"I Don't Know Anything" as written by and John Saunders Barrett Martin....
I don't know anything
I don't know anything
I don't know anything
I don't know who I am

I don't know anything
I don't know anything
I don't know anything
I don't know who I am

Why we have to live in so much hate everyday? Oh yeah
Why the fighting and the coming down, am I sane?
I don't know, yeah

I don't know anything
I don't know anything
I don't know anything
I don't know who to be

I don't know anything
I don't know anything
I don't know anything
I don't know who I am

Why we have to live in so much hate everyday? Oh yeah
Why the fighting and the coming down, am I sane?
I don't know
When the teacher put the ruler down on my hand

I laugh!
Cross my heart and hide reliever in trails of blood,
I love?!?

I don't know anything
I don't know anything
I don't know anything
I don't know who I am

I don't know anything
I don't know anything
I don't know anything
I don't know who to be

Why we have to live in so much hate everyday? Oh yeah
Why the fighting and the coming down, am I sane?
I don't know
When the teacher put the ruler down on my hand

I laugh!
Cross my heart and hide reliever in trails of blood,
I love?!?


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"I Don't Know Anything" as written by John Saunders Barrett Martin

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    General CommentJim Carrey once said that "none of us is really in control of our lives. Anyone who thinks they are is full of shit". I think that kind of idea is in this song. Maybe Layne is asking "does any of us really know what we're doing here, and how to do it right?" There is a kind of an underlying question here "what is love?" With everyone destroying themselves and others ("why the fighting and the coming down?"), have any of us really felt love?
    Angry Saron June 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeh, and then Jim Carrey did that sketch to "what is love" so that has meaning too.

    Sorry..
    No_Snowon August 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell, this song is fucking great. I don`t know the meaning of this song( yeah, I`m stupid ). I love that grinding sound of guitars, this is one of the best from Mad Season. This was the first song that I heard from Mad Season and i was fucking mesmerised.
    mojo risinon August 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how pointless love is, because there is so much hate in all of us.
    aptitudeon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think Layne is saying (I'm agreeing with all U guys) that he doesn't know what or how 2 love, not that he doesn't know anything like he's retarded. The guitars are wicked 2 and the solo is killer. Introducted me 2 Mad Season, glad i did. The CD just shows how much of a great song writter he is (We all knew that anyways
    metalhead m/on August 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dont get why this song has less comments than the rest, its by far the best on the album. yeah definetly a good song, the kind you like the first time you listen to it. and of course the meaning, its about not knowing why things are the way they are.
    wally the walruson October 05, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningCan anyone make sense of the line,

    "Cross my heart and hide reliever in trails of blood, I love?"?

    whiterabieson February 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about an observation that the world is full of hatred, and there's no way to fit in without losing your true self. Think about who Layne was, other than the drug addiction. He was a guy who liked to have fun, and a guy who spoke from his heart. He's asking, "Is there a good reason for all the hatred that I'm not aware of?"

    So goes my take.
    $p$on September 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the meaning is very simple-it's about being cofused about yourself,about people and all of evil in this world. It's about being in search for a reason to live,about understanding your own existence...
    muchnesson May 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLayne was so disillusioned with people and the world during the last 6 or so years of his life. It's like he lost the ability to see the good in people, and only lived through the bad. It's so sad... it's where his greatness came from...
    Tig45on January 26, 2012   Link

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