I May Know the Word Lyrics

Natalie Merchant


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Natalie A Merchant
album: Track 6 in album Tigerlily
release date: 1995-6-20
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
length: 8:09
assistant engineer: Todd Vos, Suzanne Dyer
engineer: John Holbrook
mix: John Holbrook
vocal: Natalie Merchant
composer: Natalie Merchant
lyricist: Natalie Merchant

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I may know the word
but not say it
I may know the truth
but not face it
I may hear a sound
a whisper sacred and profound
but turn my head
indifferent

I may know the word
but not say it
I may love the fruit
but not taste it
I may know the way
to comfort and to soothe
a worried face
but fold my hands
indifferent

If I'm on my knees
I'm begging now
if I'm on my knees
groping in the dark
I'd be paying for deliverance
from the night into day

but it's all grey here
it's all grey to me

I may know the word
but not say it
this may be the time
but I might waste it
this may be the hour
something move me
someone prove me wrong
before the night comes
with indifference

if I'm on my knees
I'm begging now
if I'm on my knees
groping in the dark
I'd be praying for deliverance
from the night into the day

but it's all grey here
but it's all grey to me

I recognize the walls inside me
I recognize them all
I've paced between them
chasing demons down
until they fall
in fitful sleep
enough to keep their strength
enough to crawl
into my head
with tangled threads
they riddle me to solve

again and again and again


Track Listing

  • 1 San Andreas Fault
  • 2 Wonder
  • 3 Beloved Wife
  • 4 River
  • 5 Carnival
  • 6 I May Know the Word
  • 7 The Letter
  • 8 Cowboy Romance
  • 9 Jealousy
  • 10 Where I Go
  • 11 Seven Years