"Everybody Knows" as written by and Jonathan Graboff Neal Casal....
You come for me in the worst of places
You come for me, you come and try to take me home
I'm always in need, and it's hard to be reciprocating
The fabric of our life gets torn

And everything's changing, so how am I to know
How I'm going to hold on to you when I'm spinning out of control
You and I together, but only one of us in love
And everybody knows

He says a name, it echoes in my head like it was a canyon
He says a name, he says it and I know what's up
You come to me sometimes when I'm thinking like a cannonball shooting out a cannon
And I forget whatever it was I was thinking about

With everything changing how am I to know
How I'm going to hold on to you when I'm spinning out of control
You and I together but only one of us in love
And everybody knows
Everybody knows


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"Everybody Knows" as written by Jonathan Graboff Bradley Smith Pemberton

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    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship falling apart due to his drug/alcohol addiciton. Further he does not love her but she loves him, and everybody can see it but him. He just holds on to her because he is in need, and he is confusing it with love.
    trey25624on July 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure about this one....it seems like it is about faith and the pressures when you are questioning it.
    maxie1pon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree maxie. it reminds me of the same thing. to me i think about faith in God. I feel God is with me in the shit of my life, and he still loves me, and i'm selfish to just come back home with him and let him take me back and fix me. and there are still two of us here, but only one of us in love (i think of God in love with me) anyway...
    GabrielDeRoseon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with trey. It seems he is battling his demons and it's affecting his relationship.

    "You come for me in the worst of places."

    He's craving.

    "I'm always in need, and it's hard to be reciprocating. The fabric of our life gets torn."

    Sometimes the want for the drugs is so bad that it's difficult for him to give anything of himself to this woman.
    cubbyblueson February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree except I think it's HIM that's in love, not his woman.

    "How I'm going to hold on to you when I'm spinning out of control"

    I think that line refers to him wanting to keep her but his life is too f'd up...and "everybody knows" she's going to leave him, I assume for the guy who "says a name" (hers).
    moonpainteron April 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm not worthy of even attempting to peer inside Adams' head, but this song absolutely NAILS the feeling of going through addiction recovery while in a relationship.
    tracyjon July 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe says a name, it echoes in my head like it was a canyon
    He says a name, he says it and I know what's up
    You come to me sometimes when I'm thinking like a cannonball shooting out a cannon And I forget whatever it was I was thinking about

    HAS TO BE MY FAVORITE LINES!!! HE'S SUCH AN AMAZING WRITER!! i wish a guy would talk to me like that! till then i have him! lol :)
    TiOon October 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts about him "spinning out of control" and the woman who loves him. He doesn't love her enough to give up his addiction.
    hellojenny1982on December 26, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningTo me, it's written by a woman who's thinking of a man who loves her but she can't love him back; "hard to be reciprocating". She wants to. She wants to love him with all of her heart but she doesnt know what the future holds "how am i to know". She thinks of him often, and as soon as she does - she forgets anything else she was thinking of. But how could she hold on to him when her life is spinning out of her control? She cant commit her heart to him and love him back, "only one of us in love".
    distance15on September 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAnd.. everybody knows. Everyone around them can see through all there lies. Can see whats between them and the love that is within.
    distance15on September 02, 2011   Link

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