Matchbox Twenty

About Push

"Push" is a song by American rock band Matchbox Twenty. It was released in May 1997 as the second single from their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You. After landing "Long Day" on several rock radio stations paving the way, "Push" topped the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and became one of the band's most successful singles.


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She said "I don't know if I've ever been good enough
I'm a little bit rusty, and I think my head is caving in
And I don't know if I've ever been really loved
By a hand that's touched me, and I feel like something's gonna give
And I'm a little bit angry"

Well, this ain't over
No not here, not while I still need you around
You don't owe me, we might change
Yeah we just might feel good

I wanna push you around
Well I will, well I will
I wanna push you down
Well I will, well I will
I wanna take you for granted
I wanna take you for granted
Yeah, well I will

She said "I don't know why you ever would lie to me
Like I'm a little untrusting when I think that the truth is gonna hurt ya
And I don't know why you couldn't just stay with me
You couldn't stand to be near me when my face don't seem to want to shine
'Cause it's a little bit dirty"

Well, don't just stand there
Say nice things to me
'Cause I've been cheated, I've been wronged
And you, you don't know me
I can't change, I won't do anything at all

I wanna push you around
Well I will, well I will
I wanna push you down
Well I will, well I will
I wanna take you for granted
I wanna take you for granted
Yeah, well I will

Oh, but don't bowl me over
Just wait a minute, well I kinda fell apart
Things get so crazy, crazy
Don't rush this baby
Don't rush this baby, baby, baby

I wanna push you around
Well I will, well I will
I wanna push you down
Well I will, well I will
I wanna take you for granted
I wanna take you, take you
Yeah, well I will, I will, I will, I will, yeah
Well I will, I will, I will, yeah
Push you around
I wanna push you around
Well I will

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Matchbox Twenty

Matchbox Twenty (originally spelled officially, and still sometimes known as Matchbox 20) is an American pop rock band, formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1995. The group currently comprises Rob Thomas (lead vocals, piano), Paul Doucette (drums, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Kyle Cook (lead guitar, backing vocals), Brian Yale (bass guitar), and touring drummer Stacy Jones (drums). more »

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Written by: Matthew Michael Serletic, Robert Thomas

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs

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12 facts about this song

Band Formation
"Push" is recorded by the American rock band Matchbox Twenty which was formed in Florida in 1995.
Debut Album
"Push" is from their debut studio album "Yourself or Someone Like You" released in 1996.
Chart Success
"Push" was a significant hit for the band, reaching #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
The song was wrongly criticized for promoting violence against women, but lead singer Rob Thomas clarified that it was about emotional manipulation and not physical violence.
Rob Thomas was the principal songwriter for "Push," which helped establish him as a notable songwriter in the music industry, leading to collaborations with artists like Carlos Santana.
Despite being one of their earliest songs, "Push" is still one of Matchbox Twenty's most renowned songs, often being played at concerts and embodying the band's emo-pop sound of the late 90s.
Music Video
The music video for "Push," directed by Nigel Dick, further boosted the song's popularity. It featured the band playing in an abandoned building and was very successful on MTV.
Global Recognition
"Push" not only enjoyed success in the U.S. but was also well-recieved internationally, reaching the top 10 in Australia and Canada.
The album "Yourself or Someone Like You," which includes "Push," was certified diamond in the U.S. and sold more than 12 million copies globally.
Live Performances
Even though many years have passed since its initial release, "Push" is a regular part of Matchbox Twenty's setlist during their live performances, proving its enduring popularity among fans.
Fan Interpretation
The song is often interpreted by fans as an anthem about pushing through hard times and overcoming adversity, adding to its appeal.
"Push", along with other songs from the band, proved to be influential in shaping the post-grunge sound of the late '90s.

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