"I Always Knew" as written by Kianna Alarid, Neely Jenkins, Jamie L Williams, Derek Pressnall and Nicholas White....
I've lived my life
Inside daydreams, lies
Imaginary friends
They always knew,
Knew one day I'd leave,
Leave for good

I'll give away this girl
Who tried to make you fall in love
Uh-huh
I'll give her to,
To you
So keep her close,
Close to you

Said you won't forget about her
How she loved you so,
Long ago
Once upon a time

Now she has grown,
Grown up
And you can't take,
Take it back
A lie, a lie will change my life
And won't ever go back to that

I will stay to,
to this belief
That we changed for the best through this

Separate the ones who know you
From the whole couldn't ever see
You for all that you are

And deep down I always knew
And the times I've thought that I've loved you
It wasn't just an easy answer,
It was make believe

But I still believe
That this heart,
Heart will learn to love.


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"I Always Knew" as written by Jamie L Williams Derek Pressnall

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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful. its one of my fav's by tilly
    mandioOoon November 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs on 'wild like children' it's obviously about heart-break of some kind, but she is leaving it stronger then she was going into it. oh such a good one.
    waves_on December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can really relate to this song because it seems like its about a girl who is breaking up with someone after a long relationship but doesn't want to hurt the other person and hopes that that other person cherishes all they had but grows from it like she is
    ItsInMySoulon January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBeatiful song. I love how it has all the "imaginary friends", "once upon a time", "lullaby", "make beleive" child-like references and that the song seems to be about growing and changing after a realtionship, and how it's like growing up.
    MaryLennoxon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti like to think this is about neely (of this band) and conor oberst (of bright eyes fame)'s relationship. a lot of his songs are about her in one way or another. and the line "a lullaby won't change my mind/ and i won't ever go back to that."

    -xo, t.
    LateNiteBedroomPopon May 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe beginning sounds like a father giving his daughter away in like a marriage...doesnt go with the rest of the song but

    I'll give away this girl who tried to make you fall in love
    I'll give her to you
    So keep her close to you
    So you won't forget about how she loved you
    So long ago, once upon a time
    Now she has grown up
    And you can't take it back

    just me. and im kinda odd.
    Rllngstn72on February 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, this person went through a breakup and realized that although it really hurt, it was never really love. They're hopeful for a love that will last.
    WiresAndWaveson May 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is most definately the prettiest Tilly song.
    WiresAndWaveson May 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'd agree with the rest of everyone...

    the song sounds like it's talking about a girl who realised that her love for someone wasn't actually true. sounds like she was misled by her daydream good life, imaginary and maybe artificial?

    anyways, she talks about 'giving away a girl' and i'm thinking it's herself. the girl she created and acted out to the woman or man she was in a relationship in, she's letting that person carry and keep that image and person she made.

    makes me think of leaving highschool and going to university. separating fake friends from the real. it's cute. she finishes by saying, you know, i knew this was always the case and i'm gonna try to learn and love you for real now.

    i like it. (:
    psithurismon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'd agree with the rest of everyone...

    the song sounds like it's talking about a girl who realised that her love for someone wasn't actually true. sounds like she was misled by her daydream good life, imaginary and maybe artificial?

    anyways, she talks about 'giving away a girl' and i'm thinking it's herself. the girl she created and acted out to the woman or man she was in a relationship in, she's letting that person carry and keep that image and person she made.

    makes me think of leaving highschool and going to university. separating fake friends from the real. it's cute. she finishes by saying, you know, i knew this was always the case and i'm gonna try to learn and love you for real now.

    i like it. (:
    psithurismon June 19, 2006   Link

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