Just
Radiohead Lyrics


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Can't get the stink off
He's been hanging 'round 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 that 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
I still come 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 that 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 why it really hurts
Is that you do it to yourself just you
You and no one else
You do it to yourself
You do it to yourself, self

You do it to yourself, you do it to yourself




Yeah, yeah, you do it to yourself, yes, yes, you
You do it to yourself

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Radiohead's song "Just" seem to be about a person who is stuck in a situation that they can't get out of, and they are the cause of their own suffering. The lyrics start off describing a person who has a bad odor and has been hanging around for days. This person seems to have manipulated the singer but not their friends. The lyrics suggest that the manipulator will eventually get to the singer and teach them how to be a "holy cow," which could be interpreted as becoming spiritually pure or reaching enlightenment.


The chorus of the song repeats the phrase "you do it to yourself, you do" several times, emphasizing the theme of personal responsibility. The lyrics suggest that the singer is causing their own problems and that this is what really hurts. It seems that the singer is in a toxic relationship with someone or is caught up in a destructive pattern of behavior that they can't seem to break away from.


The second verse of the song describes the singer as being up on the fifteenth floor and changing the locks three times, but the manipulator is still able to get past them. The chorus is repeated again, driving home the message that the singer is causing their own pain. The song ends with the repetition of the phrase "you do it to yourself," emphasizing that the singer is the one responsible for their own suffering.


Overall, the lyrics of "Just" seem to be about personal responsibility and the idea that we are often our own worst enemies. The singer is caught in a situation that they can't seem to break away from, and they are causing their own pain through their actions and choices.


Line by Line Meaning

Can't get the stink off
He can't shake the bad reputation or negative image surrounding him.


He's been hanging 'round for days
He has been lingering in the vicinity for quite some time.


Comes like a comet
He suddenly appears, making a big impact in a short amount of time.


Suckered you but not your friends
He deceived and manipulated you, but your friends were not fooled or influenced.


One day he'll get to you
Eventually, he will succeed in his manipulative ways towards you.


And teach you how to be a holy cow
He will influence you to become more righteous or pious.


You do it to yourself, you do
You are responsible for your own actions and consequences.


And that's what really hurts
The realization of your own mistakes is painful.


Is that you do it to yourself, just you
No one else can be blamed for the choices you make.


You and no one else
The sole responsibility lies with you.


Don't get my sympathy
I do not feel sorry for you.


Hanging out the fifteenth floor
You are in a precarious or vulnerable position.


You've changed the locks three times
You have attempted to protect yourself, but it has not deterred me from entering.


I still come reeling through the door
I continue to have access to you.


And teach you how to get to purest hell
I will show you the path to the most extreme and unbearable suffering or torment.


You do it to yourself
Once again, your actions are your own.


And that's why it really hurts
The pain is intensified because of the knowledge that you brought it on yourself.


Just you
There is no one else to blame.


You do it to yourself just you
You are solely responsible for your own misery.


You do it to yourself, self
This cycle of self-destructive behavior is perpetuated by no one but yourself.


You do it to yourself, you do it to yourself
This message is repeated to emphasize the importance of self-awareness and personal responsibility.


Yeah, yeah, you do it to yourself, yes, yes, you
There is no escaping the consequences of our own actions.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Sentric Music, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Colin Charles Greenwood, Edward John O'Brien, Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood, Philip James Selway, Thomas Edward Yorke

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@faridzy3374

Can't get the stink off
He's been hanging 'round 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 that 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 come 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
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 that you do it to yourself, just you
You and no one else
You do it to yourself
You do it to yourself, ah
Self
You do it to yourself
You do it to yourself
Just you
You do it to yourself
Just you
You do it to yourself



@morgan4212

I heard what he said to everyone ,
Now it's more of a information or a message for the human race, like a key to our existence. Now whoever is going to hear it must not be like flying an airplane or handling heavy machinery,
Ok without further ado
The answer is??????????





















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All comments from YouTube:

@glennmarata5805

The man said "I will tell you, but you all have to lie down first"

@Stardust.Wonder

Nice.

@mattmitchell1646

thats the best answer!

@trombone28

@@mattmitchell1646 yes, definetelly

@generaseven

and after they all laid down he jumped up and ran for the Metrolink
Ha ha suckers! I'm gonna get the seat next to the window!!!

@adamdevlin7333

Thank you very much

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@brannocksomething1468

I think the guy is saying, “it’s past my bedtime.” And then all the other realized it was past theirs, too.

@johanneschristensen3385

I like this on. Probably top 3 of those i have read.

@OlviMasta77

wholesome answer!

@soupsoup6169

LMAO

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