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Me
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I got a plane in the middle of the night, don't you mind
I nearly killed somebody, don't you mind, don't you mind
I gave you something you can never give back, don't you mind
You've seen your face like a heart attack, don't you mind, don't you mind

I was late but I arrived
I'm sorry but I'd rather be getting high than watching the family die
Exaggerate and you and I
Oh I think I did something terrible to your body, don't you mind

I put your mother through hell, don't you mind
I hate your brother as well, don't you mind, don't you mind
Oh I was thinking about killing myself, don't you mind
I love you, don't you mind, don't you mind

I put your mother through hell, don't you mind
I hate your brother as well, don't you mind, don't you mind
Oh I was thinking bout killing myself, don't you mind
I love you, don't you mind, don't you mind

Overall Meaning

The lyrics in "Me" by The 1975 are complex and open to interpretation. On one level, the song is about a person who is struggling with addiction and the consequences it has on their relationships with those around them. The opening line, "I got a plane in the middle of the night, don't you mind," suggests an impulsive and reckless decision, possibly fueled by drugs or alcohol. The next line, "I nearly killed somebody, don't you mind, don't you mind," further emphasizes the dangerous nature of the singer's behavior.


The chorus of the song, "I put your mother through hell, don't you mind / I hate your brother as well, don't you mind, don't you mind / Oh I was thinking about killing myself, don't you mind / I love you, don't you mind, don't you mind," reveals the depth of the singer's emotional turmoil. The conflicting emotions of love and hate are intertwined, and the singer acknowledges the destructive impact their addiction has had on their loved ones.


The final line, "I love you, don't you mind, don't you mind," speaks to the complexity of addiction and the pull it has on the user. Despite the damage it causes, the love and attachment to the substance or behavior can be all-encompassing and difficult to shake.


Overall, "Me" is a haunting and introspective look at addiction and its impact on relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

I got a plane in the middle of the night, don't you mind
I left abruptly without notice, hope that doesn't bother you


I nearly killed somebody, don't you mind, don't you mind
Something happened that I'm not proud of, I hope it doesn't upset you


I gave you something you can never give back, don't you mind
I did something that can't be undone, sorry if that hurts


You've seen your face like a heart attack, don't you mind, don't you mind
You've had a really intense reaction to something, hope that doesn't affect our relationship


I was late but I arrived
I may have been tardy, but I made it eventually


I'm sorry but I'd rather be getting high than watching the family die
I apologize, but I prefer to be high than to watch my family suffer


Exaggerate and you and I
If we exaggerate, we'll get along perfectly


Oh I think I did something terrible to your body, don't you mind
I did something that I feel bad about physically, but hope you can overlook it


I put your mother through hell, don't you mind
I caused your mother a lot of trouble, hope that doesn't bother you


I hate your brother as well, don't you mind, don't you mind
I really don't like your brother, hope that doesn't upset you


Oh I was thinking about killing myself, don't you mind
I had thoughts of ending my life, but hope it doesn't bother you


I love you, don't you mind, don't you mind
I care about you deeply, hope that's okay




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: Matthew Timothy Healy, George Bedford Daniel, Adam Brian Thomas Hann, Ross Stewart Macdonald

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@sierraboire6327

I got on a plane in the middle of the night, don't you mind
I nearly killed somebody, don't you mind, don't you mind
I gave you something you can never give back, don't you mind
You've seen your face like a heart attack, don't you mind, don't you mind
I was late but I arrived
I'm sorry but I'd rather be getting high than watching my family die
Exaggerate and you and I
Oh I think I did something terrible to your body, don't you mind
I put your mother through hell, don't you mind
I hurt your brother as well, don't you mind, don't you mind
Oh I was thinking about killing myself, don't you mind
I love you, don't you mind, don't you mind
I put your mother through hell, don't you mind
I hurt your brother as well, don't you mind, don't you mind
Oh I was thinking bout killing myself, don't you mind
I love you, don't you mind, don't you mind



@johnnygomez916

Verse 1]
I got a plane in the middle of the night,don’t you mind
I nearly killed somebody, don’t you mind, don’t you mind
I gave you something you can never give back, don’t you mind
You’ve seen your face like a heart attack, don’t you mind, don’t you mind

[Verse 2]
I was late but I arrived
I’m sorry, but I’d rather be getting high than watching my family die
Exaggerate and you and I
Oh I think I did something terrible to your body, don’t you mind

[Hook]
I put your mother through hell, don't you mind
I hurt your brother as well, don't you mind, don't you mind
Oh I was thinking 'bout killing myself, don't you mind
I love you, don’t you mind, don’t you mind
I put your mother through hell, don't you mind
I hurt your brother as well, don't you mind, don't you mind
Oh I was thinking 'bout killing myself, don't you mind
I love you, don’t you mind, don’t you mind



@PatheticJedi

***** Since I'm bored, I might as well collaborate a short list of people who attempted to take their own life and yet managed to contribute to the world. People like:
Johnny Cash
Walt Disney
Elton John
Billy Joel
Clark Gable
Frank Sinatra
Princess Diana
and Judy Garland.

While I assume you're only here to waste your time, I decided to take the time I would've wasted writing a rant and did my research instead, and found something incredibly fascinating. Now, if you would please do your research before you speak, that would be fantastic. Have a wonderful day.



All comments from YouTube:

@taniaelizabeth9378

I remember when Matty played this song at the concert and he said something like this "I want this moment to be between me and you, put away your cellphones, and forget all the social media, because this is between us." -Matty H.

I cry that night so hard.

@halinamacfarland5638

Tania Elizabeth I was at that concert ❤️❤️

@narniasrainb0ws

I WAS THERE 💗

@marak.9492

i remember he said this at the prague concert in 2017!

@ninap01840

He did that when I went to his concert. He's such a genuine human being it's absolutely beautiful to know there are still people like that out there.

@ar.3040

yep he said that when i saw them 2 years ago, not sure if it was this song but.. that brought back a lot of memories

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@peachlipstick

"Im sorry but I'd rather be getting high then watching my family die" that line hits me so hard

@shiannedolan7477

Jade ^( '-' )^ i feel you my dudes

@cloeyavery7171

Same here..

@LettuceBunnies

I rather just be high...

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