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I Knew

Lyrics and Music ©2022 by Bill Roper


I finally managed to start writing songs again on a more regular basis post-pandemic. This song is at least semi-autobiographical.

I leave it to the interested observer to figure out which parts are which.

(Chorus)
C Em    F     G           C    C Em F G
I knew, but I didnít know why.
C Em    F                      D                G
I knew, but I couldnít see it, standing under a clear, blue sky.
F           G                C                   F
I knew that I just needed to spread my wings and fly.
C Em    F     G           C
I knew, but I didnít know why.

C      Em     F         G
I just needed something new,
F       Dm        F       G
Nothing borrowed, nothing blue.
C       Em      F         G
Someone who was just like you
   F            G
To help me get away.
Am         D               G
Someone to be there and to make me smile for a little while.
Am         D                   G
Someone to spend a day, let me know she cared when I didnít dare.

Iím not the brightest guy,
Unobservant, passing shy.
Someone would sure have to try
To knock some sense in me.
Someone to make me see, open up my eyes, be a little wise.
Someone so close to me, whispers in my ear that sheís waiting here.

I got a big surprise.
Found out just what that implies.
Talked until the next sunrise
Sent the night away.
Now there is someone who I see with pride, standing by my side.
Someone whoís always there, just to share a smile for a little while.

(Chorus twice)
C Em    F     G           C
I knew, but I didnít know why.
C Em    F     G           C
I knew, but I didnít know why.