"Someone Else Not Me" as written by and Nick Rhodes Warren Cuccurullo....
Now while the beat is slow
Here in your arms I sway
Now that the light is low
there's something I want to say

I guess you've known it for a while
That I mean trouble
I only want to see you smile
And I burst this bubble
The hardest thing
Is to let go

When love is real
Like a flower
Loves a bee
But I know you're meant
To give yourself
To someone else
Not me

And I could carry on with you
Does that sound crazy?
I think you feel the same way too
And you can't face it
The hardest thing
Is to let go

But it's not defeat
When you set somebody free
And I know you're meant
To be yourself
With someone else
Not me

Can you let go?
Cause that's love that's real
Like a flower loves a bee
And you know you're meant
To give yourself
To someone else
Not me

Somebody else not me
Meant for somebody else
Not me


Lyrics submitted by RavenVixy

"Someone Else Not Me" as written by Simon Le Bon Nick Rhodes

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General CommentI'll probably catch flack for this, but the theme of this song really reminds me alot of Deathcab For Cutie's "Someday You Will Be Loved." Either way, I think this is a really great and somber song, even though the music itself is a tad deceptive.

    "When love is real,
    Like a flower loves a bee."

    It's like that poem by Richard Bach, "If you love something, let it go."


    "Now while the beat is slow
    Here in your arms I sway
    Now that the light is low
    There's something I want to say."

    This part, to me, conjures up a scene of a highschool dance during a slow song in the arms of a "puppy" love. He's in this really intimate embrace with her, and has to drop the bomb.


    "I guess you've known it for a while
    Did I mean trouble?"
    (other sites say "But" I mean trouble)

    I remember the phrase "He/she means trouble" usually means they're serious,
    if it's "But" then it's the narrator saying "This isn't a joke, I mean this."

    If it's "Did I" then the girl is asking herself if he was really genuine with her before, and
    she must've known for a while that he was just leading her on, through word of mouth through friends.

    "I only want to see you smile,
    And I burst this bubble."

    He did the opposite of making her smile and has dashed her hopes and made her feel quite low.


    "The hardest thing is to let go."

    It's either hard for the narrator, because he has genuine feelings,
    or it's hard for the girl because she's already infatuated and attached.


    "Then I know you're meant to give yourself to someone else not me."
    Someday you will be loved...


    "And I could carry on with you
    Does that sound crazy?"

    I could try, keep up appearances, fake it.


    "I think you feel the same way too,
    And you can't face it."

    Deep down she knows he's right, but she's still blinded by infatuation, which will eventually fade.


    "Can you let go?
    Cuz that's love that's real."

    Real love is allowing the other person their freedom, freedom to choose.
    You could tie them down, play the pity card, but that's no foundation for a relationship.
    S4v3St4t3son April 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's obvious what this song is about. But Simon wrote this around the time he was growing depressed in the band. I guess he didn't feel like it was really his band anymore. So I think the song could also be about him contemplating leaving Nick and Warren. Luckily the original five got back together.
    Canadaon March 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song. one of their best.
    bosieon June 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, i think this is the best song by far on pop trash.
    it sounds like two people who love each other, but the guy thinks the girl deserves someone better, but when he says he could carry on, i think hes having a hard time deciding.
    love this song !!!!
    MathiasCronqviston July 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorites.
    XxSeventhStrangerXxon September 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. So empowering.
    vlcupperon March 12, 2009   Link

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