"Blame It On Me" as written by and Steven/robertson Page....
But here we are again
And we're looking at each other as if each other were to blame
You think you're so smart but I've seen you naked
And I'll probably see you naked again
Milli Vanilli told you to blame it on the rain
But if you blame it on the rain tell me what can be gained so
If all else fails you can blame it on me

If all else fails you can blame it on me
If all else fails you can blame it on me
If all else fails blame it on me
But if all else fails you can blame it on me

Then you smile again
But you're looking at me like there's something I'm supposed to say
Forgive me, Father But I'm falling in love
And that's all I have for confession today
Maybe if you'd ask me on any other Given day
I wouldn't have time for you or anything that you say
But it's alright now, you can blame it on me

If all else fails you can blame it on me
If all else fails you can blame it on me
If all else fails blame it on me
But if all else fails you can blame it on me

Yes dear I love you
But sometimes I think that love's not Enough for you
So you want to play mind games
Well that's fine, go ahead, la la la I can't hear you

But here you are and you're a hundred thousand miles away, yeah
They say that absence makes the heart grow fungus
I wax poetic as you're waxing your legs
Oh, you say there's a traitor among us (whoa, oh oh oh oh)

If all else fails you can blame it on me (you can blame it on me)
If all else fails you can blame it on me
If all else fails blame it on me
But if all else fails you can blame it on me


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"Blame It on Me" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

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  • +3
    My InterpretationI think it's about a relationship that the two of them are trying to repair, but they both have an idea of that improvement and both think that they're right
    (hence "Then you smile again, but you're looking at me
    Like there's something I'm supposed to say", and the part about mind games)

    This makes them kinda distant, further damaging the relationship (see awesome fungus line). With that in mind, the title lyric seems pretty sarcastic/ironic, but at some point, near the end I think, it begins to seem sincere, like the narrator's willing to take the blame for the sake of the relationship.

    gosh, that last paragraph was full of Shatner pauses, or preferably, Goldblum pauses. Anyway, I love this song.
    WhoNeedsSleepon January 29, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnine years???? Wow!! I've only listened to them for almost a year now.

    ** Steven Page for President!! **
    sarahmansouron September 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pretty self explanatory. The two got in a fight and the "you" of the song is needing someone to blame the quarrel on. Steven tells "you" that you can just blame it on him. I've been a full-out BNL fan for 9 years and this is one of my favorites. I love how the flavor changes throughout the song as the moods change.
    abchak1on June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBesides...this author got the lyrics wrong. The second verse goes:
    Then you smile again, but you're lookin' at me like there's something I'm s'posed to say,
    Forgive me Father, but I'm fallin' in love- and that's all I have for Confession today.
    Maybe if you ask me on any other given day,
    I wouldn't have time for you, or anything that you say,
    So right now, you can blame it on me.
    Reel Ladieson December 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSteven Page can't be president, dilhole. He's Canadian. They have a monarchy.

    try to understand a light hearted, ironic joke. im quite sure she isnt a serious protester for Steven Page to become President
    sl8ron January 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow I'm surprised this song hasn't gotten more comments, a song that speaks to me, more now then ever.
    mohawk1guyon February 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song - partly because of the way they play with words (they say that absence makes the heart grow fungus) expectations (I wax poetic while you're waxing your legs) and how they seem to capture a hard to express idea/feeling in so few words (think you're so smart, but I've seen you naked).
    cayshaon April 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBNL is one of the few bands who actually capture the ways and things that I feel myself. Not just the "She's pretty! Song song singing" pop stuff that gets recorded and pushed for singles every day.

    I've been listening to BNL for about 9 years myself too. This is still one of my favorite songs as well :)
    jubjubgurlon June 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationHere we are again, and we're looking at each other
    As if each other were to blame
    You think you're so smart, but I've seen you naked
    And I'll probably see you naked again
    Milli Vanilli told you to blame it on on the rain,
    But if you blame it on the rain, tell me what can be gained so
    If all else fails, you can blame it on me.

    Chorus
    If all else fails, you can blame it on me.
    If all else fails, you can blame it on me.
    If all else fails, blame it on me.
    And if all else fails, you can blame it on me.

    Then you smile again, but you're looking at me
    Like there's something I'm supposed to say
    Forgive me Father, but I've fallen in love
    And that's all I have for confession today
    Maybe if you asked me on any other given day
    I wouldn't have time for you or anything that you say,
    But it's all right now, you can blame it on me.

    Chorus

    Yes, dear, I love you,
    But sometimes I think that love's not enough for you
    So you want to play mind games
    Well that's fine, go ahead; la la la, I can't hear you

    Well here you are and you're a hundred thousand miles
    away
    They say that absence makes the heart grow fungus
    I wax poetic 'cause you're waxing your legs
    And you say you think there's a traitor among us
    If all else fails, you can blame it on me.

    Chorus
    minäon April 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStill not quite right, but closer anyway.
    minäon April 09, 2009   Link

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