"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


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

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis is basically existentialism in a pop song. "You do it to yourself, just you, you and noone else". We're all completely alone and as a result are entirely responsible for our own actions.

    Well, that's what Sartre would say, but he's not here. I don't really agree with us all being entirely responsible for our own actions, so I choose to look at this song as saying "get off your arse and do something if you're not happy, it's not that hard to change things for yourself". As I've said, that's not what I think it was written about but I differ from the writer greatly (i assume it was cheifly Thom) in my beliefs on the matter.
    nomishoodon January 17, 2005   Link

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