I Don't Even Know Your Name
Shawn Mendes Lyrics


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Oh, you waited so long
Sometimes it's hard to stand out
And you don't have to do anything else
But be yourself, oh
And you, you dressed up so nice
But all I could see was your eyes
And the crowd came and pulled you away
And then you were gone
Oh, yeah

And I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face
And it'll kill me everyday
'Cause I don't even know your name

Ooh everywhere that I go
I'll see your face and it kills me to know
That you never know what you did to me
And now you were gone, yeah I can't stop thinkin' about you

'Cause I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face
And it'll kill me everyday
'Cause I don't even know your name
Yeah, I don't even know your name

I'm running, I'm searching
And I don't know where to start
I'm dying my love you punched a hole right through my heart
And I won't stop, stop looking
'Till I hold you in my arms
'Cause I'm running, I'm running, I'm running

I'm running, I'm searching
And I don't know where to start
I'm dying my love you punched a hole right through my heart
And I won't stop, stop looking
'Till I hold you in my arms
'Cause I'm running, I'm running, I'm running

And I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face




And it'll kill me everyday
'Cause I don't even know your name

Overall Meaning

Shawn Mendes's song "I Don't Even Know Your Name" tells the story of a young man who is drawn to a girl he has never even met. The song begins with him recalling a moment where he saw the girl in the crowd, dressed up nicely with a beautiful smile, and then sees her taken away by the crowd. Despite the fact that he never got her name, he can't seem to forget about her and her impact on him, seeing her face everywhere he goes.


The verse "sometimes it's hard to stand out, and you don't have to do anything else but be yourself" seems to be a message to the girl he saw, that she was beautiful just as she was, and that she didn't need to do anything to make herself stand out. This message is important not only to her but also to Shawn Mendes himself, as he is reminding himself that sometimes it's easy to get caught up in trying to be someone we're not when really all we need to do is be true to ourselves.


The chorus is where the song becomes the most emotional – Mendes explains that he wishes he could simply remember the name of the girl that he's so drawn to, but all he has is the memory of her smile. He's hopelessly devoted, and it's clear that this girl has some sort of powerful impact on him. Ultimately, he continues searching for the girl and can't move on without finding her.


Overall, "I Don't Even Know Your Name" is a powerful story of love-at-first-sight, and the hold that a single moment can have on a person. It's a song that's easy to get lost in, and one that reminds us all of the power of a smile or a glance to leave a lasting impression.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, you waited so long
The girl waited for a long time before getting noticed.


Sometimes it's hard to stand out
It can be tough to get noticed among a crowd of people.


And you don't have to do anything else
Just being oneself is more than enough.


But be yourself, oh
One should never try to be someone else but should always be true to themselves.


And you, you dressed up so nice
The girl's efforts to look good were appreciated.


But all I could see was your eyes
Despite her attire, her eyes caught his attention more than anything else.


And the crowd came and pulled you away
The girl was taken away by the crowd before he could even talk to her.


And then you were gone
The girl disappeared and he couldn't find her again.


And I don't even know your name
The girl left without revealing her name, and he can't forget about her.


All I remember is that smile on your face
The only memory he has of her is her beautiful smile.


And it'll kill me everyday
The pain of not knowing her name and not being able to see her again is unbearable.


'Cause I don't even know your name
He can't move on until he finds out her name and sees her again.


Ooh everywhere that I go
Wherever he goes, he's reminded of her presence, and it hurts.


I'll see your face and it kills me to know
The thought of not being able to see her again is painful for him.


That you never know what you did to me
The girl doesn't know the impact she left on him by just smiling at him.


And now you were gone, yeah I can't stop thinkin' about you
She's gone, but thoughts of her just won't leave him alone.


I'm running, I'm searching
He's determined to find her, he won't rest until he does.


And I don't know where to start
He doesn't know how to begin his search to find her.


I'm dying my love you punched a hole right through my heart
The memory of her smile has left a painful mark on his heart.


And I won't stop, stop looking
He won't give up on finding her.


'Till I hold you in my arms
The ultimate goal is to finally meet her and hold her in his embrace.


'Cause I'm running, I'm running I'm running
He won't stop until he finds her, he's putting all his effort into it.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Geoffrey Elliott Warburton, Martin Terefe, Scott Harris Friedman, Shawn Mendes

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@jumgar22

~LYRICS~
Oh, you waited so long
Sometimes it's hard to stand out
And you don't have to do anything else
But be yourself

You, you dressed up so nice
But all I could see was your eyes
Then the crowd came and pulled you away
Then you were gone

[Chorus]
Oh, yeah
And I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face
And it'll kill me every day
Cause I don't even know your name

[Verse 2]
Oh, everywhere that I go
I see your face and it kills me to know
That you'll never know what you did to me
And now you're gone
Yeah, I can't stop thinking about you

[Chorus]
Cause I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face
And it'll kill me every day
Cause I don't even know your name
Yeah I don't even know your name

[Bridge]
I'm running, I'm searching, and I don't know where to start
I'm dying, my love, you punched a hole right through my heart
And I won't stop, stop looking until I hold you in my arms
Cause I'm running, I'm running, I'm running

I'm running, I'm searching, and I don't know where to start
I'm dying, my love, you punched a hole right through my heart
And I won't stop, stop looking until I hold you in my arms
Cause I'm running, I'm running, I'm running

[Chorus]
And I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face
And it'll kill me every day
Cause I don't even know your name



@savannahflury9910

You guys are always saying stuff like "what did we do to deserve Shawn 😍😍😍" that is really sweet and all. But what we really should be saying is





"What did we do to deserve us. Or the world. Are talent." Without talent, there would not be Shawn Mendes, as a singer. We all are truly blessed in our own ways. Shawn is blessed with his beautiful singing. Some of us are blessed with kids. Some of us are blessed with complete beauty, and straight teeth. But most of all we are all blessed to be a part of the world......
And be a part of the #MendesArmy.
#Loveurself



@yewforia

50 Fun Facts About America's Shawn Mendes. Enjoy. :)

1: Shawn Mendes is 18 years old. He was was born on 8th August 1998 in Toronto, Ontario in Canada.
2: His mother Karen was born in England and is a real estate agent, and his father Manuel, is a business man.
3: He gets his second name from his father, who has Portuguese heritage.
4: He went to the Pine Ridge Secondary School in the Pickering suburb of Ontario.
5: At School he enjoyed playing Ice Hockey and Football (Soccer, if you’re American) and he enjoyed long-boarding.
6: He can play both the piano and the guitar.
7: He is 6’1″ tall.
8: Shawn Mendes gained his popularity through video-sharing app Vine, where
he would release six-second snippets of him singing renditions of
popular songs.
9: Within months of Vineing, Shawn had a following of millions of subscribers, as well as millions of views on each of his videos.
10: In 2014, Shawn caught the eye of artist manager Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton, leading him to sign a record deal with them.
11: Before becoming a singer, Shawn said he wanted to become an actor.
12: Shawn got verified on Twitter the same day he got signed to Island Records.
13: Shawn released his debut single “The Life of the Party” in June 2014, which went on to become a massive hit.
14: This record earned him the title of the youngest person to debut in the top 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, at just 15 years, 11 months and 4 days of age.
15: Shawn Mendes is the youngest artist since Justin Bieber to have a Number One album!
16: Shawn released his debut EP, The Shawn Mendes EP, in July 2014
17: The Shawn Mendes EP reached Number 1 on iTunes in 37 minutes.
18: In some of his videos that he has uploaded to YouTube, Shawn just sings
in them and lets other musicians collaborate with him by playing
instruments.
19: Shawn only started learning how to play guitar when he was 13, tutoring himself by using videos on YouTube.
20: Shawn’s first ever concert was on 26th October 2013.
21: Before his signing to Island Records, Shawn was a member of the MagCon Tour along with other young musicians and social media stars including Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas and Jack Johnson & Jack Gilinsky.
22: Shawn was also on an nationwide tour opening for young superstar Austin Mahone.
23: Shawn released his first studio album, Handwritten, in April 2015.
24: In early 2016, Shawn made the Forbes ‘30 under 30: Music‘ list at the age of only 17.
25: Shawn had his first U.K. Number One Hit with ‘Stitches’ in January 2016,
which also made it into the Top Ten in the U.S. and Canada.
26: After watching some of his videos, musical mega-star Ed Sheeran flew Shawn to Los Angeles for dinner.
27: He still lives in Pickering with his parents and his 11 year-old sister Aaliyah.
28: Shawn can speak three different languages. These are English, Spanish and French.
29: His favourite colour is green.
30: He dislikes ladybugs!
31: He loves cereal and eats three times as fast as a normal human!
32: He loves to work out, and does it at least once every day.
33: Shawn loves swimming, but hates deep water.
34: His favourite foods are omelets, almonds and chocolate-chip cookies and his least favourite food is Tomatoes.
35: Shawn Mendes admitted that he secretly enjoys cooking.
36: He doesn’t remember the first album he ever bought, but he knows it was either a Hannah Montana album or a Shania Twain album.
37: Shawn has said before he would love to collaborate with Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Logic and Eminem.
38: Shawn Mendes is allergic to mosquitoes.
39: He is a huge fan of Lost and The 100, he says he watches the shows religiously.
40: On Christmas Day 2014, Shawn Mendes posted his Snapchat on Twitter, it is shawnmendes1.
41: He won the Teen Choice Award for Webstar in Music in 2014.
42: On November 3rd, 2014, Shawn announced that he would be touring with Taylor Swift as one of the opening acts on her 1989 tour.
43: Shawn sleeps better in the tour bus than he does in hotels.
44: He has a pair of slippers just for his tour bus.
45: Every night, Shawn likes to play Boom Beach on his iPad!
46: Time magazine included him in its list of the 25 most influential teens of 2014.
47: On 19th April 2015, Shawn reached 3 million followers on Twitter. He reached 3 million Instagram followers on 12th May 2015.
48: Before going on stage, Shawn always has to use the bathroom.
49: Shawn himself has said that he never started posting Vines to become famous, he “was just doing it for fun”.
50: His official Instagram is shawnmendes

Hope this helped inform your brain all about Shawn Mendes! Have a nice day! :3



@jennifersilva9869

Oh, you waited so long
Sometimes, it's hard to stand out
And you, don't have to do anything else
But be yourself
Ooh, woah, oh

You, you dressed up so nice
But all I could see was your eyes
And the crowd, came, and pulled you away
And then you were gone
Ooh, woah, yeaah

And I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face
And it'll kill me everyday
Cause I don't even know your name

Oh, everywhere that I go
I see your face and it kills me to know
That you'll never know what you did to me
And now you're gone
Yeah, I can't stop thinking 'bout you

Cause I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face
And it'll kill me everyday
Cause I don't even know your name
Yeah, I don't even know your name

I'm running, I'm searching
And I don't know where to start
I'm dying, my love, you punched a hole right through my heart
And I won't stop, stop looking
'Till I hold you in my arms
Cause I'm running, I'm running, I'm running

I'm running, I'm searching
And I don't know where to start
I'm dying, my love, you punched a hole right through my heart
And I won't stop, stop looking
'Till I hold you in my arms
Cause I'm running, I'm running, I'm running

And I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face
And it'll kill me everyday
Cause I don't even know your name.

Written by Scott Friedman, Shawn Mendes, Martin Terefe, Geoffrey Elliot Warburton • Copyright © Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Imagem Music Inc



@camdallas3716

{Lyrics I Don't Even Know Your Name}

Oh, you waited so long
Sometimes it's hard to stand out
And you don't have to do anything else

But be yourself

You, you dressed up so nice
But all I could see was your eyes
Then the crowd came and pulled you away
Then you were gone

I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face
And it'll kill me every day
Cause I don't even know your name

Everywhere that I go
I see your face and it kills me to know
That you'll never know what you did to me
And now you're gone, yeah, I can't stop thinking about you

I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face
And it'll kill me every day
Cause I don't even know your name
I don't even know your name

I'm running, I'm searching, and I don't know where to start
I'm dying, my love, you punched a hole right through my heart
And I won't stop, stop looking until I hold you in my arms
Cause I'm running, I'm running, I'm running

I'm running, I'm searching, and I don't know where to start
I'm dying, my love, you punched a hole right through my heart
And I won't stop, stop looking until I hold you in my arms
Cause I'm running, I'm running, I'm running

I don't even know your name
All I remember is that smile on your face
And it'll kill me every day
Cause I don't even know your name



All comments from YouTube:

@edgymcmychemicalromance7116

Imagine if he was singing about a fan he saw at a concert, and he's looking for her and this could be like tragic Cinderella type story ~sigh~

@axcaclarke8556

exactly sigh

@jennifersilva9869

Omg thats me haha

@anniemortiz8955

Oh my god! I was about to comment this!

@des3627

damn never even thought about it like that

@kingboogy7706

That would be amazing!

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@alexandramavromati7263

i see him as my everything, but im just a fan in the crowd and he doesnt even know my name.

@amandamartins6040

True 😕

@lenybara

ελληνιδα;😢

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