• charlie linnell

「don’t wanna be like you」- original song.

here is the new song ”don’t wanna be like you”.

i had fun doing it, i took some elements from an old song called ”whistle song” that’s also on youtube.

meaning

it’s more or less about stereotypes that i really don’t like and don’t agree to.


like:

  • people who don’t accept other people’s life choices or lifestyles.

  • people who are insecure and compete with others.

  • people who are spiteful when other people get hurt.

  • people who are envious and don’t rejoice in other people’s successes.

  • people who use other people to their advantages.

  • people who only complain.

  • people who only talk about themselves.

  • people who are keeping up with the Joneses.

  • people who support xenophobic politics.

  • people who ghosts.

yes the list can go on forever.

i just don't wanna be like this.

:)


creative process

i had a clear picture of how i wanted the song to sound like. a lot of acoustic instruments. upbeat. and harmonies.


illustration

it’s a sea urchin!















lyrics

trying to convince me there is more than

sleeping in and messy bed hair

waking up to coffee smell and stories

window letting in some air


you’re constantly in battles with yourself and

gets a kick when people lose

why can’t you just be happy for your loved ones

not pressure them and use them as tools


don’t wanna be like you

don’t wanna be like you

don’t wanna be like you

don’t wanna be like you

like you


you’re looking for another reason to care the

self is just too big for this room

comparing what is better don’t you dare a

state of walking into a gloom


so what if someone owns more than you do and

how could you vote for hate anyway

leave on read your messages double standard

i’m not that into it by the way


don’t wanna be like you

don’t wanna be like you

don’t wanna be like you

don’t wanna be like you

like you