of mine always said this to me after he said certain words because he knows I love music. Other variations of this phrase include “Not the singer”, “Not the song”, “Not the rapper”, “Not the group”, and “Not the music style”. When you say a word that may be a singer’s last name, you’d say this:
Mark: Go straight.
Karen: Not George Strait!
Amy: Watch out for that branch!
Karen: Not Michelle Branch!
Karen: Not the band!