#MusicMonday – You haven’t walked in my shoes…

Happy Monday and welcome to November! It’s time for my choice for #MusicMonday. This is my chance to share a track that really like under the meme created by Drew Weldon, The Tattooed Book Geek.

Today’s choice is one of my favourite dance tracks. I spent most of last Friday, parts of the weekend and today listening to Europe’s Biggest Dance Show (and the full day build up) on Radio 1. So I thought I’d continue the dance theme… enjoy…

You Don’t Know Me by Armand Van Helden

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?

I don’t ask for nothing
I’m always holding my own
Everytime I turn around, there’s something
People talkin’ ’bout what they don’t know

And when I try to move on up
They’re always pullin’ me down
I’m tired yeah and I had enough
It’s my life and I livin’ it now
You don’t know me

You don’t even know me (you don’t know me)
You say that I’m not livin’ 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 livin’ wrong?
Always telling me what to do
I decide, yeah, I gotta be strong
What makes you think that I needed you?
You don’t know me

You don’t even know me (oh, you don’t know me)
You say that I’m not livin’ right (you don’t understand the way that I feel)
You don’t understand me (you can’t even see my pain)
So why do you judge my life? (Oh)

You don’t even know me (you don’t even know)
You say that I’m not livin’ right (what I’ve been going through)
You don’t understand me (tell me, who are you?)
So why do you judge my life? (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

You don’t even know me
You say that I’m not livin’ right (you don’t understand)
You don’t understand me
So why do you judge my life? (Everything I try to do, oh)

You don’t even know me (all you do is talk about)
You say that I’m not living right (where I’m going)
You don’t understand me (and about my problems)
So why do you judge my life? (I needed a friend)
You don’t even know me

Songwriters: Armand Van Helden / Kossi Gardner / Duane Harden

You Don’t Know Me lyrics © Mijac Music, Breakdancin’ Bob Publishing, Hindu Music, Breakdancin Bob Publishing, Ultra Tunes (ascap), Harden & Nash Publishing, Emi Music Publishing Ltd