"what i wanted" as written by Nelly Furtado and Lester Mendez....
I turned my head away
Didn't wanna hear what you said
You had changed your mind
I showed up insecure
But I thought you would be sure
I guess I had a lost sight

[Chorus:]
But at the end of my life
I'll look back on my life
I'll know that my life was good
At the end of my life
I'll look back on my life
See I went after you like I should
I went after what I wanted
I went after what I wanted
And I never really got it
But it don't matter at all

I guess it was a lot
To ask for these things we'd lost
I guess it was just a dream
And time changes many things
But my heart it still sings
For you, I don't know why

[Chorus:]
But at the end of my life
I'll look back on my life
And I'll know that my life was good
At the end of my life
I'll look back on my life
See I went after you like I should
I went after what I wanted
I went after what I wanted
And I never really got it
But it don't matter at all

[Bridge:]
I thought I'd spend my last days
Holding your hand
Now how am I, since he's lying dead on the floor

[Chorus:]
But at the end of my life
I'll look back on my life
And I'll know that my life was good
At the end of my life
I'll look back on my life
See I went after you like I should
I went after what I wanted
I went after what I wanted
And I never really got it
But it don't matter at all

Everything else I lost it
I went after what I wanted
I went after what I wanted
And the rest don't really matter
It don't matter at all


Lyrics submitted by izmo

"What I Wanted" as written by Lester Mendez Nelly Furtado

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentI love this song, the lyrics are so honest I especially like the part where she says everything else I lost it
    soozon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song ROCKZ!!! im agree with sooz! so honest! from the heart (L)! lovely!
    jenntrixon September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song! But the lyrics is wrong, it's not "at the end of my life on the bed of my life" the right lyrics is; "at the end of my life I'll look back on my life" :)
    fiaaaahon September 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat's a really beautiful song :)
    It's about when you are sad because you're not with the one that you love anymore, but still you know that you did everything that you could for him, you fought for what you wanted...
    That's amazing.
    OnlyPainIsRealon January 13, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI just heard this song, and I love it. I think it's about going after what you want, and not being afraid, because you don't live forever. It's so beautiful.
    bsfan18on September 18, 2012   Link

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