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Push
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Push

Matchbox Twenty
Album:
Yourself or Someone Like You

Song Meaning of Push by Matchbox Twenty, and what it is about


The song "Push" was written by vocalist Rob Thomas and Matt Serletic. The lyrics of the song discuss the strain of falling and staying in love. According to Thomas, the song's fictional or real-life man is the one being physically or emotionally abused by a woman.


Following its debut, the song sparked criticism from some feminist groups who felt it was about harming women. Thomas expressed surprise that the song was being perceived as misogynistic. Bassist Brian Yale said, "We were kind of surprised when we heard all that stuff," in an interview with The Morning Call. "Wow, really?" was our reaction. No, it is not the issue.


One of the band's hallmark tracks, "Push" peaked at number one on the US Modern Rock Tracks list.


Lyrics of Push by Matchbox Twenty


(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, well 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, I will, I will

I wanna push you down, I will, I will

I wanna take you for granted, I wanna take you for granted

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, well I can't change

I won't do anything at all

 

I wanna push you around, I will, I will

I wanna push you down, I will, I will

I wanna take you for granted, I wanna take you for granted

I will

 

Oh but don't bowl me over

Just wait a minute well it kinda fell apart, things get so

Crazy, crazy

Don't rush this baby, don't rush this baby

 

I wanna push you around, I will, I will

I wanna push you down, I will, I will

I wanna take you for granted, I wanna take you for granted

I will

Release Date

1997

Songwriter/s

Rob Thomas, Matt Serletic

Producer/s

Matt Serletic

Label/s

Atlantic, Lava, Melisma

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