"Is There Something I Should Know?" as written by Roger Andrew Taylor, John Taylor, Andy Taylor, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes....
Please, please, tell me now, please, please, tell me now,
Please, please, tell me now, please, please, tell me now.

I made a break, I run out yesterday,
Tried to find my mountain hideaway - maybe next year, maybe no go.
I know you're watching me every minute of the day, yeah.
I've seen the signs and the looks and the pictures
They give your game away, yeah.
There's a dream that strings the road with broken glass for us to hold
And I cut so far before I had to say:

Please, please, tell me now, is there something I should know?
Is there something I should say that would make you come my way?
Do you feel the same 'cause you don't let it show.

People stare and cross the road from me
And jungle drums they all clear the way for me,
Can you read my mind, can you see in the snow?
And fiery demons all dance when you walk through that door.
Don't say you're easy on me, you're about as easy as a nuclear war.
There's a dream that strings the road with broken glass for us to hold,
And I cut so far before I had to say.

Please, please, tell me now, is there something I should know?
Please, please, tell me now, is there something I should know?
Is there something I should say, try to make you turn my way?
Please, please, tell me now, can you see what makes me blow?
Can you see how much I die every time it passes by?
Please, please, tell me now, what it takes to make you show?
Is there something I should know, is there something I should say?


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"Is There Something I Should Know" as written by Roger Andrew Taylor, John Taylor, Andy Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes

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    General CommentThe song is clearly directed toward a divine being. I actually didn't figure that out until seeing the video so the video clued me in. But then it was obvious. The lines "There's a dream that strings the road, with broken glass for US to hold" and "And fiery demons all dance when you walk through that door". And "I know you're watching me every minute of the day, I've seen the signs..." and "Can you read my mind can you see in the snow". I personally think the red ball stands for knowledge. I don't know why I think that but I do.
    Canadaon July 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is either about searching for the meaning to faith in something or getting a clue that you need to "s$#T or get off the pot" in a relationship. I lean toward the latter because "don't say you're easy on me, because you're about as easy as a nuclear war" sounds like he's frustrated with a relationship
    aztecrockeron February 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are so wrong, it's frightening.
    mightbeafoolon November 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat
    daddioon February 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Great video too. Kinda Alice In Wonderlandish. The instrumental break reminds me of the theme from the movie Heathers.
    Canadaon March 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmy favourite
    daddioon April 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics of the song seem to indicate either he is thinking about breaking up with someone or commiting suicide.

    But I have no idea what the video is all about, the black and white clips just freak me out, and I don't know why a kid is chasing around a red ball, or why the band is singing towards a light.

    All of their other videos seemed to have a theme or tell a story this seems like it came out of a dream or something.
    Luke007on May 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCannot believe nobody's commented on the following line: "There's a dream that strings the road of broken glass for us to hold." It has to do with a wedding/a marriage.... a "string" ties people together, and the broken glass references the way a Jewish couple would stomp on whatever they stomp on once the Rabbi announces they're married. "For us to hold" references "to have and to hold until death do us part." "You're about an easy as a nuclear war" should become a line on the cover of a Hallmark card. I love it!
    FatBottomedGurlon December 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAt the time when it came out, within the video, and even more so nowadays, I always thought it was about living under surveillance. Not a paranoid person, but someone who has come to accept it as a fact of life and sees the folks watching him as a kind of a friendly anonymous acquaintance. He wonders what their intentions are and would like to be advised on what would please them. The lyrics seem to address what we are feeling at some point in our lives; as if we are living in a prison, and for everywhere we go, it's really just an illusion.
    naftalandon March 02, 2014   Link

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