This was the first single from Branch's debut album. Her label, Maverick Records, faced the challenge of promoting the song even though Branch was unknown. Instead of begging radio stations to play it, they paid AOL to feature it on their music channel, where it was very well received. This led to play on MTV's Total Request Live, and the song took off from there.
The engineer on the album is Grotus drummer Lars Fox. His claim to fame is being the DJ in the video for "AM Radio" by Everclear, in addition to working on their albums. While he appears to have hair in the video, it is fake. Lars is really bald.
Another famous connection is the drummer, who has worked with John Mellencamp, Smashing Pumpkins, and Ricky Martin. His name is Kenny Aronoff, and he broke his bass drum pedal for the first time ever while recording this.
This won the Viewer's Choice award at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.
According to an AOL exclusive interview, Branch made up the story in the song for her first album when she had little creative control. She wrote it just to have a song to promote.
Damaris from Johannesburg, South Africa This song is about an imaginery friend and sounds very Gospel like... God is everywhere yet we cannot see him but we definitely feel him there. Best song from her for me. I love it
Fursuiter Chloe from Belvidere, IlI bet this song is about a person with an imaginary friend they can’t forget about
Myla from San Diego, CaMichelle Branch needs to get back to rock music. I understand she had to foray to country because maybe that was her roots, but we need more kick ass songs these days!
Greg House from Princeton, NjCatchy tune. This would fit in on the episode of House where Cut-throat bitch (Amber) is killed in a bus crash and the good doctor keeps hallucinating that she is EVERYWHERE he goes.
Russell from New York, Nycall me crazy, this songs probably about jesus. lmao and im a jew deciphering that.
Jeff from Austin, TxIm a bit ashamed to admit it but this song is catchy as hell. I just lost some rocker points.
Morgan from Gratnsville, Utthi song is way cool i like most of michelle branch's songs
Yvette from Tampa, FlI agree with sasha. Well, I love this song!
Anna from Walla Walla, WaI'm guessing this song is about a girl who is OBSESSED with her boyfriend. And she can't get over him!
Sasha from Dfgdfg, Englandmiatelia, I believe you've got it wrong. Everywhere is about a girl who is in love with someone who isnt real. Like an imaginary friend.
Cara from PerthYellowcard have done a cover of this, which I really like. It's great to hear a pop song (seriously Zach, this is not rock) played by a punk band.
Miatelia from New York, Nyits not about being obsessed it's about liking someone that you think doesn't like you back and that you think of them and that everything reminds you of them. its really sweet
Sarah Floyd from Bloomingdale, Ilwhen i first heard this song. i wondered what she was talking about and i still dont get what this song is about. well i like this song. and i wish i had this cd so i can listen to this song everyday.
Shannon from Garland, Txeh i like this song!
Casie from Denver, CoI love this song. Call me crazy but when I watched American Pie 2,well I recorded it cause of this song. Ok ok!!! I do watch american pie,lolz but yea,its a great song!!! MICHELLE BRANCH KICKS ASS! Well I gotta disagree with Zach,I really lisen to rock alot but this isnt like complete rock,its more pop,its not even rock but whatever,i love it anywayz,shes original,she doesnt care in labeling if its pop rock or whatever.
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Francy from Turin, ItalyI think that this song is very brilliant!I write my mail address, so if someone wants to talk with an Italian person he can do it! bye bye
Cindy from Sydney, United StatesI think this song is a good one. Some good stuff. I like it and have listened to it a number of times.
Sara from Anoka, Mnexactly JuLyNeTtE. its about being obsessed with someone and everytime you take a break from "the real world" ur mind goes to that person.
Julynette from Manila, OtherThis song really rockzz my nerves!It's more of being desperately obssesed with somebody that you think he really is everywhere you go.I like the way Michelle Branch sang this but let me admit the first time I watch and heard it "I ENDED UP SWITCHING THE CHANNEL"But as of today,it's been my favorite and i really love Michelle Branch.THE BEST!!!!
Zach from Horn Lake, MsThis is my favorite Michelle Branch song. The layout and quality of the song are almost perfect. Possibly one of the best rock songs of 2001.
"The Way" by Fastball was inspired by the story of an elderly couple from Texas who drove to a nearby family reunion and kept going. Fastball's bass player imagined them taking off and having fun like they were young. The story didn't end well: the couple was later found dead after they crashed in a canyon.