"Unlike Me" as written by Kate C. Havnevik and Guy Sigsworth....
There are no guarantees in life
Not for the present, nor for the future
All I know is that I'm here
Don't know for how long

I love the way you live so intensely
Enjoy every minute of life
With space to swing
Your arms around laughing loudly

Unlike me, unlike me
Do you think I'm strange?
Unlike you, unlike you
I am not pretending

There is no time
There is no time
There is no time
Time doesn't really exist

The past, the present and the future
Are all side by side, hand in hand
You move and change, yet you go nowhere
Everything stays the same

You stare at me and ask me questions
Makes me nervous
This room, it keeps a constant tone
While I'm on a roller coaster

Unlike me, unlike me
Do you think I'm strange?
Unlike you, unlike you
I am not pretending

There is no time
There is no time
There is no time
Time doesn't really exist

There is no time
There is no time
There is no time
Time doesn't really exist



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"Unlike Me" as written by Kate C. Havnevik Guy Sigsworth

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  • +2
    General CommentI don't watch Gray's Anatomy (ducks from the flying pans), but I someone recommended Kate if I liked Imogen Heap and Frou-Frou-ish music.
    Well, I do like Kate, and this was the second song I had heard of her (first being "New Day") And this is really my favorite.

    That being said, I see alot of people interpret the "there's no time" lines on their own, but I was under the impression she was continuing from the "Unlike me..." part:

    i.e. Unlike me, unlike me... do you think I'm strange?
    Unlike you, unlike you... I am not pretending... there's no time."

    I think it goes along great with the first part of the song, where she's complimenting the person on how lively they are, unlike she, who's a bit of a realist, and knows she can't live as if there's no time. This also goes well with the next part, where she explains it a little more:

    "the past, the present, and the future... are all side by side, hand in hand."

    She's saying that these deminsions are real, and they are so close that they're practically holding hands. She points out that the other person lives on, but nothing changes for them, because they live with no time. Puzzled, the other person asks her to explain further this revelation, but she doesn't want to. To them, right then and there, the room stays the same, but to her, the room and time are changing, and changing fast.
    lrkrmo15on July 06, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPersonally, I see the song as Kate is the realist; The one who sees things a bit more 'adultly' than her peers -- Or, rather, the person in mention during the first few lines -- Who sees the World with a bit more infantile point of view. They don't fret over dying tomorrow, or today, but rather, because they have 'time', which I find to be the key point of this song.

    Kate's look on life is there is no time -- We could all be gone tomorrow; even in a mere second we could die. She sees this, and then it begins to open more and more worries; more and more vision to the real and immediate dangers of the World that can happen at any given moment. As she says, "Unlike you I am not pretending" -- Unlike the person(s) in question, she isn't allowing herself to be so oblivious to the real concerns and pessimistic views of life. Whereas her peer(s) have 'room to swing their arms', she believes there's 'no time' to do so. The World is a dangerous place -- Whereas her peer(s) see it as a treasure trove of adventure, she believes it to be a dark cave with the growling of an unseen beast.

    In other words, I feel the song is Kate's view on life -- There is no time, there is only right now, and it could end in an instant. She cannot be happy and care-free, as she sees things with a more adult view, rather than the infantile and somewhat oblivious view that those around her have.
    Mattizillaon March 09, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is more about a person expressing her own thoughts. Unlike me - she is the odd one, the one who lives her own life and she is repeating sentences what others have said to her.
    SHe is living intensely according to what she feels and thinks.
    Other people are asking questions because they don't know how to swing their arms aroung.
    The girl is on the rollercoaster, but she knows that she is the same person no matter what she does. Even if others think she is strange, at least she is not pretending




    Time doesn't really exist
    piperwillowon May 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song on Grey's Anatomy and became instantly addicted.

    I think it's about a person - a girl, probably - who is very carefree and trying to live life 'in the now' rather than constantly planning for the future.
    angiportuson February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so pretty
    her voice flows so well

    i don't understand the "time does not exist" part, but i think you're right about her living in the present rather than the future
    mo fuckson February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song on Grey's anatomy too (I love that show) and I found it almost hypnotic. Brilliant!

    I think "time does not exist" just means that she doesn't think of time but instead just lives while the person she is talking to can't do that and so never really experiences life.

    "You stare at me
    And ask me questions,
    Makes me nervous
    This room it keeps a constant tone
    While I'm on a roller coaster"
    wolf cubon May 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a beautiful voice.
    publicon June 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm in love with this song. I've been listening to it when I go to sleep. It is heavenly; that's the only word with which I can describe it. When I listen to it, I just become so content and happy.

    Oh, and to wolf cub, that's a good insight on the "Time doesn't really exist" part
    VinceTG2on September 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I heard it for the first time on the show Grey's Anatomy. The way the voice flows and the music...so emotional.
    Gallyon January 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst time I heard it was on Grey's Anatomy. I instantly fell in love with it ^^ really really deep love. Can't really say what it's about, but it sounds pretty Imogen-Heap-ish.
    iMarson January 27, 2007   Link

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