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Song Released: 2006


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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...

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    anonymous
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    Jan 21st, 2007 1:58am report


    I think you all know pink has been naughty all her life and she had some drug problems.some of her friends were dealers or drug addicts and this song is about/for a junkie friend of her who took an overdose.she found him and called 911 but it was too late.she was 14 when it happened.
    This song is one of my favourites.it reminds me so much of my ex bf.he had some drinking problems and would lie a lot about everything and everybody told me he was not good for me and he would hurt me but I would always see only the good parts he had and thought he would change.of course it wasn't the case but..who knew..I didn't..



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    anonymous
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    Apr 11th, 2007 4:46am report


    She said' Yeah, it's about somone I knew, a close friend, more like my boyfriend, but we were close friends, yeah. He was a drug user, and er, basically he died of a heroin overdose. I was only fourteen, yeah, everyone said that hed be gone soon, they knew all along. They knew what was gonna happen , but he said they were wrong. It would be forever. But you trust your freinds, and you beleive what you wanna.' I guess that's what the song is about because that's what she told that guy off FX.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 10th, 2007 3:49pm report


    Actually...

    Pink SAID in an article in London, that this was about a friend of hers who overdosed when he was 14. So, clearly, yeah the video is good. It's a good place to begin interpretation. He wasn't her boyfriend, but he was a good friend she said.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 18th, 2015 12:19am report


    Wow! So many people know the song "Who Knew".

    P!nk has said that Who Knew is about a friend that died from a drug overdose.

    It can also be said to be played at a funeral, to state that no one expected this person to die.

    PLAY AT MY FUNERAL, PLEASE!



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    anonymous
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    Aug 7th, 2014 8:56am report


    This song is about loss whether death of someone close or loss of friendship. For me its more about the loss of a friendship. Falling for a friend when your not supposed to. Something happens you part ways and hope to see them again someday. "Who knew" she would fall for her friend. He didn't even know she never told him because she didn't want to ruin the friendship.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 2nd, 2014 3:45pm report


    "I'll keep you locked in my head until we meet again". Could be about loss of someone due to death or loss of a love.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 26th, 2012 11:28am report


    How about we make it easy and just agree that it is a song about losing someone you care about to death no matter the reason.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 26th, 2012 3:36pm report


    This song makes tears come to my eyes.. It reminds me of someone I guess you coul call my boyfriend. His name is Dakota and e hates his life. I have to admit, seems like he's been through some rough times throughout his life. I always try to comfort him and he told me he'd be with me as long as he's alive.. But he kind of le me down and started going out with a lot of different girls. Now, I'm not so certain of where our relationship is standing now, but I do know I still love him and always will. I've made that clear to him, but I don't think what I feel matters to him anymore. But I love him and I don't care how long he lasts before he gets tired of me (lol). My story, to me, relates to Pink's in so many ways.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 26th, 2012 3:28pm report


    A lot of you are getting this wrong. This song is about a girl who clearly is in a relationship with a boy who takes drugs. He promises her he will be there forever while other people are doubting the fact he will. They say he is going to be gone by the next three years. But the girl refuses to believe it and only looks at the good parts of him. She finds him overdosed and dead and calls 911. An ambulance comes to take him away. That is the real story behind this song.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 16th, 2011 10:39pm report


    This has nothing to do with a boyfriend. It was about a friend of Pink's who had died of a drug overdose. Everyone was saying he was going to go, but she didn't believe them, because this guy said their friendship was forever. She was only 14 and the majority of the people at the funeral were only young. She said that this wasn't a wakeup call, and she continued using drugs until one day she got really sick "Like a pill" and decided enough was enough, and it was time she cleaned herself up



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    anonymous
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    Jun 19th, 2011 6:03pm report


    i think its about a lost love. Basing it on my own recent experience. Like, i do believe is about her friend with a drug problem, however it means what the listener wants it to.
    I think that its about a relationship that you thought was going well, and he says its 'forever' promising you the world then he breaks up with you are leave you. Your friends doubt your relationship, but you don't listen knowing that he has reassured you that all is well but in the end it was just didn't! 'That last kiss i'll cherish until we meet again' which is a tattoo I have which is like even though you'll one day get over, its a love you'll never forget and you'll cherish the memories you did have and remember the last time you were together and that kiss goodbye ..
    but thats just my opinion ..



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    anonymous
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    Apr 6th, 2011 4:13pm report


    I think the song is about one of Pink's Close friend who died from an overdose.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 30th, 2011 1:24am report


    Okey. I may sound stupid but I think this songs is really special, it is def about a break-up bot not a normal break-up, and the characters are not a boy and a gil. We all knpw PINK is bisexual so I think this is a really honest song she wrote about her and some girl she "dated" in the past. I almost sure. Lirically, there's no "He or "She" so it can be whatever you want it to be. I personally think this song is about a girl. That's all.

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    anonymous
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    Nov 24th, 2010 11:38pm report


    he over dosed on heroin. it shows him tieing the thing around his arm so he can stick in a needle. and he obviously dies beacuse she says like "you visit me in my dreams" or "until we meet again:



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    nomore
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    Mar 10th, 2010 3:14pm report


    i agree with all of you, but i also think that, like many great writers, she is expressing her feelings throught his song, but leaving it open enough that you can make it about something in your life... like your parent, or boyfriend. that's what's great about songs! you don't have to follow the "directions!"

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    alterdbeast
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    Apr 15th, 2009 4:45am report


    I have never done this. I am a self proclaim bad army dude. I have heard this in the gym for weeks. anoyed me at first, not motivating. I undertand points of view presented before me. I heard this and actually left soon after to go home to my chick. I was upset which NEVER happens. Had some love and moved forward. I think this is something about a love, with regret held on to. I understand this now at 30. a real, true love, that moves on and has a path, that I assumed is death. you cannot reclaim that loss. This hit me as, tell them you love them when they are the real one and don't regret. You never know when you're chance, nor time, will come. As an attempted heartless killer, this suddenly hit me to strong. A good song, or movie, sends us our own direction. I think this is it. Don't run past regrets for stupid casues before its not your choice. BTW, we had a great night because of this impression. Do the same if its right. It isn't always right.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 23rd, 2009 3:18pm report


    This song is about someone you love dying... no matter how much you want not to beleive it.. no matter how many people tell you it will happen.

    It means a lot to me as I was diagnosed with cancer a little over two years ago. My wife still hold out hope that I will live forever no matter what friend and family say.



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    adafterdar
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    Jan 25th, 2009 1:45am report


    Drugs where the hell did that come from ?????
    and I don't think she's talking about a dead B/F he just keep not showing for his promises and everyone keep telling that he won't show up you should leave him and that's makes the part who knew I wish I could touch you again I wish I could still call you friend I'd give anything... Hmmmm or maybe he is dead hard to tell =S

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