The Background

Album: Third Eye Blind (1997)
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  • Everything is quiet, Since you're not around,
    And I live in the numbness now.
    In the background.
    I do the things we did before,
    I walk Haight Street to the store,
    And they say where's that crazy girl?

    You don't get drunk on red wine, and fight no more,
    'Cause I don't see you anymore,
    Since the hospital,
    But the plans I make still have you in them,
    Then you come swimming into view,
    And I'm hanging on your words like I always used to do,
    The words they use so lightly, I only feel for you,
    I only know this because I carry you around,
    In the background.

    Words they come and memories all repeat,
    I lift your head while,
    They change the hospital sheets,
    I would never lie to you, No
    I would never lie to you, No
    I felt you long after we were through.
    And the plans I make still have you in them,
    Cause you come swimming into view,
    And I'm hanging on your words like I always used to do,
    The words they use so lightly, I only feel for you,
    I only know this because I carry you around,
    In the background. Writer/s: ARION SALAZAR, KEVIN CADOGAN, STEPHAN JENKINS
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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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