You Don't Know Me

Armand Van Helden, Duane Harden  Buy

About You Don't Know Me

"You Don't Know Me" (originally titled "U Don't Know Me") is a song by American record producer Armand Van Helden, featuring the vocals from German-American singer Duane Harden. It was released on January 25, 1999 as the lead single from his third studio album, 2 Future 4 U. The creation of the song came about when Helden created a looping track composed of several music samples and left Harden to write and record the lyrics alone. The song peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in February 1999, where it dethroned The Offspring's "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" off the top spot. It scored Armand Van Helden his first chart-topper in the UK. "U Don't Know Me" peaked at number seven in France and Italy and topped the Canadian RPM Dance chart. This song was sampled by DJ duo Doman & Gooding for their hit single, "Runnin'". 


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1999
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You don't even know me
You say that I'm not living right
You don't understand me
So why do you judge my life?

I don't ask for nothing
I'm always holding my own
Every time I turn around, there's something
People talking 'bout what they don't know

And when I try to move on up
They're always pullin' me down
I'm tired and I had enough
It's my life, and I'm living it now

You don't even know me
You say that I'm not living right
You don't understand me
So why do you judge my life?

I always wonder why people try to hurt me
No happiness in their own lives
So they act out all their jealousy
Who are you to say that I'm living wrong?

Always telling me what to do
I decided that I gotta be strong
What makes you think that I needed you?
You don't know me

You don't even know me
You say that I'm not livin' right
You don't understand me
So why do you judge my life

You don't even know me
You say that I'm not living right
You don't understand me
So why do you judge my life?

Who are you?
You say I'm not livin' right
Anything I try to do
You haven't walked in my shoes

I'm gonna move on
It's my life, it's my life
It's my life, it's my life
It's my life, it's my life

Ah

You don't even know me
You say that I'm not living right
You don't understand me
So why do you judge my life?

You don't even know me
You say that I'm not living right
You don't understand me
So why do you judge my life?

You don't even know me

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Armand Van Helden

Armand van Helden (born February 16, 1970) is an American DJ and producer of electro house music from Boston, Massachusetts. He was one of the main proponents of the genre Speed Garage, remixing various artists such as Janet Jackson, Juliet Roberts, KRS One, and Sneaker Pimps among others with this musical style. He is closely linked to the electronic music scene of New York. more »

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Written by: ARMAND VAN HELDEN, DUANE HARDEN, KOSSI GARDNER

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