That's Not My Name

The Ting Tings

About That's Not My Name

"That's Not My Name" is the third single by British duo The Ting Tings from their debut studio album We Started Nothing. Vocalist Katie White states that the song was written "with me ranting about my frustrations with the record industry." The song was originally released as a double A-side with "Great DJ" by independent record label Switchflicker Records on 7 May 2007. After heavy promotion from BBC Radio 1 and the NME, the single was re-released individually on 12 May 2008 on Columbia Records. "That's Not My Name" topped the UK Singles Chart, seeing off competition from well-established acts like Rihanna, Madonna, and will.i.am. The song was a sleeper hit in North America, peaking within the top 40 of the charts in the United States. The single has sold over a million digital copies. 


Year:
2008
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Four letter word just to get me along
It's a difficulty and I'm biting on my tongue
And I I keep stalling, keeping me together
People around gotta find something to say now
Holding back, everyday the same
Don't wanna be a loner
Listen to me, oh no I never say anything at all
But with nothing to consider they forget my name (ame, ame, ame)

They call me "Hell"
They call me "Stacey"
They call me "her"
They call me "Jane"
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name
They call me "quiet girl"
But I'm a riot Mary, Jo, Lisa
Always the same
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name

I miss the catch if they throw me the ball
I'm the last chick standing up against the wall
Keep up, falling, these heels they keep me boring
Getting glammed up and sitting on the fence now
So alone all the time at night
Lock myself away
Listen to me, I'm not
Although I'm dressed up, out and all with
Everything considered they forget my name (ame, ame, ame)

They call me "Hell" (This song was in my head)
They call me "Stacey" (Now it's in my mind)
They call me "her" (Call it, reach it, get some words and get some timing)
They call me "Jane" 
That's not my name (And though I realize I cannot emphasize)
That's not my name (I'll stick around but just don't promise, nothing binding)
That's not my name 
That's not my name 
They call me "quiet girl" (And baby, can't you see, that you're so desperately)
But I'm a riot Mary, Jo, Lisa (A standing joker like a vocal one-liner)
Always the same 
That's not my name (Instead of sing-a-long) (this song is monotone) 
That's not my name 
That's not my name (I've gotta get some soul, I gotta get some feeling)
That's not my name

Are you calling me darling?
Are you calling me bird?
Are you calling me darling?
Are you calling me bird?

They call me "Hell" 
They call me "Stacey" (Are you calling me darling?)
They call me "her" 
They call me "Jane"
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name 
They call me "quiet girl"
But I'm a riot Mary, Jo, Lisa (Are you calling me bird?)
Always the same
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name
That's not my name

They call me "Hell" (This song was in my head)
They call me "Stacey" (Now it's in my mind)
They call me "her" (Call it, reach it, get some words and get some timing)
They call me "Jane" 
That's not my name (And though I realize I cannot emphasize)
That's not my name (I'll stick around but just don't promise, nothing binding)
That's not my name 
That's not my name 
They call me "quiet girl" (And baby, can't you see, that you're so desperately)
But I'm a riot Mary, Jo, Lisa (A standing joker like a vocal one-liner)
Always the same 
That's not my name (Instead of sing-a-long) (this song is monotone) 
That's not my name 
That's not my name (I've gotta get some soul, I gotta get some feeling)
That's not my name

They call me "Hell" (This song was in my head)
They call me "Stacey" (Now it's in my mind)
They call me "her" (Call it, reach it, get some words and get some timing)
They call me "Jane" 
That's not my name (And though I realize I cannot emphasize)
That's not my name (I'll stick around but just don't promise, nothing binding)
That's not my name 
That's not my name 
They call me "quiet girl" (And baby, can't you see, that you're so desperately)
But I'm a riot Mary, Jo, Lisa (A standing joker like a vocal one-liner)
Always the same 
That's not my name (Instead of sing-a-long) (this song is monotone) 
That's not my name 
That's not my name (I've gotta get some soul, I gotta get some feeling)
That's not my name

This song was in my head
Now it's in my mind
Call it, reach it, get some words and get some timing
And though I realize
I cannot emphasize
I'll stick around but just don't promise, nothing binding
And baby, can't you see
That you're so desperately
A standing joker like a vocal one-liner
Instead of sing-a-long
This song is monotone
I've gotta get some soul, I gotta get some feeling

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The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings are an English musical duo, consisting of Katie White (vocals, guitar, bass drums, bass guitar, cowbells) and Jules De Martino (drums, lead guitar, bass guitar, vocals, piano). They formed in December 2007 while based at Islington Mill Studios in Salford. They have released four singles on their current label, Columbia Records UK, including the single "That's Not My Name", which charted straight at number one on the UK Singles Chart on 18 May 2008. The album We Started Nothing was released on 19 May 2008 and charted at number one in the United Kingdom. The album has now sold over two million copies, with four million singles sold worldwide. Their single "Hands" was released on 11 October 2010 and was also featured in the video game FIFA 12. The… more »

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Written by: Katie White, Jules De Martino

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