Wouldn't Want to Be Like You
by Sheryl Crow (featuring St. Vincent)

  • Sheryl Crow wrote this song with her guitarist and go-to collaborator Jeff Trott. Lyrically, it's about our political chiefs' squishy relationship with the truth.

    I wouldn't want to be like you
    You tell a lie, you tell a lie, you tell a lie
    But that don't make it true

    Crow explained to Apple: "It's about the fact that while we're teaching our kids that the truth matters, we're seeing it become an inconvenience to people at the top of our government."
  • Crow recorded the song for Threads, a collaborative album featuring many of her musical heroes, friends, and newer artists. She sent the tune to her pal Annie Clark, aka singer-songwriter St. Vincent. Crow told her, "Look, I've written this. Sit with it and let me know if you want to be a part of this." Clark got right back straight away to the singer and told her she was in.


Be the first to comment...

Timothy B. Schmit of the EaglesSongwriter Interviews

Did this Eagle come up with the term "Parrothead"? And what is it like playing "Hotel California" for the gazillionth time?

Which Restaurants Are Most Mentioned In Song Lyrics?Song Writing

Katy Perry mentions McDonald's, Beyoncé calls out Red Lobster, and Supertramp shouts out Taco Bell - we found the 10 restaurants most often mentioned in songs.

Charlie DanielsSongwriter Interviews

Charlie discusses the songs that made him a Southern Rock icon, and settles the Devil vs. Johnny argument once and for all.

Lip-Synch RebelsSong Writing

What happens when Kurt Cobain, Iron Maiden and Johnny Lydon are told to lip-synch? Some hilarious "performances."

American Hits With Foreign TitlesSong Writing

What are the biggest US hits with French, Spanish (not "Rico Suave"), Italian, Scottish, Greek, and Japanese titles?

Dean PitchfordSongwriter Interviews

Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."