Take It Out On Me

Album: Changes (2020)
Play Video


  • Justin Bieber's Changes album is dedicated to his wife, Hailey. It includes tracks about how she's helped him through his mental and physical health struggles. He acknowledges his problems can make him a difficult person to be with. Here, he tells Hailey that when she's frustrated and upset, he'll be her "punching bag" and that she can take it out on him in the bedroom. He explained during an album playback: "I'm letting my wife know that whatever is happening, however she feels, she can take it out on me - you know, in the sack, if you know what I mean."
  • The Kid Culture and Poo Bear-produced song samples the beat of R&B duo dvsn's 2015 track, "Too Deep." Dvsn previously remixed Justin Bieber's 2017 single "Friends."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

When Rock Belonged To Michelob

When Rock Belonged To MichelobSong Writing

Michelob commercials generated hits for Eric Clapton, Genesis and Steve Winwood in the '80s, even as some of these rockers were fighting alcoholism.

Amy Grant

Amy GrantSongwriter Interviews

The top Contemporary Christian artist of all time on song inspirations and what she learned from Johnny Carson.

How "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss" Became Rock's Top Proverb

How "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss" Became Rock's Top ProverbSong Writing

How a country weeper and a blues number made "rolling stone" the most popular phrase in rock.

Al Jourgensen of Ministry

Al Jourgensen of MinistrySongwriter Interviews

In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.

David Sancious

David SanciousSongwriter Interviews

Keyboard great David Sancious talks about his work with Sting, Seal, Springsteen, Clapton and Aretha, and explains what quantum physics has to do with making music.

Janis Ian

Janis IanSongwriter Interviews

One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.