They said
You were a mystery
I know
You can’t fool me

But still I cave in
I gave you my heart
I cave in
I gave you my heart

Well hang on, hang on
I know you don’t think I know
Well hold on, hold on
But I know but I know but I know

I always knew what you were
I always knew what you were

You came along
You came along
I got into your car
You came along
I knew I was wrong
I knew I would die

But still I cave in
I gave you my heart
I cave in
I knew I would die

Well hang on, hang on
I know you don’t think I know
Well hold on, hold on
But I know but I know but I know

I always knew what you were
I always knew what you were

Well hang on, hang on
I know you don’t think I know
Well hold on, hold on
But I know but I know but I know

I always knew what you were
I always knew what you were


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    General CommentGreat song.

    Not quite sure what it's about. Possibly Heroin? Or about someone else who's addicted to a drug or is living a deceiving life in some way...either a friend/ ex-lover/ the guitarist that quit the band.

    Or...most probably...a slightly abusive lover that doesn't really care about him but is just a good looking man so he can get away with stuff.
    rymaster111on November 06, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionA song about someone who knew somebody from a long time. He know that his friend/girlfriend keeping a secret from him. But anyway, he still know.
    muhammad10on October 08, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy who met a person who perhaps hides themselves and can't commit fully but he fell for them anyway. People warned him "they said you were a mystery" but he thought deep down they were different
    Now he's regretful because he they broke his heart and he knew they were like this before the relationship began
    sighfuluston July 26, 2015   Link

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