I know what you did
I know
So I'ma let you taste her
I ain't washing my sins
I ain't washing my sins

Now we're lying about the nights
Hiding it all behind the smiles
Take a look at what you did
You probably thought that you'd break my heart
You probably thought that you'd make me cry
But baby it's okay
I swear it's okay

'Cause I know everything
I know everything
I know everything
I know everything

Now these tops don't twist like they did before
Tried to keep you out
And you are done
But baby it don't hurt
Oh, like you thought it would
The more of you the merrier

Now we're lying about the nights
Hiding it all behind the smiles
Take a look at what you did, hey
You probably thought that you'd break my heart
You probably thought that you'd make me cry
Baby it's okay
It's okay

I know everything
I know everything
I know everything
I know everything


Lyrics submitted by Whiteclef, edited by LiddoMarie, ayebien

"The Knowing" as written by Elizabeth Davidson Frase Abel Tesfaye

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING

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  • +3
    General CommentI think it's
    "Now these tongues don't twist like they did before.
    Tried to keep you up"
    Would seem to make more sense that way. Seems to be about taking vengeance against a cheat. This song and the entire album blew me away!
    MattTheMartianon April 30, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentits about dating a girl, he finds out she is dating other ppl. Instead of getting rid of her he starts dating other ppl too.

    When he's with her he knows that they both have their own secrets. They can smile, but they know better.

    elesson September 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correctionit's "hiding all guilt behind the smiles"
    ondracon April 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentall i can say is THURSDAY
    JamzXIVon August 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI'm pretty sure he says "So I'mma let you taste her" not hurt... dude just ate some other chick out & is not ashamed to let his cheating girlfriend know
    WaseLannoson November 25, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't know why, but this song breaks the fuck out of my heart.

    "You probably thought that break my heart.
    You probably thought that you make me cry.
    But baby it's okay,
    I swear it's okay.
    'Cause I know everything"

    The message of the song is obvious. But I almost feel like the speaker of the song has to redeem himself by cheating on her because she cheated on him. Then he makes me think about the vicious cycle, and how love means nothing to anyone these days. Its just one big game of trickery.
    anoceanbetweenon November 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionCorrect lyrics:


    I know what you did
    I know
    So I'mma let you taste her
    I ain't washing my sins
    I ain't washing my sins

    Now we're lying about the nights
    Hiding all it behind the smiles
    Take a look at what you did
    You probably thought that you'd break my heart
    You probably thought that you'd make me cry
    But baby it's okay
    I swear it's okay

    Cause I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything

    Now these tongues don't twist like they did before
    It's hard to keep me up
    And you are dry
    But baby it don't hurt
    Oh, like you thought it would
    The more of you the merrier

    Now we're lying about the nights
    Hiding it all behind the smiles
    Take a look at what you did
    You probably thought that you'd break my heart
    You probably thought that you'd make me cry
    But baby it's okay
    I swear it's okay

    I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything
    Wordsworthon December 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne these guys properly blow up and this song has over 200 comments, i'm sure these lyrics will be fixed, sorry I left a lot out, there's just a lot of unclear lyrics :/
    Whiteclefon April 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionCorrect lyrics:


    I know what you did
    I know
    So I'mma let you taste her
    I ain't washing my sins
    I ain't washing my sins

    Now we're lying about the nights
    Hiding all it behind the smiles
    Take a look at what you did
    You probably thought that you'd break my heart
    You probably thought that you'd make me cry
    But baby it's okay
    I swear it's okay

    Cause I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything

    Now these tongues don't twist like they did before
    It's hard to keep me up
    And you are dry
    But baby it don't hurt
    Oh, like you thought it would
    The more of you the merrier

    Now we're lying about the nights
    Hiding it all behind the smiles
    Take a look at what you did
    You probably thought that you'd break my heart
    You probably thought that you'd make me cry
    But baby it's okay
    I swear it's okay

    I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything
    I know everything
    Wordsworthon December 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBasically, the song is about the chick cheating and being unfaithful she basically seeks a relationship with the weekend to suck the soul out of him. When she reprocessed the dead emperor, assuming it was her ex lover, she tried to rekindle what they had through the Weeknd whom she mislead into believing she truly loved him. But all along she was using him to mend her broken heart. When they show the three chicks, they were all the same girl. It was to show the 3 sides of her unfaithful soul and as far as the Weeknd was concerned, a part of her was dead to him but he didn't mind carrying on the relationship with her anyway because he had other lovers. When she discovers he no longer loves her and she is dead to him, the empire they shared together collapses and they become world's apart with a fire burning inside each of their souls. So she tries to destroy his heart the same way she did to her previous lover for not accepting her for her promiscuity and betrayal of trust but she is unsuccessful. So the Weeknd finally gets his shot straight gets his heart back and let's all of her go. That's what I got from it anyway.
    Dion412on January 19, 2014   Link

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