Bust Your Windows
Bindi Liebowitz Lyrics


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I bust the windows out your car
And no it didn′t mend my broken heart
I'll probably always have these ugly scars
But right now I don′t care about that part
I bust the windows out your car
After I saw you laying next to her
I didn't wanna but I took my turn
I'm glad I did it cause you had to learn
I must admit it helped a little bit
To think of how you′d feel when you saw it
I didn′t know that I had that much strength
But I'm glad you′ll see what happens when
You see you can't just play with people′s feelings
Tell them you love them and don't mean it
You′ll probably say that it was juvenile
But I think that I deserve to smile
I bust the windows out your car
You know I did it cause I left my mark
Wrote my initials with a crow bar
And then I drove off into the dark
I bust the windows out your car
You should feel lucky that that's all I did
After five whole years of this bullshit
Gave you all of me and you played with it
I must admit it helped a little bit
To think of how you'd feel when you saw it
I didn′t know that I had that much strength
But I′m glad you'll see what happens when
You see you can′t just play with people's feelings
Tell them you love them and don′t mean it
You'll probably say that it was juvenile
But I think that I deserve to smile
I bust the windows out your car
But it don′t compare to my broken heart
You could never feel how I felt that day
Until that happens, baby, you don't know pain
Yea, I did it, you should know it
I ain't sorry, you deserved it
After what you did you deserved it
I ain′t sorry, no
You broke my heart, so I broke your car
You caused me pain, so I did the same
Even though what you did to me was much worse
I had to do something to make you hurt, yea
Oh, but why am I still crying?
Why am I the one who′s still crying?
Oh, oh, you really hurt me, baby
You really, you really hurt me, babe
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Now watch me you
Now watch




I bust the windows out your car
(End)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Bindi Liebowitz's song "Bust Your Windows" tell a story of a woman who has been betrayed by her romantic partner. She discovers that he has been unfaithful, and in a fit of anger, she damages his car by busting the windows out. She reveals that she did it to teach him a lesson and make him feel what she feels. She also admits that although it helped a little bit, it doesn't compare to the pain he caused her. The lyrics show the emotional turmoil that this woman is going through, as she struggles to come to terms with the hurt and betrayal she feels.


One interesting fact about the song is that it was originally written by R&B artist Jazmine Sullivan. She wrote it about a man who had cheated on her, but when she shared it with her mother, she advised her not to release it lest it damage her reputation. Sullivan played it for Bindi Liebowitz when they were studying together at Philadelphia's CAPA High School, and the latter decided to record her own version of the song.


Another interesting fact is that "Bust Your Windows" was included in the season one soundtrack of the Fox television series "Glee." The show's character Mercedes Jones, played by Amber Riley, performs the song in the episode "Mattress."


Line by Line Meaning

I bust the windows out your car
I broke your car windows


And no it didn′t mend my broken heart
Breaking your car didn't heal my emotional pain


I'll probably always have these ugly scars
I will likely carry emotional scars from what you did to me


But right now I don′t care about that part
At this moment, I am focused on getting revenge and don't care about the consequences for me


After I saw you laying next to her
I took this action in response to seeing you with another woman


I didn't wanna but I took my turn
I did not want to hurt you, but I felt it was necessary to do so


I'm glad I did it cause you had to learn
I am not sorry for what I did because you needed to be taught a lesson


I must admit it helped a little bit
Breaking your windows gave me a small sense of satisfaction


To think of how you′d feel when you saw it
I took pleasure in imagining your reaction to seeing your car windows broken


But I'm glad you′ll see what happens when
I am glad you will learn from this experience


You see you can't just play with people′s feelings
You cannot toy with someone's emotions and expect there to be no consequences


Tell them you love them and don't mean it
You should not say you love someone if you do not truly feel that way


You'll probably say that it was juvenile
You may dismiss my actions as childish


But I think that I deserve to smile
But I believe that I deserve some happiness


You know I did it cause I left my mark
I broke your car to leave an impression on you


Wrote my initials with a crow bar
I wrote my initials on your car with a crowbar


And then I drove off into the dark
I left the scene and fled into the night


You should feel lucky that that's all I did
You should be grateful that I only broke your car and did not do worse


After five whole years of this bullshit
After enduring five years of your bad behavior


Gave you all of me and you played with it
I gave you my all and you treated it carelessly


But it don′t compare to my broken heart
Breaking your car does not compare to the pain you caused me


You could never feel how I felt that day
You could never understand the pain I felt when I saw you with someone else


Until that happens, baby, you don't know pain
Your own pain will not compare until you experience the same hurt I felt


I ain't sorry, you deserved it
I am not remorseful for what I did to you because you had it coming


You broke my heart, so I broke your car
You hurt me emotionally, so I hurt you materially


You caused me pain, so I did the same
You inflicted pain on me, so I returned the favor


Even though what you did to me was much worse
Despite the fact that your actions towards me were more severe


I had to do something to make you hurt, yea
I felt compelled to make you feel the same pain I was experiencing


Why am I the one who′s still crying?
Why am I the one still suffering from the emotional aftermath of our relationship?


Oh, oh, you really hurt me, baby
I was deeply wounded by your actions towards me


You really, you really hurt me, babe
You caused me a great deal of pain


Now watch me you
Now watch me move on and thrive without you


Now watch
Watch as I live my life happily without you


I bust the windows out your car
(Reprise) I broke your car windows




Writer(s): Salaam Remi, Deandre Cortez Way, Jazmine Sullivan

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