Gone for a while
And then blink and revile
My old habits get confused.
They've been placating my mood
And selling me cheap solitude
But I've run out of reasons to pay.

Cause' I know you care
And I've grown so tired of not being there.
And I know you care
So I'm cutting off familiar happenings.

Conjuring up my melancholy
No that can't go on.
Certain my sadness was necessary
Oh I've been so wrong.
And all that distance that I dispatch won't ever help me feel less alone.

Stop all that dark and senseless brooding
Sing a different song.
Don't get dramatic, this ain't the movies,
Turn the camera off.
Yeah, all that acting seemed fun at first
But I've been playing this role for too long.

Conjuring up our melancholy
No that can't go on.
Certain our sadness was necessary
Oh we've been so wrong.
And all that distance that we dispatch won't ever help us feel less alone.

Stop all that dark and senseless brooding
Sing a different song.
Don't get dramatic, this ain't the movies,
Turn the camera off.
Yeah, all that acting seemed fun at first
But we've been playing this role for too long.


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    My OpinionWhy are there no comments!? This is a really good song.
    ashleeeon January 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like this song... so very true - it makes me happy
    TurdFerguson93on March 03, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationWhat's the point in these ciggarettes?
    I temporarily feel better-
    but in the end i'm inspiring the mood of melancholy.
    come to think of it, i've never had a reason to be sad.
    never had a reason to mourn or dwell on something false and so non-exsistent.
    I need to stop acting.

    that's what i think when i listen to this song.
    nicoleloquenceon March 30, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is a perfect ending track for the record. A very common theme throughout most of DATH songs is the artist struggling with his psychological problems and the affects they have on the people he cares about. This song is his epiphany, hence the song title "I Know".

    Cause' I know you care
    And I've grown so tired of not being there.
    And I know you care
    So I'm cutting off familiar happenings.

    He realizes that his old habits of thinking have caused him to become emotionally disconnected and distant from the world around him.

    Certain my sadness was necessary
    Oh I've been so wrong.
    And all that distance that I dispatch won't ever help me feel less alone.

    As he becomes frustrated with his mind, he is desperately seeking a change.

    Stop all that dark and senseless brooding
    Sing a different song.
    viceon April 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSuch a great way to end the album. The ending of it with all the gang vocals makes me so happy.
    AllChokedUpon July 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I took it like DATH was making fun of themselves and all their depressing lyrics and happenings.
    It's brilliant, and it was the perfect ender for the album. =]
    sonnishineon February 17, 2011   Link

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