"Is There Something I Should Know?" as written by Roger Andrew Taylor, John Taylor, Andy Taylor, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes....
So soon just after you've gone
My senses sharpen
But it always takes so damn long
Before I feel how much my eyes have darkened

Fear hangs in a plane of gun smoke
Drifting in our room
So easy to disturb, with a thought, with a whisper
With a careless memory, with a careless memory

On the table, signs of love lies scattered
And the walls break, with a crashing within
It's not as though, as though you really mattered
But being close, how could I let you go
Without some feeling, some precious sympathy following

Fear hangs in a plane of gun smoke
Drifting in our room
So easy to disturb with a thought, with a whisper
With a careless memory, with a careless memory
With a careless memory, with a careless memory

I walk out into the sun, I try to find a new day
But the whole place just screams in my eyes
Where are you now 'cause I don't want to meet you
I think I'd die, I think I'd laugh at you
I know I'd cry, what am I supposed to do, follow you

Outside the thoughts coming flooding back now
I just try to forget you

So easy to disturb with a thought with a whisper
With a careless memory, with a careless memory
With a careless memory, look out
With a careless memory
With a careless memory
Look out
Look out
Look out
Look out


Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21

"Is There Something I Should Know?" as written by Gordon Brown Andy Taylor

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Is There Something I Should Know? song meanings
Add your thoughts

11 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    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
  • +1
    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
  • +1
    General CommentThese lyrics are so wrong, it's frightening.
    mightbeafoolon November 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    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
  • 0
    General Commentgreat
    daddioon February 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    General Commentmy favourite
    daddioon April 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    General CommentThe DD's songs in the 80's were the best!
    Irisflowerson November 11, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain