You took my hand, you showed me how
You promised me you'd be around
Uh-huh, that's right
I took your words, and I believed
In everything you said to me
Yeah, huh, that's right

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
'Cause they're all wrong
I know better 'cause you said forever, and ever
Who knew?

Remember when we were such fools
And so convinced and just too cool
Oh no, no, no
I wish I could touch you again
I wish I could still call you a friend
I'd give anything

When someone said count your blessings now
'Fore they're long gone
I guess I just didn't know how
I was all wrong
But they knew better, still you said forever, and ever
Who knew?
(Yeah, yeah)

I'll keep you locked in my head (my head)
Until we meet again (meet again)
Until we, until we meet again
And I won't forget you, my friend
What happened?

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
'Cause they're all wrong and
That last kiss, I'll cherish until we meet again
And time makes it harder, I wish I could remember
But I keep your memory, you visit me in my sleep
My darling, who knew?

My darling, my darling, who knew?
My darling, I miss you
My darling, who knew?
Who knew?

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Who Knew Lyrics as written by Lukasz Gottwald Alecia Moore

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  • +11
    General Comment
    This is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard! I'm totally in love with it. It's the kind of song that almost makes me start crying, whenever I'm listening to it. Seriously, everybody should buy it... *Heart*
    Gwirleybeeon April 11, 2006   Link
  • +5
    General Comment can give a lot of meanings to this song. I think that it can be a about her and some ex boyfriend..who was her friend too..And know..when we're in love we say always "forever" and that stuff...but...
    _Purity_on April 23, 2006   Link
  • +5
    I now find this song ironic because I walked around singing it for years, and yeah I'd knew exactly what she was saying but it never fully hit me until just now. My boyfriend and I had been together for five nearly perfect years. The problem was that there was quite a controversial age difference. A six year gap (me being 15 and him being 21, before you say anything, we were long distance, not sexually active and didn't jump into a relationship. We were really good friends who made sure the other didn't commit suicide and we just fell for each other). It's hard getting dirty looks because of the person you love's age but I knew what was true. He loved me too. I looked forward to turning 18 and moving in with him and spending my life with him. And for those five years he did too. I'll save you the whole sob story and say we officially split last night. And I can't even hate him because no matter what, he's perfect in my eyes. And if he's happy, I'll do my best to keep him that way even if it does hurt. He got me through alot of hurt, and I defended him from everything I could and kept him alive. I thought we'd be forever. A regular fairy tale and I argued down everyone who said otherwise. Who feels like an ass now? Hah. He is and always be my angel,my first love, my dream guy. But the future isn't set in stone. Last time I let myself get blinded. Who knew? Three Cheers for Five Heart wrenching, constant texting, picture sending years.
    averystripeson October 18, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General Comment
    what's amazing about this song is that it could bring out something in the deepest place inside everyone,at least according to most comments i have seen so far and my own case. I actually havent been thru any deaths or anything emotionally devastating.But everytime when i sing to the video of the song i just cant help crying belting out the notes
    johnnyhitsmeon January 17, 2013   Link
  • +4
    Song Meaning
    Pink's close friend Sekou Harris died of a heroin overdose when they were only 14. The tragedy inspired Pink’s 2006 song, “Who Knew.” source:… Pink in the London Daily Mail May 26th 2006 said this song is about losing a loved one to drugs: "My life was insane, I was (in her youth) out of control and doing lots of stupid things. Some of my friends were selling crack, and I got into drugs too. I've always been honest about that, although I don't like going into details. I've got lots of young fans and I wouldn't want to give them any ideas. I found a friend dead from a drug overdose when I was 14. He was a male friend, not a boyfriend. Most of the people at the funeral were just children. It should have been a wake-up call for me, but it wasn't." According to Pink, the song is about "the grieving process. You can look at somebody, he might be right there, and the next Monday he might not be."
    oofuson December 31, 2016   Link
  • +3
    General Comment
    This is great song, and yeah it's really sad. At first I thought it was about like a relationship that she thought would last forever because of the line "That last kiss I'll cherish until we meet again" and because of the "my darling" stuff at the end, you know like I thought it was about a person who claimed that they'd be together forever and then they just take off. But the thing about the heroin overdose makes sense too. This song gets me all choked up too. It is really powerful, that's what I like about Pink, her emotional songs all feel so real especially since i can relate to so many of the situations in her songs.
    HappySoulon May 02, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment
    I am IN LOVE with this song From when i got the new album i fell in love with it I hate how the video is a gurl and her boyfriend cause i take it as best friends It reminds me so much of my best friend I thought we'd be friends for life and we broke apart 3 years ago & i miss her lots. And yeah the thing about her friend is right. Also, i love her look in the vid! Pink rules =D
    MissPurrfecton May 25, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment
    jamiie3x0o , I don't think she means blessing as when somebody dies, but more as something you're grateful for. Example, I'm grateful for my wonderful dog, my house, my good health, and a family that cares. Therefore, I'm counting my blessings. I associate this song with an ex boyfriend, because I was in a relationship where he'd promise me that we'd be forever, and I took his word. And when somebody I knew would tell me different, I'd get defensive and ignore them for awhile.
    jennamon April 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    i fkin love this sng, yeah, cud b bout losin sum1, but i relate 2 it in the sense of a bf, if sum1 wud hav sed 2 me that we wudnt b 2getha now, id hav hit them, like, she loved him now they not 2getha n she misses him. well, thats how this sng makes me feel bout my x =0( v.v.v gud sng tho
    ubbleson May 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    I feel this song. I feel like she is talking about 'friendship' more than an actual romantic relationship. How you would give everything to someone and get so attached to them, when all of the sudden they are not there anymore, they are some part of the past. It's so hurting, yet so true...I miss my former close friends so much, they are not replaceable...and it breaks my heart.
    Gabigson May 27, 2006   Link

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