You Know I'm No Good
Amy Winhouse Lyrics


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Meet you downstairs in the bar and hurt
Your rolled up sleeves and your skull t-shirt
You say, "What did you do with him today?"
And sniff me out like I was Tanqueray
'Cause you're my fella, my guy
Hand me your Stella and fly
By the time I'm out the door
You tear me down like Roger Moore

I cheated myself
Like I knew I would
I told you, I was trouble
You know that I'm no good

Upstairs in bed with my ex boy
He's in a place but I can't get joy
Thinking on you in the final throes
This is when my buzzer goes
Run out to meet you, chips and pitta
You say "When we're married" cause you're not bitter
"There'll be none of him no more,"
I cried for you on the kitchen floor

I cheated myself
Like I knew I would
I told you I was trouble
You know that I'm no good

Sweet reunion, Jamaica and Spain
We're like how we were again
I'm in the tub, you on the seat
Lick your lips as I soak my feet
Then you notice the c-carpet burn
My stomach drops and my guts churn
You shrug and it's the worst
Who truly stuck the knife in first

I cheated myself
Like I knew I would
I told you I was trouble
You know that I'm no good

I cheated myself
Like I knew I would




I told you I was trouble
Yeah, you know that I'm no good

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "You Know I'm No Good" by Amy Winehouse talk about a woman who acknowledges her flaws and is struggling to maintain a healthy relationship with her partner. The first verse sets the tone by portraying a casual meeting between the two individuals. However, the relationship between them is troubled, and the lyrics imply the man's possessiveness and the woman's infidelity.


In the second verse, she admits to cheating on her partner and having sex with her ex-boyfriend. She is fully aware of her actions but feels unable to change. The lyrics "I cheated myself, like I knew I would" reflect her awareness of her self-destructive behavior. She acknowledges the consequences for her actions by describing her partner as being hurt and bitter.


The final verse depicts a reunion between the couple, with them reminiscing about the past. The lyrics portray an intimate moment, but it's short-lived as the woman's physical wounds from the carpet burn remind them of their past mistakes. Throughout the song, the singer describes herself as someone who is unreliable, troublesome and a bad girlfriend.


Overall, the lyrics showcase the complexity of relationships and the inner turmoil of individuals who are unable to maintain them. Amy Winehouse's deep and sultry voice, combined with the song's jazz-inspired melody, make it a timeless classic that continues to resonate with audiences today.


Line by Line Meaning

Meet you downstairs in the bar and hurt
I'll see you at the bar and cause you emotional pain


Your rolled up sleeves and your skull t-shirt
You're dressed casually, with short sleeves and a skull design t-shirt


You say, 'What did you do with him today?'
You ask me about the whereabouts of someone I know


And sniff me out like I was Tanqueray
You smell me like you're sniffing a gin brand called Tanqueray


'Cause you're my fella, my guy
You are my partner, my man


Hand me your Stella and fly
Give me your beer and leave


By the time I'm out the door
Before I even leave


You tear me down like Roger Moore
You criticize and bring me down like Roger Moore


I cheated myself
I deceived myself


Like I knew I would
As I had predicted


I told you, I was trouble
I warned you that I would cause problems


You know that I'm no good
You know that I am not a good person


Upstairs in bed with my ex boy
In bed upstairs with my former partner


He's in a place but I can't get joy
He's present but I can't find happiness with him


Thinking on you in the final throes
Thinking of you in the last moments


This is when my buzzer goes
This is when my doorbell rings


Run out to meet you, chips and pitta
I hurry to meet you, with chips and pita bread


You say 'When we're married' cause you're not bitter
You talk about us being married, without bitterness


'There'll be none of him no more,'
There won't be him anymore


I cried for you on the kitchen floor
I wept for you on the floor of the kitchen


Sweet reunion, Jamaica and Spain
A pleasant reunion in Jamaica and Spain


We're like how we were again
We are like we used to be


I'm in the tub, you on the seat
I'm in the bathtub, you're on a seat


Lick your lips as I soak my feet
You lick your lips as I soak my feet


Then you notice the c-carpet burn
Then you notice the carpet burn


My stomach drops and my guts churn
I feel sick to my stomach


You shrug and it's the worst
You don't care and it's the worst thing you can do


Who truly stuck the knife in first
Who caused the first hurt


I cheated myself
I deceived myself


Like I knew I would
As I had predicted


I told you I was trouble
I warned you that I would cause problems


You know that I'm no good
You know that I am not a good person


I cheated myself
I deceived myself


Like I knew I would
As I had predicted


I told you I was trouble
I warned you that I would cause problems


Yeah, you know that I'm no good
Yes, you know that I am not a good person




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@maya-sm2pn

Lyrics: (like please)

Meet you downstairs in the bar and hurt
Your rolled up sleeves in your skull t-shirt
You say what did you do with him today?
And sniffed me out like I was Tanqueray

Because you're my fellow, my guy
Hand me your Stella and fly
By the time I'm out the door
You tear men down like Roger Moore

I cheated myself
Like I knew, I would
I told you, I was trouble
You know that I'm no good

Upstairs in bed with my ex-boy
He's in a place but I can't get joy
Thinking on you in the final throes
This is when my buzzer goes

Run out to meet you, chips and pita
You said when we married
Because you're not bitter
There'll be none of him no more
I cried for you on the kitchen floor

I cheated myself
Iike I knew, I would
I told you, I was trouble
You know that I'm no good

Sweet reunion Jamaica and Spain
Were like how we were again
I'm in the tub, you on the seat
Lick your lips as I soap my feet

Then you notice little carpet burn
My stomach drops and my guts churns
You shrug and it's the worst
Who truly stuck the knife in first?

I cheated myself
Like I knew, I would
I told you, I was trouble
You know that I'm no good
(bis)



@PrinceBlake

I wrote a similar sounding song called Sailing in 1991/92 while in Japan and gave it away to a British yacht club the same year. In honor of Amy, I perform her song using the following lyrics for a male lead vocal. The *3rd verse (marked with an asterisk) contains the lyrics to 'Sailing'.

I'll meet you downstairs at the bar at Hurt
Me, in my rolled-up sleeves and my skull t-shirt
You say "what did you do with him today?"
Did I snuff him out like he was Tanqueray?

Cause I'm your fellow your guy
Hand me your stella and fly
And by the time he flees to floor three
I tear him down like I'm Sean Connery.

You cheated yourself
Like I knew you would
You told that you was trouble
You know that you're no good

Upstairs in bed with my ex Stace,
I'm her toy but I feel out of place
Thinking of you in the final throws
Well this is when her buzzer goes

Run out to meet you, chips and pita
You say 'when we're married..' 'cause you're not bitter
There will be none of Stace no more
As you cry for me on the kitchen floor

I cheated my myself like you knew i would
You told me that you was trouble
You know that I'm no good.

*We left our homes in Hamamatsu
Took to the sky and the sea so blue
Counting on the wind to set us right
We pulled the anchor and sailed into the night

Then I notice little carpet burn
My stomach drops, my guts churn
You shrug, and it's the worst
Who truly stuck the knife in first?

You cheated yourself like I knew that you would
You told me that you was trouble
You know that you're no good.



@themoonisbeautifulisntit7691

LYRICS:
Meet you downstairs in the bar and hurt
Your rolled up sleeves in your skull T-shirt
You say "what did you do it with him today?"
And sniffed me out like I was Tanqueray
'Cause you're my fella, my guy
Hand me your Stella and fly
By the time I'm out the door
You tear me down like Roger Moore
I cheated myself
Like I knew I would
I told you I was trouble
You know that I'm no good
Upstairs in bed with my ex-boy
He's in a place, but I can't get joy
Thinking on you in the final throes
This is when my buzzer goes
Run out to meet your chips and pita
You say when "we're married"
'Cause you're not bitter
"There'll be none of him no more"
I cried for you on the kitchen floor
I cheated myself
Like I knew I would
I told you I was trouble
You know that I'm no good
Sweet reunion, Jamaica and Spain
We're like how we were again
I'm in the tub, you on the seat
Lick your lips as I soak my feet
Then you notice little carpet burn
My stomach drop and my guts churn
You shrug and it's the worst
Who truly stuck the knife in first
I cheated myself
Like I knew I would
I told you I was trouble
You know that I'm no good
I cheated myself
Like I knew I would
I told you I was troubled
Yeah, you know that I'm no good



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@Bolymolylol

If you Listen to this song in 2024 you are a legend.

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@yukiyu6241

In December and onward. Thanks, same to you!

@ET-ip6nw

Its sad to see how she ruinned her life with her own hands

@rdesousa8955

thank me later
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@Xardas_

Thanks bud

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If You listen to this song in 2024 you are a legend. 😊😊

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so are you :)

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Totally listening!

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So are we you

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