"I Never Wanted" as written by and Samuel Nicholas Hipa Jordan D. Mancino....
I never wanted and I never cared before

I never wanted and I never cared before
(Take it back this is a new day)
I never wanted and I never cared before
(Take it back this is)

How I long to regress to the days
Before I took upon myself

The obsessions of this world
(For tomorrow)
A day of innocence equating beauty
(May fall)

For tomorrow may fall
(And today)
And today is already gone
(Is already gone)

For tomorrow may fall
Today is already gone

(Take it back this is a new day)
I never wanted and I never cared before
(This is a new day)
I never wanted and I never cared before

I've grown tired of chasing
Convinced I was in need
And now the years I've spent
Only a slave to this

Tomorrow may fall
And today is already gone

I will no longer adore to
These things that will never satisfy me
I have seen my world change
And then go back to where it came

In this vicious circle we are
Brought back to life only to die
In this vicious circle we are
Brought back to life only to die
(Die again)

In this vicious circle we are
Brought back to life only to die

In this vicious circle we are
(But without these barren obsessions)
Brought back to life only to die
(I am simply, I am simply free)

I have seen my world change
And then go back to where it came


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"I Never Wanted" as written by Phillip J. Sgrosso Jordan D. Mancino

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    General Comment"the obsessions of this world"
    "only a slave to this" (think "this" is the need)
    "these things that will never satisfy me"

    I think all of these sentences show that it's not about a girl, but rather about singer's life.
    Think that he's talking about material needs (even world OBSESSION), he's a slave to these things, and they don't satisfy him.

    The NEW DAY is the day he changed.
    The day he stopped to adore these false needs, and care about something he didn't care about before.

    "take it back": take all the material needs i have, take all my owns, 'cause tomorrow could be the last day. I can die tomorrow, and these things won't help me.
    (that's here i think he's also talking about God, the one he cares about now that will save him even tomorrow falls).

    People who believe in material needs won't be saved...'cause these things will return to dust like 'em. But now he's free from all these needs.
    Paul151on September 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti personally think this song is about having an addiction. i never wanted.. is talking about how 'whoever' didnt want to turn into who they are. tomorrow may fall but today is already gone, is talking about how they gave into their addiction and hopefully the day after might be different. ive seen my world change and go back to where it came, trying to figure out what led us to do the things we did that let us give into our addiction we never wanted. brought back to life only to die again until tomorrow, then we repeat the vicious circle...
    pebbles998on January 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs I Lay Dying have stated on numerous occasions that all of the members of the group are Christians. When asked if they're a Christian band or Christians in a band, Tim Lambesis stated on the band's FAQ, "I'm not sure what the difference is between five Christians playing in a band and a Christian band. If you truly believe something, then it should affect every area of your life. All five of us are Christians. I believe that change should start with me first, and as a result, our lyrics do not come across very 'preachy.' Many of our songs are about life, struggles, mistakes, relationships and other issues that don't fit entirely in the spiritual category. However, all of these topics are written about through my perspective as a Christian." During an August 2010 radio interview, Lambesis once more made a statement regarding the band and his faith, expressing that his world view as a Christian "always comes across in our lyrics in some way or another."
    MetalHead328on June 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst? whatev anyway for me its like hes finally gettin over a girl who he cared so much about but she never acknoledges that fact. He "never wanted" to hurt her but he has to in order to let go
    RattyTexason August 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyea

    sounds like he has come out of a relationship, and he is tired of chasing for love everytime only to get the same heartbreak everytime

    "we are brought back to life
    only to die"

    and in the end it sounds like the auther is pretty much ready to give up chasing

    "I will no longer adore
    these things that will never satisfy me"

    that said: most of as i lay dying's songs appear to be about relationships but are actually about god
    ..so i could well far off.

    what you think ?
    36CrazyFanon August 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with both of you, it sounds a lot more like it's about a girl rather than god.
    SuperKoopaon September 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song- i love Tim's scream in the beginning. (gone)
    RyanThatRemainson September 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI completely agree with paul151. In many songs Tim talks about materialism and this song is no different. Love this song and the entire albumn
    Powermetaliston September 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think it's about a relationship with a person,
    there seems to be a major theme running through this album I think- real vs. false, how we adore materialistic things, how we think that possessions will make us happy, how we depends on stuff for our happiness but this way of living is wrong. The real happiness comes through belief in god.
    forever_hauntedon October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti doubt this song has anything to do with a girl or a relationship
    i think it has a bigger meaning
    it has to do with life and probably God because they are a Christian band
    pinktooney7on December 09, 2007   Link

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