"You Should Know Where I'm Coming From" as written by Jillian Rose Banks and Justin Parker....
What if I said I would break your heart?
What if I said I have problems that made me, mean?
What if I knew I would just rip your mind apart
Would you let me out?
Maybe you can stop before you start
Maybe you can see that I just may be too crazy to love
If I told you solitude fits me like a glove
Would you let me out?

You ought to know where I'm coming from
How I was alone when I burned my home
And all of the pieces were torn and thrown
You should know where I'm coming from

What if I said I was just too young?
What if I said I was built on bricks of carelessness and crumbs
What if I said I'd be gone before I could come
Would you let me out?

You ought to know where I'm coming from
How I was alone when I burned my home
And all of the pieces were torn and thrown
You should know where I'm coming from

Your sought out ways
My own, my own
But you turn me away from my low blows
Boy, you should've known

You ought to know where I'm coming from
How I was alone when I burned my home
And all of the pieces were torn and thrown
You should know where I'm coming from

You ought to know where I'm coming from
How I was alone when I burned my home
And all of the pieces were torn and thrown
You should know where I'm coming from


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"You Should Know Where I'm Coming From" as written by Jillian Banks Justin Parker

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    General CommentBeautiful song. She's been hurt before, badly, and her lover should understand that she can't be with him because of it. Maybe he comes from similar circumstances.
    clafounton February 16, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is a song that really hits home with me. I've been extremely prone to depression all my life, and as a result relationships have been difficult. This song is a warning for a potential lover. Are you sure you want to love me?

    My last relationship ended after 2 years, on extremely bad terms due to my depression. When you're depressed like I was, you can't keep up, and it's hard for others to understand what you're really going through. The line, "But you turn me away from my low blows, boy you should've known" really kills me. It's like, I gave you my warning, and you ignored it, you chose to love me, and now you're hurt that I'm not what you want me to be. I fucked you up, and you think it's my fault that we're here now.

    This song just completely echos what I've gone through. It kind of hurts to listen to but I love it. Banks is brilliant.
    ninetaledon April 07, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song. I think she is talking to herself here to her soul the part of her that is broken and confused.The part she never shows as it is too crazy to do anything ordinary she thinks that part should be in ' solitude'.She sais ' if i told you solitude fits me like a glove'. She is wondering if one day shell let that part out or if it too damaged that it might harm everyone including herself. ' i was alone when i burned my home'.The question ' you should know where i am coming from?' is her asking herself when did i become like that when and how did this part of me exist and then she answers by "What if I said I was just too young?What if I said I was built on bricks of carelessness and crumbs?"then she is feeling guilty by letting this part out by saying "My own, my own But you turn me away from my low blows. Boy, you should've known"but she is still wondering if she should let that part out as it is what makes her herself .
    noor616749on February 22, 2015   Link

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