"Back 2 Good" as written by Rob Thomas and Matthew Serletic....
It's nothing, it's so normal
You just stand there I could say so much
But I don't go there cuz I don't want to
I was thinking if you were lonely
Maybe we could leave here and no one would know
At least not to the point that we would think so

Everyone here, knows everyone here is thinking about
Somebody else
It's best if we all keep it under our heads
I couldn't tell, if anyone here was feeling the way I do
But I'm lonely now, and I don't know how
To get it back to good

This don't mean that, you own me
This ain't no good, in fact it's phony as hell
But things worked out just like you wanted too
If you see me out you don't know me
Try to turn your head, try to give me some room
To figure out just what I'm going to do

And everyone here, hates everyone here for doing
Just like they do
It's best if we all keep this quiet instead
And I couldn't tell, why everyone here was doing me like
They do
But I'm sorry now, and I don't know how
To get it back to good

Everyone here, is wondering what it's like to be with
Somebody else
Everyone here's to blame, everyone here
Gets caught up in the pleasure of the pain, everyone hides
Shades of shame, but looking inside we're the same
We're the same
And we're all grown now, but we don't know how
To get it back to good

Everyone here, knows everyone here is thinking 'bout
Somebody else
It's best if we all keep this under our heads
I couldn't tell, if anyone here was feeling the way I do
But it's over now, and I don't know how, it's over now
There's no getting back to good


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"Back 2 Good" as written by Rob Thomas Matthew Serletic

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    General Comment"It's nothing, it's so normal you
    Just stand there I could say so much
    But I don't go there cuz I don't want to
    I was thinking if you were lonely
    Maybe we could leave here and no one would know
    At least not to the point that we would think so"
    he runs into someone he used to date, and they don't say what he really wants to say -- small talk. and he says that even if they did run away together, no one would really notice. they'd be like 'oh, they're gone' and go about their daily lives.

    'Everyone here, knows everyone here is thinking about
    Somebody else
    It's best if we all keep it under our heads
    I couldn't tell, if anyone here was feeling the way I do
    But I'm lonely now, and I don't know how
    To get it back to good'
    everything and everyone is littered with infidelity, but as long as it's kept secret it's all right. because of all the lies, he can't figure out if anyone else feels like he does, and all he wants is the truth.

    'And everyone here, hates everyone here for doing just like they do
    It's best if we all keep this quiet instead
    And I couldn't tell, why everyone here was doing me like they do'
    he's talking about hypocrites and how they don't talk about anything important. he feels like he's somehow caught in the middle or involved and he wants out.

    'everyone here gets caught up in the pleasure of the pain, everyone hides
    shades of shame, but looking inside we're the same, we're the same
    And we're all grown now, but we don't know how to get it back to good'
    he's talking about how everyone's hiding behind their lies, how they get so caught up in it that they find pleasure in pain. they all believe they're so different, but "inside we're all the same". and he says that no matter how old they get, they're still immature and don't know how to make it right again.
    sapphireskieson September 26, 2002   Link

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