I Ain't the One
Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyrics


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Now I'll tell you plainly, baby, what a plan to do
Say, I may be crazy, woman, but I ain't no fool
Your daddy's rich, mama, you're overdue
I ain't the one, baby, been messin' with you
Got bells in your mind, lady, and it's easy to see
I think it's time for me to move along, I do believe

Or are you tryin' to put a hook on me? Oh no

Now you're talkin' jive, woman, when you say to me
That your daddy's gonna take us in, baby, take care of me
You know and I know, woman, I ain't the one
I never hurt you, sweetheart, I never pulled my gun
Got bells in your mind, mama, and it's easy to see
I think it's time for me to move along, I do believe

Time for me to put my boots out in the streets missy
Are you ready?
Walk on!

Alright little missy, let me tell you a thing or two

Now you're talkin' jive, woman, when you say to me
That your daddy's gonna take us in, baby, take care of me
When you know and I know, woman, I ain't the one
I never hurt you, sweetheart, said, I never pulled my gun
Got bells in your mind, mama, and it's easy to see
I think it's time for me to move along, I do believe





Oh, I must be in the middle of some kinda conspiracy

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Lynyrd Skynyrd's song I Ain't the One describe a man addressing a woman who is leading him on and trying to put a hook on him, despite knowing that he is not the one she should be messing with. The song begins with the man telling the woman that he is aware of her plans and although he may be crazy, he is not a fool. The woman's father is rich and she is overdue, but the man declares that he is not the one who has been messing with her. The woman is delusional and has bells in her mind, which is evident and he believes it's time for him to move on.


As the song progresses, the man directly questions the woman's intentions and calls her out for talking jive. She talks about her father taking care of both of them, which he knows is not true. He never pulled the gun on her or hurt her, and he declares that he is not the one she should be messing with. As the song ends he walks away, telling her it's time to put his boots out in the streets because he's ready to move on.


Line by Line Meaning

Now I'll tell you plainly, baby, what a plan to do
I am going to be honest with you about my intentions.


Say, I may be crazy, woman, but I ain't no fool
I may seem erratic, but I am not foolish.


Your daddy's rich, mama, you're overdue
Your father has a lot of money and you are ready for a relationship.


I ain't the one, baby, been messin' with you
I am not the one who has been involved with you.


Got bells in your mind, lady, and it's easy to see
You are confused and it shows in your behavior.


I think it's time for me to move along, I do believe
I believe it is time for me to end this relationship.


Or are you tryin' to put a hook on me? Oh no
Are you trying to trap me? I won't let it happen.


Now you're talkin' jive, woman, when you say to me
You are using fancy language to try to convince me.


That your daddy's gonna take us in, baby, take care of me
You are suggesting that your father will support us financially.


You know and I know, woman, I ain't the one
Both of us know that I am not the right person for you.


I never hurt you, sweetheart, I never pulled my gun
I have never harmed you or threatened violence.


Time for me to put my boots out in the streets missy
It's time for me to leave.


Are you ready?
Are you prepared for me to leave?


Walk on!
Goodbye.


Alright little missy, let me tell you a thing or two
Listen up, I have something important to say.


Oh, I must be in the middle of some kinda conspiracy
I feel like something fishy is going on.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: GARY ROBERT ROSSINGTON, RONNIE VAN ZANT

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LYRICS:

Now I'll tell you plainly, baby, what a plan to do.
Say, I may be crazy, woman, but I ain't no fool.
Your daddy's rich, mama, and you're overdue
But I ain't the one, baby, been messin' with you.
Got bells in your mind, lady, and it's easy to see.
I think it's time for me to move along, I do believe.
Or are you tryin' to put a hook on me? oh no...
Now you're talkin' jive, woman, when you say to me
That your daddy's gonna take us in, baby, 'n take care of me.
You know and I know, woman, I ain't the one.
I never hurt you, sweetheart, said, I never pulled my gun.
Got bells in your mind, mama, and it's easy to see.
I think it's time for me to move along, I do believe.
Time for me to put my boots out in the streets.
Are you ready?
Walk on!
Alright little missy, let me tell you a thing or two...
Now you're talkin' jive, woman, when you say to me
That your daddy's gonna take us in, baby, 'n take care of me.
You know and I know, woman, I ain't the one.
I never hurt you, sweetheart, said, I never pulled my gun.
Got bells in your mind, mama, and it's easy to see.
I think it's time for me to move along, I do believe.
Oh, I must be in the middle of some kinda conspiracy...



@roblxom4st3rm1nd9

Now I'll tell you plainly baby, what I plan to do
Say I may be crazy woman, but I ain't no fool
Well your daddy's rich mama, you're overdue
Now I ain't the one baby, been messin' with you
Got bells in your mind lady, and it's easy to see-uh
I think it's time for me to move along, I do believe

Aww, you're tryin' to put a hook in me, baby, oh, no
Now you're talkin' jive woman, when you say to me
That your daddy's gonna take us in baby, take care of me
Well you know and I know woman, I ain't the one
I never hurt you sweetheart, I never pulled my gun
Got bells in your mind mama, and it's easy to see-uh
I think it's time for me to move along, I do believe

(Instrumental skip to 2:45 for lyrics to continue)

Now you're talkin' jive woman, when you say to me
That your daddy's gonna take us in baby, take care of me
Well you know and I know woman, I ain't the one
I never hurt you sweetheart, I never pulled my gun
Got bells in your mind mama, and it's easy to see-uh
I think it's time for me to move along, I do believe

Oh, I must be in the middle of some kinda conspiracy
Ohhh, nooo
Wooooo



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@mr.breeze8796

The best debut album in history

@nevergonnabesilent

The best album in history, period. Just my opinion :)

@mr.breeze8796

@@nevergonnabesilent I think I agree

@hardingkinnaird5021

I’ll say it- best band :)

@mr.breeze8796

@@hardingkinnaird5021 Ever

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@danehawk6367

The first song on LS's first album. Imagine being a newbie and this is the first song you hear. Wow! They were so stinking good.

@WobblinGoblin1

I was recently thinking about that. For a lot of people, this was the very first song they ever heard from LS and what a way to kick down the door and make your entrance.

@RobertLansing-mg8kc

amen to that - my first album was GNP and I never looked back

@chuckwagon5518

RIP Gary Rossington
1951-2023
Gone, but never forgotten!

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