Singalong! The Middle by Jimmy Eat World

This song came out while I was in high school, and I called it the CAPP song. This probably makes zero sense to almost all of you.

Explaining the joke: CAPP was a class taught in high school in BC. It stood for Career and Personal Planning, and it was the mash-up health and life class where we would learn about the dangers of smoking, STDs (as they were called then), and peer pressure, as well as take the occasional career aptitude test. So The Middle was totally a CAPP song because it's all about believing in yourself and being yourself and self-esteem and all that CAPP gold! Plus, the music video is basically an underwear-clad peer pressure/abstinence morality tale.

Although do you think the video's message of all the "cool kids" being in their underwear is undermined at all by fact that the band (arguably the coolest people there) are also fully clothed?


THE MIDDLE
by Jimmy Eat World

Hey, don't write yourself off yet
It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on.
Just try your best, try everything you can.
And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away.

It just takes some time,
Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything, everything will be just fine,
Everything, everything will be alright, alright.

Hey, you know they're all the same.
You know you're doing better on your own (on your own), so don't buy in.
Live right now, yeah, just be yourself.
It doesn't matter if it's good enough (good enough) for someone else.

It just takes some time,
Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything, everything will be just fine,
Everything, everything will be alright, alright.
It just takes some time,
Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything, everything will be just fine,
Everything, everything will be alright, alright.

Hey, don't write yourself off yet.
It's only in your head you feel left out (feel left out) or looked down on.
Just do your best (just do your best), do everything you can (do everything you can).
And don't you worry what the bitter hearts (bitter hearts) are gonna say.

It just takes some time,
Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything, everything will be just fine,
Everything, everything will be alright, alright.
It just takes some time,
Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything, everything will be just fine,
Everything, everything will be alright.

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