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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 is for certain,
As I'm standing here,
I should have known.

Lay your hands in mine,
Heal me one last time,
Though I cannot forgive you yet,
No I cannot forgive you yet,
You leave my heart in debt,

I should have known,
I was inside of you,
I should have known,
There was that side of you,
Came without a warning,
Caught me on a web,

I should have known,
I've been here before,
I should have known,
Don't want it anymore,
One thing is for certain,
I'm still standing here,
I should have known.

Lay your hands in mine,
Feel me one last time,
Though I cannot forgive you yet,
No I cannot forgive you yet,
You leave my heart in debt
No I cannot forgive you yet
No I cannot forgive you yet
You leave my heart in debt
I should have known

Maybe you was right,
Didn't wanna fight,
I should have known,
Couldn't read the signs,
Couldn't see the light,
I should have known,
Though I cannot forgive you yet,
Though I cannot forgive you yet,
You leave my heart in debt,
No I could not forgive you yet,
No I could not forgive you yet,
You leave my heart in debt,
No I cannot forgive you yet,
No I cannot forgive you yet,
You leave us all in debt,
I should have known.



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    UnregisteredAug 6, 2012 at 10:56 pm
    Why is there people relating this to kurt? It's not about him, dave said himself this was just about all the times in his life were he said to himself "i should have known this was going to happen. "
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    UnregisteredJul 24, 2012 at 4:57 am
    This reminds me of a relationship i was in a few yrs ago. We started out as friends, & then it became physical. It meant more to me than it did to him. He was dealing with a broken heart from a previous relationship & didn't want to be alone at the time. I let myself fall in love with him, & i still love him to this day. I should have known...
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    UnregisteredJul 18, 2012 at 7:12 pm
    The beginning sounds like a relationship that he knew wouldn't work out but that he wanted and thought he could maybe fix. He got in too deep and stayed in longer than he knew was healthy, he had a feeling it might end badly but stayed because he was already in love. He had to be in love because that's the only way you can't forgive someone for hurting you and possibly showing another side of themselves, a good side, until he fell in love, then they showed his true colors. This song has several meanings. The end and the bridge i definitely associatie with his love for kurt and nirvana and how kurt left them all with their hearts shattered. I don't think being in debt has anything to do with money, someone who did what kurt did has the effect of leaving hearts and souls in debt... Bankrupt basically. He wants him back even though he can't bring himself to forgive kurt for hurting him so badly. No matter how hurt he is/was he was able to pick himself back up, and he's still standing over situations that would've broke most people.
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    UnregisteredMay 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    Watch foo fighters documentary "back and forth" toward the end when they are recording the album, dave and the producer guy talk about the meaning... So, all you "here is what i think its about" can go out the window... Just saying.
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    UnregisteredApr 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    It's a love song dedicated to kurt cobain. With this song, grohl remembers kurt and kurt's difficulties, that drove him to commit suicide.

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