Back And To The Left

by Texas Is The Reason

Duration:
3:55
Released:
Apr 30, 1996
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Lyrics for Back And To The Left by Texas Is The Reason:

Verse 1
This town was built on miles of hope
And I dare you to give me one reason to stay
And maybe I won't go away
So far you've only dared me once
And I think we know that's not even close enough
Not enough for me to stay

Pre-Chorus
It costs so much I know
But I guess I need to know
What it would have felt like to be right

Chorus
But I'm getting tired all over again so hurry up
And get here because I'm still waiting
Just like I've always been

Verse 2
Well I'm getting tired of standing around
Just sitting here and waiting to be found
Same old shit just a different day
Well I'll wait around for one more day
But I know that's what I will always say
Will this ever be O.K.?

Pre-Chorus
It costs so much I know
But I guess I need to know
What it would have felt like to be right

Chorus
But I'm getting tired all over again so hurry up
And get here because I'm still waiting
Just like I've always been

Pre-Chorus
It costs so much I know
But I guess I need to know
What it would have felt like to be right

Chorus
But I'm getting tired all over again so hurry up
And get here because I'm still waiting
Just like I've always been

Outro
Hey now, we'll be around for one more day
Hey now, we'll be around for one more day
I will always worry about you
I will always stick up for you
I will always worry about you
I will always stick up for you

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Song Facts

Back and to the Left is the seventh song from Texas Is the Reason’s only album, Do You Know Who You Are?

The title is probably a reference to a famous quote from the movie JFK:

https://youtu.be/9MLc0udf_74

However, it might also be a reference to the TV show Seinfeld. In Episode 17, Season 3, Kramer says his head turned “back and to the left” after being spat on by a baseball player. Jerry proceeds to mimick the lawyer’s monologue in JFK to prove that there was “a second spitter”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBz3PqA2Fmc

According to a post on Songmeanings quoting a now-offline interview with guitarist Norman Brannon, “The song is about New York, and the struggle of living in New York, and loving New York.” Which would make sense with the Seinfeld reference, the show being set in New York and all.

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