"According To You" as written by Steve Diamond and Andrew Frampton....
According to you
I'm stupid
I'm useless
I can't do anything right
According to you
I'm difficult
Hard to please
Forever changing my mind
I'm a mess in a dress
Can't show up on time
Even if it would save my life
According to you, according to you
But according to him
I'm beautiful
Incredible
He can't get me out of his head
According to him
I'm funny
Irresistible
Everything he ever wanted
Everything is opposite
I don't feel like stopping it
So baby tell me what I got to lose
He's into me for everything I'm not
According to you
According to you
I'm boring
I'm moody
And you can't take me any place
According to you
I suck at telling jokes cause I always give it away
I'm the girl with the worst attention span
You're the boy who puts up with that
According to you, according to you
But according to him
I'm beautiful
Incredible
He can't get me out of his head
According to him
I'm funny
Irresistible
Everything he ever wanted
Everything is opposite
I don't feel like stopping it
So baby tell me what I got to lose
He's into me for everything I'm not
According to you
I need to feel appreciated
Like I'm not hated, oh no
Why can't you see me through his eyes?
It's too bad you're making me decide
But according to me
You're stupid
You're useless
You can't do anything right

But according to him
I'm beautiful,
Incredible,
He can't get me out of his head.
According to him
I'm funny,
Irresistible,
Everything he ever wanted.
Everything is opposite,
I don't feel like stopping it,
Babe I'll tell you what you got to lose
He's into me for everything I'm not
According to you.

According to you
I'm stupid
I'm useless
I can't do anything right


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"According to You" as written by Steve Diamond Andrew Marcus Frampton

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  • +3
    General CommentI don't think she's talking about a past relationship. I think she's talking about what she thinks of herself.
    Evasroses6543on December 02, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's a nice enough song. Catchy, very sing-along...and even though it's not the most profound song out there, at least it means something.

    I have one complaint, though. She shouldn't have ended the song with the first verse. That just makes it sound like she isn't over him yet, like she's still obsessed with how he sees her. That's just stupid. I mean, she's got this great guy who, apparently, thinks she's perfect. She should just forget what that jerk thought about her and move on to bigger and better things...and guys.

    Or maybe she's just trying to emphasize the difference between the two of them. I don't know. It just feels...incomplete to me. Like there's more she should have--could have--said. Eh, whatever.

    Oh, and thank you so much to lyrics.url.com for getting us the *coorect* lyrics. We are, like, forever in your debt. Hahahaha XD Priceless!
    bethanylbon November 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoooh burn! haha wen i first heard this song, i thought it was kind of depressing because this guy thinks so lowly of her, but when i heard the chorus, it was great:]
    kenzie94on November 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI don't think this song is about two guys I think it's about just one guy, that has changed in a relationship. When she says 'according to you' she's refferring to how he is now and when she says 'him' she's refferring to how he was in the past. When the relationship started he was perfect and seemed to really love her but over time his true colors began to show (everything is opposite, as the song says)

    "He's into me for everything I'm not":
    I think she's saying that everything he said he loved her for was apparently a lie.

    "Why can't you see me through his eyes
    it's too bad you're making me decide":
    Here I think she's saying why he can't see her the way he used to see her. And her 'decision' is between whether or not she's gonna stay with him or not.



    I think the song ends with the first lyrics again because it's about the same guy (as I said before). She started out talking about how he is now, then started singing about how he used to be and now at the end she's back to seeing him as he really is now.

    Just my interrpretation. Others probably don't see it like this...
    krrristyyyon February 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI find two things VERY interesting. That the writer(s) of this song decided not to switch the positions of the ending and the four lines before the third chorus. And also that he/she/they titled it "According to You" instead of "According to Him".

    Maybe, even if she does dump him for the other guy, even if she does throw his insults back at him, in the end his verbal abuse will stay with her forever.
    AlcinoustheXIIthon March 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI can relate to this song from a different perspective here.

    To Clarify, I do believe that it's about a girl who is confused about whom to choose. Even though it seems like such a simple choice, notice she's still saying that he's making her decide.

    The song is open to interpretation, whether it's about a girl whose talking about herself, or about a guy she's with or even a guy she's not officially with.

    What's more important is the core message of being told "you're not enough, you're flawed" and being told "you're everything I want"

    It relates to me because, my Last girlfriend was the sweetest girl in the world. And I used to be very bluntly honest with her. I used to tell her about how she did things wrong. I've called her situationally useless before, never stupid.

    She liked me because I was honest with her, and I gave her a standard to work toward. I would tell her she was beautiful. I would tell her that she made me smile because she did. It was the good and the bad.

    However, there just came a point where she just started dropping the ball. Again and again. She got lazy, superficial, and shallow. And I just wouldn't follow her into it.

    I couldn't find a nice way to tell her that she was losing all the personal qualities that made her beautiful to me. Now she's with this guy who worships the ground she walks on.

    A guy who quite literally thinks she's beautiful, incredible and can't stop thinking about her.

    When I listened to the song it made me cry. Flat out. While I was driving.

    It's a great song because it's open to interpretation. It's versatile but regardless of how it applies to you it means inspiring and positive.

    To me, it touched home very hard because to me the song is about a girl who would rather be with some guy who will tell her anything she wants to hear than be with a guy who will tell her what he really feels.

    In the end of the song she repeats about how "According to you, I'm useless and stupid" and I think that's the feeling of remembering that there was -something- right about being called useless and stupid (metaphorically, not literally) but it doesn't matter at that point.

    Simultaneously, it's also about a girl who manages to find the confidence to choose the nice guy(positive perspective) over the jerk(negative perspective).
    inksecreton March 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, I have 2 different interpretations of this song
    1* It's simply as she states, that there's this new guy (him) who thinks wonderfully of her as opposed to the other unappreciative guy(you)

    2*She never actually states that she likes the new guy (him), she only brags to (you) about how (him) is in love with her - or perhaps, how she wants (you) to think of her. This leads me to believe that she doesn't really want to be with (him), she only wants (you) to see her as (him) does so that their relationship works. //Why can't you see me through his eyes?//

    Another note, she says //It's too bad you're making me decide// I think this is a threat to (you), saying "i still want to be with (you), but if you don't change, i'll go with (him)"

    Well, that's my piece right thur.. Whatcha think?
    allcaps302on July 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! It is very catchy, I have it stuck in my head.
    AutomaticLoveLetterFanon November 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! It is very catchy, I have it stuck in my head.
    AutomaticLoveLetterFanon November 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis might not be right but i feel like she still loves/likes this old guy because why would she end with song with according to you...
    like she really lieks to hang with the new guy bc he thinks shes beautiful and perfect,
    but she still wants the guy who makes he feel like crap " Why can't you see me through his eyes?
    It's too bad you're making me decide."
    but then again she says too bad your making me decide meanings too bad for him shes not gonna pick him.
    behindthesehazeleyeson December 03, 2009   Link

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