Dolly Parton

I Knew You When

Song Information
By: R. Holmes
Original Appearance: Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
Compilations: None
Alternate Versions: None

That year the spring was six months long
And love could do no wrong
For love and hope hold all the answers
The sun was stapled to the sky
A junior prom July
And we at center stage were the dancers

I knew you when the air was gold
I'm there again
My dress was blue and it led across the gym
Cause I loved you

I knew you well
Your heart could melt like caramel
Your eyes were deep like the silent muddy stream
Where the tadpoles dream
Child against the child we'd fall asleep

That year the fog would climb the beach
And wrap us out of reach
From search lights that the sky was sending
I knew you first, I knew you best
I knew you from the rest
I knew you when the spring was ending

As time takes hold, you may fear we're growing old
But in my brain, I will see you as you were
And you'll remain the timeless you of now and then
It's only me, I knew you when