The Middle
Zedd Lyrics


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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, oh

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 of my objection, oh
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

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Zedd's song The Middle describe a relationship that has hit a rough patch. The singer sits on the stairs trying to decide whether to stay or leave after a fight with their partner. They don't understand how they ended up in such a mess, and things got so aggressive. However, they still have good intentions and don't want to let go of their partner. They ask their partner to pull them closer, to meet in the middle, to work out their differences and not to let the relationship fall apart.


The chorus asks the partner to meet them in the middle because they are "losing their mind just a little." The second verse takes us into the kitchen, where the mess continues with wet floors, running taps, and broken dishes. The singer again wonders how they got into this mess and acknowledges that things got aggressive, but reminds their partner that their intentions were good. The bridge highlights the singer's vulnerability, admitting they can't hide their feelings anymore, and they need their partner close to them, regardless of any objection. They close the song with the chorus, asking their partner to meet them in the middle and not to let things fall apart.


Line by Line Meaning

Take a seat right over there, sat on the stairs
Sit down next to me on the staircase


Stay or leave, the cabinets are bare and I'm unaware
We have a decision to make, but I don't know the state of our resources


Of just how we got into this mess, got so aggressive
I don't understand how we ended up fighting like this


I know we meant all good intentions
I know we had good intentions when we started, but something went wrong


So pull me closer
Come closer to me


Why don't you pull me close?
I want you to hold me tightly


Why don't you come on over?
Why don't you come to me?


I can't just let you go
I can't bear to lose you


Oh baby, why don't you just meet me in the middle?
Can we compromise and meet halfway?


I'm losing my mind just a little
I'm going crazy overthinking this


Take a step back for a minute, into the kitchen
Let's take a break and go into the kitchen


Floors are wet and taps are still running, dishes are broken
The kitchen is a mess with water on the floor, taps still on, and broken dishes


Looking at you, I can't lie
When I look at you, I can't be dishonest


Just pouring out admission
I am confessing my feelings


Regardless of my objection, oh
Even though I might have some reservations


And it's not about my pride
This is not about my ego


I need you on my skin
I physically crave your touch


Just come over, pull me in, just
Just come closer to me and hold me tightly


In the middle, no no
In the middle of our dilemma


Baby, why don't you just meet me in the middle? Oh yeah
Can we please compromise and meet halfway?


In the middle
In the middle of our situation


Baby, why don't you just meet me in the middle, baby?
Can we negotiate and meet halfway?


I'm losing my mind just a little
I can't stop thinking about this and it's driving me crazy


So why don't you just meet me in the middle, middle?
Can we reach a compromise and meet halfway?




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Anton Zaslavski, Jordan Johnson, Kyle Mark Trewartha, Michael G. Trewartha, Sarah Paige Aarons, Stefan Adam Johnson, Marcus Durand Lomax

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@TheGroovyGuitarDude

For anyone who wants to play this on guitar, here's how :)

Verse and Pre-Chorus:

C C G D (↓ per chord)

Chorus:

C G D
C Em D

Alternate between those two chord progressions through the chorus, strum pattern is:
C - ↓↑ ↓
G/Em - ↓↑↓↑
D - ↑↓↑↓↑

Bridge:

Am C G D (↓ per chord)

And that's everything you need to play this on guitar! Hope that helps! If you get stuck or need any extra help I just posted a video guitar lesson for this on my channel :)



@diegocaetano2710

[Lyrics of "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey]

[Verse 1: Maren Morris]
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

[Pre-Chorus: Maren Morris]
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

[Chorus: Maren Morris]
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

[Verse 2: Maren Morris]
Ohh, take a step
Back for a minute, into the kitchen
Floors are wet
And taps are still runnin', dishes are broken
How did we get into this mess? Got so aggressive
I know we meant all good intentions

[Pre-Chorus: Maren Morris]
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

[Chorus: Maren Morris]
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

[Bridge: Maren Morris]
Lookin' at you, I can't lie
Just pourin' out admission
Regardless of my objection, oh, oh
And it's not about my pride
I need you on my skin
Just come over, pull me in, just

[Chorus: Maren Morris]
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-y-y, 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



All comments from YouTube:

@tyeshahart3875

My 8 yr old daughter loved this song. She used to sing it to the top of her lungs. She passed away last year in a tornado. 😞💔😪. It breaks my heart so much. Tonight I heard it while grocery shopping and it tore me up so bad but it made me feel like she was sending me a sign saying she’s still watching over me and she’s happy in heaven and she’s ok. I love you for this song ❤️

@livygaming3170

I’m so sorry, hope all goes well!

@czjt79a

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sure she’s still ✨Vibing✨ to this song in Heaven (where she most certainly went if you believe in that) and have a wonderful rest of your day/night! 💕💕💕💕💕

@applefarm6126

@@tejesvinekumar8996 I don’t understand how the vaccine made it worse, I really hope you’re okay tho.

@infinityhaunter2932

shut up all you want is likes

@zayedmehrab2463

I am extremely sorry for your immeasurable loss 💔

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@ColeRolland

THIS SONG IS INCREDIBLE

@NoahLinebarrier

Everyone igonring the fact that Cole Rolland is here.

@adrianmatos5652

The Middle Zedd

@shadowqueen0843

IKR

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