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Somewhere there's speaking
It's already coming in
Oh and it's rising at the back of your mind
You never could get it
Unless you were fed it
Now you're here and you don't know why

But under skinned knees and the skid marks
Past the places where you used to learn
You howl and listen
Listen and wait for the
Echoes of angels who won't return

Chorus
He's everything you want
He's everything you need
He's everything inside of you
That you wish you could be
He says all the right things
At exactly the right time
But he means nothing to you
And you don't know why

You're waiting for someone
To put you together
You're waiting for someone to push you away
There's always another wound to discover
There's always something more you wish he'd say

Chorus

But you'll just sit tight
And watch it unwind
It's only what you're asking for
And you'll be just fine
With all of your time
It's only what you're waiting for

Out of the island
Into the highway
Past the places where you might have turned
You never did notice
But you still hide away
The anger of angels who won't return

He's everything you want
He's everything you need
He's everything inside of you
That you wish you could be
He says all the right things
At exactly the right time
But he means nothing to you
And you don't know why

Chorus
I am everything you want
I am everything you need
I am everything inside of you
That you wish you could be
I say all the right things
At exactly the right time
But I mean nothing to you and I don't know why
And I don't know why
Why
I don't know



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  • crystahmoore
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    crystahmooreDec 27, 2008 at 12:04 pm
    well.. as the song says: everything you want is not everything you need.. this is such a great song! love it~!
  • u
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    UnregisteredAug 21, 2012 at 4:24 am
    Everything you want and need in a person is right before your eyes, but you turn this person away because you believe there is something more so you keep searching; by the time you realize the truth, the person is gone.
  • u
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    UnregisteredJan 9, 2012 at 11:21 am
    What is lost cannot be found. Even the sameness has the illusion of change. Can anyone reach already deserted place? What is right for each of us? Well, the time will tell, even if we hush it up:)
  • u
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    UnregisteredDec 3, 2011 at 5:08 am
    I think this song is about girls who take for granted those who are perfect for them just because they always feel like they want more.
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    Theakilmer13Dec 10, 2008 at 10:18 pm
    This is what i beleive relates to so many hirl who just want that one guy, cause, like me they thought they have found the one but they haven't and its always back to the sam thing of trial and error.

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