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I Don't Even Know Myself Lyrics

"I Don't Even Know Myself" was written by Pete Townshend.
"I Don't Even Know Myself" was written by Pete Townshend.

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Nothing in the way I walk
That could tell you where I'm going
Nothing in the words I speak
Can betray anything I'm knowing
Think about the way I dress
You can fit me on a labeled shelf

Don't pretend that you know me
'Cause I don't even know myself
I don't know myself

I don't mind if you try once in a while
And I don't mind if I cry once in a while
The doors aren't shut as tight as they might seem
I'm just trying to fight my way out of this dream

Listen to the words I say
Weighing up if I'm enlightened
Shiver as you pass me by
'Cause mister I'm the one who's frightened
The police just came and left
They wanted me and no one else

Don't pretend that you know me
'Cause I don't even know myself
Don't know myself

I don't mind if you try once in a while
I don't mind if I cry once in a while
The doors aren't shut as tight as they might seem
And now I'm just trying to fight my way out of this dream

Don't pretend that you know me
'Cause I don't even know myself
Don't know myself

You remember me, I don't remember you
Do you still love me, you know I think you do
I have been gone
And some prison warder knows my scream
I'm just trying to fight my way out of this dream

There's only five who know my real name
My mother don't believe they know it
What she called me is the way I'm staying
And no one'll ever know it
Come on all of you big boys
Come on all of you elves

Don't pretend that you know me
'Cause I don't even know myself
Don't know myself

I don't mind if you try once in a while
And I don't mind if I cry once in a while

Songwriters
PETE TOWNSHEND

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Lyrics © SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP

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