Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain't right,
I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you

Yes I'm stuck in the middle with you,
And I'm wondering what it is I should do,
It's so hard to keep this smile from my face,
Losing control, yeah, I'm all over the place,
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you

Well you started out with nothing,
And you're proud that you're a self made man,
And your friends, they all come crawlin,
Slap you on the back and say,
Please, please

Trying to make some sense of it all,
But I can see that it makes no sense at all,
Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor,
'Cause I don't think that I can take anymore
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you

Well you started out with nothing,
And you're proud that you're a self made man,
And your friends, they all come crawlin,
Slap you on the back and say,
Please, please

Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain't right,
I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you,
Yes I'm stuck in the middle with you,
Stuck in the middle with you, here I am stuck in the middle with you



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"Stuck in the Middle With You" as written by J. Egan G. Rafferty

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  • +1
    General Comment:Yeah, it's an amazingly awsome song! I love it! And Reservoir Dogs was one hell of a movie, Michael Madsen did a GREAT job at playing Mr. Blonde...

    "Do you ever listen to K-Billy's Super Sounds Of The 70's? It's my personal favorite"

    "Joe Eagen and Gerry Raferty were a duo known as "Stealers Wheel" when they recorded this Dylinesque, pop, bubble-gum favorite in April of 1974. It topped the charts and still is our number one favorite as K-Billy's Super Sounds Of The 70's continues".

    I LOVE THE SONG, AND, I LOVE RESERVOIR DOGS!
    stoned_deityon March 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I love this song but I heard on "That 70's show" ha ha I love that show and they play part of this song on it occansionaly
    AngelsOnKneeson January 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song written by Gerry Rafferty was inspired by the hilarious comedian Billy Connolly, they were in a band together called the Humblebums, and this song is what it was like to be on stage with Billy, and trying to perform while he was making him laugh.
    Being on stage he couldn't just ignore it.

    "I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
    And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs,
    Clowns to the left of me,
    Jokers to the right, here I am,
    Stuck in the middle with you."

    "It's so hard to keep this smile from my face,
    Losing control, yeah, I'm all over the place,"

    When you think bout it, it makes sense.
    G-Hamon May 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:StonefaceKeanu i think is closest, although i never been 'trippin' on acid, so i don't know much from that perspective.
    "Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
    I got the feeling that something ain't right,
    I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
    And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs,
    Clowns to the left of me,
    Jokers to the right, here I am,
    Stuck in the middle with you."
    Someone goes go a meeting or conference for their job. this person could be close to being fired or maybe he hates his job, but he has to stay, hence the word 'stuck' 'im so scared in case i fall off my chair' meaning, if he makes another error or mistake he might be fired. He might refer to his co-workers as clowns and jokers because he isn't taken seriously.
    xAnytimeMinutesxon March 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:A few days before I heard Gerry Rafferty died, I kept humming this tune. I am in the midst of lunatics in a situation of my own making. As I try to escape, I totally understand the difficulty in breaking away from the chaos. This song is the realization of just trying to make sense of it all (all can be whatever you want).
    LaurelGon March 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Damn, no comments? WHY??
    This song is amazing. And if you've seen Reservoir Dogs you can appreciate it even more. ;)
    Andaahon August 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:kristie...im stuck in the middle with you!! i love you!
    michelemybelleon August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i love this song... i dunno it just always puts me in a good mood... but despite this i have no clue what it means... someone help me out?
    Nickleson March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is a classic and I love Reservoir Dogs. I think it is about the only guy in the world who thinks he is the last sane being on the earth. I have that sentiment sometimes but I know the reverse of it. Maybe the sane guy is really insane and everybody else is sane. I guess this indirect vibe helps explain why that cop got his ear cut off in the film.
    OpinionHeadon May 08, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:When I listen to this song and read the lyrics it makes me think of a guy sitting in a bar and hes pretty much drunk and all the while he is surrounded by drunks and he's just singing to his drink saying that its both of them against the rest of the world, while sitting in this crazy bar......i could be wrong and i jsut wanted to say that i think the use of this song didn't really have to do with explaining the ear cutting scene i think it was jsut to show how sadistic mr. blonde was that hed be dancing around to this "good times" song while torturing someone
    Rocksaves1228on September 28, 2004   Link

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