Lyrics

I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING (Music and Lyric by Louis Rosen)

All I was taught, the school books I read – just figures and facts that filled up my head. I don’t know anything. I don’t know anything.

The longer I live, the less that I know. You can run from the world, you can fight it or flow. I don’t know anything. I don’t know anything. I don’t know anything. I don’t know anything.

Trapped on this earth in body and mind – we serve ourselves, or we serve mankind. I don’t know anything. I don’t know anything.

We all have a story of how we came to be who we are — a mythical story that helps us to heal every scar. But what if our story is only a story, to make sense of pain, of distant glory? A sister was cruel; teachers darkened the light; Mama treated you wrong. But who are we if Mama was right?

The less that I look, the more that I see the wonder of life in the mystery. I don’t know anything. I don’t know anything.

The softer I speak, the louder I hear. The static dissolves — the channel is clear. I don’t know anything. I don’t know anything.

I no longer claim my story is true. In tenuous times, it carried me through. I don’t know anything. I don’t know anything. I don’t know anything. I don’t know anything.

The canvas is white – that’s where I start. I look at the sky, I open my heart. I don’t know anything.

I don’t know anything, I don’t know anything, anything… anything …

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