"All I Know" as written by Jeffrey Lee Johnson, Kevin Michael Erondu and Jared Evan....
Bite the thorn that pierce the skin
Come back down to earth again
The cold is creeping deep inside
You disconnect the telephone line

Gotta get away
Gotta get away
Get away
Gotta get away
'Fore the Lord gonna make me stay

All that I know
Shoulda been
Coulda been
Mine

I killed the last way out of this
Persuaded by a deceitful kiss

That said you better stay
Said you better stay
Better stay
Said you better stay
'fore it's all gone
Gone away

All that I know...(repeat)

Bite the thorn that pierce the skin
Come back down to earth again
The cold is creeping deep inside
You disconnect the telephone line

Gotta get away
'Fore I lose my mind
Said you better stay
'Fore it's all gone
Gone away

All that I know
All that I know


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"All I Know" as written by Mark Lanegan Gary Conner

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    General CommentThose are great interpretations guys. I had a blast reading them.
    Realityon September 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment1st of all Screaming Trees Frickin RULE! Anyone who likes good music should give Dust a listen to! I think this song is about lost love. You know, the singer feels he has failed to be with someone that he could of been with but he tottally messed up somewhere. Brilliant song!
    Screaming3son March 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe screaming trees are incredible I can honestly not believe that these guys got so little acolytes for their work,

    Lanegan has the perfect voice for the trees' blend of 60s psychedelic rock and the 90s grunge sound.

    All I know is an incredible song and i Guarantee that if more people had heard it, it would have been a hit,

    Hint Hint: anyone with a band out there, cover this song and give the credits to the TREEEEEEEESS ;)
    N0 C0DE 79on May 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh man, this is summer dispair. Drenched with 60's carefree acid and happiness despite the cynical lyrics. Running away indeed, it's what the generation is about which kinda makes me question the intentions in the first place. Metaphors suggest strong violence and a strong tendancy towards the violence nay more like an appetite for the pain! Biting on the thorn...lines that make me questy, especially considering the actual instrumental content being so uplifting. The 2nd layer is masochistic, persuaded by a kiss i already know is full of deceit, but i love it anyway. A guilty pleasure of a message, but PURE gem of a song. Lanegan Lives!
    AlexanderKnollwoodon May 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought it had something with them never quite getting the superstardom that some of the other bands on the scene received. Realizing in the mid-nineties they just were not seen as the groundbreakers they pioneered in the late eighties.
    I do not know if they are considered pioneers even but were they not making music long before the nirvana's and Pearl Jam's...
    Then of course they deal with by biting the thorn (heroin)
    superfreak30328on August 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song brilliantly recalls the ticking down of the clock. His dilemma is to run or stay, and if he stays he'll get everything but he'll be nailed down; and if he runs he'll be free, but he'll lose everything.

    But it seems like this is a reoccurring thing, and the song begins with him facing it again.

    He tells himself to bite the syringe. Then the craving grows. And he caves in.
    aptitudeon October 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese guys deserved so much more...
    taverneron May 12, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI used to think that 'bite the thorn that pierce the skin' referred to a syringe. As straight forward as this song seems, it's difficult to grasp the perspective.
    aptitudeon August 18, 2014   Link

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