Jake

Album: Firecracker (1997)

Songfacts®:

  • In our interview with Lisa Loeb, she explained: "'Jake' is about a relationship where you feel like you're in a hole. And I actually expressed that through metaphors, but it sounds very literal. You know, I'm going as far as I can go away from here, away from you, Jake, and the hole you sucked me into. To me that seems like a direct through line. And it almost seems like a short story, because it starts, and when it's over, it's like you turn the page and you're done. The lyrics end and you turn the page, and it's over."
  • According to Loeb, there is no real Jake. She explains: "When I think about it now, in retrospect, I think there are a number of different relationships in my life that were getting me down, but it's not about one in particular. As I sing it, it's almost like being an actor, when I sing it I end up applying it to my own present life, I often think about who's in my present life that it applies to. Or I think of other people that I'm really close to who it applies to them, and in my mind I'm singing from their point of view. Very strange."

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