"Just" as written by and Thomas Edward/o'brien Yorke....
Can't get the stink off
He's been hanging around for days
Comes like a comet
Suckered you but not your friends

One day he'll get to you
And teach you how to be a holy cow

You do it to yourself, you do
And that's what really hurts
Is you do it to yourself, just you
You and no-one else
You do it to yourself
You do it to yourself

Don't get my sympathy, hanging out the fifteenth floor
You've changed the locks three times
He still comes reeling through the door
One day I'll get to you
And teach you how to get to purest hell

You do it to yourself you do
And that's what really hurts
Is you do it to yourself, just you
You and no-one else
You do it to yourself
You do it to yourself

You do it to yourself you do
And that's what really hurts
Is you do it to yourself just you
You and no-one else
You do it to yourself
You do it to yourself, whoa

Say, hey

You do it to yourself, you do it to yourself
Yeah, yeah, you do it to yourself, yes-yes, you
Do it to yourself


Lyrics submitted by piesupreme

"Just" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis song feels like the singer is talking about a friend who feels so guilty about something it hurts. He feels so guilty that he almost personifies the guilt, ('he's being hanging round for days'; 'he'll get to you'). And no matter how hard he tries to get away from the guilt he can't avoid it because it's inside his head ('you've changed the locks 3 times, he still comes reeling through the door').
    Thom is just trying to explain that the reason the guilt feels so bad is that he's doing it to himself (someone he can't get away from) and you have to pull yourself together, cause no-one else can help you with this.

    Don't really get how the song relates to the video, anyone have any suggestions.
    psu80eon September 04, 2002   Link

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