"The Middle" is a single from Jimmy Eat World. It is the second single and third track from Jimmy Eat World's album Bleed American. It was a top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hit in 2002. The song was a breakthrough hit for Jimmy Eat World (who had self-financed the recording of the Bleed American album after having been dropped by Capitol Records in 1999).
The song may seem innocent at first, but the solo can totally screw you up.