Being 'round you is driving me crazy
Watching you run is making me lazy
You're trying to buy a place in my head
Telling me lines I've already read
Speaking my name to try to confuse me
Say it again you're starting to lose me

That's alright, I'm okay
It happens every single day
It's all the same
But I'm not blind

It's all about you
Not me
It's all about the things that you're expecting me to be
There's not enough time
To live
And all that you're expecting me to give

It's all about you
Not
Me
It's all about you
Not
Me

You're building my prison brick by brick
Eating your words is making me sick
You get what you want 'cause nothing is sacred
You're reading my mind and leaving me naked
You say I gotta give before I receive it
One of these days I'll believe it

It's all about you
Not me
It's all about the things that you're expecting me to be
There's not enough time
To live
And all that you're expecting me to give

It's all about you
Not
Me
It's all about you
Not
Me


That's alright, I'm okay
It happens every single day
It's all the same
But I'm not blind

It's all about you
Not me
It's all about the things that you're expecting me to be
There's not enough time
To live
And all that you're expecting me to give

It's all about you
Not
Me
It's all about you
Not
Me
It's all about you
Not
Me



Lyrics submitted by Idan

"You Not Me" as written by Michael/myung Portnoy

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment:This is the first song that Dream Theater wrote with someone that is not in the band.

    It was written by John Myung and Desmond Child(the "'80s rock hit-maker"). DT's producer at that time, Kevin Shirley listened to the song and felt it needed stronger more powerful chorus and that's how Desmod got invovled and this master piece is the outcome. :)

    --
    This is, of course, not the meaning of this great song, just some background...
    Idanon July 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Bad by Dream Theater standards, but excellent by any other
    Thunderbolton April 11, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:This song is a bit too "pop" like... of course, for a rock song. Dream Theater really should've kept this a b-side I think... they would have been much better off with something like Eve. It's kinda catchy though... but not for Dream Theater fans. Of course, they know this already :P
    IdiotequeDanceon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:Funny enough, though, this was their hit song on MTV back in the days... :)
    Idanon October 06, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:I think Cover My Eyes could have possibly been in place of this song or maybe Take Away My Pain or Just Let Me Breathe. Yeah. Cover My Eyes instead of Just Let Me Breathe. I'm so burning Falling Into Infinity like that. It's too bad I'll never get to see Dream Theater on MTV or anything, I think that'd be pretty cool, lol. Not that I'd actually see any music on MTV anyway =P
    PinkFloydrulezon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:If you ever get a chance, pick up Dream Theater's "Trial of Singles". Its a collection of demos and rare songs...They have the original of this on there, and IMO, the original blows this out of the water. The chorus, the most "pop" part is very different, there's another keyboard section...much better overall.
    life_as_lucidon February 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:This song is so bad lol

    Dream Theater kick ass!
    hellarack99on February 09, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:And, btw, Petrucci and Child wrote this, not Myung.
    hellarack99on February 09, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Like all other Dream Theater lyrics, these aren't much good, outside writer or not. There are much better ways of saying "I want to live my life, not yours."
    Sin-éon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:"Like all other DT lyrics?"

    Are are you that songs such as "A Change of Seasons", "In the Name of God", "Learning to Live" and plenty others have /bad/ lyrics?

    I completely and utterly disagree.
    Idanon February 14, 2006   Link

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