"Not Your Fault" as written by and Aaron R. Bruno....
She was built with a brain
And some swagger.
A little scream, little cry,
Little laughter.
She's a ten,
I'm a joke in my own mind.
But she still loves to dance
With my punch lines.

This love found us
Now I see it.
This love up down.
Please believe.

[Chorus]
Baby, when I'm yellin' at you,
It's not your fault
It's not your fault, yeah and
Baby cuz I'm crazy for you,
It's not your fault
It's not your fault, yeah
Maybe I'm a little confused,
It's not your fault
It's not your fault, yeah and
Baby, it a wonderful news.
It's not your fault
It's not your fault, yeah

Oh, it's not that you should care.
I just wanted you to know.

I'm a fight with myself
Till I'm bleeding.
Just a taste of your skin
Starts the healing.
Anyone from my past
Get your ammo.
Find my sun in the dark side
Of my shadow.

This love found us
Now I see it.
This love up down.
Please believe.

[Chorus]

Oh, it's not that you should care.
I just wanted you to know.

Hey, hey
Na na na na
Hey, hey
Na na na na
Hey, hey
Na na na na
Hey, hey
Na na na na
Na na na na
Na na na na

Oh, it's not that you should care.
I just wanted you
Oh, it's not that you should care.
I just wanted you to know.
Oh oh oh

[Chorus]

Oh, it's not that you should care.
I just wanted you to know.


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"Not Your Fault" as written by Aaron R. Bruno

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  • +8
    My Interpretation"She was built with a brain
    and some swagger.
    A little scream, little cry,
    little laughter.
    She's a ten,
    I'm a joke in my own mind.
    But she still loves to dance
    with my punch lines."

    Here he is saying that he thinks that she is amazing and that he is a joke that could never compare. This is like him saying that he is not worthy of her, and he doesn't understand why she still loves him, because he's not good enough for her in his own mind.

    "This love found us
    now I see it.
    This love up down.
    Please believe."

    He is saying that he thinks that they were meant to be together, and he saw it to late and that he he's begging her to stay with him.

    "Baby, when I'm yellin' at you,
    It's not your fault"

    He is saying that he has an anger issue, or perhaps a split personality, and he can't control himself, and wishes that he could, but all he can do is to tell her afterward that it wasn't her fault.

    "It's not your fault, yeah and
    Baby cuz I'm crazy for you,"

    He's telling her that he loves her, and that just because he loves her does not make it her fault that he isn't alright in the head and that all of his problems are not her doing.

    "It's not your fault
    It's not your fault, yeah
    Maybe I'm a little confused,"

    He tells her that he's trying to straighten out his life, and nothing is fitting into place or making any sense.

    "It's not your fault
    It's not your fault, yeah and
    Baby, it a wonderful news.
    It's not your fault
    It's not your fault, yeah"

    He's apologizing and telling her that she doesn't have to feel bad, because it simply is not her fault that he is crazy.

    "Oh, it's not that you should care.
    I just wanted you to know."

    He knows that he does not deserve her forgiveness, but he's asking for it anyway.

    "I'm a fight with myself
    till I'm bleeding.
    Just a taste of your skin
    starts the healing.
    Anyone from my past
    get your ammo.
    Find my sun in the dark side
    of my shadow."

    He is saying that the two halves of him, his two personalities, the one that would yell at her, and the one that would do anything to keep her are at war. He is fighting with himself, and the only thing that can save him is her. He needs his friends- anyone from his past- to -get their ammo- and help him, the good part of him, which is the sun save himself from the shadow that is his unkind self.

    This is not only an apology, but a plea for help from the only person that can help him, and he hopes beyond all reason that she will not hate him, even though he deserves it, because as he says, it's not her fault, and that means that it is his. He wants her to love him, and hopes it's not to late.

    That's what I think, because of a personal experience I happened to have had quite recently, I know how he feels, that he needs help saving the sun from the shadow.
    PyroTimeLadyon March 15, 2012   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationI feel like the narrator of this song is struggling with mixed emotions. Contrary to most commentators, I do not think he is abusive. With the words "Baby when I'm Yellin' at you, it's not your fault," He isn't literally yelling at the object of his affection, rather he's fighting with himself.


    For example when he says "She's a ten, I'm a joke in my own mind," he's saying that he's insecure and doesn't feel worthy of her.

    Also, if you've seen the music video, I believe it is a metaphor for the demons that plague his own mind and keep him from giving himself completely to his lover...But in the end he defeats them and can be with her.

    I could totally just be over analyzing this though:p
    b0ldasl0veon July 29, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSong's about a tormented dude obsessed with someone and their rocky relationship. Clearly he doesn't think very highly of himself, but worships this chippie. She also seems to be quite a tease with the line "She still loves to dance with my punchlines". But the dude doesn't hold it against her because he says it's not your fault a million times in the song.
    jesushuttlesworthon April 24, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is an insecure control freak's ballad to the poor girl that is with him.
    kehshaon June 29, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's an abusive relationship. My passive-aggressive (deservedly estranged) guy identifies with AWOL to a "very sad" TEE! He used to sing this song to me...the only one he EVER sang out loud to me in 2 years...he's as crazy as the lead...
    Salamanders705on October 23, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song!
    NWrolleron October 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionHow has there only been one comment on this song?!

    This is an AMAZING song! I love AWOLNATION!
    danielroxmysoxoffon February 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the song dont get me to explain i'll probably totally be off and a lie i made up in my head how i wanted to play out lol
    dp9241loveron October 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the song dont get me to explain i'll probably totally be off and a lie i made up in my head how i wanted to play out lol
    dp9241loveron October 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnything that she has to say its not her fault. Anything she does is not her fault. This guy is obviously heads over heels in love, not abusive. When ever they get into an argument he just feels as if its not her fault its all his because he believes that hes the one with the flaws that shes too perfect for him in the first place.

    The chorus is the best part. I heard this song on the show Buckwild on Mtv. lol
    piper888on January 11, 2013   Link

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