You say you don't feel like yourself
Does that mean you're somebody else
How would I know
Oh you say you just don't feel quite right today
Does that mean that you're slipping away
How would I know
You might believe there's a paradise
In the next hello

How would I know
If you don't tell me so
If you wanted to go
How would I know

You say you don't know what you're doing here
Does that mean you might disappear
How would I know
You might feel that there's something real
In the next hello

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How Would I Know Lyrics as written by Melissa Etheridge

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    General Comment

    I think she's like asking her lover what she means about some things that she says to her like saying to her "what am i doing here" it's like she's almost wondering why she's saying those kind of things to her,and she's like asking her " how would she know" if she doesn't tell her like if she wanted to leave the relationship or something.

    Armoron November 06, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    Maybe I'm going way too dark with this, but it sounds to me like she is talking about someone (a friend) who has committed suicide. She's asking this friend how she was supposed to know of his/her intentions. I think the 'paradise in the next hello' is referring to the afterlife that the friend is wanting to reach.

    I suppose the 'next hello' could also be interpreted more literally. Maybe the friend was actually a lover who left her to meet someone new and start a new relationship, without much explanation.

    Bobathinon July 22, 2010   Link

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