"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

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    General CommentI think the meaning is simpler than it seems and I think it's the video that throws everybody off. Personally I always thought that this song was about a person's kindness being taken advantage of. Someone is making them feel guilty and emotionally blackmailing them into helping them. But the person always gives in out of pity:

    "He's been hanging around for days
    Comes like a comet
    Suckered you but not your friends
    One day he'll get to you"

    I think the video is just reflecting the lyrics but a lot of people don’t pay attention to the words. The guy lying on the floor pleads not to be helped yet he is lying right in the middle of the pavement to the point where you can't help but notice him and ask what's wrong. In the end when the passerby and co try to find out they all end up lying down with him. It's that old saying of if you help those that don't deserve it, if you help those that bring it on themselves you end up being dragged into the mud with them and YOU become the real victim.
    TheWacknesson March 05, 2009   Link

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