we take 3 steps forward and 3 steps back
she says "i don't like the way you're dressed"
so then 4 words later, she takes 4 back
to say "i don't like the way you try your best to impress"
you win.
everything you do makes me wanna run
home, will you get me going home
please just get me going home

give me what i want

your glass half empty, your glass half full
i think you've got some catching up to do
your glass half empty, your glass half full
i'd say you've got some catching up to do
best to impress. you win
everything you do makes me wanna run
home, will you get me going home
please just get me going home

give me what i want

what is it you want me to know?
i give up on you

give me what i want



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Me Me Me song meanings
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    General CommentI think overall this song is about a relationship in which the girl is very selfish. The song opens with "we take three steps forward and three steps back", which gives us the impression that everytime the couple tries to make things work between them, the girl does something to make them end up exactly where they started. The next three lines indicate me to me that the girl thinks she is obviously so much better than the boy, and when the boy tries to do his best to live up to her standards for her she just completely throws it back in his face, this shows in the lyric "she says 'i dont like the way youre dressed'" so he tries to dress better for her, and in return she comes out with "'i dont like the way youre trying your best to impress'", so the boy feels like he cant win either way, prooving this the following lyric goes "you win". The girl is obviously driving the boy mad and he just wants her to leave him alone and stop complicating his life, but he feels like he can't because maybe deep down he still really loves her and thinks the only way he can get away from here is if she leaves him("please just get me running home").
    I think that the chorus must be the boy mocking the girl, you can imagine in an argument the boy imitating her going "give me what i want, give me what i want", hense why I think the girl must be selfish.
    The second verse comes back with "your glass half empty, your glass half full", I feel this means that the girl is very negative about everything, which is already sort of prooven in the first verse. Perhaps the line "youve got some catching up to do" means that he is telling her she's niave, and should just open her eyes and see what is really going on around her.
    From the bridge we could infer that the girls attitude isn't always like this, and she's just recently started acting like this so the boy thinks that there is something she isn't telling him("what is it you want me to know?"). After putting up with this girl acting all moody etc he finally decides to "give up on you".
    __sooperficialon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment__sooperficial has a really nice comment.
    it helped me understand the song
    vickytu93on December 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentReally great song, they're ace live as well.

    Basically same as the above comment, the girl in the relationship is really self-fish and naive. And my previous relationship relates so much to this song, great song, great band hope they make it big this year.
    jimmy.21on March 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment__sooperficial thankyou so much i really didnt understand this song at all until now i mean i loved it but had no idea of the meaning i think there must be a million girls who are exactly like this girl but love this song and dont realise what the meaning is and sing along to it actually making an idiot of themselves by acting like this and singing to the contrary.
    danboy5on June 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    kaityangston January 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti cant believe they changed the name to "give me what i want"

    "me me me" just worked man
    mega_megaon May 05, 2008   Link

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