I've been tried and I've been tested
I was born tired, I never got rested
Harder than marble stone
I'm better off, better off left alone

'Cause I'm not the one
No I'm not the one
You wanted it all
But I give you, give you none
Oh I'm not the one

Well like a toy to a kid
I said jump and momma you did
And you know, your daddy knows, and your momma knows that's wrong
And now it's time for me to move on

'Cause I'm not the one
No I'm not the one
You wanted it all
But I give you, give you none
I'm not the one

No, no I'm not
I'm not the one
No, no I'm not
I'm not the one

You think that I'm normal
All these years, I'm just trying to warn you
You'd do good to move on
No it won't, it won't hurt me none

'Cause I'm not the one
No I'm not the one
But you wanted it all
But I give you, give you none
'Cause I'm not the one
No I'm not the one

Yeah oh, I'm not the one
Not the one for you
Not the one
Not the one


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    MemoryThis song reminds me of a past relationship where the girl put her whole hart into it but I was cold and emotionless (harder than marble stone). She did everything she could or that I wanted her to (I said jump and mamma you did) in an attempt to keep the thing going. Once I finally realized what was happening I understood that she thought this was normal, but I knew it wasn't and had to end it because I wasn't the one. She wanted it all (my love) but I gave her none. The fact that the song uses the present participle rather than the past makes me think more of a situation where a girl wants a guy, but he knows he is heartless and cold and not what she needs rather than a past event, but I can still (unfortunately) relate.

    Also, in a completely different genre, the song 'Someday You Will Be Loved' by Death Cab for Cutie comes to mind.
    HHNSon February 20, 2011   Link

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