Have You Ever Seen Me
Small Faces Lyrics


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I've a feeling that I know you (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
Tell me have you ever seen me (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
I hear, I see have you seen me
Through it all I've been here without you (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
Tell me have you ever seen me (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)

Words seem out of place, all my life I've known your face
Have you ever seen me, have you ever seen me

Many flowers are breaking through the concrete (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
Listen everybody I can hear them breathing (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
I hear, I see have you seen me
I felt I got a feeling that I know you (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
I got to know have you ever seen me (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
I got to know have you ever seen me (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)




I got to know have you ever seen me (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
I got to know have you ever seen me (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Small Faces's song Have You Ever Seen Me convey a sense of longing and questioning towards the subject of the song. The singer seems to recognize the person they are addressing, but is unsure if the feeling is mutual. The repetition of the line "have you ever seen me" emphasizes this theme of uncertainty and introspection.


The second verse introduces a metaphor of flowers breaking through concrete, symbolizing resilience and growth in the face of difficulty. This imagery is juxtaposed with the singer's doubts about their connection with the person they are addressing. The refrain of "I hear, I see, have you seen me" adds to the overall sense of ambiguity and desperation for recognition.


Overall, the lyrics of Have You Ever Seen Me create a complex emotional landscape, exploring themes of identity and connection in a poetic and nuanced way.


Line by Line Meaning

I've a feeling that I know you (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
I feel like I recognize you, even though we may have never met before


Tell me have you ever seen me (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
Can you confirm if we have actually met or if my recognition of you is just a feeling?


I hear, I see have you seen me
I sense your presence and wonder if you can sense mine as well


Through it all I've been here without you (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
Despite my recognition of you, I have been living my life without you in it


Words seem out of place, all my life I've known your face
The way I am feeling is hard to express in words, but I have a strong sense that I have known your face for a long time


Have you ever seen me, have you ever seen me
I am really curious to know if we have ever crossed paths before


Many flowers are breaking through the concrete (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
Despite the difficult circumstances, beauty is still growing and flourishing around us


Listen everybody I can hear them breathing (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
I am attuned to the world around me and can even hear the sound of nature breathing


I felt I got a feeling that I know you (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
My intuition is telling me that I know you in some capacity


I got to know have you ever seen me (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
I really need to know if we have crossed paths and if my intuition is correct


I got to know have you ever seen me (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
I cannot shake this feeling and need some kind of confirmation of our connection


I got to know have you ever seen me (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
I am fixated on this idea and need to know the truth


I got to know have you ever seen me (heyr-heyr, heyr-heyr-heyr-heyr)
This question is consuming me and I cannot move on until I find out if we have a past connection




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Written by: ANNEMIE COENEN, DAVID VERVOORT, PETER GASTON LOUIS LUTS

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