It is difficult to pretend that you are doing fine but inside of you is hurting so much and this happens when we break up with someone we love. When we see the one who broke our hearts, we pretend that everything is fine. We make that person feel that we are over them. However, when we are alone, we know that seeing them brings back the memory and the pain of losing the person you thought will be yours forever.
The Song’s Content
The song “You’ll Never Know” talks about the pain of seeing the person you love yet pretending that you are fine. You can see that the narrator is still in love with her former lover. She gets to the point of dressing to be noticed by him. She wanted him to know that she is doing fine, but as the song goes on, she mentions that he will never know how much she misses and loves him.
“You’ll never know how much I miss you, you won’t see it in my face.”
“You’ll Never Know” By Kim Richey
“You’ll Never Know” was written by Kim Richey and Angelo Petraglia in 1995. The song was first recorded by Richey for her album Kim Richey. Her version did not make it to the Billboard chart. However, her album made it to the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart at No. 72. Her songs “Just My Luck,” “Those Words We Said,” and “From Where I Stand” are singles from her album that made it to the Billboard chart.
Mindy McCready’s Version
It was Mindy McCready who made Richey’s song enter the Billboard chart. McCready recorded the song in 1997 as part of her album If I Don’t Stay the Night. She made the song reach No. 19 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Moreover, Mindy McCready’s album reached No. 12 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 83 on the Billboard 200. It was also Gold-certified by RIAA.
If you know how it feels like to see someone you love and pretend that you are fine, this song will definitely speak to you.
Here is Mindy McCready’s version of the song “You’ll Never Know.”
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