What I Know

WHAT I KNOW
(Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard)

“This song reminds us that life offers many lessons, and we can either learn from them, or they will show up in our lives over and over again. The shortcut is to listen up, and benefit from the experiences of those who’ve come before us.”

Maybe I was young and didn’t understand
Or maybe I just didn’t give a damn
Either way there was a lesson to be learned
I held the fire ’til it burned
I used to think I was so clever
But now I see that I was just like you

Before I discovered, what I know
Could save you some trouble
‘Cause I learned what I know the hard way, yeah yeah yeah

Listen up and you will know what you should do
Or you can carry on until we carry you
Either way it’s taught the lesson will be learned
Why wait until the tables turn
Like you I thought I was so clever
But now I see that I was just a fool

Before I discovered, what I know
Could save you some trouble
‘Cause I learned what I know the hard way, yeah yeah yeah

What I know I had to discover
What I know could save you some trouble
‘Cause I learned what I know the hard way, yeah

Yeah, Yeah, I know what I know
Yeah, Yeah, I know what I know
Yeah, Yeah, I know what I know
Yeah, I know what I know, what I know

I used to think I was so clever,
But now I see that I was just like you