"Everybody Knows" as written by and John Stephens Terrence William Smith....
It gets harder every day, but I can't seem to shake the pain
I'm trying to find the words to say, please say
It's written all over my face, I can't
Function the same when you're not here
I'm calling your name and no one's there
And I hope one day you'll see nobody has it easy,
I still can't believe you found somebody new
But I wish you the best, I guess.
Cause everybody knows, that nobody really knows
How to make it work, or how to ease the hurt
We've heard it all before, that everybody knows
How to make it right, I wish we gave it one more try
One more try
One more try
'Cause everybody knows, but nobody really knows

I don't care what the people say
They brought it all in anyway
Baby don't fill up your head with he-said, she-said
It seems like you just don't know
The radio's on, you tuning me out,
I'm trying to speak, you're turning me down
And I know one day you'll see nobody has it easy,
I still can't believe you found somebody new
But I wish you the best, I guess.
'Cause everybody knows, that nobody really knows
How to make it work, or how to ease the hurt
We've heard it all before, that everybody knows
How to make it right, I wish we gave it one more try
One more try
One more try
One more try
'Cause everybody knows, but nobody really knows

Oh I wish you'd understand
Oh, just an ordinary man
Wish that we'd have known
Everybody knows, but nobody really knows
And I know one day you'll see, nobody has it easy
I still can't believe you found somebody new
I wish you the best, I guess.

'Cause everybody knows, that nobody really knows
How to make it work, or how to ease the hurt
We've heard it all before, that everybody knows
How to make it right, I wish we gave it one more try
One more try
One more try
One more try
'Cause everybody knows, but nobody really knows


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"Everybody Knows" as written by Terrace Martin James Ho

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  • +4
    Song Meaningthis song really describes the way you feel after 'it's over'. whether it ended badly, mutually, he royally fuck'd you over, it doesnt matter.. you still stuck in a sorta transition between the past and the present. and everyone including yourself says move forward, forget about it but nobody really understands.

    and somehow the 'what if's' seem to haunt us.. 'what if it were different'.. 'what if he still loved you' .. 'what if he wanted you back'.. 'what if he was truly sorry'.. the shitty part is that pride prevents you from ever knowing or listening.

    the only thing thats really left for you to do is the inevitable.. move on and wish him all the best. time is a healer.
    SOULCHILDon January 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentprobably relating this more to myself than of objectively viewing this song but..

    i met this girl a few summers ago, we both went away to college, and she ended it due to the distance/another guy..whatever. i always tried to tell myself that it didn't matter, but in reality it really hurt.

    i think i'm over it, but there's always something that happens that makes me think what could have been. lame.

    more to this song: i think it's about understanding the relationship is over, but even while knowing that, you still have the slightest hope that it'll work itself out.
    cheuhboyon December 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I still can't believe you found somebody new
    but I wish you the best....I guess."

    i know exactly how that feels. you want them to be happy, but you know inside of you, you're dying. this song hits the hole in my heart.
    ayrockon February 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought that he was kind of saying that nobody knows how to give advice to you because you're the only one feeling what you're feeling. Other people may understand or can try to put themselves in your shoes but when it comes down to it, nobody really knows how to ease your specific hurt. Even if their pain is really similar to yours, it can never be the same so they'll never be able to really "know."

    Also, i agree with ayrock on the wishing them the best.."i guess" part. We'd like to be happy for them but we can't when we're not happy for ourselves, inside we'd all like them to beg us back...
    aspeton September 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"Everybody know but nobody really knows"
    Refers to how everybody knows that two people break up but they don't really know the reasons of how or why.

    He seems to not be able to get over the end of a relationship.

    "And I hope one day you'll see nobody has it easy"
    Reminds me of a girl that thinks she is the only one with problems. No matter how hard the guy tries to make it work and talk, she uses her "issues" as a crutch. He resents this, especially after trying so hard to no avail.

    She leaves him by following the advice of others. He isn't sure if this is really what she wants, which makes it all the more difficult.

    I've lived this
    planetearthon May 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti seriously can't believe that no one has commented on this song yet.
    this song is so amazing.
    it explains exactly how im feeling right now.
    xlloosseerrfacexon November 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is too sad :(
    musical_loseron February 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstill can't believe youuuu

    that part
    where he goes up
    omg.... is the best.
    i love this song.
    bnormal320on May 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsoulchild took the words outta my mouth
    goldandapageron August 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAMAZING song! This my fav from all of his songs!!! :)
    yenrocksifyon April 13, 2010   Link

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