I remember the nights we spent under city lights
This feelings got the best of me
We were floating along to the sounds of a dead end town
But now that's just a memory

I can't figure you out, you've got more fight in you
Than anybody else
And here's the part where I start to make my own damn decisions
And make a name for my self

I'll never be what you want
I wouldn't change any part of me
Just to make you stay
You had a piece of my heart
But not enough to just run away
'Cause I know what's best for me

Take all your big plans and throw them away
I've got something in mind before we go separate ways
We ask the questions baby,
Who provides the answers?

I'm scared to death and it shows
The flame burned out, but it glows
And the look in your eyes says things I don't wanna know
It's time to go!
Come closer!
And I can't say anything, everything comes out the wrong way

I'll never be what you want
I wouldn't change any part of me
Just to make you stay
You had a piece of my heart
But not enough to just run away
'Cause I know what's best for me

Just try, just try a little harder
I'll do my best explaining all the things I'm going through
Just try, just try a little harder
This is why I can't adjust for you

You can't say
The look in your eyes says things I don't wanna know
No you, You can't stay

I wanna be with you, and no one else
I need you to feel the way that you felt that summer night
When you found that puzzle piece missing for eight straight weeks
You're not the perfect fit

I'll never be what you want
I wouldn't change any part of me
Just to make you stay
You had a piece of my heart
But not enough to just run away
'Cause I know what's best for me


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Never Be What You Want song meanings
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  • +3
    General Commentgosh
    i'm addicted to this song
    :)
    aristuma21on January 09, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI'm real into all the songs on WATIC's album, Guaranteed to Disagree. I really like songs that feature both a guy and a girl singing to one another. It's powerful stuff.

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    "I remember the nights we spent under city lights
    This feelings got the best of me
    We were floating along to the sounds of a dead end town
    But now that's just a memory"

    -It's over between the two and what they had (which was magical) seems so far away and is seeming never going to come back.

    "I can't figure you out, you've got more fight in you
    Than anybody else
    And here's the part where I start to make my own damn decisions
    And make a name for my self"

    -There's miscommunication between the two. They just can't seem to get on the right page. "Fight", probably the guy is pretty stubborn. The girl is done with the relationship and has to just press on.

    CHORUS
    "I'll never be what you want
    I wouldn't change any part of me
    Just to make you stay
    You had a piece of my heart
    But not enough to just run away
    'Cause I know what's best for me"

    -She's never gonna live up to his expectations and she's not gonna make the effort to try to keep him. She was his but still they didn't last. She knows moving on is for the better.

    "Take all your big plans and throw them away
    I've got something in mind before we go separate ways
    We ask the questions baby,
    Who provides the answers?"

    -The girl had said stuff the two were gonna do together, but now that all goes down the drain. Before the two leave each other he's wondering who has the answers to all the problems they have. All they can do is question why things are the way they are.

    "I'm scared to death and it shows
    The flame burned out, but it glows
    And the look in your eyes says things I don't wanna know
    It's time to go!
    Come closer!
    And I can't say anything, everything comes out the wrong way"

    -She knows she doesn't want to lose what they have and it's tearing her apart. They're separated now, but the love between them is obviously still remaining. She doesn't want to face the truth. Guy says it has to be over. Girl says, "No! I know I can't do anything right..."

    CHORUS

    "Just try, just try a little harder
    I'll do my best explaining all the things I'm going through
    Just try, just try a little harder
    This is why I can't adjust for you (can't adjust for you)"

    -Girl wants the guy to understand everything she has to say. Imploring for him to really attemp to simply hear her out.

    "You can't say
    The look in your eyes says things I don't wanna know
    No you, You can't stay"

    -The guy doesn't want to face the truth either!

    "I wanna be with you, and no one else
    I need you to feel the way that you felt that summer night
    When you found that puzzle piece missing for eight straight weeks
    You're not the perfect fit"

    -The guy only wants to be with her. She's his everything. He's begging and wishing she could just feel the same way about him when they were together and real happy with one another. But... they're just incompatible.

    CHORUS...
    svillnba25on January 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
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    svillnba25on January 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike this song a lot.
    So excited for warped this year!
    monkeyfundon August 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentacoustic version is aahmazing
    thatgirlisfierceon September 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe acoustic really is better, I love it.
    ImaniKaleaon June 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe acoustic really is better, I love it.
    ImaniKaleaon June 10, 2012   Link

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