"Everything We Had" as written by Michael Guy Chislett, Andy Mrotek, Michael Carden and William Beckett....
You were the only face I'd ever known.
I was the light from the lamp on the floor,
And only as bright as you wanted me to be.
But, I am no gentleman, I can be a prick,
And I do regret more than I admit.
You have been followed back to the same place I sat with you drink for drink.
Take the pain out of love and then love won't exist.

Everything we had, everything we had,
Everything we had, everything we had is no longer there.

It was the only place I'd never known.
Turned off the light on my way out the door.
I will be watching wherever you go,
Through the eyes of a fly on the wall.
You have been followed back to the same place I sat with you drink for drink.
Take the pain out of love and then love won't exist.

Everything we had, everything we had,
Everything we had, everything we had is no longer there, longer there.

You saw for yourself, the way it played out.
For you, I am blinded.
For you, I am blinded, for you.

I am no gentleman, I can be a prick.
And I do regret more than I admit.
You have been followed back to the same place I sat with you drink for drink.
Take the pain out of love and then love won't exists.

Everything we had, everything we had,
Everything we had, everything we had.
Everything we had, everything we had,
Everything we had

I'll be with you wherever you go,
Through the eyes of a fly on the wall.


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"Everything We Had" as written by Michael Carden Andy Mrotek

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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song. I think it's the best on Santi, lyrics wise.

    It's basically about admitting your mistakes and flaws, but realizing you had something really good and would do anything to have it back.
    kis2killon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree, I really like this song, especially the bit where he sings "I am no gentleman, I can be a prick, and I do regret more than I admit."

    I think the song's about a guy, who did something foolish and hence finds himself alone. Only, because he only cared deeply for one girl he finds himself following her - either because he wants her back, or because he just wants to make sure she is always safe and happy.
    Yozaon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, basically what you guys have said.

    He's missing "everything he had" with a girl and just wants it back.
    ellie117on April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentplain and simple song. in terms of lyrics. i love it, its so beautiful. i think i love every song on this album, except neighbors to be honest.
    Stewie840on April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was at the cd release show last night in Chicago...
    This song was dedicated to one of thier close friends that had passed away. I think that it makes more sense on losing a friend than it has to with a relationship.
    drewdouglason April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit does actually make more sense for the loss of a friend.
    but the part,
    "I am no gentleman
    I can be a prick" makes me think of like relationships.
    Stewie840on April 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthats awesome that its dedicated to a close friend... this song is amazing! it sounds so beautiful. i love his voice in the end
    kylee1003on April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGod this song is incredible. It might just be the best song he's ever written.

    And the acoustic version is even better.

    Magic.
    shrodeson April 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful... the first time i heard it, i just wanted to start crying. I love it. But the first 15 seconds or so of it reminds me of Yellowcard - How I Go =/
    aileen5990on April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI definitely agree that, lyrically, this is the best song on Santi, and in my opinion, the best song on the album in every regard.

    But I also think the song works just as well in memory of a friend as it does for relationships. I can relate to it in terms of a relationship, which is one of the reasons I love this song so much. It genuinely touches on the remorse you feel when something you've done ends a serious romance with someone you honestly love.
    sorrow.by.natureon April 14, 2007   Link

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