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Genius Annotation

“No One Knows” was released as the first single off of Songs for the Deaf and went on to become QOTSA’s biggest hit.

The lyrics deal with hallucinatory drugs, narcotics and prescription drugs, and the positive/negative sides to them, as well as all the unknown effects.


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What have the artists said about the song?
Genius Answer

When Josh Homme was interviewed by MTV shortly after the release of Songs For The Deaf, he admitted that he was as much in the dark as fans:

It’s a mystery what that song’s about. No one knows. It’s kind of almost Beatles-esque with a driving beat, and it’s kind of jumpy.

What key is "No One Knows" in?
Genius Answer

C Minor.

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