"You Wanted More" as written by Dan Lavery, Emerson Hart and Jeff Russo....
Love is tragic, love is bold, you will always do what you were told
Love is hard, love is strong, you will never say that you belong
I don't when I got bitter, but love is surely better when it's gone
Cause you wanted more
More than I could give
More than I could handle
And a life that I can't live
You wanted more
More than I could bear
More than I could offer
For a love that isn't there
Love is color, love is loud, love is never saying you're too proud
Love is trusting, love is honest, love is not a hand to hold you down
I don't know when I got bitter, but love is surely better when it's gone
Cause you wanted more
More than I could give
More than I could handle
And a life that I can't live
You wanted more
More than I could bear
More than I could offer
For a love that isn't there
I gotta pick me up when I am down
I gotta get my feet back on the ground
I gotta pick me up when I am down
I don't know when I got bitter, but love is surely better when it's gone
Cause you wanted more
More than I could give
More than I could handle
And a life that I can't live
You wanted more
More than I could bear
More than I could offer
For a love that isn't there
You wanted more
More than I could learn
More than I could offer
And if only you would show
You wanted more
More than I could give
More than I could handle
And a life that I can't live


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"You Wanted More" as written by Jeffrey Russo Emerson Hart

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  • +2
    General CommentMaybe he's saying love is a simple thing. People try to hard to define love and compare it to lust and all things associated with that. He just wanted to love a girl and she wanted something complicated?
    theatrepunk03on July 25, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentEveryone has been there when you realize that your love is expecting emotionally. They "want more,more then I could give,more then I could handle,in a life that I can't live"...great song. :)
    Thia007on November 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about a boy who truly loved a girl that just didn't get the picture. I'm not sure if she was to imature or what but in the end he's having to turn his back on her because no matter how hard he tried...it wasn't appreciated by her.

    She wanted more than he could bear because she wanted so little and he couldn't help but give as much as possible. It's about respect. At least that's what I think the song is about since that's how my relationship with my man is right now....except I'm in his shoes.
    skittles200366on November 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    MemoryThis reminds me of this chick i used to date, she was such an b*** to me, and very high maintenance but i was crazy for her. I would break my back to get her things or take her somewhere and she never appreciated it, or if i bought her something expensive it wasn't the "right one" but some reason i was in love. ugh so glad that's over.
    RadioFlyer17on February 27, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think the song is about a man who got his heart broken and regrets his feeling for her. So here is my interpretation, enjoy!

    Love Is Tragic
    Love Is Bold
    You Will Always
    Do What You Are Told
    (He thinks that love has been depressing for him and that this girl never thought for herself)

    Love Is Hard
    Love Is Strong
    You Will Never Say That You Were Wrong
    (He feels that the girl treated him unfairly and denied her wrongdoing)
    I Don't Know When I Got Bitter
    But Love Is Surely Better When It's Gone
    (Basically, he is saying that this girl broke his heart in half and he wishes that love would never exist)

    'Cause You Wanted More
    More Than I could Give
    More than I could handle
    In a life that I can't live
    (He realizes that she wanted more and nothing was ever good enough for her)
    You wanted more
    More than I could bear
    More than I could offer
    For a love that isn't there
    (This girl faked her feelings, by leading him on and pretending that she loved him)

    Love is color
    Love is loud
    Love is never saying you're too proud
    (He feels that love isn't perfect and that it's vivid enough for him to see)
    Love is trusting
    Love is honest
    Love is not a hand that holds you down
    (He feels that love shouldn't be full of lies, which is what the girl was telling him the whole time)

    I don't know when I got bitter
    But love is surely better when it's gone
    (Once again, he is saying that this girl broke his heart in half and he wishes that love would never exist)

    'Cause You Wanted More
    More Than I could Give
    More than I could handle
    In a life that I can't live
    You wanted more
    More than I could bear
    More than I could offer
    For a love that isn't there
    (Same as above for the chorus)

    I got to pick me up when I am down
    I got to get my feet back on the ground
    I got to pick me up when I am down
    (He now knows that he must get over her and move on with his love life)

    'Cause You Wanted More
    More Than I could Give
    More than I could handle
    In a life that I can't live
    You wanted more
    More than I could bear
    More than I could offer
    For a love that isn't there
    (Same as above for the chorus)

    You wanted more
    More than I could bear
    More than I could offer
    The harder you would shove
    (The lies kept piling up and he realizes that she's no longer "the one")
    You Wanted More
    More Than I could Give
    More than I could handle
    For a love that isn't there
    (He feels that nothing will ever be good enough for her and no longer loves her)
    setheryon January 06, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerdiful song.
    lil weezer chicon April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerdiful song.
    lil weezer chicon April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about how beutiful love is, or can be, and how [whoever he's singing about, maybe everyone] wanted more than that... and he can't bare that... i don't know if thats right, thats just how i see it...
    siren86on May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.. it's so wonderful. the lyrics touch me.
    myhopesaresohighon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExcellent song. If you could define love, which you can't, it's doing a decent job ^_^
    Katydidon May 09, 2002   Link

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