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"Villains Pt. 2" is a song by the British singer & songwriter Emma Blackery. It is the eleventh track from her debut album, Villains. It is not to be confused with the first track.

BackgroundEdit

On the passionate finisher to her debut album Villains, “Villains Pt. 2” sees Emma Blackery understanding she can’t categorise people, her problems are hers and hers alone, and reflecting upon her past with regret.

Co-written with Peter Hutchings, the song was released under its parent album on August 31, 2018.

Emma Blackery teased the song via Instagram a day before it’s release saying:

"i deliberately didn’t show much of villains pt. 2 in videos. this is the most honest, personal song i’ve ever written. i still don’t want to try to explain it. you’ll understand when you hear it on friday."
The song serves as the second part to the album’s first track “Villains Pt. 1.”

Part 2 separates itself as Blackery reflects upon the situation she experienced (mostly incorporating themes of fame and fake friends), and rather than blaming other people, realises her problems are her own. She blames her own self-sabotage for her problems.

On the back of the vinyl album artwork the track list has little messages explaining what each song is directed towards. This song is: ‘For The Worst Of Them All.’ (This is likely Emma referring to herself).

LyricsEdit

I want you to know
I tore up my list
I threw it away
Just like everything

How foolish of me
To try and divide
People into categories
I found it so easy

But what can I do
When I've got nothing else
Not even myself?
I don't know what's left of me
After all that I've done
All the bridges are burned
Would I walk them now anyway?
Would I write myself off?

Self-sabotage to the end
If I could do it again
What would I change?
It was a stupid game anyway
I admit I'm afraid
To face what comes next
Where do I turn
When I've turned
On my friends?

What if I don't want it?
What if I don't want it?

How arrogant of me
To think anyone could just be
'Good' or 'bad'

Like cops and robbers
The only one here
Committing a crime
Was dancing on the line

But what can I say
When it's all that I've known?
Got a chance to get better
Do I take it
Or watch myself suffer
Now you're gone?
All the bridges are burned
Would I walk them now anyway?
Would I write myself off?

Self-sabotage to the end
If I could do it again
What would I change?
It was a stupid game anyway
I admit I'm afraid
To face what comes next
Where do I turn
When I've turned
On my friends?

What if I don't want it?
What if I don't want it?
Am I kidding myself?
I'm my own biggest VILLAIN

What if I don't want it?
What if I don't want it?
Am I kidding myself
Blaming somebody else?

I'm my own biggest VILLAIN
I'm my own biggest VILLAIN
I'm my
I'm my

Self-sabotage to the end
If I could do it again
What would I change?
It was a stupid game anyway
I admit I'm afraid
To change what comes next
Where do I turn
When I've turned
On my friends?

If I could do it again
What would I change?
It was a stupid game anyway
I admit I'm afraid
To change what comes next
Where do I turn
When I've turned
On myself?

Trivia Edit

  • Emma stated in a tweet that the ending to Villains Pt. 2 was all recorded in one take, and she kept it because she liked it so much.
    • She stated in the same tweet that "[she] also got one word wrong because, you know, [she] was preoccupied doing that ... Also, I couldn’t speak properly for the next week after recording it."

References Edit

Villains
Tracklist Villains Pt. 1 - Dirt - Agenda - Fake Friends - Icarus - Take Me Out - Petty - Third Eye - What I Felt With You - Burn The Witch - Villains Pt. 2
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