You Don't Get Me

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“You Don’t Get Me” started with a lyric from David B.

The original lyric was written from the point of view of a girl making a scene to her boyfriend.  I suggested that we change it to a teenager making a scene to her dad.  This shift was done with only a few line changes.

David B. is no teenage girl, and neither I am… so this is a song that I think would benefit from a co-write with the artist, to further fine-tune the lyric and make it fit the artist personality and language.

Music & Production

The musical hook is based on a simple guitar riff, together with a cool bass line and syncopated groove.

There are two very distinct drum parts: the syncopated drum machine that runs throughout, and heavy acoustic drums on top during the choruses.

Ben Treeby played guitar, Kelly Webb sang, I played the other tracks, sang backups, produced and mixed.  John Astley mastered.

“Heavy Remix”

The version uploaded on YouTube and SoundCloud is slightly different from the original version featured on the “Back in the Groove” album (available on iTunes, CD Baby, and wherever good mp3s are sold ;-)).

In the original version, the big drums only come in on the final set of choruses.  I liked the idea of “holding out” for a while then finishing off with a big climax.  The overall feedback I got though, was that the early choruses needed to be bigger.  So now, every chorus has big heavy drums on them!


Words by David B. / Music by A. Robin
Produced by SuperCool-Guy
© 2012 -- All rights reserved

I'm not that serious
Sometimes I'm delirious
I don't like fitting in
I won't quit 'till I win

I don't like girlie things
Shabby chic just ain't my scene
Rock and roll that's what I like
Partying all through the night

But you call me your sweet little princess
You're such a mess

You don't get me
You don't get me
You don't get me
You don't
Why don't you understand?
You just don't get me

You got your set of rules
And I don't think they're cool
You want me to behave
You say I'm going through a phase

You think you know me, you don't have a clue
I'm tellin' you

You don't get me...

I got to be myself
Gotta have some fun
I'm learnin' to be free
My life has just begun
These times I won't forget
And one day you'll regret

You don't get me...

Why don't you understand?
See me as I am

[Repeat chorus]

Why don't you let yourself
See me as I am
And then you'll understand
That you just don't get me.

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