From "Expecting A Miracle"

I Knew You When

04:07
Derrik Jordan - Expecting A Miracle
Derrik Jordan - Brian Hobbs

Story

Written with Brian Hobbs from Sweden, although we wrote it when he was living in NYC. He's American and this song is about what happens when you try to be something you're not and your past catches up with you.

Lyrics

I Knew You When

 

You can change your name, you can change your occupation

You can spend your life rewriting all your mistakes

You can sign away your soul

Win an Oscar for your role

Till someone knocks you cold

Telling you I knew you when

 

You can lie so much that you don't even know you're lying

You can set the world on fire and never get burned

You can even change your face

Rest assured your secret's safe

Till someone trumps your ace

Telling you I knew you when

 

Well, you can hide behind your reasons

But there's no way that you can win

˜Cause when you think the world's believing

There's that familiar voice saying, I knew you when

 

So as you live your life among this world of strangers

You might as well give up and just be yourself

˜Cause no matter what you've done

People know where you come from

And there'll always be someone

Telling you I knew you when

 

Copyright 1997 Derrik Jordan and Brian Hobbs

Hilljoy Music (BMI) / MCA Music (STIM) hilljoy@sover.net (802)387-4050 www.derrikjordan.com

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