"Never Knew" as written by and Stephen Bryce Avary....
I just ran into a few someones today
Someones that I never really knew
And I used to think how I had them all so figured out

But no, none of it's true 'cause I never knew you
And now the truth of it is, is I want to be like you
So hello, good friend, I want to be next to you
For my head for my heart for its true

So I'm burning the thoughts of the things that I once said
Because you tore down the walls that the world that has put inside my head
And I just get of sick of things that we think, we think we know

And no, none of it's true 'cause I never knew you
And now the truth of it is, is I want to be like you
So hello, good friend, I want to be next to you
For my head for my heart for its true

So take me and save me and change me and then make me
And embrace me and then brave my heart for you
No, No, 'cause I can't go on without you
And it's time for something never knowing, oh

And no, none of it's true 'cause I never knew you
And now the truth of it is, is I want to be like you
So hello, good friend, I want to be next to you
For my head for my heart for its true

And as they as strolled along
My heart broke out in song
From all the things and the thoughts and assumptions that I had wrong
See now I'll be on my way to make this claim
I'll make it famous in every way
I'll make it stay when I will save it

No, none of it's true 'cause I never knew you
And now the truth of it is, is I want to be like you
So hello, good friend, I want to be next to you
For my head for my heart for its true
For my head for my heart for its true
For my head for my heart for its true


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"Never Knew" as written by Gary Barlow

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    General Comment"awesome song
    awesome CD
    awesome musician.
    nuff said."

    word yo! haha

    i reckon this song is about being stereotypical and/or prejudice - "But no, none of it's true cuz I never knew you". like maybe he judged someone he kinda half-knew, until he actually got to properly know them and he realised they weren't the person he thought they'd be (in a good way). it sounds like he's now looking up to them ("And now the truth of it is, is I wanna be like you") for being an individual of some sort and taking all the crap they get for being different.

    "Because you tore down the walls that the world that has put inside my head" seems like that person made him more open-minded and that it's the worlds fault for creating narrow-mindedness within people (which i agree with...)

    this line "And I just get of sick of things that we think, we think we know" seems to be aimed at people who think they know everything but really they know fuck all.

    i could say so much more about this song but it's pretty long already, so i'll stop :) i'll just say this instead: these are lyrics that speak true of life.
    Indigo*Hippieon June 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's about him coming to God, "So take me and save me and change me and then make me
    And embrace me and embrave my heart for you."
    Logic23on July 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti haaate when people say 'i cant believe nobody has commented on this song yet', but now i can see where theyre coming from.

    awesome song
    awesome CD
    awesome musician.
    nuff said.
    kissme_imcontagiouson May 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it just me or does this song make you REALLY happy? I start laughing everytime I hear it. I don't know why. Totally agree with indigo hippie.
    rachierooon October 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Rocket Summer is amazing.
    This song is amazing as well and if you really listen you can see that this song is about God and finally finding him.
    geekpooon December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit really pisses me off how this band doesnt have a lot of comments... helllooooo do people not realize/know about how amazing this band is!

    and oh yea about this song... its a great one
    justgiveupon January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHaha it's not a band anymore, I think, now it's just one person. Not sure though.

    I love the Rocket Summer though. I'm listening to this song right now.

    I guess this song is basically talking about how he thought maybe a friend? was a bad friend. Until he realizes, hey. This guy is a guy to be admired. Or something. I don't know. Although geekpoo's idea makes sense too.
    juliaron January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Rocket Summer IS a band, BUT it is made up of one person and that person is Bryce Avery. :) Just so the people above me know.
    geekpooon January 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabsolutely wonderful song.

    i agree with geekpoo.
    i believe it's about God. :]
    whatthefrizz:]on April 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is just fabulous

    i love how you can hear the emotion coming through in his singing. it's one of those songs that will always bring me close to tears jusut because of the raw emotion in it
    harlequinxgirlon April 12, 2006   Link

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