"Blame" as written by and James Richard Newman John Newman....
Can't be sleepin'
Keep on wakin'
Is that the woman next to me?
Guilt is burning
Inside I'm hurting
This ain't a feeling I can't keep

So blame it on the night
Don't blame it on me
Don't blame it on me
Blame it on the night
Don't blame it on me
Don't blame it on me

Blame it on the night
Don't blame it on me
Don't blame it on me
So blame it on the night
Don't blame it on me
Don't blame it on me
Don't blame it on me

Can't you see it, I was manipulated by it
Too little to the dawn
I had no choice in this
I was a friend she missed
She needed me to talk

So blame it on the night
Don't blame it on me
Don't blame it on me
Blame it on the night
Don't blame it on me
Don't blame it on me

Blame it on the night
Don't blame it on me
Don't blame it on me
So blame it on the night
Don't blame it on me
Don't blame it on me
Don't blame it on me

Oh I'm so sorry, so sorry baby
Yeah
Ooh I got to fix (oh I promise I'll be better this time, I will be better this time)
Oh I promise (I'll be better this time, I will be better this time)

Don't blame it on me
Don't blame it on me


Lyrics submitted by Chmmr, edited by Suggarhie11

"Blame" as written by James Newman Calvin Harris

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    Link(s)If you’ve heard it on the radio, you’ve probably wondered: Is Calvin Harris’ new single, “Blame,” about his relationship with ex-girlfriend Rita Ora? It’s a good question! “Blame” tells the story of a man who feels guilty about cheating on his partner, but isn’t willing to accept responsibility for his actions. “Blame it on the night, don’t blame it on me,” British singer John Newman pleads on the song’s frenzied chorus. Later, he apologizes and says that he’ll “be better” in the future - bustle.com/articles/…
    Chmmron September 21, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI just heard this song the other day in the gym for the first time and man, did it take me back a few months. This song definitely addresses something that happens a lot when cheating occurs: blame on the circumstances (alcohol, the environment , etc) rather than an acceptance of responsibility, as Chmmr mentioned! My ex tried this on me a few months ago when he confessed to cheating. He found a way to blame his actions on anything else so that the responsibility wouldn't fall back on him and his own issues. As with the last few lines of the song, the cheater usually always come back begging for forgiveness! It doesn't always mean they've taken responsibility for their past decisions and hurt they've caused though.
    Am noron September 29, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's about these two guys who see that they've done wrong by cheating on their ex-girlfriends ("Guilt is burning/Inside I'm hurting") but they refuse to see that they couldn't let this liaison go ("I was a friend she missed/She needed me to talk").
    seeingon December 28, 2014   Link

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