I used to love this song when I was 11 or 12 when it came out, I just liked the sound of the song, I didn’t hold any particularly concise understanding of what the songs lyrics could be referencing. Naively I always just chalked it up to a cheating boyfriend revenge song and nothing more.
Flash forward another 11 years however, and I’ve just recently gotten out of an emotionally abusive relationship. I won’t go into details, they aren’t necessary and personally, I can’t bring myself to. When I say recently, it was actually over 6 months ago, but the scars take longer than that to heal. But now I have a strange new understanding and appreciation for this song, and it helps sometimes to listen to it and remember I’m a fighter.