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I Should Have Known Lyrics

I should have known that it would end this way
I should have known there was no other way
Didn't hear your warning
Damn my heart gone deaf

I should have known
Look at the shape you're in
I should have known
But I dove right in
One thing...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 16th 2020 report

    These meanings may be correct but there is a thread running through the song that no one seems to have gotten right . Think simple. Think GROUND level .

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 7th 2017 report

    This song is about Kurt but really just about how nobody can really be saved in life. When those we care about leave, whether it be a breakup or a best friend's death, we feel responsible. This song is Dave trying to get over his past and how he blames himself for the bad things.

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 29th 2012 report

    The first verse is about Kurt and Nirvana. The second is either about (which I think it is) the scare when Taylor overdosed and almost died or if not then let's just go with an ex-grilfriend or wife or something.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 12th 2012 report

    hes refering to alot of things not only kurt he said he would never do a song about kurt again i think its every added together lile the fact his frie.d jimmy overdosdd and dies and the fact the the drummer taylor also overdosed and he thinks he "should have known" because of the fact that he was close to kurt when he did it so he should have noticed the signs in his other friends.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 12th 2012 report

    The song is about when the drummer taylor hawkins overdosed and nearly died..

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 27th 2012 report

    Not only Kurt, but also about he's best friend Jimmy who died of overdose and much other people that suffered for drug using. Much like the Word Forward song is too about Jimmy.

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 10th 2012 report

    It's about his very good friend Jimmy Swanson who died from a drug overdose a few years ago

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 10th 2012 report

    The most important line is "IVE BEEN HERE BEFORE!" its about a lot of things. Yes kurt is in there obviously but there are also references to Jimmy like dave said in the book this is a call but i also think that theres a part in there about a relationship with a girl because thats always how i have related to it. You know its gonna happen but your still shocked out of your mind when its over and you just have so much hate towards her. I have felt exactly like that and this song made me feel much better

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2012 report

    No doubt in my mind...this song is about Kurt.

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 31st 2012 report

    everyone thinks its about only kurt. It is about kurt but dave admitted in the movie back and forth that its about all those times you look back and think god dammit i should have known

  11. empty94
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    Dec 30th 2011 report

    As far as I`ll been reading your comments I`ll say your wrong.
    I will also like to refer to the back and forth doc. There Dave says that "i should have known" is about every missery, through the way, with loosing a good friend,band members leaving, band members told to leave, Taylors overdose and etcetera.But in the end. He also thinks he stands in debt because of the fantastic band the became. But the sorrow is to big, so he could not forgive this "it" person yet. Kurt , who died is mentioed with a thought in this song but it isn`t all because of him.

  12. anonymous
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    Dec 17th 2011 report

    All crap.....no one actually knows. It's possible that the song is about kurt and off course dave will deny that. We'll never know untill he tells himself. The only thing I know for sure, that it's a fucking great song!! the best on wasting light imo. Wasting light is actually the best record they ever made.

  13. anonymous
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    Dec 9th 2011 report

    I believe it may have been about taylor? He said he was so annoyed at Taylor over his O/D and he also said its hard to get over it.

  14. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 2011 report

    its about lots of people dave grohl has knew including kurt it says it in the back and forth documentary

  15. anonymous
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    Sep 2nd 2011 report

    watch the back and forth documentary...it is actually about a past love...but he can understand why people would think it was about Kurt...on the recording of this track Dave got Krist Novoselic to record the bass.
    watch this rock-umentary it is awesome...freakin great band

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