"Just Because" as written by Perry Farrell, David Michael Navarro, Stephen Andrew Perkins, Robert A. Ezrin and Christopher A. Chaney....
If I were you
I'd better watch out
When was the last time
You did anything
Not for me
Or anyone else

Just because
Just because

Yeah
Oh, you really should have known
hey you
You really should have known

Just because
Just because

You've got the most
Ah, but nobody loves you
Nobody has to

Just because

You
You really should have known
Oh, you
I think you really should have known

Just because
Just because

Oh yeah
Oh, you better watch out

When we first met
And we passed around gifts
That was a long time, ago
And you're feeling fit

Yeah you
Oh, you really should have known
Yeah you
Oh, you really should have known

Just because
Just because
Just because

Oh yeah
Oh, you better watch out


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"Just Because" as written by David Michael Navarro Christopher A. Chaney

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    General Commentthe way i see this song is about a person, probably a woman, who's very beautiful and well-thought-of and trendy and has "got the most", but has become so ensconced in the ideal of the perfect popular person that she forgets to just do something for shits and kick back and be herself. this song says to me that compulsion and "just because" moments help a person stay real.
    lovefool___on January 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is song is amazing.
    "You've got the most
    Ahh, but nobody loves you
    Nobody has to "- Janes addiction is back and this is a great song to kick it off with. Couldnt have expected any more than this song.The guitar is amazing as usual. simply amazing
    nevrtrust00on June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti completely agree with nevrtrust....the guitars are so freakin awesome, this sogn really gets me going
    apacherosepeacockon June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti completely agree with nevrtrust....the guitars are so freakin awesome, this sogn really gets me going
    apacherosepeacockon June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust the thought of this song makes me so excited about Strays. I was bout 4 when they last released an album, so this kind of like the first time I can really experience Jane's Addiction as it happens. I'm so excited, I really love their music, and this song is already one of my favourites, up there with Three Days and Summertime Rolls and...so many more. The energy and chemistry in the band is breathtaking.
    Songmeaningsuseron July 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSongmeaningsuser, I know what you mean, I was too young to experiance them when they put out Ritual, and Nothing's Shocking, but as soon as I heard they were gettign back together, I couldn't wait for this album.

    I got to see them on the latest UK tour, and they were amazing. It was suprising to me, to see the make up of the crowd, there were big ass rockers, in Slayer T-shirts, shoulder to shoulder with Emo kids, but I guess thats the beauty of Jane's Addiction, its not about being into a certain type of music, is just about appreciating good music.

    Anyway, I think the song is a warning to people who only help others because it benefits them.
    quiffpornon May 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song I'm pretty positive is about Perry Farrell looking back upon his more self distructive days.
    "Just because" Is basically him now looking back now that he's cleaned up and is singing about his former self.
    "If I were you,
    I'd better watch out,
    When was the last time
    You did anything
    Not for me or anyone else."
    - means about how he used to be really self absorbed and even almost destroyed himself.
    "You'v got the most
    But nobody loves you
    Nobody has to"
    -I feels is that when your famous you feel you have everything, and yet everyone around you is fake and you have no true friends.
    "When we first met
    And we past around gifts
    That was along time ago
    And your feeling fit."
    - Perry has been known to call Herion Gifts. He used to do it alot, but now he's cleaned up and is healthy again.

    ** I also feel this song could be in a undertoned way the new Jane's says, it could easily be realated to Jane also.
    beckah Gon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure that he says

    "When we first met
    And we passed around gifts-
    That was a long time ago,
    And you're still in bed."

    Can anyone confirm one way or the other~? thanks
    penatr8on February 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all we'll just get that verse correctly, from the lyric sheet it reads:

    "When we first met,
    We passed around gifts,
    That was a long time ago,
    And your's didn't fit"

    Any way here are my thoughts on what this song is about.

    A little while ago I read a fascinating story of how Perry used the proceeds of the Jane's reunion tour to buy the freebom of 30,000 sudanese slaves at $3 a pop, somewhere in the region of $100, 000 all in. Now this was never used as a means to promote the tour or the band, it was leaked later on. Therefor Perry had done this great act of charity JUST BECAUSE. Now look at other fortunate people, specifically celebrities, when a celebrity gets involved in a good cause they make sure everybody knows about it because it is really good publicity. So that is not doing anything JUST BECAUSE that is having an agenda.

    So to recap Perry rocks, celebrity publicity whores suck.

    Case Closed!
    Chester Chumlyon March 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrian molko can be seen singing this song on the documentary of placebo's dvd he sings "oh you, you really should have known" whilst in a car
    suckerloveon May 15, 2007   Link

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