"I Know" as written by and Michael Jude Christodal....
You've got such a pretty smile
It's a shame the things you hide behind it
Let 'em go
Give it up for a while
Let 'em free and we will both go find it
I know there's nowhere you can hide it
I know the feeling of alone
I know that you do not feel invited
But, come back, come back in from the cold
Step away then from the edge
Your best friend in life is not your mirror

Back away, come
Back away, come
Back away, come
Back away, come
Back away, come
Back away

I am here and I will be forever and ever and I
I know that there's nowhere you can hide it
I know the feeling of alone
Trust me and don't keep that on the inside
Soon you'll be locked out on your own
You're not alone
You're not alone

And don't say you've never been told
I'll be with you 'til we grow old
'Til I'm in the ground and I'm cold
I'm not sitting up here on some throne
I'll be with you 'til we grow up young
Like a dog you can always come home
Dig up a bone
Look around Down baby downtown
Don't throw me to the pound


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"I Know" as written by Willie Mitchell Julius Bradley

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    General Commentthis so is a very pretty song ,it makes me think why people hide their face, who they really truely are.....its a shame but its a great song
    insomniacon September 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy friend bought this cd yesterday because she love this song so she played it for me and it is one the most beautiful songs I have ever heard but made me sad at the same time.
    Fallsemesteron April 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentNow everyone; this is my 'soulmate' song. I first heard it when I bought the "City of Angels" soundtrack and from then on was only song I've fallen in love with. Sometimes I wonder if the lyrics addressed to you are coming from your actual soulmate or from God. Romantically beautiful!
    Litz_Awakeon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe there are only 3 (now 4) comments on this breathtaking song. The meaning of it is quite obvious:
    The singer tries to convince a loved one to overcome the doubts she/he has about herself/himself and stop hiding behind a facade.
    I love the line "Your best friend in life is not your mirror" because it's so simple and naive, yet so true.
    The way Jude sings the song fits perfectly into the whole uncertainty theme of it: Very vulnerable, fragile and desperate, yet determined.
    What can I say? To me this song is a masterpiece.
    formiculaon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song just broke my heart. ive had the city of angels soundtrack since the seventh grade and i listened to this song for the first time in years today. its like i was meant to rediscover it today when i need it the most. ugghhhhh.
    clairvoyanceon December 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentok now im bak here coz i found out that there is an extended version of this song....the middle verse. OMG!!
    Litz_Awakeon January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA dear friend sent me this song while chatting on messenger. We're both very analytical people which includes song lyrics and such. When i first heard it due to my feelings for my friend i assumed she was trying to tell me something along the lines of something romantic but the only line that could support that is "I'll be with you 'til we grow old, 'Til I'm in the ground and I'm cold". Really i feel it's about someone telling someone else that simply they will be there for them forever. A simple but universally beautiful message.
    rmgon May 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentsuch a beautiful song.
    i think it embodies what it is to Love someone.
    Incredible.
    Jpineda48on June 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've been listening to Jude since high school. He's one of the best virtually unknown artists out there, in my opinion. He might get a little more attention now that this song's been featured on House. I love the way this song is almost a waltz. "Your best friend in life is not your mirror"...
    cityondown78on November 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've been listening to Jude since high school. He's one of the best virtually unknown artists out there, in my opinion. He might get a little more attention now that this song's been featured on House. I love the way this song is almost a waltz. "Your best friend in life is not your mirror"...
    cityondown78on November 30, 2010   Link

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