Into the middle we go
Into the middle we go

I smell a rat and just in case
I set up traps and you're the bait
Surprise, surprise

If curiosity kills cats, we better
We better teach the cat to fight back

I'm waiting for you
I don't know why, when you always take your time
Into the middle we go
Let's see you try to kill me

Our eyes fell to the floor
Your eyes and mine

The middleman straddles the fence
He never loses, never wins, with confidence
And more power to him!
He doesn't need a telescope
To figure out he's jumping rope hand over fist

I'm waiting for you
I don't know why, when you always take your time
Into the middle we go
Let's see you try to kill me

Our eyes fell to the floor
Your eyes and mine
That's fine

I'm waiting for you
I don't know why, when you always take your time
Into the middle we go
Let's see you try...


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  • +3
    General CommentInto the middle we go
    Into the middle we go
    (Two people are ready to fight/argue with no true resolution.)

    I smell a rat and just in case
    I set up traps and you're the bait
    Surprise, surprise
    (The speaker's loved one is having an affair with someone the speaker knows. The rat is that person. The loved one is the bait. To her surprise, he reveals that he knows about the affair after the trap has been successful and the rat is revealed. He possibly set up a meeting for the two)

    If curiosity kills cats, we better
    We better teach the cat to fight back
    (The speaker is the cat. His curiosity into the situation caused him painful knowledge of the affair. He needs to teach himself to better deal with the trauma)

    I'm waiting for you
    I don't know why, when you always take your time
    Into the middle we go
    Let's see you try to kill me
    (The speaker waits for his loved one as she decides who she will continue a relationship with. They go into "the middle" which is again this area of an argument that reaches no true resolution. She doesn't know how to resolve the situation, but staying in "the middle" is a way of avoiding the issue. The speaker is convinced her tactic of staying in "the middle" is an attempt to hurt him)

    Our eyes fell to the floor
    Your eyes and mine
    (They are both saddened by their predicament. Both of their eyes "fell to the floor" indicates that they are both ashamed.[The same thing a child or a dog would do in shame] The speaker is made ashamed for letting his curiosity take control and developing some elaborate trap to catch his loved one rather than asking her if she was unfaithful. She is ashamed for obvious reasons.)

    The middleman straddles the fence
    He never loses, never wins, with confidence
    And more power to him!
    He doesn't need a telescope
    To figure out he's jumping rope hand over feet
    (The middleman is the other guy. He isn't in love with the speaker's woman, so he won't lose if she chooses the speaker, However he will never win because even if she chooses him, he won't be with her for the right reasons. The middleman doesn't take the emotional relationship to heart, and he is okay with that. He knows he just finds a way for things to work. [Such as his cheap way of jumping rope] The middleman takes nothing to the extreme and avoids ever being hurt by doing so. The speaker says more power to him for not making himself vulnerable, unlike the speaker himself who's love for this woman is killing him inside.)
    TaPaPaaon October 04, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is actually more about a person letting go of their emotions and moving to their own personal "limbo", so that they won't have to deal with the pains they are facing

    Into the middle we go
    Into the middle we go
    (The person is deciding to start living emotionally unattached)

    I smell a rat and just in case
    I set up traps and you're the bait
    Surprise, surprise
    (He's telling some other person that he has stopped caring for whatever conflict they had, and that they will only be hurting themselves by continuing it)

    If curiosity kills cats, we better
    We better teach the cat to fight back
    (He's going to fight back and give up his passionate curiosity so that it doesn't end up hurting him further)

    I'm waiting for you
    I don't know why, when you always take your time
    Into the middle we go
    Let's see you try to kill me
    (There's an obvious anger in the choruses towards the other person, as he exclaims that he/she won't be able to hurt him now that he's abandoned his emotions)

    Our eyes fell to the floor
    Your eyes and mine
    (Portrays the shame on both sides of the conflict)

    The middleman straddles the fence
    He never loses, never wins, with confidence
    And more power to him!
    He doesn't need a telescope
    To figure out he's jumping rope hand over fist
    (The person, now the middleman, feels like he's neither winning or losing in his life, but believes that this is a good thing. However, although he's in a calmer state of mind now, he still has his hand over fist and therefore holds some pent up anger in the back of his mind)
    Nuggmanon January 14, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti've noticed that Darroh's diction's improved quite a bit :)

    but anyway

    I think this song is about someone who was in love with someone, and then the first person's trying to get the other person, and is frustrated because he keeps doing something wrong, and it eventually turns out that perhaps he is out to kill this person?

    something...like that?
    valbinoon November 11, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commentfhh
    Nuggmanon January 14, 2012   Link

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