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Lenka – Everything at Once lyrics

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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    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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  • Lady_Rabbit
    The song's name in itself may explain a child's wants or, this reason not being as happy, a lack of satisfaction in who they are. A typical time or setting is around other people, especially in school if they aren't a very popular person. They yearn to be something else- something or someone the people around them will accept and like. What would be the girl in this song may just not know what the people around her find to be good qualities in a person, so she wants to be everything in order to please them, in order to make friends. She may not even know if the not as positive qualities like "mean", "scary", and "old" won't be taken so well- she wants to be everything in order for people to notice and love her. She wants to be everything except herself. In a few examples she lists, she wants to be kind ("sweet"), attractive ("hot"), popular ("royal", "cool"), and doesn't want to be held down by responsibility ("free"). Perhaps she sees these traits in the "royals" the people around her seem to like, and wants to be just like them so she can be accepted. She may not know that she'll always be accepted by someone just because of who she is.
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