I Know Everything

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Some people think they know all there is to know
And they tell everyone everywhere they go
But when there’s so much to see
And so much to be
More than we can do
We simply can’t know it all
Or even recall
All we ever knew

I know everything
Can’t be known by anyone
If you try to know everything
It may as well be none
I know a little, and that’s enough, and it had better be
Because a little for each of us is all we’ll ever see

And still some people try learning ever more
As if somebody somewhere were keeping score
When there’s a question at hand
Right up they will stand
Putting on a show
Even if they’re not so sure
They just can’t endure
Saying, “I don’t know”

But I know everything
Can’t be known by anyone
If you try to know everything
It may as well be none
I know a little, and that’s enough, and it had better be
Because a little for each of us is all we’ll ever see

The more I learn, the more I see more to know
And I’m just fine with what I know even so
And when I’m feeling a yearn
And wanting to learn
That’s alright with me
I start by taking it slow
And say, “I don’t know”
That’s the starting key

‘ Cause I know everything
Can’t be known by anyone
If you try to know everything
It may as well be none
I know a little, and that’s enough, and it had better be
Because a little for each of us is all we’ll ever see

Yes, I know everything
Can’t be known by anyone
If you try to know everything
It may as well be none
I know a little, and that’s enough, and it had better be
Because a little for each of us is all we’ll ever see

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from Everyone's Invited, released November 11, 2008
Written by and Ⓟ&© 2008 Mark S. Meritt (BMI). All rights reserved.

Dianne Mucci – Vocals
MSM – Instruments

Produced, arranged, recorded and mixed by MSM in the basement in the village, Red Hook, NY, using a MacBook Pro, MOTU Digital Performer 5.13, Native Instruments Kontakt 3, EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold Complete, Quantum Leap Colossus, EastWest/PMI Bösendorfer 290 Grand Piano, and an M-Audio Keystation Pro 88.

Vocals recorded in the garage on the mountain, Bloomingburg, NY.

Release Date: November 11, 2008
Album: Everyone's Invited
Track Number: 7
Length: 4:34

Written: 7th of the 12 songs for the album, February 2008
Key: Written in Eb, transposed to Ab for recording
Arranged: 5th, starting March 20, 2008
Vocals recorded 4th, July 22, 2008
Mixed: 6th, starting September 19, 2008

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