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I am on your back

Posted by Smokey Stover on November 21, 2005

In Reply to: I am on your back posted by RRC on November 20, 2005

: : : : 'Walking after you " by Foo Fighters happens to be my all time favorite song.
: : : : In the song the phrase "I'm on your back" keeps repeating itself many times.
: : : : I have my own interpretation of what it means. However , to be really sure of its meaning I am posing the question in the Discussion Forum.

: : : : I am re-iterating my question. What does "I am on your back " mean?? . Thanks in advance.

: : : "On somebody's back" means nagging him, trying to get him to take a particular course of action. But if you say "I've got your back," it means you are watching out for his. You're his protector.

: : : I'm going to go google the song to see if the meaning has shifted.

: : Sounds like the meaning here is, I'm sticking with you. I'm staying with you no matter what you do. A negative view would be that the singer is a "stalker."

: : If you walk out on me, I'm walking after you
: : If you walk out on me, I'm walking after you
: : Another heart is cracked in two, I'm on your back
: : I cannot be without you, matter of fact
: : I'm on your back, I'm on your back, I'm on your back...

: Maybe he's saying he'll be like a monkey on your back - an addiction, an unbreakable habit?

Please, get off my back! SS