"You Never Knew Me" as written by and David/devoto Tomlinson....
I don't want to turn around
And find I'd got it wrong
Or that I should have been laughing all along
You're what keeps me alive
You're what's destroying me
Do you want the truth or do you want your sanity?

You were hell
And everything else was just a mess
I found I'd stepped into the deepest unhappiness
We get back, I bleed into you
Thank God that I don't love you
All of that's behind me now
Still seems to be above you

I don't know
I don't know whether I ever knew you
But I know you
I know you never knew me
I don't know
I don't know whether I ever knew you
But I know you
I know you never knew me

Do you want to

Hope doesn't serve me now
I don't move fast at all these days
You think you've understood
You're ignorant that way

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry
I'm sorry I can't be cancelled out like this
We had to kill too much
Before we could even kiss

I don't know
I don't know whether I ever knew you
But I know you
I know you never knew me
I don't know
I don't know whether I ever knew you
But I know you
I know you never knew me

Do you want to
Do you want to
Do you want to
Do you want to
Do you want to
Do you want to


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"You Never Knew Me" as written by David Tomlinson Barry Adamson

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    General CommentThis one's about a tin of sardines he once bought at the minimarket opposite the bus station in Picaddily but managed to leave on the top deck after having a fight with Morrisey's budgie.
    CorrectSoapon January 24, 2014   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favourite Magazine song. The lyrics don't need explaining, they're pretty strightforward but great. One of the best summaries of a dysfunctional and mutually destructive relationship. Isn't it like this most of the time - you never really get to know the other person, or the other way round, you never can really know the way they feel.

    My favourite parts: "You're what keeps me alive
    You're what's destroying me
    Do you want the truth?
    Or do you want your sanity?"
    and even better:
    "You were hell
    And everything else was just a mess
    I found I'd stepped into the deepest unhappiness"
    and
    "We had to kill too much
    Before we could even kiss"

    Brilliant.
    nightanddayon August 21, 2006   Link

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