“It Ain’t My Fault”
Written by Lee Thomas Miller, John Osborne, and T.J. Osborne
There is something different about this one though. There is tongue in cheek ridiculousness that suggests an awareness from the song’s point of view.
He obnoxiously trips over himself to blame everyone and everything around him for his actions, including blaming “the whiskey on the beer” or “the beer on the whiskey,” “the heart for the hurtin'” or “the hurtin’ on the heart,” “the ex for the drinkin'” or “the drinkin’ for the ex,” and on and on and on. However, as he’s grasping at straws to blame everything else for his drunken escapade and proclaiming that nothing that he is doing is his fault, he is inadvertently claiming ownership for what he’s doing.
So, you can blame Osborne’s rich, playful voice, the sing-able melody and the purposely ridiculous premise for why I dig this song.