Ruin Me
Shiloh Lyrics


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Drawings of a happy place
Pictures of a joyful face
The reality of the hell I've made
All I ever had slowly desecrate

And I look out my window
Not thinking of my mistakes
Everything is all good
What else can I create to ruin me

Porcelain dolls on a dirty shelf
The memory of my old self
All the things I've done to make it worse
The impulsive mind that completes my curse

And I look out my window
Not thinking of my mistakes
Everything is all good
What else can I create to ruin me

Picture frames with no photographs

I don't ever think of the after math
Don't know why I hurt, all the ones I love
All this pain I caused, fits me like a glove

And I look out my window
Not thinking of my mistakes
Everything is all good
What else can I create
A confused mind, a broken soul
Good or bad, I'm not one of those
A confused mind, a broken soul
Good or bad, I'm not one of those

I look out my window
In the face of my mistakes
Everything has gone bad




What else can I create to ruin me
To ruin me... can't let this ruin me

Overall Meaning

In Shiloh's song "Ruin Me," the lyrics explore the theme of self-destructiveness and regret. The first verse starts with the imagery of a happy place and a joyful face, but it is followed by the reality of the hell that the singer has made for themselves. The beautiful memories and things that they have cherished are slowly deteriorating as they continue to ruin themselves. They look out their window and ponder what else they can create to ruin themselves. The second verse delves deeper into the singer's past and how they have turned themselves into a curse. They have hurt the people they love and caused them pain from their own impulsive decisions. The singer questions their own state of mind and soul, unsure if they are good or bad. In the final verse, the singer looks at their mistakes, realizing that everything they once thought was good has turned bad.


The lyrics in "Ruin Me" tell a story of someone who has it all but still finds a way to ruin it. They are self-destructive and unaware of the damage they cause, but they cannot help but look out their window and think of what they can do next to worsen their fate. The dissonance between their inner turmoil and apparent contentment in the outside world is a key theme that is explored throughout the song.


Line by Line Meaning

Drawings of a happy place
I have pictures of a life that could be happy, but it's not the reality.


Pictures of a joyful face
I have memories of happiness that I can't find anymore.


The reality of the hell I've made
I am aware that my life is miserable and it's my own doing.


All I ever had slowly desecrate
Everything good in my life is falling apart.


And I look out my window
I distract myself from my problems by looking outside.


Not thinking of my mistakes
I avoid thinking about my failures and regrets.


Everything is all good
I pretend everything is fine even though it's not.


What else can I create to ruin me
I am so used to making bad decisions that I might as well keep going.


Porcelain dolls on a dirty shelf
My past innocence and purity are now tainted by my mistakes.


The memory of my old self
I miss the person I used to be before I ruined everything.


All the things I've done to make it worse
I am responsible for making my life even more miserable than it was.


The impulsive mind that completes my curse
My tendency to act without thinking has brought nothing but pain and suffering.


Picture frames with no photographs
I have nothing to hold on to, no memories that bring me joy.


I don't ever think of the after math
I don't consider the consequences of my actions until it's too late.


Don't know why I hurt, all the ones I love
I don't understand why I cause pain to the people I care about.


All this pain I caused, fits me like a glove
I am so used to hurting others that it's become a part of who I am.


A confused mind, a broken soul
I am lost and damaged beyond repair.


Good or bad, I'm not one of those
I don't fit the mold of a good person or a bad person.


I look out my window
I am faced with the consequences of my mistakes.


In the face of my mistakes
I can no longer deny that I am responsible for my misery.


Everything has gone bad
My life has completely fallen apart.


What else can I create to ruin me
I am trapped in a cycle of self-destruction.


To ruin me... can't let this ruin me
I am aware of the damage I have caused and I don't want to let it consume me.




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Comments from YouTube:

Sha Surigao

She actually threw everything out of the window for that guy. She's so talented and should make a comeback. Nobody's perfect so we shouldn't judge anyone.

avanicole

she’s making a comeback!! she goes under lyldoll now!

deepSea

@Martini Sensei since when are we victim blaming? James was abusive and she was still young. He was old even then too.

Wumpa Princess

Alyssa Theonee she did it to herself??? Wtefff???

Alyssa Theonee

She did it to herself. But just so you know, her insta is shegoesbydoll and updates regularly about upcoming music.

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Alyssa Theonee

God she’s such a beautiful singer. Still is. After years this is still my favorite song of hers .

SandyNekoOtaku

Such a powerful song. I love this girl so much.

Lydia Ritter

Her voice makes me tear up a little bit it's so pretty:)

breanajemison21

wow u never hear good singers these days unless they use autotune ... her voice is amazing!!!! love SHILOH

BombWarning

Oh this one is soooo beautiful. My favorite song on this album is I Remember, but this one is a very close second. It's so beautiful and sad. I think she shines so much more on emotional songs like this one and "Can't Hold On" than she does on the silly, poppy ones like Alright.

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