"Knots" as written by and Philip Arthur Shulman Ray Shulman....
All in all each man in all men
All men in each man.
He can see she can't, she can see she can
See whatever, whatever.

You may know what I don't know, but not that
I don't know it and I can't tell you
So you will.
To tell me all man in all men
All men in each man.
He can see she can't, she can see she can
See whatever, whatever.

You may know what I don't know, but not that
I don't know it and I can't tell you
So you will have to tell me all.

It hurts him to think that she is
Hurting her by him being hurt to think
That she thinks he is hurt by making her
Feel guilty at hurting him by her thinking
She wants him to want her. Her wants her to
Want him to get him to want him to get
Him to want her she pretends.

He tries to make her afraid by not
Being afraid. (permutations)
You may know what I don't know, but not
That I don't know it and I can't
Tell you so you will have to tell
Me all.

I get what I deserve.
I deserve what I get.
I have it so I deserve it.
I deserve it for I have it.
I get what I deserve.
What I deserve, what I deserve what I get.

I have it so I deserve.
He tries to make her afraid by not
Being afraid.


Lyrics submitted by Frances-The-Tool

"Knots" as written by Kerry Churchill Minnear Derek Victor Shulman

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  • +2
    General CommentThe lyrics are taken from the philosopher R.D. Laing. Check out more of his stuff at oikos.org/… .
    Hal0027on February 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is my current favorite Gentle Giant song.
    inpraiseoffollyon October 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe thinks he knows her better than she does herself, she thinks she knows what she knows.

    Ah, the complexity of a relationship.
    floreon November 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics are about as complicated as the title would suggest.
    inpraiseoffollyon December 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe prog rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody.
    Anilandon September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just love the musicianship of this band, and this song shows it wonderfully. The changes, the subtle sounds, the quirks, the variety ... just amazing.
    sokornyon August 14, 2014   Link

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