What I Know

On a mix CD I made for Cindy (right before we started dating, made with potential dating her being on my mind), I included Lisa Hannigan’s song, “I Don’t Know.”

This morning, I was running to all the songs I’ve sent to her via mix CD and this song came up.  While it was playing, it made me think about the things do know about her now that I didn’t six months ago.   Wanna see?

“I Don’t Know” by Lisa Hannigan


I don’t know what you smoke [1]
Or what countries you’ve been to [2]
If you speak any other languages other than your own [3]
I’d like to meet you

I don’t know if you drive [4]
If you love the ground beneath you [5]
I don’t know if you write letters or you panic on the phone [6]
I’d like to call you, all the same, if you want to
I am game

I don’t know if you can swim [7]
If the sea has any draw for you
If you’re better in the morning or when the sun goes down[8]
I’d like to call you

I don’t know if you can dance[9]
If the thought ever occurred to you
If you eat what you’ve been given or you push it round your plate[10]
I’d like to cook for you, all the same, I would want to
I am game

If you walk my way
I could keep my head
We could creep away
In the dark or maybe not
We could shoot it down anyway

I don’t know if you read novels or the magazines[11]
If you love the hand that feeds you[12]
I assume that your heart’s been bruised
I’d like to know you

You don’t know if I can draw at all[13]
Or what records I am into[14]
If I sleep like a spoon or rarely at all[15]
Or maybe you would do
Or maybe you would do

If I walk my way
I will keep my head
We will feel our way
Through the dark
Though I don’t know you
I think that I would do
I don’t fall easy at all [16]
Oh at all…at all…at all…at all

If I walk my way
I will keep my head
We will feel our way
Through the dark
Though I don’t know you
I think that I would do
I don’t fall easy at all

Notes:
^[1] She doesn’t smoke
^[2] I still don’t know all of them but she loved Australia.
^[3] English and Spanish
^[4] She does but I’m a horrible co-pilot but I make up for it as DJ
^[5] She does.  She just ran her first half-marathon!
^[6] She sends me cards for random holidays like this.
^[7] She can so she can save me if I drown because I can’t
^[8] She’s more of an afternoon/evening person.
^[9] She can dance and I love when we get chances to dance together
^[10] She eats what she’s given even if it’s just okay
^[11] Both
^[12] She does
^[13] I can’t
^[14] She does since we go to a lot of concerts together and the aforementioned mix CDs
^[15] I rarely sleep which is useful when your girlfriend is three hours behind you.
^[15] True but I did anyway.
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