    ccbubblegumon March 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh, also:
    "better words" is "bitter words," and
    "who’ll try to teach me?" is "won't try to change me?"
    ccbubblegumon March 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"bitter words you kick me in the gutter" i know, not "better" . . wrong . .
    thatoneperson823on April 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentim sure its betray not betrayed, and change me not teach me... i may be wrong... i thought it was little words not better but bitter works much better, and i thought it was truths not troops, and who doesnt like to be gone not busy... oh and i used to think that it was our fat kids better than 1, not are 5 kids !!!! hahaha all my mates couldnt work it out until we came here!!!
    mikaloveron April 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe piano sounds like "Laura" by the Scissor Sisters.. but i still love this song!
    its me againon April 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure that:

    I can live in all this (stench?) -- should be-- I can live in honesty.
    courtneyayon April 23, 2007   Link

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