"All I Need" as written by Sharon J. Den Adel, Robert Westerholt and Daniel Gibson....
I'm dying to catch my breath
Oh why don't I ever learn?
I've lost all my trust,
Though I've surely tried to turn it around

Can you still see the heart of me?
All my agony fades away
When you hold me in your embrace

Don't tear me down for all I need
Make my heart a better place
Give me something I can believe
Don't tear me down
You've opened the door now, don't let it close

I'm here on the edge again
I wish I could let it go
I know that I'm only one step away
From turning it around

Can you still see the heart of me?
All my agony fades away
When you hold me in your embrace

Don't tear me down for all I need
Make my heart a better place
Give me something I can believe

Don't tear it down, what's left of me
Make my heart a better place

I tried many times but nothing was real
Make it fade away, don't break me down
I want to believe that this is for real
Save me from my fear
Don't tear me down

Don't tear me down for all I need
Make my heart a better place
Don't tear me down for all I need
Make my heart a better place

Give me something I can believe
Don't tear it down, what's left of me
Make my heart a better place
Make my heart a better place


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"All I Need" as written by Robert Westerholt Sharon J. Den Adel

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  • +2
    General CommentTo me the song is about a woman who has been hurt in the past many times and because of that, it's destroying her current relationship. Which she's trying desprately to save, but she's unsure how and pleads with him.

    "You've opened the door now, don't let it close."

    "Can you still see, the heart of me."

    Etc....

    She just needs him to guide her through the darkness to the other side and make her, "heart a better place."
    Eternaldreamspaceon March 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNot to sound emo or anything,but this song reduced me to tears.It's so beautiful!
    SharaelCherinon February 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWe all know someone who sees another relationship as the cure to a broken heart. These poor souls leap desperately from one loser to another, each time believing that the next time will be with the right one. Eventually they lose their ability to trust and all their self-esteem.

    But even the desperate get lucky, and the desperate know this. That hope is what keeps them going after so long. These people hope that they will find someone who can repair their hearts so they can be happy again.
    I know all of this because I used to be one.

    Within Temptation succeeds because their songs connect with fans, and this is one of their best. Sharon Den Adel has an amazing voice (and she's hot).
    DarkAxelon February 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNothing emo about a song making you cry.Emo is a term tossed around to loosely nowadays.

    Yeah,this is a beautiful song and among my favorites off WT's new album.Appears to be about someone who was left and is now dealing with the feeling that nothing in life is truly real.They are asking for a second chance at life and love.
    SammaeLon February 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.This is my favorite song on WT's new album. My favorite lyric of the song is " I've tried many times but nothing was real
    "
    [B]orderline[C]reepon March 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics according to the website:
    I’m dying to catch my breath
    Oh why don’t I ever learn?
    I’ve lost all my trust,
    though I’ve surely tried to turn it around

    Can you still see the heart of me?
    All my agony fades away
    when you hold me in your embrace

    Don’t tear me down for all I need
    Make my heart a better place
    Give me something I can believe
    Don’t tear me down
    You’ve opened the door now, don’t let it close

    I’m here on the edge again
    I wish I could let it go
    I know that I’m only one step away
    from turning it around

    Can you still see the heart of me?
    All my agony fades away
    when you hold me in your embrace

    Don’t tear me down for all I need
    Make my heart a better place
    Give me something I can believe

    Don’t tear it down, what’s left of me
    Make my heart a better place

    I tried many times but nothing was real
    Make it fade away, don’t break me down
    I want to believe that this is for real
    Save me from my fear
    Don’t tear me down

    Don’t tear me down for all I need
    Make my heart a better place
    Don’t tear me down for all I need
    Make my heart a better place

    Give me something I can believe
    Don’t tear it down, what’s left of me
    Make my heart a better place
    Make my heart a better place
    mhortonon April 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think maybe its about a relationship that hasn't ended yet, but she fears it is about to perhaps because they are fighting etc, or maybe just because all her previous relationships failed. Now she is pleading with him to stay because she needs him.
    "I want to believe that this is for real
    Save me from my fear
    Don’t tear me down" and "You’ve opened the door now, don’t let it close"
    mhortonon April 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about being on the brink of a relationship, perhaps. She's been hurt over and over in the past until she shouldn't really trust anything anymore, but she does, she keeps trusting and hoping. She's begging him to be real, to love her and give her a reason to believe in love. She's hoping that just this once things will come out right and history won't repeat itself. She's begging him not to hurt/betray her like so many others before him have.
    apcs_foreveron June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about being on the brink of a relationship, perhaps. She's been hurt over and over in the past until she shouldn't really trust anything anymore, but she does, she keeps trusting and hoping. She's begging him to be real, to love her and give her a reason to believe in love. She's hoping that just this once things will come out right and history won't repeat itself. She's begging him not to hurt/betray her like so many others before him have.
    apcs_foreveron June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think... is about someone that has been hurt over and over... she/he is trying to change that, her heart has been destroyed so many times that is hard to give and believe in love. Finally she met someone and she's singing to this new person. don't tear me down again, now that you are in my life and you seem different please be who you seem to be. She's in the edge because she's not sure about this new love she's afraid and wants to run and turn around because she thinks that maybe history will repeat itself.
    She knows that all her agony fades away when he holds her, all the past... all the pain all the desillusion.. so basically is a song to a new love.. hoping this time will be for real...
    and her heart not to be broken all over again.
    mzindependent7on August 12, 2007   Link

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