"Everybody Knows" as written by James/mclaughlin Bourne and Charlie Simpson....
When you took me in your arms
I knew I'd reply
You breathed me in so deeply
You took my hand as the music began
I knew I could dance if you led me
Everybody knows your fate, honey, everybody knows your fate

The snake is poised and is held by your noise
You charm the life out of demons
You kept me up there with the web of your hair
You spun my life into meaning
Everybody knows your fate, honey, everybody knows your fate

I've seen your stars; so many lives
You seem to shine forever
Do you remember the time?
Do you remember the time
Our memories held us together?
Everybody knows your fate, honey, everybody knows your fate

Everybody's hopeful, so much feeling
See your face in windows
Hear your calling
Everybody knows your face, honey, everybody knows your fate


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"Everybody Knows" as written by Lawrence Gott Timothy Booth

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    General CommentThis song is a love song about meeting someone who uplifts you and brings a sense of meaning back into life... very uplifting lyrics, though it's often been noted that the chord progression is rather downbeat given the positive subject matter. I've never minded that though, to me it adds a sense of mystery to the song, combined with the Eastern flavour of the music it sounds like the narrator is falling for a really exotic, mysterious girl, with whom he's completely in love but perhaps cannot fully comprehend. Not to mention that it's not uncommon for James songs to have upbeat tunes but dark and morbid lyrics, so why not have it the other way round for a change...

    Is the lyric really 'everybody knows your fate' or 'everybody knows your faith'? I've discussed this with other James fans and never quite been able to work it out.

    Brilliant song anyway.
    MaskOfSanityon July 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlways thought this was another reference to God/Jesus. 'Everybody knows your fate' as in dying for our sins.
    mrgrumbleon November 27, 2016   Link

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