"You Already Know" as written by Christopher Charles Lloyd, David Darnell Brown, Peterson Dennis, Jonathan Williams and Curtis James Jackson....
The moment we forgot we were just good friends I moved my arm her face went red again one more bus home another silent weekend

Said love was painted gold like all things growing old the paint peels and slowly falls you already know (3 x)

Looking out the glass always sit together we both know we could be someone better not with our heads like London weather

Said love was painted gold like all things growing old the paint peels and slowly falls you already know (4 x)


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"You Already Know" as written by Curtis James Jackson Christopher Charles Lloyd

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    General CommentI love this song always find myself listening to it <3 really relatable
    I think its about falling in love with your best friend, and them somehow finding out whether you told them or someone else did, its about something that could happen but will always forever just be an almost thing.
    The whole "the moment we forgot we were just good friends" perhaps being about considering the idea of being together. the "going red again" being embarrassed about them finding out and difficulty going back to normality of gradually talking less, "another silent weekend"
    The chorus I think shows you loving this person and the idea seeming brilliant and then the love being tainted with their finding out and their response to it,the paint falling being like heart dropping at them already knowing, as if them knowing has ruined any chance.
    "looking out the glass" staring out a window deep in thought, "we both know we could be someone better" (if we were together maybe)
    thats my lengthy interpretation anyway :)
    shytrainon July 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is one of their best. The version I have is complete with mischords and stuff and it makes it much more real. Also, the light touch of drums and the hi-hat in the background creates a great effect.


    As for the meaning, this is obviously about two friends (see first stanza) and something that could have been (they feel bad about being together, and have stormy thoughts because of it (stanza 3)). It's also about the time passing, which is the chorus, and how she (I think the singer lightly says 'you' before 'said love was painted gold' - at least I hear it) values love as something great and hard to get, but they still reject it a little bit.
    BlakeHCon May 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me, is about two old friends whose relationship develops into something else.

    They will settle for each other as lovers rather than bother to look for someone else:
    "we both know we could be someone better"
    because the love that they are in is not "painted gold" as previously believed, rather experience has made them believe that all love would, "like all things growing old" fall apart and uncover ugliness. If they choose the safe option to form a relationship with each other it would be the easy was out, and also evading some of the inevitability of the love wearing out. They already know where it will lead when he moves his arm and she blushes.

    It is a beautiful song, and a very truthful perspective on how love doesn't last.
    pacificeyeson July 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice
    simpletasteon January 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfantastic song.. but can anyone tell me what album/EP this is from? :\
    popstaceon March 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such an amazing song...
    "said love was painted gold
    like all things growing old
    the paint peels and slowly falls"
    beautiful lyrics!

    and popstace, I tried to find where this song is from but nowhere mentions it, not even wikipedia lol
    GoldJesteron June 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPopstace, it's on the album 'Om Lounge (15 Year Anniversary Edition) which can be accessed on Spotify.

    Great song.
    SammyLincson June 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song and I think I love the band too.

    The first line "the moment we forgot we were just good friends" for me means that both want to be more than friends, because both forget it. He knows he wants and he also knows that she wants because of the second line.

    When you realize that you like your best friend everything becomes so strange, you don´t know what to do, everything changes, and I think that suddenly there is a horrible silence.

    Maybe "said love was painted gold" means that the love was there but was hidden under a golden friendship :)

    The question is that sometimes when you begin going out with your best friend you can end it being nothing at all...unfortunately. So both are unsure...but...

    they are in loveeeeeeeeeeee! :D


    But I also really love the previous meanings you have found! (sorry for my English, pliz)
    kapputton July 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSuch a beautiful song in both the music and the lyrics, it just makes you smile and want to cry at the same time. I love how it's being interpreted in completely different ways probably depending on people's own experiences of love. As mine is non existent this song's tricky for my to get my head around, but I do like shytrain's interpretation so thanks for making it make sense for me :)
    toMUSICiLISTENon May 24, 2014   Link

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