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The Ting Tings – That's Not My Name lyrics

Four little words just to get me along
It's a difficulty and I'm biting on my tongue and I
I keep stalling, keeping me together
People around gotta find something to say now


Holding back, everyday the same
Don't wanna be a loner
Listen to me, oh no
I never say anything at all
But with nothing to consider
They forget my name (ame, ame, ame)

They call me "hell"
They call me "Stacey"
They call me "her"
They call me "Jane"
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name

They call me quiet
But I'm a riot
Mary, Jo, Lisa
Always the same
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name

I miss the catch if they throw me the ball
I'm the last chick standing up against the wall
Keep up, falling, these heels they keep me boring
Getting glammed up and sitting on the fence now

So alone all the time at night
Lock myself away
Listen to me, I'm not
Although I'm dressed up, out and all with
Everything considered
They forget my name (ame, ame, ame)

They call me "hell"
They call me "Stacey"
They call me "her"
They call me "Jane"
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name

They call me quiet
But I'm a riot yeah
Mary, Jo, Lisa
Always the same
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name

Are, you, calling, me, darling?
Are, you, calling, me, bird?
Are, you, calling, me, darling?
Are, you, calling, me, bird?



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  • the_observist
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    the_observistDec 27, 2008 at 6:05 pm
    Alyssa, your explanation was too absurd. And I don't think that we need to listen to something in order to get the meaning. Nevertheless, everyone have their own opinion/.
    Mine:
    about a girl who is unnoticeable by people and they keep forgetting her name by calling her another girls' name which might be someone who is more popular than her.
    She is someone who is lonely and quiet type but who have another side, she just simply wanna be noticed and treated equally with other girls.
    She tried to wear heels and do other girly stuff but sometimes her bluntness is a turn off because she cannot really understand what they are trying to say and that makes her always come last in almost everything.
    Finally she gives up and go home, locking herself and think that no matter what she do, people always keep forgetting her name.
    She keep denying that's not her name simply because the angst that she is having inside and the repitition shows that she clearly want people to know her name and her real self.
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    UnregisteredJun 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    I would love to know the male vocal background lyrics to this song. Toward the end of the song there are actually four (4) layers of vocals. Simply an awesome song! Love it! Also, I feel like this song is about not fitting in and feeling and dealing with the pain, anger, and lonieness associated with being excluded from the "norm". Rock on ting's and thank you for this powerful song.
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    madasrabbitsFeb 17, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    It's not about a prostitute! She's out with friends or something and her friends' friends keep forgetting her name, so they just call her. Well, jane, stacy, and so on, hoping they'll get it right. And here's jules' part in the end:
    This song was in my head, now it's in my mind, call it reach it get some words and get some timing.
    And though I realize, I cannot emphasize, I'll stick around but just don't promise, nothing binding.
    And can't you see, that you're so desperately, a standing joker like a vocal one-liner.
    Instead of sing-a-long, this song is monotone, I've gotta get some soul I gotta get some feeling.

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