This is a song that singer/songwriter Jo Dee Messina says is about an ex-boyfriend who she dated for "about a minute and a half." The experience left her shaking her head, and provided fodder for this kiss-off tune, which she sings with customary hand-dusting attitude.
"I thought it was weird that here's a guy, 30-some-odd years old, that would call his mother every day and just get advice on stuff. And he would always be like, 'Mom says… Mom says…' First of all, she's not my
mother, and - what??
" But then it got better. "He started to call his ex-girlfriend. And he was like, 'Well, my ex-girlfriend thinks that…' And I'm like, 'Dude, that's weird.' There's too many people in this relationship." It was about that time, says Jo Dee, that the ex-girlfriend flexed her vocal cords. "She was going around town telling everybody, 'He's been calling me. Oh yes, he's gonna come back to me.' And she's trying to prove that she has him. She's spending her time, she's wasting my time trying to prove that she has him. It's very literal. When I was writing this I spoke the words that are now part of the song, that she's spending her time, she's wasting mine in the process trying to prove that she has him. Truth is, she can have him, because I'm done with him. I'm done with that crap. I don't need that in my life. That's bad juju," she laughs. "That's some bad energy." (Read more in our interview with Jo Dee Messina