Lyrics Review of Skylar Grey’s “I Know You” from Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack
Just hours after we were teased with a snippet of a song by The Weeknd from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, we get to enjoy another full song from the movie soundtrack. This time Skylar Grey takes us on an emotional ride, giving voice to Anna from the movie. “I Know You” is sung from Anastasia Steele’s perspective, and looks like she is on the fence about the relationship.
Listen to “I Know You” by Skylar Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack
You can check out the lyrics to the song at Metrolyrics.
Emotional as it may be, “I Know You” speaks inline with the movie story-line.
Review of “I Know You” from Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Soundtrack
I believe, I believe there’s love in you
Grid locked on the dusty avenues,
Inside your heart, just afraid to go
I am more, I am more then innocent
But just take a chance and let me in
And I’ll show you ways that you don’t know
The song starts off with an insight into the thinking of Anastasia Steele. She believes there’s still a ‘gentler’ being inside of Mr. Grey. He acts so tough and controlling all the time, but the singer is quite certain that there’s ‘love’ inside him. And that ‘love’ is locked away in ‘dusty avenues, inside his heart’–meaning even though love is in there, he never uses it. He sticks to his rough persona. Ana believes this is because Christian is afraid to let it go, afraid to be vulnerable. Then Ana goes onto say that she is not an angel herself, she can relate to him on some level, and she begs to let her in his heart. She begs him to take a chance with her, and she promises to show him a love that he has never seen before.
Don’t complicate it,
Don’t let the past dictate*
I’ve been patience, but slowly I’m losing faith
Love is humble and simple for Ana. But it never is for Christian. Ana says she has been patient with him, but she is losing faith about true love (happily ever after) with Christian. She is also asking him not be controlled by his past–the kind of lover he is–she wants him to be the kind of lover she wants.
So please, I know you baby
I know you baby
So please, I know you baby
I know you baby
Anastasia keeps on begging him to let her in. She insists that she knows him and his desires.
I believe, I believe you could love me
But you’re lost on the road to misery
And what I gave to you
I could never get back!
The singer keeps on saying that she believes in him-his ability to show true emotional love-not just carnal desires. Looks as if Ana sees all their ‘plays’ as a ‘misery’. She thinks he is lost in a strange path and she believes she can show him the right way-real love. She gave him something special. This could mean two things–Ana’s virginity or her heart. Either pieces fit the puzzle perfectly. Nice word play!
Chemicals* rushing in,
I know where I belong to
I’m burning* like a cannonball in the air
Crashing* into who I belong to
Uuuh uh, uuuuh uuuuh uh
This verse is not quote clear in meaning to me other than something having to do with Anastasia’s feelings in the relationship. First, mention of ‘chemicals’ could mean to the nature of their sex life–sudden, explosive, dangerous and toxic. She feels like a ‘burning cannonball’ when they are getting intimate with each other. As dangerous or toxic it may be, there is no denying that both enjoy their nature of sex. ‘Crashing into who I belong to’ is a very strong statement in my opinion. ‘Belong’ doesn’t show ‘consent’, necessarily. She feels like she ‘belongs’ to Mr. Grey, not really ‘with’ Mr. Grey.
There is no denying that both Anna and Mr. Grey enjoy what they do in the close confinements of The Red Room. Anna is made to like it, unlike Christian who was born with a passion towards it. So it’s only natural that Anastasia Steele reels back every once in a while, even though she enjoys the rush and thrill of their relationship. This track is all about how Anna feels about their ‘unconventional’ relationship.
So that’s a little lyrics break down of “I Know You” which was just released by Skylar Grey. Do you agree with the analysis? If so leave a comment, if not comment your own interpretation. I could be way off.
Let us know if you enjoyed the new song by Skylar Grey. We certainly did.
Note: Words makred with an asterisk (*) were corrected later on (see the comments section), and the meaning of the song has been adjusted as and when needed.