"I Knew You That Way" as written by and Jay/foster Clementi....
The secret way long shadows bleed into the night
The desperate way leaves in the fall hold colors tight
The way that thunder knows the taste of summer rain
I knew you that way

The way cool mountain waters dance down to the sea
Bound by something strong but still so wild and free
It gives into the passion of the path it takes
I knew you that way

I held you closer than I had a right to hold
But the only thing that time can't take away
Is I knew you that way

The way that skin on skin can start a crazy fire
That no one sees but burns all night long with desire
The quiet ease that makes a lover wanna stay
I knew you that way

I held you closer than I had a right to hold
But the only thing that time can't take away
Is I knew you that way

The holy way that love knows it should never end
The sacred way the stars got sailors home again
Like teardrops know the words to Amazing Grace
I knew you that way
I knew you that way
I knew you that way


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"I Knew You That Way" as written by Radney M. Foster Jay Clementi

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Spirit Music Group

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    Song MeaningThis song is about a lost love. He writes of the degree to which he knew this girl. They were so in love and so close, but time faded their love. Eventually time took her away from him. This song has a mellow tone to it, that reminds many listeners of lost love and broken hearts. He is almost mesmerized at the power time had on them. He keeps saying how well he knew her and how tightly he held onto her, but time still managed to rip them apart.
    lolarules1285on June 08, 2012   Link
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    General CommentHe knew her in the way in that his soul recognized her soul. Such a natural comfort together and a knowing, there was sacred purpose, like the way cool mountain waters dance down to the sea, bound by something strong but still so wild and free, that give into the passion of the path it takes, everything that is known in nature, as in the way of life that doesn't have to think about it but just knows, but yet indescribable, like teardrops know the words to amazing grace so lovely. but yet she or he was not able to be together for underlining circumstance. He knew her that way.
    freyjadrkson January 08, 2013   Link

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