I Know What You Did Last Summer
Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes Lyrics


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Ah-ah, he-ey
Ah-ah, ah-ah
Ah-ah, he-ey
Ah-ah, ah-ah

He knows
Dirty secrets that I keep
Does he know it's killing me?
He knows, he knows
D-d-does he know
Another's hands have touched my skin
I won't tell him where I've been
He knows, he knows, he knows

It's tearing me apart
She's slipping away
Am I just hanging on to all the words she used to say?
The pictures on her phone
She's not coming home (I'm not coming home)
Coming home, coming home

I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Just lied to me, "there's no other" (he-ey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Look me in the eyes, my lover (he-ey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been

I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
(He-ey)
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know (ah-ah, ah-ah)
I didn't mean it, no, I didn't mean it, mean it, no
(Ah-ah, he-ey)
Can't seem to let you go, can't seem to hold you close
I know

When she looks me in the eyes
They don't seem as bright
No more, no more
I know
That she loved me at one time
Would I promise her that night
Cross my heart and hope to die

It's tearing me apart (it's tearing me apart)
She's slipping away (i'm slipping away)
Am I just hanging on to all the words she used to say?
The pictures on her phone
She's not coming home (I'm not coming home)
Oh, na, na, na, yeah

I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Just lied to me, "there's no other" (he-ey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Look me in the eyes, my lover (he-ey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been

I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know (no, no, no)
Can't seem to let you go, can't seem to keep you close
(Hold me close)
Can't seem to let you go, can't seem to keep you close
(You know I didn't mean it, though)
Tell me where you've been lately
Tell me where you've been lately
(Just hold me close)
Tell me where you've been lately
Tell me where you've been lately
(Don't, don't, don't, don't let me go)
Can't seem to keep you close, can't seem to let you go
(I didn't mean it, though)
I know you didn't mean it, though
I know you didn't mean it, though
(I don't wanna let you go)
Tell me you didn't mean it, though
Tell me you didn't mean it, though (no, no, no)
(Can't seem to let you go, seem to let you go)
I know you didn't mean it, though. I wanna know you mean it though
(Hold me close)
I know you didn't mean it though
I know you didn't mean it though
I can't seem to let you go, can't seem to hold you close

I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Just lied to me, "there's no other" (he-ey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Look me in the eyes, my lover (he-ey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been

I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
(He-ey)
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know (ah-ah, ah-ah)
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
(He-ey)
I know, I know, I know, I know




I know, I know, I know (ah-ah, ah-ah)
I know

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "1 + 1" by Camila Cabello describe a situation where she is struggling with the fact that her partner is aware of secrets that she has been keeping. She is torn between the guilt of keeping those secrets and the fear of coming clean to her partner. The lyrics "dirty secrets that I keep, does he know it's killing me?" illustrate her internal conflict, while also expressing the fear that her partner may leave her if she confesses.


The chorus of the song, "I know what you did last summer, tell me where you've been," further emphasizes her suspicion that her partner has been unfaithful, which adds to her feelings of guilt and insecurity. The verses also describe how she is clinging to words and promises that her partner has made to her and is struggling to come to terms with the fact that their relationship may be ending.


Overall, "1 + 1" is a song that delves into the complicated dynamics of relationships, trust, secrets, and insecurities. The lyrics give voice to the difficulties that come with being honest and vulnerable in a relationship, while also highlighting the importance of communication in maintaining a healthy and strong bond.


Line by Line Meaning

He knows
She suspects that he knows about her secrets.


Dirty secrets that I keep
She's keeping things secret from him, and those secrets are dirty.


Does he know it's killing me?
She wonders if he knows how much her secrets are affecting her.


Another's hands have touched my skin
She's been intimate with someone else.


I won't tell him where I've been
She's keeping her whereabouts a secret from him.


It's tearing me apart
The situation is causing her emotional distress and pain.


She's slipping away
She feels like she's losing him.


Am I just hanging on to all the words she used to say?
She's questioning whether the things he said to her in the past were true and if they still hold weight in the present.


The pictures on her phone
She has pictures on her phone that possibly relate to her secrets.


She's not coming home (I'm not coming home)
She or he is not coming home, and it's unclear why.


I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
She knows about something that he did in the past.


Just lied to me, 'there's no other' (he-ey)
He's lied to her about the involvement of another person.


Look me in the eyes, my lover (he-ey)
She's asking him to look her in the eyes and be honest with her.


Can't seem to let you go, can't seem to hold you close
She's struggling to either let go of the relationship or feel close to him.


When she looks me in the eyes
When she looks him in the eyes.


They don't seem as bright
His eyes don't seem as bright as they used to.


That she loved me at one time
She did love him at one point in time.


Would I promise her that night
He promised her something that night.


Cross my heart and hope to die
He made a solemn promise.


Oh, na, na, na, yeah
No discernible meaning.


Tell me where you've been lately
She's asking him for information about his recent whereabouts.


I know you didn't mean it though
She's acknowledging that he didn't mean something, but it's unclear what exactly.


I wanna know you mean it though
She wants him to prove his sincerity.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Bill Withers, Ido Zmishlany

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LYRICS

He knows
Dirty secrets that I keep
Does he know it's killing me?
He knows, he knows, d-d-does he know

Another's hands have touched my skin?
I won't tell him where I've been
He knows, he knows, he knows

[Pre-Chorus]
It's tearing me apart
She's slipping away (I'm slipping away)
Am I just hanging on to all the words she used to say?

The pictures on her phone
She's not coming home (I'm not coming home)
Coming home, coming home

[Chorus]
I know what you did last summer (Ah-ha)
Just lied to me, "There's no other" (Hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been

I know what you did last summer (Ah-ha)
Look me in the eyes, my lover (Hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been

[Post-Chorus]
I know, I know, I know, I know (Ah-ha)
I know, I know, I know (Hey-hey)
I know, I know, I know, I know (Ah-ha)
I know, I know, I know (Ah-ha)

I didn't mean it, no (Ah-ha),
I didn't mean it, mean it, no (Hey-hey)
Can't seem to let you go,
can't seem to hold you close (Ah-ha) (Ah-ha)

[Verse 2]
I know
When she looks me in the eyes
They don't seem as bright
No more, no more
I know
That she loved me at one time
Would I promise her that night
Cross my heart and hope to die

[Pre-Chorus]
It's tearing me apart (It's tearing me apart)
She's slipping away (I'm slipping away)
Am I just hanging on to all the words she used to say?

The pictures on her phone (The pictures on my phone)
She's not coming home (I'm not coming home)
Oh, na, na, na, oh yeah

[Chorus]
I know what you did last summer (Ah-ha)
Just lied to me, "There's no other" (Hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been

I know what you did last summer (Ah-ha)
Look me in the eyes, my lover (Hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been

[Bridge]
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know (No, no)

Can't seem to let you go,
can't seem to keep you close (Hold me close)
I can't seem to let you go,
can't seem to keep you close (You know I didn't mean it, though)

Tell me where you've been lately
Tell me where you've been lately (Just hold me close)
Tell me where you've been lately
Tell me where you've been lately (Don't, don't,, don't let me go)

Can't seem to keep you close,
can't seem to let you go (I didn't mean it, though)
I know you didn't mean it, though
I know you didn't mean it, though (I don't wanna let you go)

Tell me you didn't mean it, though (No, no, no)
Tell me you didn't mean it, though (Can't seem to let you go, seem to let you go)
I know you didn't mean it, though
I wanna know you mean it though (Hold me close)

I know you didn't mean it though (Just hold me close)
I know you didn't mean it though
I can't seem to let you go,
can't seem to hold you close

[Chorus]
I know what you did last summer (Ah-ha)
Just lied to me, "There's no other" (Hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been

I know what you did last summer (Ah-ha)
Look me in the eyes, my lover (Hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been

[Outro]
I know, I know, I know, I know (Ah-ha)
I know, I know, I know (Hey-hey)
I know, I know, I know, I know (Ah-ha)
I know, I know, I know (Ah-ha), yeah

I know, I know, I know, I know (Ah-ha)
I know, I know, I know (Hey-hey)
I know, I know, I know, I know (Ah-ha)
I know, I know, I know (Ah-ha)
I know



@toefure

Lyrics to the song! Ah-ah, hey-hey
Ah-ah, ah-ah
Ah-ah, hey-hey
Ah-ah, ah-ah
He knows
Dirty secrets that I keep
Does he know it's killing me?
He knows, he knows
D-d-does he know
Another's hands have touched my skin?
I won't tell him where I've been
He knows, he knows, he knows
It's tearing me apart
She's slipping away (I'm slipping away)
Am I just hanging on to all the words she used to say?
The pictures on her phone
She's not coming home (I'm not coming home)
Coming home, coming home
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Just lied to me, "There's no other" (hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Look me in the eyes, my lover (hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know, I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I know, I know, I know (hey-hey)
I know, I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I didn't mean it, no (ah-ah), I didn't mean it, mean it, no (hey-hey)
Can't seem to let you go (ah-ah)
Can't seem to hold you close (ah-ah)
I know
When she looks me in the eyes
They don't seem as bright
No more, no more
I know
That she loved me at one time
Would have promised her that night
Cross my heart and hope to die
It's tearing me apart (it's tearing me apart)
She's slipping away (I'm slipping away)
Am I just hanging on to all the words she used to say?
The pictures on her phone (the pictures on my phone)
She's not coming home (I'm not coming home)
Oh, na, na, na, oh, yeah
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Just lied to me, "There's no other" (hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Look me in the eyes, my lover (hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know (no, no)
Can't seem to let you go
Can't seem to keep you close
Hold me close
I can't seem to let you go
Can't seem to keep you close (you know I didn't mean it, though)
Tell me where you've been lately
Tell me where you've been lately
Just hold me close
Tell me where you've been lately
Tell me where you've been lately (don't, d-d-don't let me go)
Can't seem to keep you close
Can't seem to let you go (I didn't mean it, though)
I know you didn't mean it, though
I know you didn't mean it, though (I don't wanna let you go)
Tell me you didn't mean it, though (no, no, no)
Tell me you didn't mean it, though (can't seem to let you go)
I know you didn't mean it, though (seem to let you go)
I wanna know you mean it, though (hold me close)
I know you didn't mean it, though (just hold me close)
I know you didn't mean it, though
I can't seem to let you go
Can't seem to hold you close
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Just lied to me, "There's no other" (hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Look me in the eyes, my lover (hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know, I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I know, I know, I know (hey-hey)
I know, I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I know, I know, I know (ah-ah), hey
I know, I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I know, I know, I know (hey-hey)
I know, I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I know



@reemalhamhami561

Lyrics
Ah-ah, hey-hey
Ah-ah, ah-ah
Ah-ah, hey-hey
Ah-ah, ah-ah
He knows
Dirty secrets that I keep
Does he know it's killing me?
He knows, he knows
D-d-does he know
Another's hands have touched my skin?
I won't tell him where I've been
He knows, he knows, he knows
It's tearing me apart
She's slipping away (I'm slipping away)
Am I just hanging on to all the words she used to say?
The pictures on her phone
She's not coming home (I'm not coming home)
Coming home, coming home
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Just lied to me, "There's no other" (hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Look me in the eyes, my lover (hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know, I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I know, I know, I know (hey-hey)
I know, I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I didn't mean it, no (ah-ah), I didn't mean it, mean it, no (hey-hey)
Can't seem to let you go (ah-ah)
Can't seem to hold you close (ah-ah)
I know
When she looks me in the eyes
They don't seem as bright
No more, no more
I know
That she loved me at one time
Would have promised her that night
Cross my heart and hope to die
It's tearing me apart (it's tearing me apart)
She's slipping away (I'm slipping away)
Am I just hanging on to all the words she used to say?
The pictures on her phone (the pictures on my phone)
She's not coming home (I'm not coming home)
Oh, na, na, na, oh, yeah
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Just lied to me, "There's no other" (hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Look me in the eyes, my lover (hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know (no, no)
Can't seem to let you go
Can't seem to keep you close
Hold me close
I can't seem to let you go
Can't seem to keep you close (you know I didn't mean it, though)
Tell me where you've been lately
Tell me where you've been lately
Just hold me close
Tell me where you've been lately
Tell me where you've been lately (don't, d-d-don't let me go)
Can't seem to keep you close
Can't seem to let you go (I didn't mean it, though)
I know you didn't mean it, though
I know you didn't mean it, though (I don't wanna let you go)
Tell me you didn't mean it, though (no, no, no)
Tell me you didn't mean it, though (can't seem to let you go)
I know you didn't mean it, though (seem to let you go)
I wanna know you mean it, though (hold me close)
I know you didn't mean it, though (just hold me close)
I know you didn't mean it, though
I can't seem to let you go
Can't seem to hold you close
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Just lied to me, "There's no other" (hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know what you did last summer (ah-ah)
Look me in the eyes, my lover (hey-hey)
I know what you did last summer
Tell me where you've been
I know, I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I know, I know, I know (hey-hey)
I know, I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I know, I know, I know (ah-ah), hey
I know, I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I know, I know, I know (hey-hey)
I know, I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I know, I know, I know (ah-ah)
I know



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OBSESSED 😍 I seriously love this song

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Same I've been listening since it came out this is addicting 😝😍😍

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@aubriesnell7729

I love how the song goes from loud to quiet and slowly gets louder. Its beautifully written. You did a good job shawn.

@kurtatkins9289

Hi

@skylahenry8552

So...he used dynamics??? That's one of the most basic and rudimentary elements of music

@_shdhdhdh

Hey

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