"If I Know You" as written by Julian Hamilton and Kimberley Moyes....
Clever lier, fooling us all, never thought I'd work it out
How could I have known it was ever about you boy?
Now there's nothing to say, there's no words and we're not talking anyhow
You must have known I was never to doubt you boy

If it was so fine, it was so good, oh you're unbelievable
All this time I've been living without you boy, not your lying
It felt so good, the world don't know, now they'll never find out
All these years she must've been beside you boy

Don't forget that I was the one that you found
And if I know you, you'll find me someplace new
I hope I never, I hope I never have to

We're a waste of time
And if I know you, learned long ago it's true
I hope I never, I hope I never have to

Go and explain, explain it again, boy that this all started
Found you lying in the arms of another girl so stop your crying
Day after day, year after year, far too long and lost it
Must have thought I was nothing without you boy

Don't forget that I was the one that you found
And if I know you, you'll find me someplace new
I hope I never, I hope I never have to

We're a waste of time
And if I know you, learned long ago it's true
I hope I never, I hope I never have to

And tonight if we learn that the world's on fire
I guess I'll turn to you
I hope I never, I hope I never have to

I've failed to fight, so hard to fight
And I can find a way for you and I to go on like this
I'm always learning things the hard, hard, hardest way

'Cause I was the one that you found
And if I know you, you'll find me someplace new
I hope you never, I hope you never get to

Tonight, if we learn that the world's on fire
I guess I'll turn to you
I hope I never, I hope I never have to


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"If I Know You" as written by Kimberley Moyes Julian Hamilton

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  • +1
    General Commentboy falls for another boy for the first time
    boy freaks out and breaks it off
    boy eventually goes back to the first boy but freaks out again
    this repeats a few times
    boy is ashamed and keeps this a secret from everyone he knows while dating girls.

    but deep down he can't deny the connection he has with the other boy.
    trustyon May 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"If it was so fine, it was so good
    Oh you're unbelievable"

    Those lines make me feel like, the guy has said the relationship is good and everything is fine, but it was a lie. So he is unbelievable.

    "We're a waste of time
    And if I know you, learned long ago it's true"

    There is nothing here anymore, Our relationship is a waste of time

    "Go and explain, explain it again, boy that this all started
    Found you lying in the arms of another girl
    So stop your crying
    Day after day, year after year
    Far too long it lasted
    You must have thought I was nothing without you boy"

    It all started when she found him lying in the arms of another girl (note the word another which abandons trusty's interpretation), the boy is crying but he is the wrong doer here, the day after day, year after year far too long it lasted, the relationship and the cheating went on too long. Usual male ego for the last line :P
    unf4mili4ron February 28, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI interpret the important line, "And if I know you You'll find me someplace new", as sso:

    Me not as a person, but rather "me" as emotion, love/excitement.

    As if, 'You found and fell in love with me, but I know that you will soon find another love in someone else"
    It's "a waste of time" because we both know you're just going to run off with another "Me" again just like you always do.




    AgainstAllClodson June 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Found you lying in the arms of another girl"
    Notice the word 'another'. Just because it's sung by a guy doesn't mean the 'protagonist' is a guy as well (not that I'd mind if he was, but anyway). Altogether this is a great song that describes being betrayed a whole lot more poetic than most songs about this.

    Lol at the troll xD
    cropcircledesigneron April 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. So different from the stereotypical Presets. Very intense.
    minimegooseyon November 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGosh I love this song *_* It's quite different from their other songs, but I think that's what makes it so good. :D
    60_miles_an_houron April 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis apparently has been written & sung from a woman's point-of-view in a relationship, according to Julian Hamilton from the band when this was a the feature album of the week on Australia's radio station, Triple J.
    RockyRexon June 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThat's right. He said he was going to fob it off to a female singer but decided he wanted to keep it for himself.

    LOVE the "Oooh"'s in this one.
    girlcreatureon September 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLegendary song, best on the album imo.
    Nivon February 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI enjoy trusty's interpretation. It add depth the the song in that instance.

    Although, I gathered when I first heard it that it was from a Womans stand point because I know of others groups who have done the same and I am probably used to it by now. For instance, the lead male singer from Black Kids, singing "I'm Not Gonna Teach Him How To Dance With You". In the song, he refers to himself as a girl in this instance.

    Beautiful song & video though, and I still prefer trusty's view, but with songs such as these and ambiguous, that is the beauty of it.
    He Is Meon February 25, 2009   Link

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