I know somebody and they cry for you
They lie awake at night and dream of you
I bet you never even know they do
But somebody’s crying

I know somebody and they called your name
A million times and still you never came
They go on loving you just the same
I know that somebody’s trying

So please
Return the love
You took from me
Or please
Let me know
It can’t be me
I know when somebody’s lyin'
I know when somebody’s lyin'

I know that somebody’s lyin'
I know that somebody’s lyin'

Give me a sign and let me know we’re thru
If you don’t love me like I love you
But if you cry at night the way I do
I’ll know that somebody’s lyin'

So please
Return the love
You took from me
Or please
Let me know
It can’t be me
I know when somebody’s lyin'
I know when somebody’s lyin'


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  • +1
    General Commentlistening to this album just makes me want to curl up on a couch and cry but i can't stop listening to it
    Jubieon October 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment;) good song.
    mooseon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt might just be me but, doesn't this song's intro sound a lot like Hole's Northern Star
    herrera152on December 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song
    New Year's Projecton January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit could be about a lost love
    styleon January 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe whole album is about a lost love. It's not all that abstract for the most part.
    interface2xon February 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbasically
    he loves this girl
    and he doesnt know if she likes him or not...
    and hes asking her to tell
    "So please
    Return the love
    You took from me
    Or please
    Let me know
    It can’t be me"
    chunkzAJon October 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems that he and this woman were in a relationship... and she seems to have "lost the spark" or whatever term u wish to use. But...obviously, he has his doubts..he seems to think she could be fooling herself..but she doesnt wanna talk to him...so he's just pleading for her to come back or just tell him outright that it's over... coz...he "knows whem somebody's lying" all he needs to hear is 'yes' or 'no'.
    Libby18on December 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaint this song just so great. it makes me feel best when i'm feelin' lonely, just giving me that hope that maybe somebody is thinkin' bout me for a second. sure sure, the songs really about a lost love and chris trying to prove to her that he still loves her, but, what the hey :P
    Zombie_Eateron February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a very catchy song by itself even if you dont listen to the lyrics. And Chris Isaak sings in only a way he could. I agree with zombie eater, this song really does cheer you up in a way. Has for me before. It has such a good atmosphere when your feeling down, maybe this is because you may be thinking someone else has felt low like this before thus gives you a lil hope. You sure can feel for Chris when he sings this song.
    steve0007on March 29, 2008   Link

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