No One Knows
We get some rules to follow
That and this
These and those
No one knows

We get these pills to swallow
How they stick
In your throat
Tastes like gold

Oh, what you do to me
No one knows

And I realize you’re mine
Indeed a fool am I
And I realize you’re mine
Indeed a fool am I

I journey through the desert
Of the mind
With no hope
I found low

I drift along the ocean
Dead lifeboats in the sun
And come undone

Pleasently caving in
I come undone

And I realize you’re mine
Indeed a fool am I
And I realize you’re mine
Indeed a fool am I

Heaven smiles above me
What a gift here below
But no one knows

The gift that you give to me
No one knows
Available On: Songs for the Deaf (2002)

"'No One Knows' is powerful sounds, maybe the best on the album and up there with anything frontman Josh Homme has ever been involved with. ...The intro progression is deceptively upbeat, the first time I hear it I have no idea what I'm in for and when the lead-in to the first chorus comes I can feel my blood start to flow more evenly. I'm totally at ease with the moment and when the change comes I feel like I may leave my feet. The vocals are supercharged Homme: all over his range with a confidence rarely seen in the two albums previous. Oliveri's bass is produced so that every note hangs in the air for a split second before Dave Grohl's drums push it along into the darker side of perfect timing. The song is every bit an epic and sets the bar high early on for the rest." - from Movie Poop Shoot's Review

Josh: "This song is about how this barrier sucks my cock." - from 2002/09/01 (Boston)

Josh: [during the breakdown] "Nick, this is a good moment for me to tell you that I love you. I love Nick! Until this morning I felt weird about it [Nick: "I hate you"], like it wasn't normal. But I feel good about it, safe. So, if you look to the left, look to the right, and there's someone that you love, just go ahead right now and tell em. Go ahead. I love you, Nick. I saw a hug there. That's the type of shit I'm talking about...this is our chance to get together. And I love the skin on my teeth. I love... It's like, that's all I've got. So this is for all the lovers." - from 2003/03/31

Musicians (live):
Josh Homme - vocals, guitar
Nick Oliveri - bass, backing vocals
Troy Van Leeuwen - guitar
Dave Grohl - drums

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