I Just Thought You'd Like to Know
Johnny Cash Lyrics


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I just thought you'd like to know
Since you'd made your plans to go
It's gonna hurt me so to see you go

But I hope you find another love
And he'll be good to you
But still and yet I can't forget
The things we used to do

I just thought I'd tell you this
I love you since that first sweet kiss
It's gonna hurt to miss
Your tender kiss

But I hope you get to do the
Things you say you wanna do
But still and yet I can't forget
The happiness we knew

I just thought you'd like to know
How much you've hurt my pride
I just thought you'd like to know
How much my heart has cried over you

But, darling, you could never see
The misery you caused for me




So I will tell you so cause I just
Thought that you'd like to know

Overall Meaning

The song “I Just Thought You’d Like to Know” by Johnny Cash is a beautiful melancholic love song that talks about the pain of seeing someone go and not being able to forget the moments of happiness that were shared. The verse “I just thought you’d like to know, Since you’d made your plans to go, It’s gonna hurt me so to see you go” sets the tone of the song and quickly connects the listener to the emotion in the lyrics. Cash is not angry, nor does he feel resentful, he simply wants the other person to know how much it hurts to see them go.


The chorus of the song highlights the paradoxical feelings that one experiences when a loved one decides to leave. On one hand, Cash wishes for the other person to find love and happiness, but on the other hand, he cannot forget the happiness that they shared. He reveals his emotional state in these lines, “But I hope you find another love, And he’ll be good to you But still and yet, I can't forget, The things we used to do”. Cash doesn’t want the other person to think that they didn’t matter in his life. That’s why he confesses his feelings, “I just thought I’d tell you this, I love you since that first sweet kiss, It’s gonna hurt to miss, Your tender kiss”. He shares that he loves the person and implies that he has loved them since their first kiss. He wants the other person to know that he cares.


Line by Line Meaning

I just thought you'd like to know
I need to tell you something important.


Since you'd made your plans to go
You're leaving me, and I know about it.


It's gonna hurt me so to see you go
I'm going to be in a lot of emotional pain when you leave.


But I hope you find another love
I wish you the best in finding someone else to love.


And he'll be good to you
And I hope that person treats you well.


But still and yet I can't forget
But I still can't forget about our past together.


The things we used to do
I can't forget the memories we created together.


I just thought I'd tell you this
I just wanted to share my feelings with you.


I love you since that first sweet kiss
I've been in love with you since our first kiss.


It's gonna hurt to miss
I'm going to miss you a lot.


Your tender kiss
Especially your gentle, loving kisses.


But I hope you get to do the
But I still hope for you to achieve your dreams and goals.


Things you say you wanna do
Everything you've talked about wanting to do.


But still and yet I can't forget
Nevertheless, I can't stop thinking about our past together.


The happiness we knew
The joyous moments we shared in the past.


How much you've hurt my pride
I want you to know that your actions have hurt me in a profound way.


How much my heart has cried over you
I've shed many tears and mourned for the loss of our love.


But, darling, you could never see
You couldn't understand my pain and grief.


The misery you caused for me
The sadness and suffering you've caused me.


So I will tell you so cause I just
That's why I need to tell you how I feel.


Thought that you'd like to know
I thought it was important for you to understand my perspective.




Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: CHARLIE RICH, WILLIAM E. JR. JUSTIS

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I am a poor wayfaring stranger
Traveling through this world alone

There will be no sickness, toil or danger
In that grand land to which I roam

Well I'm going home to see my mother
I'm going home to a morning rose
I'm only goin' over Jordan
I'm only goin' over home

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I know my way is rough and steep
And beautiful fields lie just before me
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I'm going home no more to roam
I'm only goin' over Jordan
I'm only goin' over home

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I'm going home no more to roam
I'm only goin' over Jordan
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When I get to that good land
I want to shout out salvation story
In concert with that blood washed band.
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I’ll see his face no more to roam
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I'm only going over home
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