"How Will I Know" as written by George Robert Merrill, Shannon Rubicam and Narada Michael Walden....
There's a boy I know, he's the one I dream of
Looks into my eyes, takes me to the clouds above, mm mm
Oh I lose control, can't seem to get enough, uh huh
When I wake from dreaming, tell me is it really love, ooo

How will I know (Don't trust your feelings)
How will I know
How will I know (Love can be deceiving)
How will I know
How will I know if he really loves me

I say a prayer with every heart beat
I fall in love whenever we meet
I'm asking you what you know about these things
How will I know if he's thinking of me
I try to phone but I'm too shy (can't speak)
Falling in love is so bitter sweet
This love is strong why do I feel weak

Oh, wake me, I'm shaking, wish I had you near me now, uh huh
Said there's no mistaking, what I feel is really love, ooo tell me

How will I know (Don't trust your feelings)
How will I know
How will I know (Love can be deceiving)
How will I know

How will I know if he really loves me
I say a prayer with every heart beat
I fall in love whenever we meet
I'm asking you what you know about these things
How will I know if he's thinking of me
I try to phone but I'm too shy (can't speak)
Falling in love is so bitter sweet
This love is strong why do I feel weak

If he loves me, if he loves me not
If he loves me ooo, if he loves me not
If he loves me, if he loves me not

How will I know
How will I know
How will I know
Hey how will I know
How will I know

How will I know if he really loves me
I say a prayer with every heart beat
I fall in love whenever we meet
I'm asking you 'cause you know about these things
How will I know if he's thinking of me
I try to phone but I'm too shy (can't speak)
Falling in love is so bitter sweet
This love is strong why do I feel weak

How will I know
How will I know
How will I know
How will I know, ooo
How will I know, how will I know, hey how will I know, how will I know


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"How Will I Know" as written by George Robert Merrill Narada Michael Walden

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  • +1
    General CommentShe still is unsure of how he feels, she doesn't know. He hasn't made it clear. Gave her reassurance or made any plans. She's sick of waiting by the phone for nothing to happen. If he wants her in his life hell have to communicate the good ol fashion way. If not than he obviously doesn't. She wants to marry him but if that's never possible she would settle for SPECIAL friends or even just good friends. She just wants to be part of his life and world like she has made him part of. She's giving him another chance and if he doesn't take it soon she can't promise the opp will always be available. He hurt her. She still tried. She wishes he would be comfortable with her as she is with them. They got along great and it was so easy. That's what doesn't make sense to her. There's no need to have fear. She's made her case. Hopefully she'll know sooner than later
    oasisnesson October 07, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFinally, another song I CAN decipher! Simply put, this girl's in love with a boy but is too shy to tell him.
    Ultimate Panopticonon May 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a nice dance number.
    Well i think this song is straight to the point, she wants to know, if he actuall loves her, and isnt just making use of her for the short term.
    deludedon October 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentemm ok, i retract my previous comment, upon actual inspection, this song is indeed about a girl, who is unsure, she definitely likes a guy, but isnt sure how he feels, and she,well, wants to know.

    "I fall in love whenever we meet
    I'm asking you cuz you know about these things
    How Will i know if he's thinking of me
    I try to phone but I'm too shy (can't speak)
    Falling in love is so bittersweet
    This love is strong, why do I feel weak? "

    dead give away, also describing the first flirtations before a hot , steamy sexual relationship. :D
    deludedon October 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI lovvvvvvvvve this song!!! I'll always love it!!! Just makes me want to get up and dance!! Lovvvvvvvvvve her voice, the beat and the tune!!! Just AWESOME!!!!! Classic song!!!!
    daydreamer82on July 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't like this song, but Hit The Lights covered it and it's awesome.
    RuthGon July 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm I the only one who noticed that,the questions in the song are not really answered?
    Thia007on November 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my shower song
    vivienleion February 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot my favorite of her's, but it is still a catchy, spunky tune...just a feel good track due to Whitney's amazing singing ability. Few can take simple lyrics and turn them into a heartfelt tune, but Whitney could. It was one of her God-given gifts.
    swingerchickon February 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is alright, but you gotta have courage and stay focused to know "if he really loves [you] me."
    mhernandezon October 15, 2012   Link

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