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by Not The Ones

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1.
Not At All 01:58
not at all i don't wanna talk to you no, not at all just regard my shades as a sure sign of that i don't wanna talk to you no, not at all please regard my headphones as a sure sign of that a line across my face or a scarf around my leg is no invitation for some clever remark if you feel embarrassed just don't walk by my side and if you feel provoked, please do 'cos i don't put on my clothes as a topic for conversation if my leather jacket is cool or just protective isn't really something i want to talk about yes, i thought of something when i picked my style but be assured it wasn't you i don't wanna talk to you no, not at all just regard my shades as a sure sign of that i don't wanna talk to you no, not at all please regard my headphones as sure sign of that 'cos i don't put on my clothes as a topic for conversation no conversation
2.
TLC 02:24
t.l.c. don't trust anybody over 30 and never never grow up you know: all the good ones died young and you're sure, 27 is enough now you're 30 and you've got nothing to show and you're too old and too young to go still not grown up, still not famous or important just your moods are always in tow is it a personality crisis? is it more, more? when in your head all the different voices are at war and they tell you: your biological clock is ticking you better make a choice and you wonder if a cat could be an option and still you're trying to find your voice when you listen to all the news on radio you still can hardly bear the pain you want to run out and scream at all the madness but most of the times you just stay in is it a personality crisis? is it more, more? when in your head all the different voices are at war
3.
You Call Me 01:48
you call me you call me and i don't know why you call me and you don't say hi you call me and you're mad at me you call me but you've got nothing to say you just scream and shout at me you're getting really loud i don't know what you want from me what is it all about? i don't know what i've done wrong there's nothing i remember your words just don't make sense to me maybe i just hang up you call me and i don't know why you call me and you don't say hi you call me and you're mad at me you call me but you've got nothing to say i talked to you the other day and i thought it was nice but when i told you that i'm fine your voice turned to ice now you do still shout at me and i start feeling blue 'cos now i see your problem is i'm happy without you you call me...
4.
Solution 02:34
solution is that your solution? not to watch the news any more make football feel like it's a war close your eyes so you cannot be seen a candyfloss world on your t.v. screen stay safely in your sweetshop world to pretend that you just haven't heard to buy another purple dress complain about your helplessness well you know, i'm not very political all this stuff to me is pretty mythical is that your solution? to claim that it's all far away to live your life from day to day to say there's nothing we can do do you really think it's got nothing to do with you? well you know, i'm not very political all this stuff to me is pretty mythical is that your solution?
5.
For Sale 02:02
for sale i sell my blood 'cos i don't have money to take you out tonight, oh honey i wouldn't call this a defeat just another mean to make ends meet i sell my blood, 'cos i don't have money to pay our rent this week, oh honey but we'll be fine, my dear, i'm sure we take the van and go on tour don't ask about tomorrow let's play guitar tonight they say: it's only time we borrow but i know it makes me feel alright i sell my blood 'cos i don't have money to buy us food tonight, oh honey i think we'll end up on the dole i sell my blood for rock'n'roll
6.
Harp 02:30
harp don't pity this poor immigrant my eyes were open when i caught the boat all i wanted was your shelter and maybe just a little hope but you turned your anger on me for the courage that you lack i don't want your half-assed freedom, you can have the whole deal back and now let me tell you something, let's get this straight from the start: don't call me harp don't call me harp you said: bring me your poor and destitute so i can kick them when they're down there's always enough misery and we'll be sure to share it 'round but i turn my anger on you for the decency you lack for the morals you fail to uphold, your cocaine, crack and smack to a land that wears it's heart upfront, i'm screaming from the back: don't call me harp and the ghetto's almost full now soon it's time for trash to move uptown and the sight of all the beggars in the street must really bring you down soon they'll turn their anger on you for the promises you broke for all the lies you told them as their dreams went up in smoke and i feel i stand among them as i'm screaming from my heart: don't call me harp you built your land on principles so decent, brave and true i find it hard to understand just what went wrong with you don't call me harp don't call me harp don't call me harp don't call me harp
7.
bye bye Peter oh, no, no, please, not another in a new black turtleneck oh, no, no, please, not another walking away, turning his back you were once my teenage idol when you sang you were my preacher and your records were my bible taught me more than any teacher now your jacket's in the attic and your records are for sale and you no longer cut your hair yourself bye bye Peter - you left Neverland bye bye Peter - never to return bye bye Peter - you left Garageland bye bye Peter - never ... oh, no, no, please, not another bodybuilding, granivore oh, no, no, please, not another stating: i'm no kid no more you once proclaimed the revolution fought the law with your garage band now your ship won't sail the ocean you need to keep an eye on land and your jacket's in the attic and your records are for sale and you no longer cut your hair yourself bye bye Peter - you left Neverland bye bye Peter - never to return bye bye Peter - you left Garageland bye bye Peter - never ... your guitar hangs on your wall and you dust it once a month and you work hard so your kids will have a better life bye bye Peter - you left Neverland bye bye Peter - never to return bye bye Peter - you left Garageland bye bye Peter - never ... bye bye ...
8.
Hem Said 02:53
hem said we were sat by the fountain on a wednesday night hearts connected, souls entwined sun went down but we needed no light hearts poured out and the time flew by lend me your ears, i'd like to hear what it is that you find in the words I say when i found he was real i began to see he'd been everything i ever wanted to be and Hem said: "happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing i know." you're on the road again, 'cos when you lie in bed they won't let you sleep, the demons in your head you should have found by now, they will never drown the one who doesn't swim is only you, my son lend me your eyes, i'd like to see what it is that you find in the kidd that's me lend me your ears, i'd like to hear what it is that you find in the words I say and Hem said: "happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing i know." it was a magic night and your words cut deep raindrops fell, now i find no sleep the ground is tremblin' but in deepest night i can sense the dawn in my candle light lend me your eyes, i'd like to see what it is that you find in the kidd that's me sun came up and i began to see i can be everything i ever wanted to be but Hem said: "happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing i know."
9.
Expectations 02:24
expectations i'm so sick of being judged and to meet your expectations not in the mood for questions or lengthy explanations and sometimes i wonder what goes on inside your brain does it satisfy you to make me explain, explain, explain, explain ... are you a boy or are you a girl? why are you dressed like this? what do you smile for? what do you laugh at? are you taking the piss? why aren't you drinking? why are you veggie? do you feel superior? if you're such a nice girl, shouldn't you also match your exterior? i'm so sick of being judged and to meet your expectations not in the mood for questions or lengthy explanations and you make me wonder what goes on inside your brain does it satisfy you to make me explain, explain, explain, explain ... what do you do? what is it for? can't you ask higher pay? what about family? what about future? why do you throw your life away? what were you thinking? aren't you just dreaming? what is your point of view? do you think you're special and that our rules do not apply to you? buzzkill bull dyke big head hippie why do you think this is about you? i do what i do with or without you i'm so sick of being judged and to meet your expectations not in the mood for questions or lengthy explanations and you make me wonder what goes on inside your brain does it satisfy you to make me explain, explain, explain, explain Ich hab's so satt nur so zu sein, wie Du's von mir erwartest Ich will Dir nix erklären, weil das einfach nicht mein Part ist Und ich frag mich wirklich, was ist daran denn so schwer? Geht's Dir besser, wenn ich alles erklär, erklär, erklär, erklär ...
10.
Religion 02:01
religion i don't need religion, i stick to philosophy i like asking questions, not punishment and threats don't need to follow ancient rules don't want to kneel and crawl i want to find my very own truth not fight your holy war where is the way of Buddha? and who was Jesus Christ? do you believe in what you teach? do you follow what you preach? 'cos i don't need religion, i stick to philosophy i like asking questions, not punishment and threats i believe in Descartes, in Plato and Rousseau religion wants you to believe, philosophy to know i read the words of Buddha and i read the Bible too i heard so many preachers and now i know for sure that i don't need religion, i stick to philosophy i like asking questions, not punishment and threats
11.
(what my old man is) i don't wanna be when i come home i find this old bloke i'm living with he says he is my father and well, i think he is we don't meet very often and don't talk much if we do but when we talk he asks me: boy, what will become of you? anything you start up you stop not having tried you can never feed a family and you never find a bride you must work hard, you must slave away like me but what my old man is i don't wanna be no, what my old man is i don't wanna be i wanna break out, leave the cash and start anew 'cos i know if nothing changes, then with this world i am through money makes the world go 'round 'round and 'round like a hamster wheel all day long i turn the grindstone no matter what i think or feel i'd really like to pay my boss a little visit with my friends but i keep choking back my anger i no longer know where i am i'd rather pack my bags when there's another row at home got Friday on my mind on Monday when i wake alone but my father says: you must work hard, you must slave away like me but what my old man is i don't wanna be no, what my old man is i don't wanna be i wanna break out, leave the cash and start anew 'cos i know if nothing changes, then with this world i am through but my father says: you must work hard, boy, you must slave away like me you must work hard, you must slave away like me but what my old man is i don't wanna be no, what my old man is i don't wanna be i wanna break out, leave the cash and start anew 'cos i know if nothing changes, then with this world i am through with this world i am through
12.
a single tune i used to be so young and full of illusions was sure to change the world and find the solutions i thought a single tune could make all the difference overcome the fear and vanquish the distance when i first heard you sing i thought you're the answer every word and every note went straight to my heart but you're gone and the world is still getting darker what's a chord against the insanity of today? can we still turn the tide or is it too high? can we see stars in the gutter, will the wind clear up the sky? ach ich, ich war so jung und voller Illusionen war sicher, die Welt wird sich ändern, wenn wir es nur wollen ich dachte, ein einziges Lied kann alles bewegen ein Versprechen voller Farben noch mitten im Regen can we still turn the tide or is it too high? can we see stars in the gutter? will the wind clear up the sky? dann hörte ich Dich singen und ich war verstanden jedes Wort und jeder Ton traf mitten ins Herz doch Du bist fort und die Welt wird immer noch dunkler was is'n Akkord gegen den Irrsinn unserer Zeit? können wir das Ruder noch rumreißen oder ist das Riff zu nah? sieht man Sterne in der Gosse? wird der Himmel noch mal klar? können wir das Ruder noch rumreißen oder ist das Riff zu nah? ist senza limiti die Antwort? war der Himmel jemals klar?
13.
In A Novel 02:22
in a novel when i look outside and the world's gone mad and it takes all my strength just to get out of bed when i cannot figure out if i'm right or wrong and i cannot find the place where i belong when i don't know anymore how or whom to fight i know there's something in the library to set the world alright i wanna live in a novel i wanna see real love come true i wanna live in a novel full of fencing, fighting, high adventure i wanna kiss the frog, i wanna break the spell i wanna climb the cliffs of insanity i wanna jump through a mirror to Neverland talk Dorian out of his vanity i wanna split the arrow, save the prince then ever after we live happily i wanna live in a novel i wanna see real love come true i wanna live in a novel full of fencing, fighting, high adventure well i know you're gonna say to take flight this way is no solution, that's true but when i turn the last page and return from my trip i might feel a little less blue i wanna live in a novel i wanna see real love come true i wanna live in a novel full of fencing, fighting, high adventure

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Kidd: Vocals/Guitars/Keyboard on Expectations/Sax on In A Novel
Hugo: Bass/Vocals
Jens: Drums/Vocals/2nd Guitar on Not At All, TLC, Solution, I Don't Wanna Be

Marcel: 2nd Guitar on Hem Said
SmaiL: 2nd Guitar on I Don't Wanna Be and Bye Bye Peter, Keyboard on Religion
Li: Piano on A Single Tune
Candy and the Stripes & Patsy Stone: Backings on Harp, Bye Bye Peter and I Don't Wanna Be

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released December 16, 2017

All songs by Not the Ones, except Harp by Stiff Little Fingers and (What My Old Man Is) I Don't Wanna Be by Ton Steine Scherben - English rendering by Kidd.

Recorded and produced by In Charge Productions at AK18, Studio A, Berlin.
Mixed by SmaiL ShocK. Mastered by MASTERBLASTERAUDIO.

Vinyl released on Wanda Records.
www.wandarecords.de

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Not The Ones Berlin, Germany

NOT THE ONES aus Ost-Berlin spielen simplen 77-Punk mit Ohrwurmmelodien.
Dem Titel der ersten LP entsprechend versuchen NOT THE ONES seit Jahren, mit ihrer Musik schlechte Laune zu verbreiten, doch Publikum & Kritiker sprechen stets von Gute-Laune-Musik.
Bei Wanda Records heißt es: „Charmant-britische Guitar Punk-Nummern in Richtung Alternative TV & Adverts, versetzt mit Boys/Lurkers-Melodien.“
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