"Lord, I Guess I'll Never Know" as written by and Richard Ashcroft....
I heard you stirring in your sleep last night
I was awake with something on my mind
What happens when I leave, will you come with me?
These things I guess I'll never know

Tell me, who do you see when you die in your dreams?
Tell me, who do you touch when you come in your dreams?

I know that sometimes I get lost
Been asking questions since the day I could talk
Life is sweet but when my bones get cold
Will you be there for me to hold?

Tell me, who do you see when you die in your dreams?
Tell me, who do you touch when you come in your dreams?
Tell me, who do you see when you die in your dreams?
Tell me, could it be yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
You holding me

Oh Lord, I guess I'll never know (repeat)

When you die in your dreams
Oh Lord, I guess I'll never know
Will I be holding you?
Oh Lord, I guess I'll never know
When I die in my sleep
Oh Lord, I guess I'll never know
Will I be holding you?
Oh Lord, I guess I'll never know
When you come in your dreams
Oh Lord, I guess I'll never know
Am I holding you
Oh Lord, I guess I'll never know
When you come in your dreams
Oh Lord, I guess I'll never know
Am I holding you
Oh Lord, I guess I'll never know


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    General Commentit's not the deepest or the best song in the verve's "arsanal", but still I'm attracted to it, it's about the times when you feel uncertain of things that "should" be certain like when somebody loves you... does he/she really, really do ?
    sbtoon September 15, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationDickie looking for peace of mind and commitment in a relationship after previous broken hearts. Still sounds better than the drivel he produces these days.
    mrgrumbleon June 16, 2016   Link
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    General CommentVery underrated, I think it's excellent.

    Dreams reveal the truth.
    matthewallen5000on September 20, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThere's a psychological quote stating that when you can't sleep at night somebody is dreaming about you. There's also another stating that when you are thinking heavily about someone they where thinking of you first.

    I think this song is about either one of those two because you will never know who is thinking or dreaming about you and likewise the person that you are thinking or dreaming about will never know that you are thinking/dreaming about them.

    I personally think that this could be about that as he will never know who a certain person is dreaming of and he wants to know "tell me who do you see when you die in your dreams" and "you holding me". But he will never know and wants God to tell him. "Oh lord I guess I'll never know"
    Old school music loveron July 10, 2017   Link

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