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How Will I Know

Whitney Houston - How Will I Know U.S. 7-inch vinyl single front cover

“The key on the demo was really, really high. … I wrote the first melody in the song to be that high. She didn’t mind it at all. She killed the whole song.”

Narada Michael Walden

Songwriters: George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam

Producer: Narada Michael Walden for Perfection Light Productions

B-Side: Someone For Me

Lyrics

There’s a boy I know, he’s the one I dream of
Looks into my eyes, takes me to the clouds above, mmm-hmm
Oh, I lose control, can’t seem to get enough, uh-huh
When I wake from dreaming, tell me is it really love

Ooh, how will I know (don’t trust your feelings)
How will I know
How will I know (love can be deceiving)
How will I know

How will I know if he really loves me?
I say a prayer with every heartbeat
I fall in love whenever we meet
I’m asking you what you know about these things
How will I know if he’s thinking of me
I try to phone but I’m too shy (can’t speak)
Falling in love is so bittersweet
This love is strong, why do I feel weak?

Oh, wake me, I’m shaking, wish I had you near me now, uh-huh
Said there’s no mistaking, what I feel is really love

Ooh, tell me how will I know (don’t trust your feelings)
How will I know
How will I know (love can be deceiving)
How will I know

How will I know if he really loves me?
I say a prayer with every heartbeat
I fall in love whenever we meet
I’m asking you what you know about these things
How will I know if he’s thinking of me
I try to phone but I’m too shy (can’t speak)
Falling in love is so bittersweet
This love is strong, why do I feel weak?

If he loves me
If he loves me not
If he loves me
Ooh, if he loves me not
Hey, if he loves me
If he loves me not

Oh, how will I know, how will I know
How will I know
Hey, how will I know

Ooh, how will I know if he really loves me?
I say a prayer with every heartbeat
I fall in love whenever we meet
I’m asking you ’cause you know about these things
How will I know if he’s thinking of me
I try to phone but I’m too shy (can’t speak)
Falling in love is so bittersweet
This love is strong, why do I feel weak?

How will I know (how will I know)
How will I know
How will I know (I say a prayer)
How will I know
Ooh, how will I know (I fall in love)
How will I know, hey, how will I know?

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