"do you know?(a 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
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

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 your skin and bones

you're in it alone
it's your expense
if it sounds like
you're gonna just sit here

then you're suddenly full of doubt
now you're shredded and 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 your skin and bones

you're in it alone
it's your expense
if it sounds like
you're gonna just sit here

then you're suddenly full of doubt
now you're shredded and cold
with a knife in your back

tell me did you crawl
after all these years
giving up control
and buying in to fear
nights slip into morning
and day remain unchanged
'cause it's mine and
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



Lyrics submitted by JennnnysCOOL

do you know?(a knife in your back) song meanings
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    General CommentI think it's pretty obvious what this song is about. Abour the false friends that talk on your back. You trusted them but the stabbed a knife in your back.
    JYueon October 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its about how the world is teaching people to stab your friends and everyone in the back, like in the video where the class is being taught to stab eachother in the back... i love this song
    itsnotmegoawayon May 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentplus your lyrics are pretty far off,
    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?

    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 stranded 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 pray upon you?

    Never thought twice about holding your tongue,
    Once upon a time we 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 your stranded in the cold with a knife in your back.
    Tell me did you grow after all these years?
    Giving up control and buying into fear,
    Night slips into morning 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.





    some parts are played twice or repeated and some of those parts are sung by somone else while the lead is singing or the background guy is singing :)
    itsnotmegoawayon May 11, 2006   Link

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