What does It's not Me it's You mean?

Skillet: It's not Me it's You Meaning

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It's not Me it's You Lyrics

Let’s get the story straight
You were a poison
You flooded through my veins
You left me broken
You tried to make me think
That the blame was all on me
With the pain you put me through
And now I know that it’s not me it’s you
It’s not me it’s...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 29th 2011 !⃝

    As skillet is a religious band, I interpret the song as being about the devil and how he tries to depress people and have them think that things that happen in life are caused by karma or the likes when in fact it is the devil causing the problems in his life.

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 2nd 2020 !⃝

    Its about what this person (it can be your family, friend ,etc) did to you like they claim to love you but they abuse you like criticizing you and making you feel bad for yourself and guilt tripping you to make you feel bad for them and playing the victim that hurt them but its way around

  3. anonymous
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    Aug 13th 2020 !⃝

    this song is about betrayal. which i have been thru. issues with being bullied back in my what was my hometown of Fort Atkinson and that gave anger issues and had a tendency of lashing out Not to mention many other psychological issues (the biggest one being depression) and I Didn’t want to do it but I couldn’t control myself and they also betrayed me and my family. they said if i just followed there orders and just not say anything that everything would be crapping roses on easy street. but what i didnt know is they were just stalling so they could bring me down to the point where id finally snap. But one day moved from fort Atkinson to Platteville and I was given a chance to to have a second chance but I had to cut (mostly emotional and social) ties with some people who were friends with me there and especially a girl I grew close to and I will never see my crush from fort Atkinson again and giving up in dating or trying to find that kind of companionship. Because I know it’s just going to be the same thing and that there will be a fight and we will be forced to split up again and I would feel these emotions a second time I’m still haunted by my past actions of having to fight back against theme causes I didn’t want to fight back but I had no choice or they would probably injure me or my friends in some way and I wanna forget about them I know I will never get forgiveness or be able to apologize to them from those from fort but I strive for redemption but I hate myself for wanting forgiveness and apologize to them after everything they did to me that’s another reason this song hits me so hard and I remember everything that happened to me (hell even have dreams about it) and I will never forget the hell they put me through and I still want redemption in some way from them but I hate myself for wanting that. after everything they have done to me and after they betrayed me and my family.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 24th 2019 !⃝

    Ok, before I say anything, I wanna get one thing clear: YOU GUYS ARE SAYING THAT THIS SONG MEANS EVERYTHING IS THE DEVILS FAULT! IT'S NOT! Now enough on that.

    For me this song has nothing to do with religion: for me this song is about a girl I loved but didn't love me back. I did dumb things for her, and she made me feel like everything I ever did that she deemed wrong i.e. being a satanist, was my fault and that I needed to just die i.e. screaming things like "I'm going to fucking kill you!" for no reason or because the guy she liked had dumped her, and I needed to realize that it wasn't me, it was her: she was the reason for most of my depression, she was the reason I had left my friends, I defended her and put my reputation on the line for her and all she ever did in return was threaten me, so this song has a special place for me because it woke me up to her lies and abuse.

  5. anonymous
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    May 25th 2018 !⃝

    As a recovering alcoholic, (sober now for almost 2 years), and a born again Christian, I like these words once you've said no to the addict inside, once recovery started. However, when we were using..when we were in denial, running from God, not able to escape the addiction, we couldn't live a Christ filled life, our choices were awful, our fruit was similar to the world. We now can look back, thanking Jesus for deliverance as the Chainbreaker, and telling that addict no longer active within us, who's trying, and tried, to kill us, it's not me it's you...you caused me to do these stupid things while 'high'.

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 5th 2015 !⃝

    I believe this song does have to do with God, but not through John's perspective. I believe it's about how some people go through tough times and in the end they believe they need to blame God for their situation they are in. The song represents someone who believes God causes their problems, and that blindly they follow themselves because they want what they want. For the record I am Christian and a huge skillet fan, and I know John has his faith too. I know they are a Christian band and I believe they are strong followers of Christ. I know that some of their songs they try to make are not about them but about other people going through different situations, and I think this is one of those songs.

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 12th 2014 !⃝

    I THINK it is written towards anyone who is a negative influence in your life... after 23 years of marriage, I found out my husband was gay... this song, for ME, is what I play over and over when I start thinking of the pain and depression my situation has put me in! I think you can make it whatever you want! And yes, I also think of the devil when listening to it sometimes - so I think it's a great song, in that you can take it however you want to!!

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 18th 2013 !⃝

    skillet is a christian band.. Not religious.. For a christian.. Its not a religion.. Its a relationship.. God did everything for us all we have to do is repent and believe what he said. This song is about the devil and his influence to make everyone think he does exist but at the same time I believe just like scripture it has a second meaning... He compares his father to evil of the devil as well.. Which would make since also

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd 2012 !⃝

    I'd very much agree with that. I am religious too. And many people interpret most of their songs as religious. Very true. The devil pressures you into thinking it's all your fault. Until you become strong enough to realize that things happen and you went through all that pain for nothing but the guilt you didn't need.

  10. anonymous
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    Sep 29th 2011 !⃝

    As skillet is a religious band, I interpret the song as being about the devil and how he tries to depress people and have them think that things that happen in life are caused by karma or the likes when in fact it is the devil causing the problems in his life.

  11. anonymous
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    Jul 11th 2011 !⃝

    I think this song is about a guy who is in love with this girl but she never really loved him she was just playing with him and they were dating for awhile but they broke up for reasons and the girl tries to put all the blame on the guy putting him through extreme pain until he realizes that all along it was really her fault and that she had put him through this pain on purpose.

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 8th 2011 !⃝

    He has said he got in fights with his father as a child. I think this song was about always fighting with his dad. The song "The Older I Get" was about forgiving his dad for the pain.

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