"You're Not The Only One I Know" as written by Harriet Wheeler and David Gavurin....
Where's the harm in voicing a doubt
You'll find me in the lavatory
And where's the harm in talking out loud when I'm on my own
What's so wrong with reading my stars
When I'll be in the lavatory
And what is so wrong with counting the cars when I'm all alone

You're not the only one that I know
And I'm too proud to talk to you anyway
You're not the only one that I know
And I'm far too proud to talk to you any day
So I say I'm in love with the world

And what is so wrong with voicing a doubt when I'm on my own
It's perfectly fine to sleep in a chair
From Monday 'til Saturday
And what is so wrong with talking out loud when I'm all alone

You're not the only one that I know
And I'm too proud to talk to you anyway
You're, you're not the only one that I know
But I'm far too proud to talk to you any day

So they rode out west to the seaside
And they gladly decided to stay
After two hours wandering outside
Ooh the sea air drove them away, yeah

You're not the only one that I know
And I'm too proud to talk to you anyway
You're not the only one that I know
And I'm far too proud to talk to you any day
You're not the only one
But I'm far too proud you're (son)
You're young
But I know, I know, I know, I know
I'm far too proud to talk to you any day
But if you do, don't you know
That I don't mind, no, no, no


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"You're Not the Only One I Know" as written by Harriet Wheeler David Gavurin

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    General CommentThis is one of those songs I find easy to put on repeat for hours.

    As far as my interpretation goes, she's been hurt by the guy and wants him to come back but is far too proud to admit it. It's that feeling of loneliness and abandonment when the one you like and want so badly is no longer in your life. You wish they were feeling the same pain and would come back to you. It's hard to admit you miss someone once they've hurt and left you, though. Who wants to beg? I love the ending line, "But if you do, don't you know, that I don't mind." She's finally revealing how much she truly hopes and wants him to come back.

    This line "you're not the only one that I know" is the way of trying to trick the guy and everyone else into thinking she's not upset about it and will easily move on.

    "It's perfectly fine to sleep in a chair from Monday 'til Saturday."
    These are ways she deals with the sadness and disappointment. Of course it's not perfectly fine, but that's the only way it seems to be able to cope at the moment. She's losing the ability to be happy and function.

    Just beautiful. Totally melancholy and brilliant lyrics capture it all.

    Aside from the lyrical content, Harriet's vocals reach beautiful places in this one.

    This has easily become one of my favorites. Here's a thank you to the Sundays. :)
    Psychedeliaon October 06, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentFantastic Sundays song

    harriet wheelers voice is so ... :X
    Chillyon May 16, 2005   Link

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