"What You Want" as written by Alexander Schwarz, Philipp Andreas Maier and Sebastian Schwarz....
If you look really close there's a rip in the sky and you
Can see the universe/
Spinning round like a pin in your hand

Dip your fingers in paint/ go and skip up the street/ just try
To lighten up some
You're living your life like you're dead and in over you head

But checking numbers isn't how
To know how old you've grown
It's only what you want
It's only what you want

Say you want purple hair/ there's the truth now the dare/ I think
It's such a shame that
Growing old before our time is just a way to survive now

Stop and look at the sun/ tell me what have you done today
That left you dreaming
Cause living life's not a goal/ it's been happening all along the way

And checking numbers isn't how
To know how old you've grown
It's only what you want
It's only what you want

Laughter all over the world
Is doing all it can to have its secret heard
It's only what you want

It's only what you/ it's only what you want
It's only what you want/
It's only what you want



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"What You Want" as written by Nuno Bettencourt

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    General CommentPretty self explanatory--your mentality and the choices that you make determine how old you are, not the calendar years you've lived through: "checking numbers isn't how to know how old you've grown; it's only what you want." The singer is instructing/encouraging us to live life more youthfully, and to enjoy it fully, instead of living aimlessly and not appreciating what's around us. "Stop and look at the sun, tell me what have you done today, that left you dreaming." She instructs us to not be overwhelmed by our responsibilities and obligations, especially those that have been forced on us by ourselves or others--"you're living life like you're dead and in over your head".

    C'est ca! Anyways. I like this song, very chill. Hayley Sales is reminiscient of Jack Johnson (a female one, duh). Peaceee.
    mmkg_28on September 07, 2007   Link

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