OK, I admit it.
I like Michelle Branch.
She was one of the first artists I felt like I was "too old" to enjoy, a sentiment I have CLEARLY overcome. But, in 2001, I was in a place in my life where that was a reality.
In 2021, I realize that that is not a sentiment anyone should have.
Especially with this song! It's a brilliant pop-rock masterpiece, co-written by Branch, dealing with the early throes of falling in love - or so it's been intepreted. Branch herself has said that the song is ambiguous on purpose, leaving its meaning to the listener to determine. Combined with her earnest performance, it ended up being a top 20 hit and one of her biggest worldwide.