The Middle by Jimmy Eat World (Song Challenge)

His arms were the only thing holding me together.

Don’t write yourself off yet.
It’s only in your head you feel left out,
Or looked down on.

I sniffed, holding back my tears. Why did things have to be so difficult?

Just try your best,
Try everything you can.
And don’t you worry what they tell themselves
When you’re away.

He smelled like cinnamon. I breathed him in. His voice soothed me.

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.

Why did everything have to be so difficult? I only wanted to fit in, and now… Well now I have another screw up to add to my list.

You know they’re all the same.
You know you’re doing better on your own,
So don’t buy in.
Live right now.
Yeah, just be yourself.
It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough
For someone else.

But you know what? I am own person. I don’t need them. All I needed was right here, holding me…

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