Play me a song...
Play me a song
Sing your heart out

Expecting the sun
I got what I wanted and it wasn't enough
I got what I wanted when you showed up
I got what I wanted and it's never enough

I drove out to the white trash beach
On a brief vacation
I'd felt freer than I had in a long time
I wondered if its cause you were gone

I got what I wanted when you showed up
I got what I wanted and it wasn't enough
I got what I wanted when you showed up
I got what I wanted and it's never enough

Surfers protect the actors from flashers
Fathers and sons talk it out like brothers
The water doesn't sting as much in the summer
The waves can carry you home...

To the girl with the shapes and another life
A freckled complexion and squinting eyes
You want so much to tell her
But it feels like a lie

I got what I wanted and it wasn't enough
I got what I wanted when you showed up
I got what I wanted and it's never enough..never enough

When you talk it makes me cringe
you want so bad to have meaning
But you're empty and draining

You're so 4th street
I can't take it
I know I shouldn't care
But your life's intersecting where mine's disconnecting
Oh, your life's intersecting where mine's disconnecting

I got what I wanted when you showed up
I got what I wanted and it wasn't enough
I got what I want when you showed up
I got what I wanted and it's never enough..never enough

That could be bad for us both


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Paradise Cove song meanings
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    General CommentLove this so much. I always think of different meanings. Most of the time I think it's a letter to himself: Someone who can't commit because every time he tries, he convinces himself out of it because he's somehow led himself to believe that it's "never enough." It's never enough to the point where he can't even reciprocate the other person's feelings.."you want so much to tell her, but it feels like a lie."

    And although it sounds like he's talking about another person, I think he's talking to himself; almost as if he was looking in a mirror, confronting his inability to commit: "you want so bad to have meaning, but you're empty and draining...." It's like he's angry at himself (if that makes any sense) for being that way.

    So where the other person sees the potential of love, he doesn't see anything beyond the present. That's why it could be bad for them both: His life is disconnecting where hers is intersecting.

    On the other hand, he could very well be referring to a woman who he has fallen out of love with, and has left him actually wanting to be alone. Or it could be about a woman who left him because she couldn't commit, and even though he knew this about her, he stayed with her until it had no choice but to end. The song is just beautiful. Period!
    bueller84on September 16, 2009   Link

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