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AnikiRabbit t1_je9n75g wrote

I always assumed that the song was actually about her and her struggles with that person. Saying that he's so vain that even when she's trying to talk about herself having problems, he still thinks it's about him.


TexitorFlexit OP t1_je9w612 wrote

Because it is


AnikiRabbit t1_je9xksq wrote

That's a pretty vain way to look at it no? Lol.

The only way it makes sense is if the song isn't about him.

"But you gave away the things you loved And one of them was me"

It's filled with references to his behavior hurting her. The writing and performance of the song may have been therapeutic, and that could be the reason it exists.

She wrote it for herself. To help her feel better about falling for a vain person. But that's just IMO.