What I Didn’t Know

We'd just pulled out of Salinas
The devil at our backs
Leonard was singing about his
Torn blue dirty mac
We'd had some heated argument
Bout which exit to take
And I didn't know yet, that
Your fight club was a fake
I didn't know
what I didn't know
About you
Yet

We pulled onto the 101
Seemed we were much bigger 
Than the road was long
And the overhang threatened to 
Push us into the sea
I told you I didn't like driving across water
And you told me you had a daughter
And were married to someone
Who wasn't me

And I didn't know
what I didn't know
About you
Yet

We weren't sure the bridge was open
But we drove onto it almost hoping
We would launch into the sea
You said you couldn't be with me
Because I was an addict and you could see
I was going to drag you into the waves
Oh I didn't know
I didn't know
About you
Yet

It didn't seem like a fair exchange
All my longing for your pain
And all my trust for each of your lies
I gave you love
You threw it back
I opened my eyes
Cut you some slack
And my affection for you grew in stony ground

But I didn't know
oh I didn't know
About you
Yet

A little blue house next to a satanic shrine
Slowly you put your hand in mine
And allowed yourself to trust me
I begged you to let love be
But you kept trying to set me free
And the walls kept closing in
On what I didn't know
What I didn't know
About you
Yet.

Sometimes you don't get a choice
I almost lost you I heard a voice
Tell me what I didn't know
We pulled together 
Torn apart
Two bodies
One bloodied heart
Forged in abject pain and misery

But we didn't know
We didn't know
About us
Yet

Now our love is straight and true
I know you, you know me too
We bounce across this confused land
This country wasn't made for you or me
And this guitar won't resurrect anarchy
But we might steal a few more days
To find what we didn't know
What we didn't know
About life, yet

Oh what we didnt know
What we didn't know
Yet.

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