The Middle - Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey




The Experience: Why don't you just meet me in the middle... There is no love without change...

Music video: Maren Morris sings and dances on a stage with concentric circles. It's a two-fold image. One, the center of that bull's eye is the place they need to meet if they want their relationship to survive - the middle. Two, it's an image of the biggest obstacle they face: selfishness. You have to move out of the center of your world to truly encounter the person you say you love.

The Meaning of The Middle: The song starts in the aftermath of a fight -  floors are wet and taps are still running, dishes are broken. And she asks him to take a step back and reflect on where the relationship is, how they got into this mess, and how they can meet again. She's committed to the relationship - I can't just let you go. But a relationship only grows if both of you are willing to change - you pull me close and you come on over. That's scary, even threatening, and always hard. Because meeting in the middle means both of you have to change.

Ask yourself: Are your relationships deep enough to affect who you are?

Album: - (2018)

LYRICS:


Take a seat
Right over there, sat on the stairs
Stay or leave
The cabinets are bare and I'm unaware
Of just how we got into this mess
Got so aggressive
I know we meant all good intentions

So pull me closer
Why don't you pull me close
Why don't you come on over
I can't just let you go

Oh baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle
In the middle
Baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle
In the middle

Take a step
Back for a minute, into the kitchen
Floors are wet
And taps are still running, dishes are broken
How did we get into this mess
Got so aggressive
I know we meant all good intentions

So pull me closer
Why don't you pull me close
Why don't you come on over
I can't just let you go

Oh baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle
In the middle

Looking at you I can't lie
Just pouring out admission
Regardless my objection
And it's not about my pride
I need you on my skin just
Come over, pull me in just

Oh baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle
In the middle, no no

Baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle, oh yeah
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle, oh
In the middle
Baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle, baby
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle, middle
In the middle, middle

review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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