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Don't Know Why
Norah Jones Lyrics


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I waited 'til I saw the sun
I don't know why I didn't come
I left you by the house of fun
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come

When I saw the break of day
I wished that I could fly away
Instead of kneeling in the sand
Catching teardrops in my hand

My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever

Out across the endless sea
I would die in ecstasy
But I'll be a bag of bones
Driving down the road alone

My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever

Something has to make you run
I don't know why I didn't come
I feel as empty as a drum
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come

Overall Meaning

In Norah Jones's "Don't Know Why," the lyrics describe a sense of regret and longing. The singer describes their hesitation in coming to a loved one, waiting until they saw the sun and then leaving the loved one by the house of fun without any clear reason why they did not come. The singer then wishes they could fly away from this situation as they are left catching teardrops in their hand. The song continues on with the singer saying that their heart is drenched in wine, indicating that they are experiencing some kind of emotional pain or heartache, and that they cannot get the loved one off their mind.


Line by Line Meaning

I waited 'til I saw the sun
I held off until morning light


I don't know why I didn't come
I can't explain why I haven't arrived yet


I left you by the house of fun
I departed from you at the amusement park


I don't know why I didn't come
I can't explain why I haven't arrived yet


I don't know why I didn't come
I can't explain why I haven't arrived yet


When I saw the break of day
As the sun began to rise


I wished that I could fly away
I longed to escape


Instead of kneeling in the sand
Rather than being stuck and helpless


Catching teardrops in my hand
Collecting the tears I've shed


My heart is drenched in wine
I'm completely absorbed in my emotions


But you'll be on my mind
Thinking of you will always occupy my thoughts


Forever
For all time


Out across the endless sea
Far across the vast ocean


I would die in ecstasy
Passing away filled with joy


But I'll be a bag of bones
But I'll end up as a lifeless skeleton


Driving down the road alone
Isolated on the open road


My heart is drenched in wine
I'm fully absorbed in my emotions


But you'll be on my mind
Thinking of you will always occupy my thoughts


Forever
For all time


Something has to make you run
Something must have driven you away


I don't know why I didn't come
I can't explain why I haven't arrived yet


I feel as empty as a drum
I feel completely hollow inside


I don't know why I didn't come
I can't explain why I haven't arrived yet


I don't know why I didn't come
I can't explain why I haven't arrived yet




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Jesse Harris

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@backtomemory3012

I waited 'til I saw the sun
I don't know why I didn't come
I left you by the house of fun
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come

When I saw the break of day
I wished that I could fly away
Instead of kneeling in the sand
Catching teardrops in my hand

My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever

Out across the endless sea
I would die in ecstasy
But I'll be a bag of bones
Driving down the road alone

My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever

Something has to make you run
I don't know why I didn't come
I feel as empty as a drum
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come



@davidhipo5350

Lyrics:
I waited till I saw the sun
I don't know why I didn't come
I left you by the house of fun
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come

When I saw the break of day
I wished that I could fly away
Instead of kneeling in the sand
Catching teardrops in my hand

My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever

Out across the endless sea
I would die in ecstasy
But I'll be a bag of bones
Driving down the road alone

My heart is drenched in wine
But you'll be on my mind
Forever

Something has to make you run
I don't know why I didn't come
I feel as empty as a drum
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come
I don't know why I didn't come



All comments from YouTube:

@kirkbartch2604

2024 anyone?

@mc_cheshire

My mom used to play this on snow days. I wish adult life had snow days.

@jimmyjum2551

I’m a small little bug squash me please

@us3r709

😇

@anthonymilliner6782

Definitely

@angus3734

Of course

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@gilbertkentbaluyot7709

My mom passed away yesterday, this is her favorite song. Too much pain I feel right now but I know she's in good hand. I love you mom!

@kotrinad5087

In the beginning it’s hard, but with time it gets a little easier!

@ashleywills8761

🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

@fionalwan21

Hope you always doing great man

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