"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 CommentI think it's about 2 people who are in a "secret" relationship. Kinda a friends w/ benefits type thing. They see each other in a bar and know that they could sneak away. People may notice that they're gone but the 2 don't think that everyone put the pieces together, that they're sleeping w/ each other. One has feelings for the other, the one that's speaking these lyrics. "I could say so much but I don't go there cuz I don't want to"... he could tell her his feelings but he doesn't want her to know that he really cares and that it's not all about the sex. But if she's lonely and needs comfort he's up for it b/c he'll take any kind of relationship he can have with her, anything for her company, even just the empty comfort of empty sex. And that basically everyone else thinks and does the same thing, envolves their selves in whatever vices just to seek a little acceptance and comfort. They would all do the same thing but it's best that no one talks about it and keeps it to themselves b/c no one wants to face it. And talking about it would bring the 2's "relationship" to light. Or that's what he thinks, that everyone else would do what he's doing, put in the situation but he doesn't know that for sure, he can't tell if everyone really feels the same. He's trying to justify his actions b/c he knows that it's wrong. Hanging on to something that's not there, being used.

    The next verse is trying to convince himself that even though he cares for her that he can pull away from her whenever. He's angry about the relationship and angry w/ himself and he doesn't like the stipulations of the non-relationship. We don't speak in public, you don't have to talk to me. This is
    a fake relationship, it's phony, he's trying to say his feelings are phony. And that the other person is getting what they wanted, he's hurt and wants to have room b/c he can't handle seeing her and not holding her. Not showing his feelings. He doesn't know how to make this relationship a real relationship and doesn't know how to get out of just being a sex thing cuz he wants her in his life so bad. And he feels like hes' being judged by everyone around him b/c he thinks they know. He hurts in the long run just to feel pleasure and love and attachment for the moment. Everyone can relate to it in some way, we all have our vices.

    YappyMutton August 25, 2009   Link

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