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

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

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

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

No, oh no, no

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

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

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

The one, not the one for you, no the one

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"I'm Not the One" as written by Patrick Carney Daniel Auerbach

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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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