Podcast #47: You Know What You Know

You’re not the boss of me!!! That pretty much sums it up. Seriously, though, there are many people I take advice from so, it’s not like I think I have all the answers. I know I don’t. And, I don’t think a lot of people would describe me as close-minded. Stubborn, yes. Close-minded, no. I also know, extremely well, where I fall short. In fact, I often get hung up on my shortcomings so, I really don’t need someone to point them all out to me under the guise of being helpful when they’ve only just met me or seen some very small portion of my life. But, let me distinguish here between someone who is genuinely wanting to share their knowledge and someone who wants to simply appear knowledgeable. There’s a difference. And, the worst of the latter is one who actually gets a charge out of criticizing me thinking it will make me want to work to please them. It goes like this:

“I really would like to talk to you about your music. (very flattering tone here). There’s so much I want to ask you.” They work in numerous flattering comments and then BOOM! An open handed insult. Oh, but they are just so HONEST they can’t help themselves. Then, back to compliments. Then another insult. Pure manipulation. Perhaps, if I were younger and less experienced (and, believe me, I have been) I would feel like I should work to become better in their eyes.

This song (demo) is a very sincere “SCREW YOU” to that.

photo by Kimberly Scott

Download: http://lauramariemusic.com/words/blog/podcast-47-you-know-what-you-know

You Know What You Know

Do I look lost
A little confused
Is it my eyes
Or your point of view
So wise
You’ve taken my case
analyze and evaluate
If I was just a little more,
I was just a little more

Shiny white knight
Stand in the wings
Full of advice
And a few other things
So nice
Like what you see
Standby
you were just thinking
If I was just a little more,
I was just a little more
like you

But, I think I’m enough
I think I’m ok
Just as I am
A genuine legend
in my own time
and in my own way
follow the voice in my head
not the words that you say
‘cause you know what you know but
you don’t know what you don’t know
you know what you know but
you don’t know what you don’t know
and you don’t know me

All kidding aside
with a straight face
Tell me how you’d do it perfectly
Put in my place
So right. If only I knew
I could make up for the things
that you’ll never do
If I was just a little more,
I was just a little more

But, I think I’m enough
I think I’m ok
Just as I am
A genuine legend
in my own time
and in my own way
follow the voice in my head
not the words that you say
‘cause you know what you know but
you don’t know what you don’t know
you know what you know but
you don’t know what you don’t know

and you don’t know me
this look in my eyes
and what’s on my mind
the cause of my grief
you don’t know me
the song that I hear
the worst that I fear
or what I believe
you don’t know me
at my highest
or at my lowest
If I’ve learned anything

It’s you know what you know
but you don’t know what you don’t know
you know what you know
but you don’t know what you don’t know – oh-oh
yeah, you know what you know
but you don’t know what you don’t know
and you don’t know me
©lauramariemusic2014

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