"All We'd Ever Need" as written by Hillary Dawn Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles B. Kelley....
Boy it's been all this time,
And I can't get you off my mind,
And nobody knows it but me.
I stare at your photograph,
Still sleep in the shirt you left,
And nobody knows it but me.
Everyday I wipe my tears away,
So many nights I've prayed for you to say.

I should have been chasing you,
I should have been trying to prove,
That you were all that mattered to me,
I should have said all the things,
That I kept inside of me and maybe,
I could have made you believe,
That what we had was all we ever need.

My friends think I'm moving on,
But the truth is that I'm not that strong, and nobody knows it but me.
And I've kept all the works you said,
In a box underneath my bed,
And nobody knows it but me.

But if you're happy I'll get through somehow,
But the truth is that I've been screaming out.

I should have been chasing you,
I should have been trying to prove,
That you were all that mattered to me,
I should have said all the things,
That I kept inside of me and maybe,
I could have made you believe,
That what we had was all we ever need.

It was all we'd ever need.

Oh, thought it was all we'd ever need.

I should have been chasing you,
You should have been trying to prove,
That you were all that mattered to me,
You should have said all the things,
That I kept inside of me and maybe,
You could have made me believe,
That what we had was all we ever need.

Was all we'd ever need


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"All We'd Ever Need" as written by Charles Kelley Hillary Scott

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  • +4
    General Comment" My friends think I'm moving on
    But the truth is I'm not that strong and nobody knows it but me
    And I've kept all the words you said
    In a box underneath my bed
    And nobody knows it but me "

    i truly do have a box underneath my bed. it holds everything he gave me , every love note, every movie ticket,even every thought i've ever written down about him..
    the thing is..its been three years and ive dated many guys after him, my friends all think im over him but the truth is im really not.
    the pain never goes away
    no matter how many people you end of in a relationship
    no matter how much time passes
    the pain never goes away
    it justs gets easier to deal with.
    LexieQuiteLovelyon June 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe that this song is about two people who broke up awhile ago for reasons they now find ridiculous or can't remember. Since they broke up, they've been trying to find something or someone new in their life to make them happy but nothing works. They still have the same feelings for each other and they try to suppress the fact that they still love the other person but they can't... they can only hide it from other people, but in all honesty they constantly think of each other and want them back because they keep thinking about the love they shared (and didn't yet extinguish).

    I'm going through this right now. I thought that I was insane for still liking my ex. But last night he told me that he still crazy about me and has strong intense feelings for me that he can't hold in anymore. I was so relieved, because we broke up three months ago and I haven't gone a day without thinking about him, I check his facebook page, relate every song to him and I, save all of our conversations online... and reread them over and over, and reminisce our past. We're both relieved now that we know we still love each other "after all this time".
    qtdarcyon January 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti absolutely love this song
    its about this couple who broke up and after all this time they still think about what they had and they regret ever breaking up.
    im going through that right now
    me and my ex boyfriend broke up two months ago and i wish we were together now. :( but we can't because he likes someone else now.. hopefully someday in the future we can be together again, because we truely loved each other.
    haleejenkon November 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me think of regret. It's when two people look back at a relationship (or what could have been a relationship) and realize what they had, but they let it go and now they keep thinking back at what they could have had.
    meandnotyouon October 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful and so are their voices.. i'm so happy i found this band :)
    foreveron October 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song breaks my heart.
    it's exactly how i feel :/

    escpecially "but if you're happy i'll get through somehow, but the truth is i've been screaming out"

    God that line hits me so hard.
    LilMissSunshineXoXoon June 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"but if you're happy i'll get through somehow, but the truth is i've been screaming out"

    Best line in the song. You just want him to be happy because you care so much, that you push aside your feelings.
    texasbaby4735on September 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou think about all the 'what ifs' and 'only ifs' and torment yourself with thoughts. Only if you had shown more love, only if you had done this differently, etc etc. You keep your thoughts and feelings to yourself because you need to seem strong to everyone, but deep down inside you are dieing more and more each day.
    texasbaby4735on January 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song really captures the tragedy of the "would be love" that I'm sure we've all experienced. They both loved each other but never said the words when it would have mattered. Perhaps they had a fight, drifted apart, or were too afraid of rejection to make something spark in the first place. Life will always be haunted with those "what ifs" if you don't tell that someone how you feel.
    EntireWarheadon February 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti have so much love for this song, though it is super sad. i believe it's about two people who miss each other and keep looking back on their failed relationship and wishing that they had tried harder to stay together, but neither knows that the other is thinking about them too so they never get back together. it's so tragic, but romantic as well.
    balletbrit1992on March 13, 2010   Link

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