"Left Of The Middle" as written by Natalie Jane Imbruglia and Stephen Andrew Booker....
End of the third round
As I put the phone down
Chasing the same lines
Over the old ground
I'm pushing zero
Where is my hero
He's out there somewhere
left of the middle

And your world falls down
And you're the calling out
But it's something I can't say
Though it seems the only way
But its a game that I can't play - Not today

I got my ticket
And I got a straight road
But I'm passing the same signs
Over and over

And my world falls down
And you're the calling out
But it's something I can't say
Though it seems the only way
But its a game that I can't play - Not today

And my world falls down
And you're the calling out
But it's something I can't say
Though it seems the only way
But its a game that I can't play - Not today

I need to tell you
Trying to get it through
It's not always easy
Left of the Middle


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"Left of the Middle" as written by Natalie Imbruglia Steve Booker

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    General Commentthis song is beautiful. definitely my favorite by her.
    angelgarbageon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song by her also.. I cried when I heard the verse "and my world falls down // and I'm there calling out // but it's something I can't say // though it seems the only way.." :sigh:
    sullen_tearson June 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, everyone who thinks 'Torn' is her best song, hasn't heard this. Fantastic lyrics
    fadedon October 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually this is my least favorite in LOTM but it's still ok
    kenbaon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song because of the soft music, its more peaceful. some songs are to loud....i like the peace the song has
    sweetteeth15on May 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti just about died at that verse too sullen tears..very moving
    poetrymachineon June 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentShe is unhappy in a mediocre relaitonship in which she is not put first by her mate. She is trying to tlel him its hard to communicate her feelings, but even tellng him this proves impossible. great song.
    YoMamaWasaRodeoon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about the end of a relationship. She's been fighting with her boyfriend/husband then she moves out. She can't keep going through the same things over and over and she can't keep fighting over the same things. Finally she's had enough and as sad and hard as it is, they have to accept that it's over.
    kimberlyd86on May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics above is incomplete in which has great significance to the song.
    She changed the last chorus to:
    “And my world falls down
    And YOUR there calling out”

    This is my take on the song. Left of the middle means someone really close, a friend/ an ex. On the contrary “she” is always on his right side of the middle. Whenever “she” has a fight with her current boyfriend (“I got my ticket, and I got a straight road”), the friend/ex is the first person that she calls for comfort, and vice versa.

    The line “But it's something I can't say, Though it seems the only way, But it's a game that I can't play, Not today”. It’s the same lines/bullshit that “she” says to him over and over… Somewhere along the lines of “relationships aren’t always easy, your girlfriend is the one for you”. But truly, “she” loves him very much and he makes “her” happy. Again it goes back to the title of the song, whenever “she” hold (held) on his right hand she is always happy.
    h4ktrixon January 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTowards the end of a relationship, you keep trying to talk sense into the other party but you end up just arguing in circles, and you come to the realization that the two of you CANNOT and MUST NOT get back together, that ship has simply sailed.

    There are moments of momentary weakness and you may call out to each other, but you know you cannot respond cause that would just continue the vicious cycle.

    It's not easy not being someone's center of attention, you lament at first - that someone is out there free as a bird. But after you''ve finally firmed up and cut him loose, suddenly empty and bereft, you come to understand that it's not easy being free, either.
    lowrentblockon November 08, 2013   Link

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