"They Don't Know" as written by Dallas L Austin, Tim Kelley, Bob Hope Robinson and Xavier Hargrove....
(kirsty maccoll)
You've been around for such a long time now
Or maybe I could leave you but I don't know how
And why should I be lonely every night
When I can be with you, oh yes you make it right

And I don't listen to the guys who say
That you're bad for me and I should turn you away
Cause they don't know about us
And they've never heard of love

I get a feeling when I look at you
Wherever you go now I want to be there too
They say we're crazy but I just don't care
And if they keep on talkin' still they get nowhere

So I don't mind if they don't understand
When I look at you and you hold my hand
Cause they don't know about us
And they've never heard of love

Why should it matter to us if they don't approve
We should just take our chances while we've got nothing to lose

Baby
There's no need for living in the past
Now I found good loving gonna make it last
I tell the others don't bother me
Cause when they look at you they don't see what I see

No I don't listen to their wasted lines
Got my eyes wide open and I see the signs
But they don't know about us
And they've never heard of love

No I don't listen to their wasted lines
Got my eyes wide open and I see the signs
But they don't know about us
And they've never heard of love


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"They Don't Know" as written by Kirsty Maccoll

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    General CommentI don't believe no one's commented on this phenomenal song!

    Perfect indie-pop in the 'Romeo and Juliet' forbidden love tradition.
    FistOfLighton March 03, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationWhile this isn't likely the actual case, I always seemed to get the feeling that this was a song about a couple in a same-sex relationship. Given, it could probably be a straight relationship where the singer is talking to a rowdy, rambunctious guy. But I still think there's something more complex going on with a few of the lines...

    "They say we're crazy, but I just don't care, and if they keep on talking still, they get nowhere."

    "So I don't...mind if they don't understand when I look at you, when you hold my hand."

    "Why should it matter to us if they don't approve? We should just take our chances while we've got nothing to lose."

    "I tell the others not to bother me, coz when I look at you they don't see what I see."
    Ribonukeon October 05, 2011   Link

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