One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)

I didn't mean to treat you so bad

You shouldn't take it so personal

I didn't mean to make you so sad

You just happened to be there, that's all

When I saw you say "goodbye" to your friends and smile

I thought that it was well understood

That you'd be comin' back in a little while

I didn't know that you were sayin' "goodbye" for good

.

But, sooner or later, one of us must know

You just did what you're supposed to do

Sooner or later, one of us must know

That I really did try to get close to you

.

I couldn't see what you could show me

Your scarf had kept your mouth well hid

I couldn't see how you could know me

But you said you knew me and I believed you did

When you whispered in my ear

And asked me if I was leavin' with you or her

I didn't realize just what I did hear

I didn't realize how young you were

.

But, sooner or later, one of us must know

You just did what you're supposed to do

Sooner or later, one of us must know

That I really did try to get close to you

.

I couldn't see when it started snowin'

Your voice was all that I heard

I couldn't see where we were goin'

But you said you knew an' I took your word

And then you told me later, as I apologized

That you were just kiddin' me, you weren't really from the farm

An' I told you, as you clawed out my eyes

That I never really meant to do you any harm

.

But, sooner or later, one of us must know

You just did what you're supposed to do

Sooner or later, one of us must know

That I really did try to get close to you

.

Copyright 1966; renewed 1994 Dwarf Music

First release: Blonde on Blonde, 1966

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