It's Not Me, It's You (song)

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"It's Not Me, It's You"
Single by Skillet
from the album Awake
Released June 7, 2011[1]
Recorded 2009 at Bay7 Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Christian metal, alternative metal, post-grunge
Length 3:24
Label Lava
Writer(s) John Cooper
Skillet singles chronology
"It's Not Me, It's You"
"One Day Too Late"

"It's Not Me, It's You" is the sixth single of the 2009 album Awake by the Christian rock band Skillet, and is the sixth track on the album.[1][2]

Background and meaning[edit]

John Cooper mentioned in a fan interview that "It's Not Me, It's You" is his favorite song on the album because of its 'in your face' rock. He explains that it's about getting rid of a negative influence in your life, and finally realizing that it's them that is bringing you down.[3]


Chart Peak
U.S. Active Rock 10[4]
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 11
U.S. Billboard Rock Songs 30[5]