"You Don't Know Me" as written by Eddy Arnold and Cindy Walker....
You give your hand to me And then you say hello
And I can hardly speak My heart is beating so
And anyone can tell You think you know me well
But you don't know me

No you don't know the one Who dreams of you at night
And longs to kiss your lips Longs to hold you tight
Oh I am just a friend That's all I've ever been
Cause you don't know me

I never knew the art of making love
No my heart aches with love for you
Afraid and shy I let my chance go by
The chance that you might love me too

You give your hand to me And then you say goodbye
I watch you walk away beside the lucky guy
Oh you will never know The one who loves you so
Well you don't know me

You give your hand to me And then you say goodbye
I watch you walk away beside the lucky guy
Oh you will never know The one who loves you so
'Cause you don't know me
Oh no you don't know me
Oh you don't know me


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"You Don't Know Me" as written by Eddy Arnold Cindy Walker

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    General CommentI have been looking for this song for so long. I love this part in My Best Friends Wedding. Its so emotional. *tear*..anyway..this is a great song i think.
    sierra80on July 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a sad song, about a guy (it was made famous by ray charles) who's in love with a friend, but he can't tell her how he feels about her...peter cincotti does a great version, he has an awesome voice and plays piano very well.
    lily(myoneandonly)on January 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA beautiful song.
    somaron March 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song sums up my lovelife.
    pistolero983on August 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentis she singing about a gay guy or about a girl she loves but could never have? every time i hear it it applies a different way...
    minze08on February 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentminze08, this song was originally done by a guy, so he was singing about a girl who walks away with the lucky guy.

    jann arden covered this song and kept the lyrics exactly the same. personally, i love it when people do this, even if their sexuality and the song they are covering do not mesh. i love the ambiguity.
    jennileeon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the best scene in My Best Friend's Wedding is when Julianne and Michael are on the boat... I love when they dance and he whispers The Way You Look Tonight words in her ear... And she can't help crying... I cry when I see that scene... Wonderful...
    FoRevEr_SPooNeron October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAfraid and shy, I let my chance go by...the chance that you might love me, too.

    Isn't that the worst part of it all? Knowing that you had a chance, but you were too afraid, too insecure, to take that risk and tell them how you felt? And now it's too late, and they'll never know the person that loved them like you did.
    PurplePantheron June 12, 2012   Link

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