Everything She Wants
Wham! Lyrics


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Uh, huh, huh
Oh yeah (oh yeah)
Work, work

Somebody told me
"Boy, everything she wants is everything she sees"
I guess I must have loved you
Because I said you were the perfect girl for me, baby
And now we're six months older
And everything you want and everything you see
Is out of reach, not good enough
I don't know what the hell you want from me, oh

Uh, huh, uh, huh, oh, oh
Ah-ha, ah-ha, doo, doo, doo
La, la, la, la, la

Uh, huh, uh, huh, oh, oh
Ah-ha, ah-ha, doo, doo, doo
La, la, la, la, la

Somebody tell me, oh
Won't you tell me
Why I work so hard for you?
Give you money
All to give you money, oh

Some people work for a living
Some people work for fun
Girl, I just work for you
They told me marriage was a give and take
Well, show me you can take you've got some giving to do
And now you tell me that you're having my baby
I'll tell you that I'm happy if you want me to
But one step further and my back will break
If my best isn't good enough, then how can it be good enough for two?

Uh, huh, uh, huh, oh, oh
Ah-ha, ah-ha, doo, doo, doo
I can't work any harder than I do
Uh, huh, uh, huh, oh, oh
Ah-ha, ah-ha, doo, doo, doo
La, la, la, la, la

Somebody tell me, oh
(Won't you tell me?)
Why I work so hard for you? Give you money
All to give you money, oh

Oh, why do I do the things I do?
Tell you if I knew
My God
I don't even think that I love you
(Won't you tell me?)
Give you money, work to give you money, oh
Work, work
Work, work

La, la, la, la, la
Uh, huh, uh, huh, oh, oh
Ah-ha, ah-ha, doo, doo, doo
La, la, la, la, la

Somebody tell me
(Won't you tell me?)
Why I work so hard for you?
Give you money, all to give you money, oh

Somebody tell me
(Won't you tell me?)
Why I work so hard for you?
Give you money, all to give you money, oh

Somebody tell me




(Won't you tell me?) oh, please tell me
Why I do the things that I do? (Give you money, work to give you money, oh)

Overall Meaning

Wham!'s song Everything She Wants is a classic 1980s pop hit that explores the complexities of relationships, priorities, and love. The lyrics begin with the singer expressing confusion over his partner's unattainable desires, which seem to have grown beyond his means to provide. He reflects on their past, when he believed she was the perfect girl for him, and how quickly reality and their relationship have deviated from his expectations. The song then transitions into the singer's thoughts on his own contributions to the relationship, specifically how hard he works to give his partner everything she wants. He questions why he puts in so much effort, wonders if he truly loves her, and ends on a note of uncertainty and yearning for answers.


The song has been interpreted by many fans and critics as a commentary on consumerism and the pressures of keeping up with material expectations in society. It captures the struggles of many working-class individuals who feel like they must work extremely hard just to meet basic obligations, let alone extravagant demands. Additionally, many listeners have related to the central theme of feeling unappreciated and drained in a relationship, despite doing all that one can to show love and commitment.


Line by Line Meaning

Somebody told me "Boy, everything she wants is everything she sees"
A person told me that the woman I love desires everything she lays her eyes on.


I guess I must have loved you Because I said you were the perfect girl for me Baby
I believed you were the ideal partner for me because I was in love with you.


And now we're six months older And everything you want and everything you see Is out of reach, not good enough I don't know what the hell you want from me oh
After six months, all the material possessions you desire seem unattainable or unworthy, and I am unsure about how to satisfy you.


Somebody tell me Won't you tell me Why I work so hard for you? Give you money All to give you money
Please explain to me why I have to work extensively and provide you with my hard-earned money.


Some people work for a living Some people work for fun Girl, I just work for you They told me marriage was a give and take Well, show me you can take you've got some giving to do
While some individuals work for sustenance or joy, I work solely to cater to your demands. They say a marriage involves both people giving and taking; hence, you need to demonstrate that you can reciprocate, too.


And now you tell me that you're having my baby I'll tell you that I'm happy if you want me to One step further and my back will break If my best isn't good enough Then how can it be good enough for two?
You've informed me that you're pregnant with my child, and I will pretend that I'm delighted if you want me to be. However, I am already overburdened, and I can't imagine supporting two people if my efforts for one aren't enough.


Why do I do the things I do? I'd tell you if I knew My God I don't even think that I love you Won't you tell me Give you money All to give you money, oh
I'm not certain why I go to such extreme lengths to satisfy you, and I honestly don't believe I love you. Thus, please let me know why I give you my money.


Somebody tell me Won't you tell me Why I work so hard for you? Give you money All to give you money, oh Somebody tell me Won't you tell me Why I work so hard for you? Give you money All to give you money, oh Somebody tell me Won't you tell me Why I do the things that I do?
Please let me know why I work tirelessly to provide for you and what motivates me to go above and beyond for you.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: George Michael

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