I don't know what you smoke
Or what countries you've been to
If you speak any other languages other than your own
I'd like to meet you

I don't know if you drive
If you love the ground beneath you
I don't know if you write letters or you panic on the phone
I'd like to call you

All the same, if you want to
I am game

I don't know if you can swim
If the sea has any draw for you
If you're better in the morning or when the sun goes down
I'd like to call you

I don't know if you can dance
If the thought ever occurred to you
If you eat what you've been given or you push it 'round your plate
I'd like to cook for you

All the same, I would want to
I am game

If you walk my way
I could keep my head
We could creep away
In the dark or maybe not
We could shoot it down anyway

I don't know if you read novels or the magazines
If you love the hand that feeds you
I assume that your heart's been bruised
I'd like to know you

You don't know if I can draw at all
Or what records I am into
If I sleep like a spoon or rarely at all
Or maybe you would do
Or maybe you would do

If you walk my way
I will keep my head we will feel our way
Through the dark
Though I don't know you I think that I would do
I don't fall easy at all

Ah at all (oh oh)
Ah at all (oh oh)
Ah at all (oh oh)
Ah at all (oh oh)

If you walk my way
I will keep my head
We will feel our way through the dark
Though I don't know you I think that I would do
I don't fall easy at all

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"I Don't Know" as written by Lisa Margaret Hannigan


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  • +3
    General CommentGood song. I think that it's about meeting someone, perhaps not knowing very much about that person, but wanting to, hoping that they'll give you a chance, want to know you in return.
    xmakesherflyxon June 20, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI think it's more about friendship than merely finding a lover. Through meeting all sorts of people, a person may be able to find a person to love but I wouldn't want to label this song as purely romance. There is more to the world than finding someone to be with/marry.
    bandcurls26on April 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a real good song.
    I think she is talking about falling in love, and wanting to know everything about the person that she hasn't meet yet.
    sunshinelafoyon March 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat an enchanting song! This is my heart on a public platter....
    yodelforpeasoupon May 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so cute.
    MiniatureTigerson April 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song captures the excitement of discovering all the little idiosyncracies of a new lover. Great to hear such a fresh, hopeful song on the radio!
    befuddledon May 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've now only heard this song once and I'm sure it's going to be one of those songs I never tire from. Lisa's voice is just magic!
    Smiles all 'round.
    MissLisson June 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's probably not dead on, but this is what this song means to me... and it means a lot. I recently lost my first love. I don't mean that lightly, either. I loved her unconditionally. There was only one problem... it was one-sided. She didn't take it as seriously as I did. She always got freaked out when I told her how I felt, which I can understand. Love's a scary word, but I couldn't just hide it. I thought I had really found someone special. But eventually it came to an end, and I just.... It was bad. It's been a little over two months now and I still tear up at the thought of her. I'm much better and still getting better, but I'll never fully heal. Once you're in you can't get out, otherwise you never really meant it. But anyway, a couple weeks ago I flipped the radio on and just layed on my bed and started to think. I thought about how much lighter my tears have been getting, and a million other things... and then I thought about her... and I'd been pretty good lately but this time it hit me hard. I started to think about my loss, how I thought I would NEVER get anywhere or find anyone else... you know, self-pity stuff. I laid there silent for a while and then this song came on. The lyrics immediately caught my attention. Basically this song said to me, there's someone out there who'd 'like to know me'. That goes for everyone. No matter what, there's someone out there who thinks you're the most beautiful person on the planet, whether they've met you or not. It might be stupid, it might be cliche, but it's my two cents.
    jory95on April 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI wanted to throw another viewpoint out there. I think this song can also be about a long lost love/soulmate. Lisa is going through various scenarios - almost as if she knew the person before, but time has changed them. It's a song about forgiveness. Whatever happened in the past is being thrown out and they are meeting each other again, almost as if it's the first time.
    _PennyLaneon September 06, 2016   Link

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