I should thank you almost
no one could kill it off until you bled it
but I got rid of that ghost
'though certain habits still remain imbedded
with the shadow of a doubt
but baby it was you who fed it
and I don't know what else to say
but I think you get it.

[Chorus]
I should've known
it was coming down to this
I should've known
you would betray me but without the kiss
I should've known
the kind of set-up it is

And always isn't always
when it's not your photograph that I've been keeping
but you still live in those days
when I'd stay awake just to watch you sleeping
you delivered that blow
but it left a mark on me that you're not seeing
and I don't know what else you hear
but it's not me weeping

I should've known
it was coming down to this
I should've known
you would betray me but without the kiss
I should've known
the kind of set-up it is.

should've seen the cracks in the ceiling
and the mirror covered up with dust
but I was busy talking on the phone
I should've seen the obstacles but I said,
this house was built for us hello? is anybody home?

Instrumental:

I should've known
the minute that we hit the wall
I should've known
the writing was upon the stall
I should've known
'cause Rome was starting to fall
and I should thank you, almost


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    General Comment"I should've known
    you would betray me but without the kiss"

    i think this song is about the feeling of disgust and discomfort you feel after all of the dust settles and you're looking back on something that you just got out of, and you feel like you should have seen it all coming. you're left feeling cheated, and you want them to fess up to what they've done to you, but you've really given up on that...and now you just dwell on how stupid you feel for ever believing the person in the first place.
    delialon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHer partner betrayed her emotionally. He thought it was fair enough to do it because he assumed she still adored him. But she had seen the problems in the relationship for a long time, but failed to do anything about it.
    Wilder2on April 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentblah
    shockdelicaon January 02, 2009   Link

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