Album: Yourself Or Someone Like You (1996)
Charted: 38
  • She said "I don't know if I've ever been good enough
    I'm a little bit rusty, and I think my head is caving in
    And I don't know if I've ever been really loved
    By a hand that's touched me, and I feel like something's gonna give
    And I'm a little bit angry"

    Well, this ain't over
    No not here, not while I still need you around
    You don't owe me, we might change
    Yeah we just might feel good

    I wanna push you around
    Well I will, well I will
    I wanna push you down
    Well I will, well I will
    I wanna take you for granted
    I wanna take you for granted
    Yeah, well I will

    She said "I don't know why you ever would lie to me
    Like I'm a little untrusting when I think that the truth is gonna hurt ya
    And I don't know why you couldn't just stay with me
    You couldn't stand to be near me when my face don't seem to want to shine
    'Cause it's a little bit dirty"

    Well, don't just stand there
    Say nice things to me
    'Cause I've been cheated, I've been wronged
    And you, you don't know me
    I can't change, I won't do anything at all

    I wanna push you around
    Well I will, well I will
    I wanna push you down
    Well I will, well I will
    I wanna take you for granted
    I wanna take you for granted
    Yeah, well I will

    Oh, but don't bowl me over
    Just wait a minute, well I kinda fell apart
    Things get so crazy, crazy
    Don't rush this baby
    Don't rush this baby, baby, baby

    I wanna push you around
    Well I will, well I will
    I wanna push you down
    Well I will, well I will
    I wanna take you for granted
    I wanna take you, take you
    Yeah, well I will, I will, I will, I will, yeah
    Well I will, I will, I will, yeah
    Push you around
    I wanna push you around
    Well I will Writer/s: Matthew Michael Serletic, Robert Thomas
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 22

  • Windy from Northern ItalyWell, the fact that feminist groups try to ban something, tends to make me love the object of their "attention" more. It's time to end this filty gynocracy.
  • MotherI needed my mom. I want her back. I took care of her for over a decade. I begged her to do things for herself that were out of my control. I have a handful of mental health illnesses and my mom was the only one who never abandoned me. I abandoned everyone, including myself, to stay alive as she was/is my inspiration to keep going. My mom is an angel. We were both broken. The song is a back and forth, for lack of a better word, debate about how much I needed her to not give up and I was selfish for a long time. My mother and I were both each other’s victim. I am 34, kind of relevant, and I took her for granted as she did to me as well. This song helped me realize that no matter what you say, do, or try anything to a loved one, it is not your business why they do what they do. She never loved me any less. I am still grieving heavily and I go to call her and realize she will never pick up again. I had felt for years that I was failing her and that I was not good enough. It was not that at all. She knows I did the best I could but it wasn’t my part to make her follow my rules to stay alive.
  • MotherMy mom died on December 11, 2019. This has always been my song for tug of war. She had end stage renal failure and was in such a deep depression and I could not save her. I wanted her to want to live but I was making assumptions she didn’t. I pushed her around in the sense that I did everything I could to make her happy and healthy but I realized I was trying to control someone when it was impossible. We were best friends. Her body was just too tired. I was so angry but I understand it now. I lost sight of who I was as I was so paranoid about that phone call. How ironic is it that I have been waking up at 3am for months. That is when I was informed she was in a coma. A vegetative state. We made a deal, my mom and me, and I kept to it. I am traumatized but I did what I promised I would do.
  • Mandy from Mobile, Al This song touches my heart! It is so true in a relationship where only one person is giving it 100%, instead of 50, 50. It is emotional abuse any way you look at it.
  • Eric from Wisconsin I love this song. For me the song is sexual but not only that it's sexual but with the confidence that no matter what you do that person will always be there by your side.
  • Sam from MichiganHa people crack me up sometimes with all this feminism bs. I just kinda took it as aim wine in a relationship punishing them for all the crap that happened in their last relationship and despite what happens they just can't stop because that hurt-lies-bs is scarred into that person, they aren't able to trust at all, and this persons here and their able to get that frustration out tho it's not directed to the right person. But it somehow makes it feel better.
  • Pandora from San Francisco, CaI LOVE THIS SONG... it reminds of all the bad relationships I have been through.. this song makes me cry every time I hear it. ~pandora~
  • Ariel from Sacramento, CaThe first time I heard this song, I agreed. I am a girl, I knew he was speaking emotionally because that's exactly what a relationship is like. I never felt any offense against this, besides it never specifies which person in the relationship feels this way. he could be repeating what she has said...
  • Danleichty from Rochester, MnThe first time i heard this song i was offended by it.
  • Robert from Los Angeles, Cathe sataan comment is not true based on the artist interview, but it is relevant. meaning is the mind of the interpreter, and therfore anything has some validity. it makes sense, the satan logic, but that's not what the song was written about. doesn't necessarily mean that's not one of many meanings to the song.
  • Lolo Brown from Gertrude, Bahamasfavorite song. its about reaching the point wher you realize your whole life or relationship has been filled with lies and people who dont truly care about you and its about saying that you want to take them for granted how they did to you but honestly knowing you could never be like the people who hurt you. i love this song so much. its helped me through so many things in my life.
  • Isabella from Minneapolis, MnIn a radio interview on KS95, Rob said it was written about an awful girlfriend that pushed him around, and he just switched pronouns, because, "Nobody cares about me being pushed, they want me to push somebody."
  • Megan from Alanta, Gathis song is in the girl's perspective.
  • John from San Antonio, TxMy favorite Rob Thomas comment on this song was on VHI Storytellers. He said "look at us, does it look like we could push anyone around"
  • H from Albuquerque, Nm I heard that this song was about the relationship between a girl and Satan and how he doesn't want the best for us and that he wants to 'take us for granted' and 'push' us around. Is this true or even relevant??
  • Jan from Quezon City, OtherGee...this song sounds like a conversation between two people...
  • Amanda from Metropolis, IlThis song means a lot to me. When me and my ex broke up I listened to this to get through that and now everyone knows when I am really mad because I play Push as loud as I can!!!
  • Andrea Ruhlman from Charlevoix, MiThis song is really very sad... a great song all around, by an amazing group of artists. I agree that the music video is pretty sweet.
  • Noli from Manila, Othernice song...i feel the anger of the song expresesed well by rob's vocals...my band also has a rendition of this song
  • Adrian from Merthyr Tydfil, Alquality song - Rob Thomas has a great rock voice
    - hugely underestimated band. For anyone interested they have a great cover version of 'Time after time' - i dont think its on the albums but you should beable to find it on Kazaa
  • Caitlyn from Midland, MiMarilyn Manson told the band that he really enjoyed the video for this song, in which Rob cut his arm on the barbed wire during shooting
  • Shelby from Na, Scthis is my fav song i love it
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