"Knock Knock Knock" as written by and Britt Daniel....
All lines are red, the film is done
After hours is on and now they'll make another one
If you miss the meaning this time
Well here comes another one

And if you clap your hands, the man will fall
Hold your breath, he'll shake himself to death
And the seas get real raged
And words are said

Every day, I hear "knock knock knock"
Oh and it's you
Oh every day, I hear "knock knock knock"
Then I see you and you're shaking
And you're breaking and you tell me I'm your only friend
And it starts all over again

You said you were living in a buttoned-up world
Living in 1892
And I want nothing they could say to convince me
Or to blame nobody but you

Some truth and you know it's gonna blow
But you don't give a damn, don't care who's gonna know
You just want everyone talk slow
And give you consent

Every time I hear "knock knock knock"
I know that it's you
Oh every day, I hear "knock knock knock"
And I see you and you're shaking
Oh you're breaking so I put down the poison pen
And it starts all over again

And it starts all over again
And it starts all over again

And it all starts up to give
It's all over again

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"Knock Knock Knock" as written by Britt Daniel


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    General CommentSounds a bit like the lead singer has a friend who loves to gossip. The "knock knock knock" is literal knocking, as the singer answers the door to let the friend in, who proceeds to spill the beans about something.
    floatingbeefon August 10, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about forgiveness and where a relationship gets to a point where it's about to break but something happens, your forgive them and everything starts from square one including the drama, bullsh!t and you regret it because history repeats.
    nervzon September 19, 2014   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation is that it's about a love interest who has the narrator pretty much around their finger. Every time the narrator moves on this character turns up in some broken, perhaps repentant, pitiable or compassion evoking state and the narrator changes their mind 'and it starts all over again'.

    For instance 'so I put down the poison pen' the narrator could be writing a harsh song about the other character and quits it.) The second stanza of the first verse speaks to the idea of the narrator believing themselves in the control of the other character, or at least helpless to control their reactions to certain things.

    The line 'You just want everyone talk slow and give you consent' is just a knockout.
    HoldOnMagnoliaon August 13, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationSeems to me like it's about a friend who's been in a bad place for long, possibly struggling with an addiction of some sort. He reaches out for a helping hand again and again, demanding that everyone go easy on him. The singer has grown tired of it, stating that his friend is in his peril because of his own doing. He suffers because his friend drags him down with him, but can't really bring himself to not answer the "knock knock knock" on the door.
    FunkyTimon September 05, 2015   Link

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