we all knew

so it’s something that we all knew
couldn’t you tell what you knew
instead of leaving us hanging
in the cold that way

is it too damn real for you
to find out what we all knew
must be something that grows on you
yeah, i’d have to say

what’s the matter, was it too strange for you
did it get like that
to the point where you’d wanna kill
just do it like that

and you could just accept it
make it a part of you
the little secret beneath the ground
so hidden from view

hey, is it too real for you
did it put a scare in you
the thought of everyone that you knew
finding out that way

and it’s all too real for you
you found out that we all knew
must be something that grows on you
yeah, i’d have to say

what’s the matter, is it too personal
i shouldn’t get too close
is there’s something that you want to say
without being verbose

you got a little confession
that you’d like to share
while they’re coming for samples
of your clothes and hair..

hey, is it too real for you
did it put a scare in you
the thought of everyone that you knew
finding out that way

and it’s all too real for you
you found out that we all knew
must be something that grows on you
yeah, i’d have to say

so it’s something that we all knew
why couldn’t you tell what you knew
instead of leaving us hanging
in the cold that way

did it make a big difference
me looking at you like that
it seemed to take forever
to hear what you’d say…

written by joe herbert, copyright 1994