Album: Mad Season (2000)
Charted: 1
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  • The biggest hit for Matchbox Twenty and their only #1 on the Hot 100, this song is about a man who has reached a point in his relationship were he is confused and needs help from others in order to make a big decision. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Kevin - Linden, NJ
  • In England, this song has an alternate meaning for many listeners, as "Bent" can mean "Gay." The term can also mean corrupt or illegal. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR
  • Rob Thomas stated on VH1 Storytellers that this was his first conscious "love song." He also said that it's about a co-dependent relationship between two "screwed up" people: the song is saying that if they get together, they'll still be screwed up but it's OK because they're together.
  • In the video, Rob Thomas gets knocked around by the other band members - guitarist Adam Gaynor even runs him over in a car. These various altercations are a parody of Thomas' earlier solo success without the band. He won three Grammy awards for co-writing and singing on Santana's 1999 hit "Smooth," from the album Supernatural. The single charted #1 and sold triple-platinum. In addition, the album Supernatural was a worldwide multi-platinum seller (30 million copies sold worldwide) and won nine Grammy awards. So Thomas comes back to his little Alternative band after all this...
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Comments: 7

  • Sara from Union City, TnReally good all around song. I liked it then and still do. Bent.....yah thats me.
  • Ryan from Morrison, IlMatchbox Twenty is still together but they no longer have rhythm guitarist Adam Gaynor.
  • Taylor from San Antonio, Txi do agree with you chris i cant wait to get there greatest hits cd
  • Sunshine from Houston, TxI love this band!!! Are they still together?
  • Jessie Ann from Purchase, NyThis is an awesome song, I remember loving it when it first came out.
  • Chris from Edmonton, Canadamatchbox twenty is god!!!!
  • Alex from Madrid, SpainI cannot believe there are no posts for this song: it´s amazing. The guitar riff is great, the arrangements are better and Rob´s voice is as good as it gets. Hello from Spain is my first post!!!
    I love this page!!
    Alex
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