The Background

Album: Third Eye Blind (1997)
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Songfacts®:

  • Third Eye Blind lead singer Stephan Jenkins said of this song: "Have you ever felt like your life was in high gear, and you were right in the moment, and you were happy, and rolling into some glorious unknown future? And then have that all taken away? And then lived in sort of the post-period of that high? That's what it's like to live in the background." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jeremy - Lowell, MA

Comments: 7

  • Breeauna from Amarillo TxWhen I listen to this song I think about my mom, I know she's here, but most of the time it really isn't her she's just sitting there high. This song is the best by far.
  • Rb from IndianaTo me, the song comes down to hearing the line "All my plans still have you in them." I was dating a girl and realized she had made her way into all of my plans and just maybe she might be the one. We've been married 22 years tomorrow!
  • Patrick from Overland Park, KsBest Third Eye Blind song
  • Lydia from New York City, Nyhe wrote this song about his girlfriend who was in a mental hospital
  • Joey from Cleveland, GaUm thats one way of looking at it Suii. There's a very extensive forum discussion about the meaning of this song at thevillagechurchyard.uk. Very great sight for Third Eye Blind fans.
  • Amber from San Francisco, CaI love this song. It's always been my favorite by Third Eye Blind. Somehow, it helped me get through a bad breakup a few years back. Very sad song.
  • Suii from Holtville, CaIm still confuzed...
    is it about sumone who died?
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