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Everything You Want
Vertical Horizon Lyrics


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

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

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

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

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

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Matt Scannell, Matthew B. Scannell

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Joshua Jones

The song does address the friend zone issue, but it's much deeper than that. Here's why.

While it espouses to say "I am everything you want, I am everything you need etc... But I mean nothing to you and I don't know why," It reconciles with a sense of finality and closure. Becomes a lesson to others who go through this.

She can have anyone. But even perfection will never satisfy her. She's very damaged. And that's damaging him because he loves her and can't get through her walls. And it hurts her too.

I.e. (Now you're here and you don't know why.)

She's running from demons, she doesn't understand what her problem is. She's lost herself somewhere along the way. (Past the places where you used to learn, you "howl and listen") She calls out but never hears any answer. She's searching for something she can't find in love. (Listen and wait for the echoes of angels who won't return.) A symbolism of innocence lost.

There's two sides to every story. That's hers.

He speaks of her as if to say (you never could get it unless you were fed it) he's frustrated.
She doesn't get it. And neither does he understand what could ever fix her. But he finally does understand what he must do.

Get over it. Have self worth. Have standards. If someone doesn't value you, then the real truth is... It's them who's not worth your time. Move on and don't look back. Have pride. Hence at the very end of the video, you see the words "Everything you want is not everything you need."

That's his perspective. His side of the story.

But the real tragedy is what could have been. That's why you see the video split into two different paths. What is and what should have been. But the frustration usurped the resolve to ever find a solution. And the chance was lost forever.

Really a very tragic song once you look a little deeper. Wonderfully written.



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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

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

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

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

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



All comments from YouTube:

DoctorGTA

its not a good feeling, when, the best thing you can give someone is, your absence.

flamingdragon86

Wowza , well said.

Kenny Ryan

@Tommy. nope

Gino Costa

As far as I'm concerned, my absence is the ONLY thing I can give someone, especially a woman. Problem is, often the women don't understand this. And I have no idea why or what it is they seem to always like about me

Michael Patterson

My absence makes women happy

Jeremy Charney

True words brother... I know exactly what u mean...

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NintendoCapriSun

1999 was such a good fucking year.

Travis Donald Stanley

The Matrix. American Beauty. Fight Club.
The year of Awakening.

manuel silva

Heck yeah

A L

@Bill Bright time just keeps on flying... 80s was over 40 years ago 💔😭 almost half a century!!!!! Oh gaaaa......ahhhah

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