Playing The Blame Game
You Me at Six Lyrics


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You're not on my list of things to do
'Cause I've already done you
And I'm protective, it's so cute
And only when it suits you
And is this all in vain?
Can these words explain?

Desperate minds mean desperate measures
We've gotta keep this one together
You're young and in love
That should be enough

At least you'll have nice thoughts of me
When I'm cheating on you in your dreams
I told you before, my closet's clean
And that these bones don't belong to me

Try this one for size
Try me one more time
You hold me down by keeping me around

Desperate minds mean desperate measures
We've gotta keep this one together
You're young and in love
That should be enough

Desperate minds mean desperate measures
We've gotta keep this one together
You're young and in love
That should be enough

You hold me down by keeping me around
And no one takes me home
No one takes me home
You hold me down by keeping me around
And no one takes me home
No one takes me home

Desperate minds mean desperate measures
We've gotta keep this one together
You're young and in love
That should be enough





Young and in love (that should be, that should be enough)
Young and in love (that should be, that should be enough)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to You Me at Six's song, Playing The Blame Game, convey a sense of disillusionment with a romantic partner. The singer is insinuating that he has already had a relationship with this person, and that they are only protective of him when it suits their own interests. The repetition of the line, "Desperate minds mean desperate measures," is a warning that the relationship is not necessarily a healthy one, but that they need to stay together regardless.


However, the tone of the lyrics is somewhat mocking, as if the singer is aware that the relationship is not working but is still unable to resist the allure of being with this person. He acknowledges that he may cheat on them, but still believes that they will have "nice thoughts" of him. The line "my closet's clean and these bones don't belong to me" suggests that he is denying any wrongdoing or infidelity, while also implying that he is not fully committed to the relationship.


Overall, the lyrics of Playing The Blame Game capture the complex and often contradictory emotions of a failed relationship. The singer seems to be both aware of the problems with the relationship and unable to leave it behind, possibly due to a fear of being alone or a fear of missing out on something better.


Line by Line Meaning

You're not on my list of things to do
I have already had a sexual relationship with you, so I don't need to do that again


'Cause I've already done you
I have already had a sexual relationship with you


And I'm protective, it's so cute
I have a caring attitude towards you, but it's only situational


And only when it suits you
I'm caring towards you only when it benefits me


And is this all in vain?
Is all of this effort pointless?


Can these words explain?
Are my words enough to convey my meaning?


Desperate minds mean desperate measures
When someone is desperate, they will do anything to get what they want


We've gotta keep this one together
We need to maintain our relationship


You're young and in love
You're at an age where you experience love intensely


That should be enough
That should be sufficient to maintain a relationship


At least you'll have nice thoughts of me
Even if I cheat on you, you'll still have positive thoughts about me


When I'm cheating on you in your dreams
Even in your dreams, I'm unfaithful to you


I told you before, my closet's clean
I've already assured you that I have no secrets


And that these bones don't belong to me
I'm not responsible for any wrongdoing


Try this one for size
Try this new relationship approach for size


Try me one more time
Give our relationship another chance


You hold me down by keeping me around
You tether me to this relationship, thus preventing me from exploring other options


And no one takes me home
No one wants to be in a relationship with me


Young and in love (that should be, that should be enough)
Being young and in love should suffice to keep a relationship together




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: CHRIS MILLER, DAN FLINT, JOSH FRANCESCHI, MATT BARNES, MAX HELYER

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