"You Aint Me" as written by and Charles Thompson....
Standing in the light
You're so self-congratulatory
So I guess you have the right to be so masturbatory
And like a man with his pet
You always seem to forget

That you ain't me
You ain't me
You ain't me
No, you ain't me

Did you include the question mark?
When I answered you were totally shocked
You looked at me like I was a Snark
While your head was extremely mentally blocked
I'm the guy from Wonderland
And you could never understand

That you ain't me
You ain't me

The money has been spent
I'm not saying it hasn't been earned
The customers have paid
I'm just feeling kind of burned
Tell me where have you been
Oh, black-eyed mannequin

You ain't me.


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"You Ain't Me" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General CommentYes she is ezamor... she is like a man with his pet... now shaddup!! :)
    Tricky1979on May 20, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSomeone told me this is a song about Kim Deal.
    ritecoastsurferon April 29, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationWhy do people think this song’s about Kim Deal? Is Kim Deal “like a man with his pet,” eh?

    No, but this song obviously has something to do with Lewis Carroll, to whom the lyrics make two explicit references.

    1) A “snark” is an imaginary animal from Carroll’s poem “The Hunting of the Snark.”
    2) “Wonderland” is a reference to Carol’s book “Alice in Wonderland.”

    My guess is that the song has something to do with Mike Batt’s musical production, “The Hunting of the Snark,” which is based on Carroll’s poem. Possibly, it is sung from the perspective of the ghost of Lewis Carroll who is disappointed after having watched Batt’s musical:

    “Standing in the light / You're so self-congratulatory”

    The musical has ended, and Batt, proud of his work (like man with his pet), steps onstage to accept applause. Batt makes some remark or rhetorical question, to which Carroll gives a snide remark. Batt’s bewildered, and Carroll goes to say that he feels a bit gypped, and reminds Batt that he’s no Lewis Carroll.

    BTW, Batt’s musical was filmed and broadcast on British television in 1987. In addition to Batt himself, the musical featured Billy Connolly, Roger Daltrey, Justin Hayward, John Hurt, Julian Lennon, Captain Sensible, Midge Ure, Deniece Williams, etc.
    ezamoron May 21, 2009   Link

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