"Little Do You Know" as written by and Sierra Phuong Thoa Deaton Alex Lee Kinsey....
Little do you know
How I’m breaking while you fall asleep
Little do you know
I’m still haunted by the memory
Little do you know
I’m trying to pick myself up piece by piece
Little do you know
I need a little more time
Underneath it all I’m held captive by the hole inside
I’ve been holding back
For the fear that you might change your mind
I’m ready to forgive you but forgetting is a harder fight
Little do you know
I need a little more time

I'll wait, I'll wait
I love you like you've never felt the pain, I'll wait
I promise you don’t have to be afraid, I'll wait
The love you see right here stays so lay your head on me
Little do you know
I know you’re hurt while I'm sound asleep
Little do you know
All my mistakes are slowly drowning me
Little do you know
I’m trying to make it better piece by piece
Little do you know
I, I love you till the sun dies

I'll wait, just wait
I love you like I've never felt the pain, just wait
I love you like I’ve never been afraid, just wait
Our love we see right here stays so lay your head on me

I'll wait, I'll wait
I love you like you've never felt the pain, I'll wait
I promise you don’t have to be afraid, I'll wait
The love you see right here stays so lay your head on me
Lay your head on me
So lay your head on me
'Cause little do you know
I love you till the sun dies


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"Little Do You Know" as written by Ruth Anne Cunningham Alexandra Tamposi

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  • +3
    My InterpretationThis song really captured what I was looking for as I had written a song with the same meaning behind by using "it's not like you ever knew" but "little do you know" the phrase captures the meaning so simply and effective. I was going through a hard time and really wanted a song that expressed my feelings as in this song but I couldn't find any until I stumbled upon this!

    For me, the lyrics mean like this:

    "Little do you know"
    This phrase repeats itself multiple times in this song, it's like they want the other person to know how they are feeling but they are afraid or they don't know how to put it across. Yet, they feel that the other doesn't know the feelings one is experiencing and don't want these feelings to be getting in the way of their relationship.

    "How I'm breaking while you fall asleep"
    Because Sierra doesn't want to strain the relationship further, she waits until Alex is asleep before breaking down and succumbing to her true feelings because of whatever that is causing those feelings while she puts up a front when Alex is awake

    "I'm still haunted by the memories"
    Sierra still has that image, that memory that imprints in her mind, that is constantly recurring and taunting her, causing her to be scared of it. It's almost as if the memory doesn't want her to forget it and keeps popping out to haunt her.

    "I'm trying to pick myself up piece by piece"
    She's trying to regain her old self, trying to put everything back together in order to slowly try and move on and lead a normal life. She desperately wants to be her usual self but with the emotional scars within her that is stopping her recovery every single time. It's like building a brick wall but every time it's almost done, it crumbles back down again.

    "I need a little more time"
    She is still not ready for Alex and needs more time to recover and regain herself. Or it could also mean that she needs more time to let whatever incident sink in as she is still in shock.

    "Underneath it all I'm held captive by the hole inside"
    Sierra puts on a strong facade on the outside, pretending that everything is going well, going smooth and that she's happy but the truth is that she is tied down by her emotions that are causing her to be like a prisoner, submitting to the negative thoughts that are sucking her in deeper into depression. It's almost like she's unable to escape.

    "I've been holding back for the fear that you might change your mind"
    She is afraid of rejection, afraid that Alex will revert back to the old ways or his mistake despite saying that he wouldn't. It shows the insecurity and the inability to trust Alex after what he has done. She's will hold back her affections until she is 100% sure that Alex will not revert.

    "I'm ready to forgive you but forgetting is a harder fight"
    She is able to let what has been done slide past but forgetting about the incident is near impossible and difficult with the emotional trauma faced. Forgiving is easy, but forgetting is harder as it becomes an experience, a memory stuck in your brain.

    "I'll wait, just wait
    I'll love you like you've never felt the pain, I'll wait
    I'll love you like you've never been afraid, I'll wait"
    Alex then comes in saying that he will and still loves Sierra like the old times. He promises to erase the pain and make her forget the pain that he caused her even though it will take a long time for her to forget. He will assure her that he will not revert and rebuild their relationship so their trust will be restored and she can trust him once again.

    "The love is here and here to stay so lay your head on me"
    He's saying that the love between the two of them is ever present and will always be there no matter what. He believes that the love between them is strong enough to heal all the wounds and asks Sierra to lay her trust and faith in him, showing that he will not let her down anymore.

    "I know you're hurting while I'm sound asleep"
    Alex knows about the brave front Sierra puts on and how she breaks down whenever he sleeps in order not to hurt his feelings. He knows that Sierra is going through so much because of him.

    "All my mistakes are slowly drowning me"
    The guilt from the mistakes he made is overwhelming him and he starts blaming himself for what he has done. Not only his regret from his actions but he also feels guilty for hurting Sierra and making her go through such emotions that it's hurting him as well, overwhelmed and unable to breathe properly.

    "I'm trying to make it better piece by piece"
    He is trying to salvage the situation, relationship and the trust between them as he knows he is the cause of this mess (as mentioned earlier) and he is trying to improve it and make amends bit by bit. Trust is a sensitive issue and he knows he cannot rush such a thing, but only time will be able to make it better.

    "I love you till the sun dies"
    His love for Sierra is never ending and forever, and with the Sun not due to die anytime, his love for Sierra is so big that it transcends time, generations and even eras.

    The rest of the song is basically just a repeat with the two of them singing together and showing that the both of them are tentatively but surely trying to repair their relationship together in order to make it work.

    I relate to this song really well as I was going through a really hard time and the lyrics of the song matched every single feeling I was going through, every single situation I had gone through and it was just as if like this song was about me. But then my story didn't have an "Alex" coming back to me, so mine isn't that complete yet. This is a really great song, really relatable. I hope my interpretation helps :)
    popsongfanaticon November 26, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy favorite from the album. :)
    So emotional and so cool.
    atitkosblogoson October 11, 2014   Link

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