Bent

Matchbox Twenty

About Bent

"Bent" is a song by American alternative rock band Matchbox Twenty. It was released in April 2000 as the lead single from their second album Mad Season. "Bent" became the band's first and only song to top the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching number one on the chart dated July 22, 2000 and spending one week at the position. The song also topped the RPM Top Singles chart in Canada for five nonconsecutive weeks.


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If I fall along the way
Pick me up and dust me off
And if I get too tired to make it
Be my breath so I can walk

If I need some other love
Give me more than I can stand
And when my smile gets old and faded
Wait around I'll smile again

Shouldn't be so complicated
Just hold me and then
Just hold me again

Can you help me I'm bent
I'm so scared that I'll never
Get put back together

You're breaking me in
And this is how we will end
With you and me bent

If I couldn't sleep could you sleep
Could you paint me better off
Could you sympathize with my needs
I know you think I need a lot

I started out clean but I'm jaded
Just phoning it in
Just breaking the skin

Can you help me I'm bent
I'm so scared that I'll never
Get put back together

You're breaking me in
And this is how we will end
With you and me bent

Start bending me
It's never enough
I feel all your pieces

Start bending me
Keep bending me until I'm completely broken in

Shouldn't be so complicated
Just touch me and then
Just touch me again

Can you help me I'm bent
I'm so scared that I'll never
Get put back together

You're breaking me in
And this is how we will end
With you and me landing

Without understanding
Can I go there again, can you help me, I'm bent
I'm so scared that I'll never
Get put back together

You're breaking me in
And this is how we will end
With you and me bent

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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: ROB THOMAS, ROBERT THOMAS

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10 facts about this song

Creation Details
"Bent" is a song by American alternative rock band Matchbox Twenty, which was released in 2000. It is the opening track and lead single from their second album, "Mad Season."
Songwriters
The track was written by the band's frontman, Rob Thomas.
Chart Performance
"Bent" became the band's first and only song to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It reached number one in July 2000 and stayed there for a week, making it a significant milestone in the band's career.
Award Nominations
The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 2001.
Song Composition
"Bent" is a rock song in which the band incorporates a catchy chorus and a memorable hook. It stands out for its unique combination of rock and pop elements.
Song Meaning
The lyrics of the song are about relying on someone else to 'bend' you and fix you, which Lyricist Rob Thomas described as a kind of twisted love song.
Video Production
The music video for "Bent" was directed by Pedro Romhanyi. In the video, Rob Thomas endures a variety of physical hardships, symbolizing the theme of the song.
International Success
Aside from its success in the U.S., "Bent" also charted in several other countries, including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Unique Record
It holds a unique Billboard record. "Bent" is the only song to have ever ascended to the no.1 spot without ever being in the top 20 in radio airplay.
Critical Acclaim
Critics have praised the song for its catchy melody and relatable lyrics. They have also highlighted Thomas' vocal performance and the overall production of the track. It is considered one of Matchbox Twenty's best songs.

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