"You " as written by Matthew Timothy Healy, George Bedford Daniel, Adam Brian Thomas Hann and Ross Stewart Macdonald....
And you're a liar, at least all of your friends are
And so am I, just typically drowned in my car
It's my party and I'll cry to the end
You must try harder than kissing all of my friends, you

Yeah it takes a bit more, yeah it takes a bit more than you
It takes a bit more, yeah it takes a bit more than you

You're alive, at least as far as I can tell you are
And so am I, you beat me down and then we're back to my car
And it's so ironic how it's only been a year
And it's not my fault that I fucked everybody here

Yeah it takes a bit more, yeah it takes a bit more than you
It takes a bit more, yeah it takes a bit more than you
It takes a bit more, yeah it takes a bit more than you
It takes a bit more, yeah it takes a bit more than you

And I say
Do you wanna dance, do you wanna dance, do you wanna dance
In the bar at the back of the hall?
And I say
Do you wanna dance, do you wanna dance, do you wanna dance
Dance in the back of the hall?

Yeah it takes a bit more, yeah it takes a bit more than you
It takes a bit more, yeah it takes a bit more than you
It takes a bit more, yeah it takes a bit more than you
It takes a bit more, yeah it takes a bit more than you


Lyrics submitted by dsrm_smile, edited by drunkenwallflower

"You" as written by George Bedford Daniel Matthew Timothy Healy

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  • +11
    My InterpretationI'm going out on a limb here but The 1975's songs are very inconspicuous in their underlying meaning, the songs themselves are very conspicuous in the sense that they are inconspicuous. They make you think and analyze, which is refreshing in today's music industry when most music is so forward and lacks attention to detail. Song is poetry set to music, literally. So, my interpretation might be a little foggy.


    Interpretation: An off and on again romantic relationship.


    The first verse sounds like a confrontation, and I'm going to guess between a girl and boy or any relationship really. It sounds like a destructive relationship since they are both percieved as liars and have done so much wrong to one another that they don't know what's true or false anymore. And the drowning in his car could be a reference to doing drugs (a lot of people smoke pot in their cars), which is how he probably deals with the turmoils of their relationship and doesn't care how much she doesn't like it. And she obviously gets back at him by going after his friends.

    The next couples lines he stresses that it's going to take more than just her to piss him off. She's going to have to do more than that, which I imagine hints that he doesn't resent her as much as he should.

    The next verse goes on with him claiming she's living but that's as far as he can tell (guessing that she is a cold individual) and he says he is too. They both have obviously hurt one another in this relationship. They fight with each other and she tries to push him away but they end up back in his car (having sex or making up). As for the part where it's only been a year, I imagine they've been broken up for a year and it's unbelievable that even after a year of being broken up they're back to where they started. And he says because of this he says it's not his fault alone he slept around with everyone, since they were broken up.

    And he says again it takes more for them to hate each other, to not be near each other even though they aren't good for one another.

    And the song continues with him asking her to dance, which I understand from a metaphorical stand point that he's saying do you want to be an 'us' again, as asking someone to dance means two people doing it together.

    And it ends with him proclaiming it takes more for them to not being together. It takes more than her (or 'You') to keep them apart. She can do all the terrible things in the world to him, but it doesn't matter.
    mercurianqueenon February 20, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI so wanna know what it is really about.
    drunkenwallfloweron February 12, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAhh, I love how this song sounds.
    nojokeson August 02, 2013   Link

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