Cuts Like a Knife
Bryan Adams Lyrics


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Drivin' home this evening
I coulda sworn we had it all worked out
You had this boy believin'
Way beyond the shadow of a doubt, yeah

Well I heard it on the street
I heard you mighta found somebody new, yeah
Well who is he baby, who is he
And tell me what he means to you, oh yeah

I took it all for granted
But how was I to know
That you'd be letting go

Now it cuts like a knife
But it feels so right
Yeah, it cuts like a knife
Oh, but it feels so right

There's times I've been mistaken
There's times I thought I'd been misunderstood, ooo yeah
So wait a minute darlin'
Can't you see we did the best we could, ooo we could

Wouldn't be the first time
That things have gone astray
Now you've thrown it all away

Now it cuts like a knife
Yeah but it feels so right
Oh it cuts like a knife
Yeah but it feels so right
Oh it's cut like a knife
But it feels so right, baby
Oh it cuts like a knife, yeah

I took it all for granted
But how was I to know
That you'd be letting go

Now it cuts like a knife
Yeah but it feels so right, mmm
Now it cuts like a knife
Yeah, but it feels so right

Yeah
Oh it cuts like a knife
Oh oh
But it feels so right, baby
Oh yeah
It cuts like a knife
Now give it to me now
Oh yeah, come on boys, awh
Cuts like a knife, yeah yeah yeah
Na, it cuts like a knife now
It feels so right, yeah yeah
It feels so right, baby




Na na yeah, it feels so right
And it cuts like a knife

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Bryan Adams's "Cuts Like a Knife" describe a man driving home with the belief that everything is okay with his relationship with his girlfriend. He believed that she loved him and that they were happy together, beyond any shadow of a doubt. However, he hears rumors that she might have found someone new, and he asks her who the new person is to her. He pleads with her to remember that they did the best they could with their relationship, even if things went astray.


The chorus of the song is quite interesting. It highlights the pain that he is feeling. He acknowledges that the situation "cuts like a knife," which conveys a deep sense of emotional pain. Still, he confesses that somehow the pain feels good, and the situation seems to be doing right by him.


The song is an excellent example of how love can be challenging and heartbreaking, but at the same time, it can be passionate and intoxicating. The song describes how the characters are struggling with different emotions and how they manage to keep it together despite the likelihood of things falling apart.


Line by Line Meaning

Drivin' home this evening
As I drove home this evening


I coulda sworn we had it all worked out
I was sure that we had everything sorted out


You had this boy believin'
You had me completely convinced


Way beyond the shadow of a doubt, yeah
There was no doubt in my mind


Well I heard it on the street
I heard a rumor from people on the street


I heard you mighta found somebody new, yeah
I heard that you may have found someone else


Well who is he baby, who is he
Who is this guy you are seeing


And tell me what he means to you, oh yeah
And explain what he is to you


I took it all for granted
I assumed everything was okay


But how was I to know
But how could I have anticipated


That you'd be letting go
That you would decide to end things


Now it cuts like a knife
Now the pain is intense


But it feels so right
But it feels like the right thing to do


There's times I've been mistaken
There were times when I was wrong


There's times I thought I'd been misunderstood, ooo yeah
There were times I felt like I was not understood


So wait a minute darlin'
Just hold on for a moment


Can't you see we did the best we could, ooo we could
Can't you see that we tried our hardest


Wouldn't be the first time
It wouldn't be the first time


That things have gone astray
That things did not go as planned


Now you've thrown it all away
And now you've ended it all


Oh it's cut like a knife
Oh, the pain is so intense


But it feels so right, baby
But it feels like it was the right thing to do


Na na yeah, it feels so right
It feels like it was the right decision


And it cuts like a knife
Even though it is painful




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Bryan Adams, James Douglas Vallance

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Comments from YouTube:

@innertubez

Many people throw around the word "underrated," but Bryan Adams truly is in that category. His songs are epic.

@arcticangel1628

You know what this song makes me think? Bryan Adams was my childhood!!! I was born in 1998 and my dad and I loved listening to him on a music player he bought and watching his music videos on TV from the years 2000-2004. And he still hasn't faded away from my life. In a way, this guy has saved my life and made me feel happy despite whenever I felt sad or alone in my life. I feel like a kid again whenever I listen to his music. I’m 24 and I still listen to his music even now.

@1SWEETSERENADER

Great 🎼 Singer & Songwriter_.

@phoneix24886

Bryan Adams is definitely many things but underrated. You have no idea how popular he is with 90s kids.

@brianlutz7813

1000% this

@hyperretroactivehyperretro5992

I agree. But I think its only because he was surrounded by pure greatness in the 80s

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@bleep77

There are certain 80’s songs that give me an overwhelmingly painful and bittersweet sense of nostalgia. This is definitely one of them

@markdibble8840

Yes sir agreed.

@AchtungBaby77

You literally copy and paste this exact same comment on virtually every well known 80s/90s song on YouTube! You're obviously bored 😝🙄

@ogbb2080

@@AchtungBaby77 The likes must make him feel good. 🙂

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