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The Black Keys — I'm Not The One
Album: Brothers
Avg rating:
7.4

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1596









Released: 2010
Length: 3:47
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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'm not the one
No, I'm not the one
You wanted it all
But I'll give you none
'Cause I'm 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'm not the one
You wanted it all
But I give you, give you none
'Cause I'm not the one

No
No I'm not the one

No
No I'm not the one

You think that I'm normal
All these years, I'm just tryin' 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
You wanted it all
But I give you, give you none
'Cause I'm not the one
No, I'm not the one, yeah

I'm not the one
Not the one for you
Not the one, the one
Not the one
Comments (85)add comment
 oldkcscdj wrote:
I do like the Black Keys, but I also wish Danger Mouse knew how to set his levels to keep from distorting the bass and just completely crushing all the life out of the song.  You hear that here, you hear it on Broken Bells, you hear it on pretty much everything he touches.  Kinda makes you think he means to do it that way.  Kinda makes you wish someone would let him know it sounds like shit.
 

The kick drum and toms are pretty distorted too...
Surprisingly little to dislike about this particular song by TBK. That stodgy production isn't completely absent, but it's not horrible.

I like goopy!
Hope you feel better now. Don’t do that again, please. pxd
 oldkcscdj wrote:
I do like the Black Keys, but I also wish Danger Mouse knew how to set his levels to keep from distorting the bass and just completely crushing all the life out of the song.  You hear that here, you hear it on Broken Bells, you hear it on pretty much everything he touches.  Kinda makes you think he means to do it that way.  Kinda makes you wish someone would let him know it sounds like shit.

 
I'm not sure if it's (just) Danger Mouse; it seems like you hear that distorted/muffled bass and drums on most things Dan Auerbach touches as well.  It's clearly done on purpose; for some reason they both seem to like that sound.
I do like the Black Keys, but I also wish Danger Mouse knew how to set his levels to keep from distorting the bass and just completely crushing all the life out of the song.  You hear that here, you hear it on Broken Bells, you hear it on pretty much everything he touches.  Kinda makes you think he means to do it that way.  Kinda makes you wish someone would let him know it sounds like shit.
These guys lost all my respect by how they handled Steve Miller's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  The Black Keys acted like a couple of spoiled brats.  Go into obscurity, losers.
still sucks big-time
 ppopp wrote:
Not a very nice sound at all.

 
You should listen to some of their other stuff. You might change your mind.
Not a very nice sound at all.
Before, yes.  Tonight, no.
{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}
One of my favourite bands
I like this band, Dan Auerbachs voice, the pure sound on this song, everything. Great band!
We'll done, but depressing subject matter.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Must be another RP (Radio Pasadena? {#Think} ). Radio Paradise never plays the same song several times a day.


 
No, but they do play the same artists several times per day. Porcupine Tree, My Morning Jacket, Talking Heads etc. Not complaining, just saying. Well, maybe complaining about Talking Heads, but otherwise - carry on.
I like BK, but I LOVE this version by Betty LaVette.  She feels my pain, and I feel hers. . . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nlOZY9Iwgk&feature=kp
 rdo wrote:
{#Skull}   THIS SUX PLEASE DELETE FROM PLAY LIST  {#Skull}

  Also, there is the PSD option.


The song earned a one!
 rdo wrote:
{#Skull}   THIS SUX PLEASE DELETE FROM PLAY LIST  {#Skull}

 
Hey, lots of folks like this (7.5 rating overall). Seems to me that not everyone must like every song. So you might want to exercise your right to use the mute button when this comes around again.  
{#Skull}   THIS SUX PLEASE DELETE FROM PLAY LIST  {#Skull}
Nice!
 Segue wrote:
these guys SUCK! Is it a macho thing? stupid boring repetitive ACK!!! hate to turn off RP — ever!

 

You are so smart...what have you written/produced lately, just curious!
 Please play some Toots and the Maytalls instead {#Lol}
Uh yea.{#Cool}
these guys SUCK! Is it a macho thing? stupid boring repetitive ACK!!! hate to turn off RP — ever!
Bought several! They're all good. :) My favorite is El Camino, with this as a close second.
another nice modern rock band!
 jr2571 wrote:
I love this song and the band; however, I saw them at Madison Square Garden in NYC this past Spring and I was pretty disappointed.  There is no denying their talent and their energy, but they put on a pop show- rushing through songs and except for a few moments not doing any great jamming.  They need to improve their live shows before I am truly won over.
 
This doesn't seem like the sort of band that The Garden would suit very well; they're essentially a 'garage' duo.  The Beacon would seem a more fitting venue for these guys, if not someplace smaller.
I love this song and the band; however, I saw them at Madison Square Garden in NYC this past Spring and I was pretty disappointed.  There is no denying their talent and their energy, but they put on a pop show- rushing through songs and except for a few moments not doing any great jamming.  They need to improve their live shows before I am truly won over.
Saw these guys last weekend in Charlotte, NC (with the Arctic Monkeys). Excellent show, DEFINITELY worth checking out if they play at a town close by.
 ferwoman wrote:
I'm surprised that the several songs I've heard from this album (all on RP, to be sure) have been "keepers" as far as I'm concerned. Surprised because I didn't know this was a group I'd bother to investigate. Having heard several of the songs, this is an album I consider buying - and through the RP affiliate link, of course! {#Mrgreen}
 
If you have not already, do it!  It's a fantastic album if you like what you've heard so far.
OMG, great song!!! Speaks to me sooo much.
 DoctorHooey wrote:
This is a rating on the 
RADIO PARADISE
The number of this rating is

 
{#Roflol}{#Clap}
I'm surprised that the several songs I've heard from this album (all on RP, to be sure) have been "keepers" as far as I'm concerned. Surprised because I didn't know this was a group I'd bother to investigate. Having heard several of the songs, this is an album I consider buying - and through the RP affiliate link, of course! {#Mrgreen}

Great pre-break-up song..  One of the best on this release.


 Jelani wrote:
ahm not the woin.
 
{#Roflol} I liked the novelty of this song the first few times, but I'm rather tired of it now.  Thanks, Jelani, for the comedic relief.

 Businessgypsy wrote:

Blind Lemon Jefferson 1926
Robert Johnson 1936
Tony Hollins 1941
Chuck Berry 1954
Otis Redding 1964
AC/DC 1975
I was wearing power suits and doing lines in the 80's
Black Crowes 1990
Black Keys 2010

I'm sure others could expand upon and dispute the line between these dots, but I submit this as DNA evidence. Stingray, I realize that there was no legitimate music recorded before 1990, when artists spontaneously began creating without influence - but humor me, okay?


 
What I don't see is the connection between Otis Redding and AC/DC.  Am I missing something?  I have Otis Redding on vinyl and CD.  Did AC/DC possess any sort of funk, and I just didn't hear it?  Could be my bias against those screechy white guy vocalists from the 70's.  I was never a big Zeppelin fan, either.  Loved the Stones, who had some funk, and loved Graham Parker, who had funk and a horn section.  Anyway, I just don't get the  connection from AC/DC to Otis Redding.

And, I like the Black Keys more than the White Stripes, but I can't figure out why.

reminds me a little of Cold War Kids. Nice.
 Jelani wrote:
ahm not the woin.
 
hahaha!  {#Mrgreen}
 glen1n1m wrote:
Digital distortion just sounds awful
 
Sometimes, bad is good. I approve.

 isocky wrote:
I like this song just fine but I'm REALLY tired of hearing it so often, especially since it's so similar to the other BK song that's played several times a day on RP and all the other stations I listen to.
 
Must be another RP (Radio Pasadena? {#Think} ). Radio Paradise never plays the same song several times a day.

I like this song just fine but I'm REALLY tired of hearing it so often, especially since it's so similar to the other BK song that's played several times a day on RP and all the other stations I listen to.
 nevar23 wrote:
8 —-> 9. Just awesome. {#Music}
 
Ditto!

Digital distortion just sounds awful
i'll jump. i'm the wun.

love you BK.
8 —-> 9. Just awesome. {#Music}
Black Keys are The One. Great sound. Great Album
This is a rating on the 
RADIO PARADISE
The number of this rating is

FANTASTIC!
ahm not the woin.
Still sounding good!!!                   {#Yes}
lovin' it !!!
Not my taste, unfortunately...
How did I miss these guys?
Had to buy the last 4 albums from amazon
Disappointed many good songs have been rejected from the playlist
More Black Keys please
 Businessgypsy wrote:

Blind Lemon Jefferson 1926
Robert Johnson 1936
Tony Hollins 1941
Chuck Berry 1954
Otis Redding 1964
AC/DC 1975
I was wearing power suits and doing lines in the 80's
Black Crowes 1990
Black Keys 2010

I'm sure others could expand upon and dispute the line between these dots, but I submit this as DNA evidence. Stingray, I realize that there was no legitimate music recorded before 1990, when artists spontaneously began creating without influence - but humor me, okay?


 
May I add Eric Burdon and the Animals - esp on the vocals

helgigermany wrote:
This is the sound of the 70s no? It really sounds like that!

Blind Lemon Jefferson 1926
Robert Johnson 1936
Tony Hollins 1941
Chuck Berry 1954
Otis Redding 1964
AC/DC 1975
I was wearing power suits and doing lines in the 80's
Black Crowes 1990
Black Keys 2010

I'm sure others could expand upon and dispute the line between these dots, but I submit this as DNA evidence. Stingray, I realize that there was no legitimate music recorded before 1990, when artists spontaneously began creating without influence - but humor me, okay?


Get's an 8 just for the Mellotron.
 Stingray wrote:
BEST ALBUM - 2010!
 

What with November here (where has this year gone!) I started thinking about my "best of" list for the year. This album will definitely be in the top two or three for me. Absolutely love it.
He may not be the one, but this song is the one! {#Yes}{#Notworthy}{#Hearteyes}
Okay these guys are good and original.  A nine...I was curious enough to look up the album and was impressed.  If they sound like somebodies else, it's too far away from me to matter.  {#High-five}

These guys mimic styles and genres all over the map. I could rarely tell, from different album listens, that they were the black keys. Might've well been cruising through XM, covering different decades. Having said that, they're very, very good at it.
Uh.  Ya sure sound like the one to me.
Oh yeah...  Gonna see these guys tonight in OakTown!
{#Yes}
This band keeps growing on me everyday! Goooood Stuff!

First heard the Black Keys here on RP. But only recently they caught my attention, great GREAT band!!
And it probably has been said a million times here, but the cover is very original, cool!


These guys are really rubbing me the right way. Got to grab some of their albums.
 Stingray wrote:
BEST ALBUM - 2010!

 
AGREED!

BEST ALBUM - 2010!


GROSSARTIG!
Oh Yeah. Love this song.
 fredriley wrote:
Nice minimalist cover, very No Logo. Nice stripped-down sound too.
 

Can't beat PIL with "Album/Cassette/Compact Disc/Poster" aka the generic label.
Is this song about what Neo was told by the oracle?
I've got my tickets to see these guys.
Lookin' forward to it!


Awaiting my oral exams on tuesday - the lirics fit right into my situation - I've been tried and I've been tested/I was born tired, I never was rested... Like Bill is reading my mind...

This is the sound of the 70s no? It really sounds like that!

I am starting to like this band.  Surprised to see they've had a few albums before this one, I've only started hearing them this year.

EDIT:  6 —-> 7    think I may need to consider picking up this album!

Best cut off the new album IMHO. I've been a long time fan and it's great to finally hear TBK on RP! (thanks for the submission jkamm14)
This album turned me into a Black Keys fan.
s'ok
Nice minimalist cover, very No Logo. Nice stripped-down sound too.
I love the Black Keys.  This one is particularly nasty.  Nice to hear something new by them! 

Just listened to this album for the first time. Excellent. I look forward to hearing it few more times. This song in particular kind of stuck with me.