Not One Of Us

Album: Peter Gabriel (third, melt) (1980)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is about people who isolate themselves into groups and exclude others. It can apply to religions, races, cliques, etc.

Comments: 4

  • James from Glendale, AzI always felt this song would have been perfect on the 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers because of the title and theme. The lyrics "You can look like we do, talk like we do, but you know how it is. You're Not One of Us!" always brought the Pod People to mind for me.
  • Amy from Toronto, OnThis song was recently covered by Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields for Peter Gabriel's Scratch My Back/I'll Scratch Yours project. It appears as a B-side to "Book of Love" on 45s specially released for independent record stores.
  • Tarrah from Liverpool, EnglandI have never heard of this song, but I felt bad for Joe. So yeah and I am pretty much bored. so bye.
  • Joe from Allston, MaOne of my favorite songs on (3) aka Melting Face. I remember being a young hick kid visiting my friend at his fancy art high school outside of Boston and this was the album everyone was listening to. This song summed up the experience I had during that visit.
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