Bad All By Myself
Travie McCoy Lyrics


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Somebody call Doc Phil for real, I need help
I can't see me with no one else
I'm through with the lies, I see your disguise
Besides I can do bad all by myself

I scream, you scream, who's on, who's team
We're suppose to be together through rain and sunny weather
But I seem to bring you nothing but mood swings
Forever, forever, ever, forever, ever?

But that's what young lovers do, right, wrong
They fight all night long praying the shuffle
Plays the right song and nothing ever stays good, right, wrong
We go through the right songs, hoping one day will play when the fights on

Last night I dreamed you were back on my team
And everything seemed so HD like a wide screen
That's when I woke up, still a little choked up
Just to realize that you and I were still broke up

Ha, what a laugh but the funniest part is the fact
That we actually thought it'd last, the realist shit
To ever come from your lips was that people change
But I'm not your average Joe
So I obviously stay to stay the same

Somebody call Doc Phil for real, I need help
I can't see me with no one else
I'm through with the lies, I see through your disguise
And it's too bad, it's too bad, but I can do bad all by myself

I know we both got a little growing up to do to
To make it work out, to make it work out
Told you exactly how I feel so now it's up to you
To make it work out, to make it work out

I know I sacrificed a lot and baby you did too
To make it work out, to make it work out




If loving you is stupid then I guess I'm a fool
Let's make it work, let's make it work out

Overall Meaning

The first verse of Travie McCoy's "Bad All By Myself" speaks to the singer's independence and his ability to function alone without his significant other. He acknowledges that he needs help and considers enlisting the services of popular TV therapist Dr. Phil. He also admits that he cannot picture himself with anyone else besides his ex. Though he has seen through the lies and the disguise that his partner presents, he's also confident that he can be perfectly content without them, as he can indeed "do bad all by myself."


The second verse delves into the complex nature of love, particularly between two young people. Travie reflects on the ups and downs of his relationship with his ex, saying that they "fight all night long praying the shuffle / Plays the right song and nothing ever stays good." However, he also suggests that young lovers are supposed to go through these emotional challenges. The line "Ha, what a laugh but the funniest part is the fact / That we actually thought it'd last" highlights just how fleeting these romantic relations can be. Yet, despite their previous conflicts, Travie is willing to put in work to make things work out, and he hopes that his ex is on board with the same goal.


Line by Line Meaning

Somebody call Doc Phil for real, I need help
I am struggling, I need help to deal with my emotions and situation.


I can't see me with no one else
I cannot picture myself with anyone else and I am attached.


I'm through with the lies, I see your disguise
I am tired of being lied to and can see through your facade.


Besides I can do bad all by myself
I don't need a partner to bring me down, I am capable of self-sabotage and struggle on my own.


I scream, you scream, who's on, who's team
We argue and blame each other when things go wrong.


We're suppose to be together through rain and sunny weather
As a couple, we are expected to stick through the good and the bad times.


But I seem to bring you nothing but mood swings
Unfortunately, my behavior causes you to go through emotional swings.


Forever, forever, ever, forever, ever?
Will we always be together, or is this the end?


But that's what young lovers do, right, wrong
Are our actions normal for young couples, or are we doing something wrong?


They fight all night long praying the shuffle
We argue at night and hope that the next song we play will improve our mood.


Plays the right song and nothing ever stays good, right, wrong
Even when things seem to be going well, it's temporary and never lasts.


We go through the right songs, hoping one day will play when the fights on
We keep searching for the perfect song to play during our fights, hoping it will fix things.


Last night I dreamed you were back on my team
I had a dream where we were a team again.


And everything seemed so HD like a wide screen
The dream was so vivid, it felt like I was watching it on a high definition, wide screen.


That's when I woke up, still a little choked up
Reality hit me when I woke up, and I still felt emotional.


Just to realize that you and I were still broke up
I then realized that we were still not together.


Ha, what a laugh but the funniest part is the fact
It's funny when I think about it because it's true.


That we actually thought it'd last, the realest shit
It's sad that we really believed our relationship would last.


To ever come from your lips was that people change
The most realistic thing you ever said was that people change.


But I'm not your average Joe
I am not like everyone else.


So I obviously stay to stay the same
Therefore, I will always be the same me.


I know we both got a little growing up to do to
We both need to mature and grow as individuals.


To make it work out, to make it work out
In order for our relationship to succeed, we need to put in the effort.


Told you exactly how I feel so now it's up to you
I have been open and honest with you about my feelings, and now it's up to you to respond.


If loving you is stupid then I guess I'm a fool
If loving you is unwise, then I suppose I am foolish.


Let's make it work, let's make it work out
We can make it work if we put in the effort and work together.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: TOMMY HITZZ, TRAVIS MCCOY

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Slim Grimlin

This was my shit in the early 20's
I feel so old 😪

GunwoodBruce

sad

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