That's Not My Name

Album: We Started Nothing (2008)
Charted: 1 39
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  • Four letter word 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 girl"
    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" (this song was in my head)
    They call me, "Stacey" (now it's in my mind)
    They call me, "Her" (call it, reach it, get some words and get some timing)
    They call me "Jane"
    That's not my name (and though I realize I cannot emphasize)
    That's not my name (I'll stick around but just don't promise, nothing binding)
    That's not my name
    That's not my name
    They call me, "Quiet girl" (and baby, can't you see, that you're so desperately)
    But I'm a riot
    Mary, Jo, Lisa (a standing joker like a vocal one-liner)
    Always the same
    That's not my name (instead of sing-a-long)
    That's not my name (this song is monotone)
    That's not my name (I've gotta get some soul)
    That's not my name (I gotta get some feeling)

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

    They call me, "Hell" (are you calling me darling?)
    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 girl" (are you calling me bird?)
    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

    They call me, "Hell" (this song was in my head)
    They call me, "Stacey" (now it's in my mind)
    They call me, "Her" (call it, reach it, get some words and get some timing)
    They call me, "Jane"
    That's not my name (and though I realize)
    That's not my name (I cannot emphasize)
    That's not my name (I'll stick around but just don't promise, nothing binding)
    That's not my name (so alone all the time and I, I took away)
    They call me, "Quiet girl" (and baby, can't you see, that you're so desperately)
    But I'm a riot
    Mary, Jo, Lisa (a standing joker like a vocal one-liner)
    Always the same
    That's not my name (instead of sing-a-long)
    That's not my name (this song is monotone)
    That's not my name (I've gotta get some soul)
    That's not my name (I gotta get some feeling) Writer/s: Jules De Martino, Katie White
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Rob B from UkIt's Hel and not Bel. Helen is a name and here in the UK we call it Hel for short.
    Jules in the background:]
    This song was in my head, now it's in my mind
    Call it, reach it, get some words and get some timing
    Though I realize, I cannot emphasize
    I'll stick around, but just a promise, nothing binding
    However can't you see, that you're so desperately
    A standing joker like a vocal one-liner
    Instead of sing-along, this song is monotone
    I gotta get some soul, gotta get some feeling....
  • Johnny Anon from UkThanks for including the backing lyrics because I'm a weirdo and like singing them
  • Charlotte Reid from Omagh I love this song because I used to dance to this song I was younger
  • Demetrios "meter" Pappas from Atlanta , GaIt's Hell, not Bell...clearly the video shows that...
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlIt's so catchy and it's really fun to sing with buddies! :)
  • Mike from Matawan, NjYa know what? I'd STILL take this anyday over "Inna Gadda Da Vida". It's catchy. Like typhus.
  • Teddy from Atlanta, GaPerhaps the worst song to chart since Crank That by Soulja Boy. Weeping for the state of popular music.
  • Pal from Los Angeles, CaHere is what Jules sings. I love this part of the song. In the last round, instead of "Oh baby", he says something I cannot make out, but it sounds like a name.

    This lick 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.
    Oh baby can't you see, that you're so desperately, a standing joker, like a vocal one liner.
    Instead of sing-along, this song is monotone, I gotta get some soul, I gotta get some feeling.

  • Summer from Murfreesboro, TnWhat's the guy in the background singing during the chorus the second or third time around?
  • Camille from Toronto, OhSaw & heard this pair today, New Year's 2009 on NBC. They were at New York's Time Square singing this song later after the ball dropped. Their performance was electric. Katie White looked red-hot & her sound captured the intense, hectic enjoyment of ringing in the new year. Let their star rise this year, they got the talent & polish to shine.
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandI'll take a lot of Manc bands over Cast and the Las's thanks very much... Having said that, these are crap... "you really are that forgettable unless you put your stamp on something" Really? Try telling that to the hundreds of rock bands out there playing good talented music day in, day out with no major label and loads of success...
  • Dave from Liverpool, United KingdomMore bollocks from manchester and we're supposed to be excited by it?

    Nah.........
  • Louise from Newcastle, United KingdomLove this song. The instrumental track was used on a Radio One ad.
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