"Do You Know (Knife In Your Back)" as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan and Noel Hogan....
Do you know what they say
Do you know what they say, what they say about you
Do you know what they do
Do you know what they do when you leave the room
(x2)

Never thought twice about holding your tongue
Once upon a time you were so young
Everywhere you carried around your soul
In the night they stole it, left you skin and bones – knife in your back
Laughing aloud at your expense, fed themselves on innocence – knife in your back
Their attacks inserted doubt, now you’re standing in the cold with a knife in your back

Do you know what they feel
Do you know what they feel, what they feel for you
Do you know how they play
Do you know how they play, how they play inside you

Do you know what they steal
Do you know what they steal, what they steal from you
Do you know how they prey
Do you know how they prey, how they prey upon you

Never thought twice about holding your tongue
Once upon a time you were so young
Everywhere you carried around your soul
In the night they stole it, left you skin and bones – knife in your back
Laughing aloud at your expense, fed themselves on innocence – knife in your back
Their attacks inserted doubt, now you’re standing in the cold with the knife in your back

Tell me did you grow after all these years?
Giving up control and buying into fear
Nights slip into mornings and days remain unchanged
but their mighty appetites will not be tamed.

Do you care, Do you care
Do you care what they say
Do you care what they say, what they say about you
Do you care how they prey
Do you care how they prey, how they prey upon you
Upon you


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    General CommentGreat song...
    Subliminal012on January 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is about the how some people get lumped in to crowds that tend to talk behind their backs. People that say they're your friends but really aren't.
    Preciouszipsteron March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about how people used other people. How people do nothing but make you think you are friends with them just so they can turn around and put that "Knife In Your Back" and watch you suffer. How there are somepeople out there that can not be trusted. Yet it's also about how some people just let other people use them, hence the last verse. (How it went from "Do You Know" to "Do You Care")
    rock_on_baby_on October 06, 2007   Link

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