"Do You Want It All?" as written by Alexander James Trimble, Samuel Matthew Halliday and Kevin Stephen Baird....
We're low in our hearts
We're low in our heads
But all in good time

Do you want it
Do you want it
Do you want it all?

We're low in our hearts
We're low in our heads
But all in good time
We'll take charge
We'll all take our chances
All in good times

Do you want it
Do you want it
Do you want it all?

All because you want to be
All because you want to be
All because you want to be
All because you want to be


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"Do You Want It All?" as written by Kevin Stephen Baird Alexander James Trimble

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  • +2
    Song MeaningThe song is pretty self-explanatory. It's an anthem for those who are struggling in their lives, and aren't quite up to their potential ("We're low in our hearts / We're low in our heads") but they expect to (or at least, say that they expect to) eventually succeed ("all in good time").

    Even if they say it's all in good time, they still feel like they're left wanting and crave for everything that they think is missing in their lives ("Do you want it / Do you want it / Do you want it all?")

    They struggle with being proactive ("We'll take charge / We'll all take our chances / All in good times")


    Finally, the last verse is heard as:
    "All because you want to be / All because you want to be"
    or
    "All because you want to be All / because you want to be all"

    I think this is a really interesting ending, and can mean many things depending on who's interpreting it. It can refer to someone looking for self-realization, or to someone who is over-reaching in their search for identity, and other possibilities, I'm sure. The song is very open to much more personal interpretations since the lyrics are vague, but, hey, it's great music, and that's the gist of it.
    cheerstrickenon May 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGotta love anything in 7/4 ☺
    zephryanon July 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningOoooh I neglected to recognize the tense changes between "you" and "we"

    So I'm guessing that the song is more of a conversation, then, between those who are struggling, and the singer who (using the plural 'you') is telling those who are struggling that maybe they are full of fantasies.

    I mean, I get overwhelmed when I don't know what I'm doing with my life, when my dreams are vague and I just know that I want to be good at everything. But the truth is that I can't be good at everything. I'm one person. Trying to be good at everything will just make me feel lost, like the people in this song. Like the people in this song, I say "all in good time," I'll work it out, but then I don't take charge, and slip back into a mediocre misery.

    And so, I think that the singer is pointing out that maybe they who are feeling 'low' are feeling overwhelmed from wanting too much.
    cheerstrickenon May 23, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti totally agree. but what is it abouttt? is it about love? lol
    violetmelodieson January 20, 2011   Link

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