It's not my fault
You said so
You said it over and over
It's not my fault
You said so
You said it over and over

Now I'm in this thing
This fucking thing
I'm stuck over and over
Yeah, I'm in this thing
This fucking thing
It's happening over and over

Then you give me things
That make me sad
You give them over and over
And I can feel the days
But I'd like to say
Remember the days when we used to?
But I don't feel them over and over

It's not my fault
You said so
You said it over and over
It's not my fault
You said so
You, you said it over and over

Now I'm in this thing
This fucking thing
It's happening over and over
Yeah, I'm in this thing
This fucking thing
I'm stuck over and over

And you give me things
That make me sad
You give them over and over
And I can feel the days
But I'd like to say
Remember the days when we used to?
But I don't feel them over and over

We're rockers, anyway
Just skin and bones
Good hair, good clothes
And that's how it goes
We've got sweet little toes

And it's all, all, all, all, all up to me now
There's a lot of work, work, work, work to do
And it's all, all, all, all, all up to me now
Leave me be, be, be, be, be I am through


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"Over and Over" as written by Chris Garneau

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    My InterpretationI view this song more like, a guy that got his heart broken, and his lover kept telling him that it wasn't his fault, thus the "It's not my fault, you said so", and Chris is just stuck in the endless cycle of sadness, and at the end, he sings about having to get back on his feet, and it's up to no other person but himself.
    Stockholmon May 17, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about a love he once felt, that has since fizzled out. Being stuck in a thing refers to being stuck in a dead relationship, and giving him things is the love interest giving him things; clearly the love interest still loves him, and he feels guilty about not liking them. "But I don't feel them over and over" is self-explanatory. He doesn't feel anything.
    Happening over and over refers to how it feels like the relationship is repeating itself; it's boring. It's all the same.
    When he finally breaks the news to them, they don't take it well.
    But they insist it's not his fault; he can't help how he feels.
    The second to last verse is a bit confusing, though, leading me to believe my interpretation is incorrect. But, hey, it's the only one here.
    The last paragraph is about how he's alone now, and he's going to have to work harder now to support himself.
    peter11036on April 23, 2014   Link
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    My Interpretation"It's not your fault / You said so." - The singer has fallen out of love with his partner. His partner is saddened, because he still loves the singer, who feels guilty. But his partner tells him that it's not his fault and that he should not blame himself.

    "Now I'm in this thing / This fucking thing / It's happening over and over" - Now the singer is stuck in this awkward yet unhappy situation that he does not feel comfortable in. It's not the first time he has fallen out of love with someone, and he still can't help but feel guilty that it is always him who ends the relationship.

    "And you give me things / That make me sad" His partner reminds him of the past, when they were both in love, and this only causes the singer to feel even more guilty.

    "And I can feel the days / But I'd like to say / Remember the days when we used to? / But I don't feel them over and over" - the singer is trying to remember how he felt, is trying to fall back in love. But he can't. He wishes he could go back to that happy time, but he is just unable to.

    "We're rockers anyway" - the singer believes that, like a rocking chair that is tipping backwards, he will come upright again, in time. It is not the end of the world, even though it feels like it.

    "Just skin and bones" - the singer is only human; it is not his fault that the relationship did not last.

    "Good hair, good clothes / And that's how it goes." - both the singer and his old partner will try to keep appearances up. They will pretend they are okay, in order to help them get back on their feet.

    "We've got sweet little toes" - the singer remembers a time when they were younger, when they were innocent, when life was uncomplicated and nothing really mattered.

    This is when the child singers (= innocence) come in.
    "It's all... up to me now / There's a whole lot of work... to do now / And it's all... up to me now / Leave me be... I am through" - the singer recognises that it will take time to recover for both of them. He is not used to being single, and must learn how to live by himself again. He is tired of the complications, and just wants peace.
    Echo-Rabbiton October 18, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionI think the song is about the singer getting his heart broken over and over. His most recent ex assures him is not his fault and is trying to make him feel better by still being his friend? or hanging out? giving him something? but he know its not the same and altough he still "feels the days" he no longer feels them the same way because they are not longer together and misses the days when they were. At the end he knows its him alone who needs to get over his ex.
    lamar11122on October 09, 2016   Link
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    My Interpretationpersonally, i interpret this song as someone who's been abused trying to get over it. that might just be because of my current situation, but hear me out.

    "It's not my fault,,
    You said so.
    You said it over and over."

    reminds me of therapy, trying to tell traumatized people it's not their fault. it could also be the abuser apologizing, if they would. i imagine this part is repeated because no matter how many times someone tells you it's not your fault, you might still think it is, especially with abuse.

    "Now I'm in this thing,
    This fucking thing,
    I'm stuck over and over."

    the "thing" might be trauma or depression or trying to let go of the negative experience/s and failing, again and again.

    "And you give me things
    That make me sad
    You give them over and over."

    this could be interpreted as the abuser giving the abused gifts to try to make up for it, or making comments that bring them down.

    “And I can feel the days.
    But I'd like to say,
    ‘Remember the days when we used to?’
    But I don't feel them over and over.”

    the days referred to in the first line seems like the abused saying they can feel what they felt back in those times when they were being abused-- fear, panic, worthlessness.

    but the abused would like to attempt reconciliation with their abuser and try to recall the good days they had, but they don't feel the good times as frequently as the bad ones.

    "We're rockers, anyway.
    Just skin and bones,
    Good hair, good clothes.
    And that's how it goes.
    We've got sweet little toes."

    i'm not exactly sure what to make of this? but if i had to guess, it's the abused kind of trivializing existence, breaking it down to anatomy and good appearances and being sweet (that's the best interpretation i have for "sweet little toes")

    "And it's all, all, all, all, all up to me now.
    There's a lot of work, work, work, work to do.
    And it's all, all, all, all, all up to me now.
    Leave me be, be, be, be, be,
    I am through."

    the child's voice in this might symbolize the child who was abused finally coming together with a more mature adult version of themself to work out their feelings of what they've been through.

    and ultimately, it's all up to the child and the adult version of that one person to get better mentally. and it's hard, there's a lot of therapy and self forgiveness required. so i think this song ends with the abused telling their abuser to fuck off so they can get better in peace.

    but that's just a theory, a MUSIC THEORY
    gingus_doonon November 28, 2018   Link

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