"All I Know" as written by and Jimmy Webb....
I bruise you
You bruise me
We both bruise too easily
Too easily to let it show
I love you and that's all I know

All my plans
Have fallen through
All my plans depend on you
Depend on you to help them grow
I love you and that's all I know

When the singer's gone
Let the song go on

But the ending always comes at last
Endings always come too fast
They come too fast
But they pass too slow
I love you and that's all I know

When the singer's gone
Let the song go on
It's a fine line between the darkness and the dawn
They say in the darkest night, there's a light beyond

But the ending always comes at last
Endings always come too fast
They come too fast
But they pass too slow
I love you and that's all I know

That's all I know
That's all I know


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"All I Know" as written by Jimmy Webb

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    General CommentThis is one of the most beautiful songs ever written, combined with Art Garfunkels voice its just pure heaven. Quite simply the song means that through everything, the one constant is that he loves her. This song makes me weak at the knees
    ShortberryStrawcakeon June 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI (re) discovered this song several years ago while in the latter stages of a serious but tumultuous relationships when little was going right in my life or our relationship. The simple but poignant theme of "I love you and that's all I know" described my feelings perfectly. The line "but the ending always comes too fast" still breaks my heart a little. B/c I was exactly at that point: where you start to become aware that it's most likely ending, and even if you know its for the best, you remember all the great times, and wonder where they went.

    B/c he wasn't a particularly talented song writer, Art to me is often sort of given the brush off as an artist, but he's performance in this song is simply stunning. In the right mood, I can listen to this song over and over again for days on end.
    brooklynbfon March 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt is about a love that has been damaged by the inability of two people to confront how they have hurt each other, and to resolve the pain so that the relationship can take root and grow. In the end, the pain of the bruises has exceeded the pleasure of the love; leaving the haunting hollowness of a relationship that could have been.

    Essentially, for love to grow, nurturing it is a two way street; both people have to work to nourish it, without that the is no dawn, just the unending darkness.

    It is a dark, bittersweet song of a love that never could be.
    Yatofuon February 23, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song haunts me now, because so many of the lyrics apply to my relationship with my dad, who is dying of cancer. He was a musician, so "When the singer's gone, let the song go on," is really meaningful to me. And the part about endings is so true.

    The ending is coming too fast. But as his daughter, I am the song that must go on.

    I agree that Art Garfunkel did the song perfectly. Other singers could have made it maudlin, but the simplicity and plainness with which Garfunkel sings makes it moving and, in a certain way, sweet.
    law4on October 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe this song doesn't have any comments its simply beautifull
    -__-on July 03, 2006   Link

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