You were once a sweet little girl
so innocent and pure
Your eyes were open and sure
anyone could look right in

I followed closely your gaze
you looked up towards the sky
But I watched your face drift away
other things had caught your eye

The magazines and media supplied you with their plastic protocol
And maybe music television really is the devil after all
But all I can say is I knew you before
You were beautiful back then
before you grew up, before you gave in

You dream of sharing your heart
Instead you share your bed
And your heart beats empty and cold
With all the tears that you have shed

You dream of baring your soul
Instead you bare more skin
And you wear dark glasses to keep
Anyone from looking in

The magazines and media supplied you with their plastic protocol
Oh, and maybe music television really is the devil after all
But all I can say is I knew you before
You were beautiful back then
Before you grew up, before you gave in

And all you want is to hear the words:
"Dear baby I love you"
So you hike your skirt higher still
'Till there eyes are all on you

You drive in fast foreign cars
The color or your sin
And you tint your windows to keep
Anyone from looking in

Oh, and all I can say is I knew you before
You were beautiful back then
Before you grew up, before you gave in

And all I can say is I knew you before
You were beautiful back then

You could be beautiful again..



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    General CommentIt talks about how pure and innocent most girls are until the influences of hollywood drugs and sex that is thrown into our homes via T.V. everyday is thrust upon them. These girls feel like they have to be sluts for guys to respect them when its really the opposite. Its everywhere we look now-a-days.
    Mayfieldon August 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^thats pretty much it.. but its called "i knew you before" now
    lostnfound923on October 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone else think it's a play on words?

    And all I can say is I knew you before
    You were beautiful back then

    you could hear it that way or...

    and all I can say is I knew you before you were "beautiful"
    .. back then
    holdfasthope87on December 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's "beautiful back then" as in "you were once a sweet little girl, so innocent and pure." And the last line is "You could be beautiful again," which is alluding to Christ forgiving her and cleansing her of her sins, making her innocent and pure once again.
    BrokenStar57on January 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love Dustin Kensrue... every song he writes is both deep beautiful and true. he's keeping true to his Ursas Veritas idea.
    ZachIsLegendon October 12, 2008   Link

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