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As sly as a fox, as strong as an ox
As fast as a hare, as brave as a bear
As free as a bird, as mean as a word
As quiet as a mouse, as big as a house

All... I wanna be
All... I wanna be
Oh oh oh
All... I wanna be
Is everything...

As mean as a wolf, as sharp as a tooth
As deep as a bite, as dark as the night
As sweet as a song, as right as a wrong
As long as a road, as ugly as a toad
As pretty as a picture hanging from a fixture
Strong like a family, strong as I wanna be
Bright as day, as light as play
As hard as nails, as grand as a whale

All... I wanna be
Oh oh oh
All... I wanna be
Oh oh oh
All... I wanna be
Is everything
Everything at once
Everything at once
Oh everything at once

As long as the sun, as silly as fun
As cool as a tree, as scary as the sea
As hot as fire, cold as ice
Sweet as sugar and everything nice
As old as time, as straight as a line
As royal as a queen, as buzzed as a bee
As stealth as a tiger, smooth as a glider
Pure as a melody, pure as I wanna be

All... I wanna be
Oh oh oh
All... I wanna be
Oh oh oh
All... I wanna be
Is everything
Everything at once



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    UnregisteredDec 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    I am complex . No one can figure out as me . No one can predict me .. I'm interesting ..
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    UnregisteredApr 27, 2012 at 2:29 am
    I think that this song is saying that we shouldn't limit ourselves and that we should do what we want. There's a sort of innocent quality to the song that speaks for a child's aspirations. At the same time, there's an uneasy feel to the song that might show more of a dark side. People always want to be something else, so perhaps that there's a second side saying that she wants to be everything. I'd be interested to know lenka's thoughts on it.
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    UnregisteredJan 5, 2012 at 6:47 am
    I get the vibe of aspiring to do things in life. She wants to be herself and accomplish her dreams, become who she wants to be and against everyone's expectations and rules.
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    UnregisteredDec 5, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    To me it appears to show a love of everything life has to offer. The whimsical nature of the song can't help but put a smile on your face and cheer you up. It's saying don't limit yourself, be whatever you want and be everything because everything is wonderful in it's own way!
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    UnregisteredDec 5, 2011 at 2:52 am
    I think it's more about people wanting to be so much more than they need to be or have to be. "everything at once" people are never fully satisfied and are always striving towards more for themselves. This isn't condescending though, but can almost go either way honestly...

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