Not Fair

Album: It's Not Me, It's You (2009)
Charted: 5

Songfacts®:

  • The Observer Music Magazine December 2008 asked whether the lazy lover in this song is about any specific person. Allen replied naughtily: "The person in question, is far too arrogant to even consider that it might be about him. It would not even cross his mind for a second. He's heard it, I've played it to him. And he had no idea. Didn't even ask."
  • On August 27, 2009, thelondonpaper - a freesheet published in the capital - featured a dyed blonde Lily Allen who told Tom Chivers that she wished she'd never written this song because "the sex-based single intimidates men". Allen was quoted thus: "The thought never occurred to me it would scare men. But guys are like 'Whoa, no, I'm not sleeping with you in case you write something about it'."

Comments: 5

  • Dd from Cincinnati, OhioI'm pretty sure she's dressing up as Linda Ronstadt and that video cuz she looks just like her in it.
  • Kenzi from Riverside, UtVeryCreative. :)
  • Maddie from Scarborough, United KingdomThis song is great!
  • Love from London, United KingdomThat is extremely funny!
  • Louise from Newcastle, --I really love the 70's stlye video for this song.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Rush: Album by Album - A Conversation With Martin PopoffSong Writing

A talk with Martin Popoff about his latest book on Rush and how he assessed the thousands of albums he reviewed.

Marvin GayeFact or Fiction

Did Marvin try out with the Detroit Lions? Did he fake crazy to get out of military service? And what about the cross-dressing?

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & PalmerSongwriter Interviews

Greg talks about writing songs of "universal truth" for King Crimson and ELP, and tells us about his most memorable stage moment (it involves fireworks).

Annie Haslam of RenaissanceSongwriter Interviews

The 5-octave voice of the classical rock band Renaissance, Annie is big on creative expression. In this talk, she covers Roy Wood, the history of the band, and where all the money went in the '70s.

Joe JacksonSongwriter Interviews

Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.

Jack Blades of Night Ranger and Damn YankeesSongwriter Interviews

Revisit the awesome glory of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees: cheesily-acted videos, catchy guitar licks, long hair, and lyrics that are just plain relatable.