Clinging to me
Like a last breath you would breathe
You were like home to me
I don't recognize the street

Please don't close your eyes
Don't know where to look without them
Outside the cars speed by
I never heard them until now

I know you care, I know it is always been there
But there is trouble ahead I can feel it
You are just saving yourself when you hide it
Yeah, I know you care
I see it in the way that you stare
As if there was trouble ahead, and you knew it
I'll be saving myself from the ruin
And I know you care

I use to run down the stairs, to the door
And I thought you were there
To shape to the comfort of us
Two lovers loved out of love

Oh, but I know you care
I know it is always been there
But there is trouble ahead I can feel it
You are just saving yourself when you hide it
Yeah, I know you care
I see it in the way that you stare
As if there was trouble ahead, and you knew it
I'll be saving myself from the ruin

I know it wasn't always wrong
But I've never known a winter so cold
Now I don't want my hands in a coat
But I still hope
'Cause this is how things ought to have been
And I know the worst of it wasn't all that it seemed
Why can't I dream?
Do I care to dream?

'Cause I know you care
And I know you care
I know you care
I know you care
I know it's always been there



Lyrics submitted by Il_penseroso, edited by JukeboxJacob!

"I Know You Care" as written by Justin Parker, Ellie Goulding

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  • +5
    Song Meaning:this song is about two friends who have something more than a friendship going on.
    (I know you care, I know it's always been there)
    (Yeah, I know you care, I see it in the way that you stare) etc...'

    but they aren't saying anything about it because the one doesn't want to get hurt in the long run.
    (But there is trouble ahead I can feel it, You are just saving yourself when you hide it)
    (As if there was trouble ahead, and you knew it, I'll be saving myself from the ruin)....etc.

    It's fairly straightforward. But the song suggests that they don't see eachother anymore and that he is no longer in her life anymore, so nothing is the same.
    (You were like home to me, I don't recognize this* street)
    (Outside the cars speed by, I never heard them until now) ...meaning that she's now noticing the things she hadn't before because she was so captivated by him.

    but even if they don't speak, she knows he still cares.
    whatUmisson November 05, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:LEMME WIPE MY TEARS REALLY QUICK.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on September 28, 2012   Link
  • +4
    My Interpretation:I think of it as holding on to that last person, that last best thing you have, but you know things are going to come to an end soon. However, there is that wish and hope that everything will end up how you imagined, because you do sincerely know that person loves you.
    aaronplaneon October 16, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Ellie has stated that this song is about her father who left her siblings and her mother when she was five years old and has bearly seen him since then. She said it is about being in denial
    scoobydogon January 24, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopmusic/9734724/…">This interview suggests that it's about her father (her parents divorced when she was a young child and she has no contact with him). The speaker is looking at photographs taken of the two of them when she was little and living in a street she no longer remembers. She's looking for reassurance that he did love her, even though there was 'trouble ahead' and he ended up leaving. The pictures are an image of 'how things ought to have been' and she still dreams of getting that back, somehow.
    aislingtonon December 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:If you shed a tear over this song (reading the lyric or listening to the MP3), you ought to hear it as the ending music over the credits in the movie "Now Is Good." The movie was heavy enough to watch, but (as is usual) the musical score beneath adds to the impact of a dying girl with a very tender bucket list.
    jorgy62on January 10, 2013   Link

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