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    Hi there.


    1. What does 'how in my silence i adored you' mean? Is 'I adore you in silence' a common usage?

    2. 'read how many times i saw you'
    Does 'read' mean (the girl) reading the note attached on the string?


    Thanks in advance.


    _______________
    The Song


    hey girl whatcha doin down there
    dancing alone every night while I live right above you
    i can hear your music playin
    i can feel your body swayin
    one floor below me you don't even know me
    I love you

    chorus
    Oh my darlin
    knock three times on the ceiling if you want me
    twice on the pipe if the answer is no
    oh my sweetness (knock, knock, knock)
    means you'll meet me in the hallway
    twice on the pipe means you ain't gonna show

    if you look out your window tonite
    pulling the string with the note thats attached to my heart
    read how many times i saw you
    how in my silence i adored you
    and only in my dreams did that wall between us come apart

    chorus
    Oh my darlin
    knock three times on the ceiling if you want me
    twice on the pipe if the answer is no
    oh my sweetness (knock, knock, knock)
    means you'll meet me in the hallway
    twice on the pipe means you ain't gonna show

    oh i can hear the music playing
    i can feel your body swayin
    one floor below me you don't even know me
    i love you

    chorus
    Oh my darlin
    knock three times on the ceiling if you want me
    twice on the pipe if the answer is no
    oh my sweetness (knock, knock, knock)
    means you'll meet me in the hallway
    twice on the pipe means you ain't gonna show

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    Default Re: knock three times

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi there.


    1. What does 'how in my silence i adored you' mean? Is 'I adore you in silence' a common usage?

    2. 'read how many times i saw you'
    Does 'read' mean (the girl) reading the note attached on the string?


    Thanks in advance.


    _______________
    The Song


    hey girl whatcha doin down there
    dancing alone every night while I live right above you
    i can hear your music playin
    i can feel your body swayin
    one floor below me you don't even know me
    I love you

    chorus
    Oh my darlin
    knock three times on the ceiling if you want me
    twice on the pipe if the answer is no
    oh my sweetness (knock, knock, knock)
    means you'll meet me in the hallway
    twice on the pipe means you ain't gonna show

    if you look out your window tonite
    pulling the string with the note thats attached to my heart
    read how many times i saw you
    how in my silence i adored you
    and only in my dreams did that wall between us come apart

    chorus
    Oh my darlin
    knock three times on the ceiling if you want me
    twice on the pipe if the answer is no
    oh my sweetness (knock, knock, knock)
    means you'll meet me in the hallway
    twice on the pipe means you ain't gonna show

    oh i can hear the music playing
    i can feel your body swayin
    one floor below me you don't even know me
    i love you

    chorus
    Oh my darlin
    knock three times on the ceiling if you want me
    twice on the pipe if the answer is no
    oh my sweetness (knock, knock, knock)
    means you'll meet me in the hallway
    twice on the pipe means you ain't gonna show
    Hi, Nefertiti!

    Yes, 'in my silence I adored you'...essentially means that the man has adored the girl for quite some time but has never had the courage to verbalize his feelings toward her. 'I adore you in silence' is more poetic than common usage.
    Does 'read' mean (the girl) reading the note attached on the string? Yes, the man is still incapable of verbalizing his feelings to the lady he adores so he is going to try to capture her heart with a written note.
    Isn't love silly?

    Cheers,
    Amigos4


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