Just Because

Just Because is a Jane’s Addiction song written by Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Steve Perkins in the fall of 2002. Chris Chaney and producer Bob Ezrin also have writing credits for the version of the song that appears on the Strays album.  Just Because ranked #1 on Billboard magazine’s Modern Rock chart the week of 8/2/2003.

Music Video:

Lyrics:

If I were you
I’d better watch out
When was the last time
You did anything
Just for me
Or anyone else
Just because?
Just because?

You, you really should have known
Yeah you, you really should have known
Just because
Just because

You’ve got the most
But nobody loves you
Nobody has to
Just Because
Just Because

You, you really should have known
Yeah you, I think you really should have known
Just because
Just because

When we first met
We passed around gifts
That was a long time ago
And yours didn’t fit

Yeah you, you really should have known
Yeah you, you really should have known
Just because
Just because
Just because

Music Video

The music video for Just Because features the band performing inside a dome of lights. It was the first music video off the Strays album. Many fans were disappointed with it due to the video’s unoriginal theme.

The video can be found on the I Think Therefore I Jam promo compilation DVD.

Known Performances by Jane's Addiction: (233)

  • 2003/05/24 - Washington, DC, RFK Stadium
  • 2003/06/10 - New York City, NY, Studio 8H
  • 2003/06/11 - New York City, NY, Irving Plaza
  • 2003/06/14 - Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 2003/06/20 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, El Capitan Theatre
  • 2003/06/28 - Los Angeles, CA, Culver City Studios
  • 2003/07/05 - Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center
  • 2003/07/08 - Bonner Springs, KS, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 2003/07/09 - Maryland Heights, MO, UMB Bank Pavilion
  • 2003/07/11 - Milwaukee, WI, Marcus Amphitheater
  • 2003/07/12 - Tinley Park, IL, Tweeter Center
  • 2003/07/13 - Columbus, OH, Germain Amphitheater
  • 2003/07/16 - Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
  • 2003/07/18 - Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 2003/07/19 - Burgettstown, PA, Post-Gazette Pavilion
  • 2003/07/20 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
  • 2003/07/22 - New York City, NY, Ed Sullivan Theater
  • 2003/07/23 - Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 2003/07/25 - Mansfield, MA, Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
  • 2003/07/27 - Camden, NJ, Tweeter Center At the Waterfront
  • 2003/07/30 - Wantagh, NY, Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach
  • 2003/08/01 - Bristow, VA, Nissan Pavilion
  • 2003/08/03 - Atlanta, GA, Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre
  • 2003/08/05 - West Palm Beach, FL, Sound Advice Ampitheatre
  • 2003/08/08 - Dallas, TX, Smirnoff Music Centre
  • 2003/08/09 - Selma, TX, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 2003/08/10 - Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • 2003/08/12 - Albuquerque, NM, Journal Pavilion
  • 2003/08/13 - Greenwood Village, CO, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
  • 2003/08/15 - Phoenix, AZ, Cricket Wireless Pavilion
  • 2003/08/16 - Irvine, CA, Verizon Amphitheatre
  • 2003/08/17 - Chula Vista, CA, Coors Amphitheatre
  • 2003/08/19 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 2003/08/21 - West Valley, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
  • 2003/08/23 - Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre
  • 2003/08/24 - St. Helens, OR, Columbia Meadows
  • 2003/09/12 - Cleveland, OH, North Coast Harbor
  • 2003/09/23 - London, ON, John Labatt Centre
  • 2003/09/25 - Toronto, ON, MuchMusic Studios
  • 2003/09/26 - Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
  • 2003/09/27 - Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
  • 2003/09/30 - London, England, Brixton Academy
  • 2003/10/03 - Amsterdam, Netherlands, Concerto
  • 2003/10/04 - Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso
  • 2003/10/05 - Cologne, Germany, Live Music Hall
  • 2003/10/07 - Berlin, Germany, Columbiahalle
  • 2003/10/09 - Hamburg, Germany, Grosse Freiheit 36
  • 2003/10/10 - Munich, Germany, Georg Elser Hallen
  • 2003/10/13 - Milan, Italy, Alcatraz
  • 2003/10/16 - Barcelona, Spain, Razzmatazz 1
  • 2003/10/20 - Oslo, Norway, NRK Studios, Store Studio
  • 2003/10/21 - Oslo, Norway, Rockefeller Music Hall
  • 2003/10/22 - Stockholm, Sweden, Cirkus Djurgarden
  • 2003/10/25 - Paris, France, Elysée Montmartre
  • 2003/10/25 - Paris, France, Oui FM
  • 2003/10/29 - London, England, BBC Television Centre
  • 2003/10/30 - Brighton, England, Dome Concert Hall, The
  • 2003/10/31 - London, England, Brixton Academy
  • 2003/11/02 - Manchester, England, Carling Apollo
  • 2003/11/03 - Doncaster, England, Dome, The
  • 2003/11/05 - Glasgow, Scotland, Carling Glasgow Academy
  • 2003/11/07 - Nottingham, England, Rock City
  • 2003/11/09 - Wolverhampton, England, Civic Hall
  • 2003/11/10 - London, England, Mark & Lard Show, BBC Radio 1
  • 2003/11/12 - London, England, Hammersmith Carling Apollo
  • 2003/12/05 - St. Louis, MO, Savvis Center
  • 2003/12/06 - Rosemont, IL, Allstate Arena
  • 2003/12/08 - Kansas City, MO, Beaumont Club
  • 2003/12/11 - Las Vegas, NV, Orleans Arena, Orleans Hotel & Casino
  • 2003/12/12 - San Francisco, CA, Civic Auditorium
  • 2003/12/14 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre
  • 2003/12/16 - Atlanta, GA, Fabulous Fox Theatre
  • 2003/12/17 - Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live Orlando
  • 2003/12/19 - Grand Prairie, TX, Nextstage
  • 2003/12/21 - Houston, TX, Verizon Wireless Theater
  • 2009/12/31 - Aspen, CO, Belly Up Aspen
  • 2011/05/01 - Spring, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • 2011/05/10 - San Francisco, CA, Moscone West Convention Center
  • 2011/05/28 - Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • 2011/07/09 - Oeiras, Portugal, Passeio Martítimo de Algés
  • 2011/07/16 - Ottawa, ON, LeBreton Flats Park
  • 2011/07/23 - Bridgeport, CT, Seaside Park
  • 2011/07/25 - New York City, NY, Terminal 5
  • 2011/07/30 - Woodford, Australia, North Byron Parklands
  • 2011/08/19 - Kansas City, KS, Livestrong Sporting Park
  • 2011/08/30 - London, England, KOKO
  • 2011/09/01 - Tel Aviv, Israel, Tel Aviv Fairgrounds
  • 2011/09/04 - Edmonton, AB, Edmonton Expo Centre
  • 2011/09/24 - Chicago, IL, Metro
  • 2011/09/25 - Chicago, IL, Metro
  • 2011/10/03 - Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 2011/10/04 - Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 2011/10/06 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, El Capitan Theatre
  • 2011/10/15 - Pensacola, FL, Pensacola Beach
  • 2011/10/17 - New York City, NY, Irving Plaza
  • 2011/10/18 - New York City, NY, Irving Plaza
  • 2011/10/21 - Atlantic City, NJ, House of Blues Atlantic City
  • 2011/10/28 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, 987FM Penthouse, Hollywood Tower
  • 2011/11/08 - Los Angeles, CA, Belasco Theater
  • 2011/12/11 - Universal City, CA, Gibson Amphitheater
  • 2011/12/31 - Aspen, CO, Belly Up Aspen
  • 2012/02/05 - Indianapolis, IN, Crane Bay Events Center, The
  • 2012/02/22 - St. Louis, MO, Pageant, The
  • 2012/02/24 - Detroit, MI, Fillmore Detroit, The
  • 2012/02/25 - Columbus, OH, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
  • 2012/02/27 - Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
  • 2012/02/29 - Rochester, NY, Auditorium Theatre
  • 2012/03/02 - Albany, NY, Palace Theatre, The
  • 2012/03/03 - Portland, ME, State Theatre
  • 2012/03/04 - Huntington, NY, Paramount, The
  • 2012/03/06 - Montclair, NJ, Wellmont Theatre
  • 2012/03/07 - Waterbury, CT, Palace Theatre
  • 2012/03/09 - Richmond, VA, National, The
  • 2012/03/10 - North Myrtle Beach, SC, House of Blues
  • 2012/03/13 - Atlanta, GA, Tebernacle, The
  • 2012/03/16 - Kansas City, MO, Uptown Theater
  • 2012/03/19 - Minneapolis, MN, Brick, The
  • 2012/03/21 - Grand Rapids, MI, DeVos Music Hall
  • 2012/03/23 - Louisville, KY, Louisville Palace Theater, The
  • 2012/03/24 - Milwaukee, WI, Eagles Ballroom
  • 2012/04/08 - São Paulo, Brasil, Jockey Club
  • 2012/04/10 - Buenos Aires, Argentina, Teatro Vorterix
  • 2012/05/04 - Birmingham, AL, Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
  • 2012/05/05 - Memphis, TN, Tom Lee Park
  • 2012/05/07 - San Antonio, TX, Lila C Cockrell Theatre
  • 2012/05/09 - Houston, TX, Bayou City and Event Center
  • 2012/05/10 - Dallas, TX, McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
  • 2012/05/12 - Austin, TX, Bass Concert Hall
  • 2012/05/15 - Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues
  • 2012/05/16 - Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre
  • 2012/05/18 - Miami Beach, FL, The Fillmore Miami Beach
  • 2012/05/19 - Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • 2012/05/20 - Gainesville, FL,
  • 2012/05/22 - Raleigh, NC, Memorial Auditorium
  • 2012/05/25 - Knoxville, TN, Tennessee Theatre
  • 2012/05/27 - Chillicothe, IL, Three Sisters Park
  • 2012/05/29 - Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
  • 2012/05/31 - Tuscon, AZ, Tuscon Music Hall
  • 2012/06/02 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 2012/06/03 - Chula Vista, CA, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 2012/07/13 - Cincinnati, OH, Sawyer Point
  • 2012/08/04 - Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
  • 2012/08/06 - Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
  • 2012/08/08 - Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre
  • 2012/08/09 - Bethlehem, PA, PNC Plaza
  • 2012/08/11 - Boston, MA, Bank of America Pavillion
  • 2012/08/12 - New Brunswick, NJ, State Theatre
  • 2012/08/14 - Baltimore, MD, Opera House
  • 2012/08/15 - Philadelphia, PA, Mann Center for the Performing Arts
  • 2012/08/17 - Brooklyn, NY, Williamsburg Park
  • 2012/08/18 - Ledyard, CT, MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • 2012/08/22 - Pittsburg, PA, Stage AE
  • 2012/08/23 - Indianapolis, IN, Old National Centre - Murat Theatre
  • 2012/08/25 - Omaha, NE, Orpheum Theater
  • 2012/08/26 - Colorado Springs, CO, Pikes Peak Center
  • 2012/08/28 - Magna, UT, Great Salt Air, The
  • 2012/08/29 - Boise, ID, Idaho Botanical Gardens
  • 2012/08/31 - Vancouver, BC, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 2012/09/01 - Seattle, WA, Seattle Center
  • 2012/09/04 - Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium
  • 2012/09/07 - Las Vegas, NV, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The - The Pool
  • 2012/09/08 - Dana Point, CA, Doheny State Beach
  • 2012/10/17 - Santa Cruz, CA, Civic Auditorium
  • 2012/10/18 - San Francisco, CA, The Warfield
  • 2012/10/20 - Davis, CA, Mondavi Center UC Davis
  • 2012/10/21 - Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
  • 2012/10/23 - Bakersfield, CA, Bakersfield Fox Theater
  • 2012/10/27 - Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern Theatre
  • 2012/12/28 - Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
  • 2012/12/29 - New York City, NY, Terminal 5
  • 2013/05/11 - Napa Valley, CA, Napa Expo, The
  • 2013/08/09 - Scranton, PA, Toyota Pavilion
  • 2013/08/10 - Hartford, CT, Comcast Center
  • 2013/08/13 - Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • 2013/08/14 - Mansfield, MA, Comcast Center
  • 2013/08/16 - Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
  • 2013/08/17 - Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 2013/08/18 - Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
  • 2013/08/20 - Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
  • 2013/08/22 - Tinley Park, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
  • 2013/08/23 - Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Music Center
  • 2013/08/24 - Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 2013/08/27 - Oklahoma City, OK, Zoo Amphitheatre
  • 2013/08/28 - Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
  • 2013/08/29 - The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • 2013/08/31 - Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheatre
  • 2013/09/04 - Missoula, MT, Wilma Theatre
  • 2013/09/07 - George, WA, The Gorge Amphitheatre
  • 2013/09/11 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 2013/09/13 - Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 2013/09/14 - Phoenix, AZ, Desert Sky Pavilion
  • 2013/09/15 - Chula Vista, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • 2013/09/17 - Cincinnati, OH, Horseshoe Casino
  • 2013/09/19 - North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, House of Blues
  • 2013/09/20 - Atlanta, GA, Piedmont Park
  • 2013/09/21 - Ft. Meyers, FL, JetBlue Park
  • 2013/10/13 - Buenos Aires, Argentina, Club Geba Sede San Martín
  • 2013/10/15 - Santiago, Chile, Caupolican Theatre
  • 2013/10/17 - Bogota, Columbia, Teatro Royal Canter
  • 2014/05/09 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2014/08/20 - London, England, 02 Academy Brixton
  • 2014/08/21 - Manchester, England, 02 Apollo Manchester
  • 2014/08/24 - Oslo, Norway, Sentrum Scene
  • 2014/09/20 - West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Sunset Street Music Festival
  • 2014/09/27 - Baltimore, MD, Carroll Park
  • 2014/11/19 - Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
  • 2014/11/22 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2015/05/13 - Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2015/07/04 - Milwaukee, WI, Marcus Amphitheater
  • 2015/07/11 - Kitchner, ON, McLennan Park
  • 2015/10/24 - San Francisco, CA, The Warfield
  • 2015/10/25 - Elverta, CA, Gibson Ranch
  • 2015/10/29 - Phoenix, AZ, Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
  • 2015/10/31 - New Orleans, LA, City Park
  • 2015/11/22 - Chiba, Japan, Makuhari Messe International Exhibition
  • 2016/05/13 - Atlanta, GA, Centennial Olympic Park & International Plaza
  • 2016/06/11 - Paris, France, Hippodrome de Longchamp
  • 2016/06/12 - Derbyshire, England, Donington Park
  • 2016/06/13 - London, England, Kentish Town Forum
  • 2016/06/15 - Milan, Italy, Fabrique
  • 2016/06/17 - Madrid, Spain, Caja Mágica
  • 2016/06/19 - Clisson, France, Val de Moine
  • 2016/06/24 - Montebello, QC, Marina de Montebello
  • 2016/07/16 - Asbury Park, NJ, Stone Pony Summerstage
  • 2016/07/17 - Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theatre
  • 2016/07/20 - Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore
  • 2016/07/22 - Sterling Heights, MI, Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
  • 2016/07/23 - Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
  • 2016/07/27 - Chicago, IL, Metro Chicago
  • 2016/07/30 - Chicago, IL, Grant Park
  • 2016/09/02 - Denver, CO, National Western Complex
  • 2016/09/21 - San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
  • 2016/09/23 - Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
  • Known Performances by Satellite Party: (2)

  • 2007/08/14 - Millvale, PA, Mr. Small's Theatre
  • 2007/08/25 - Austin, TX, Emos