"Finally Found" as written by Finn Bjarnson, Finn Bjarnson, John Hancock, John Hancock, Ryan Raddon, Ryan Raddon, Becky Jean Williams and Becky Jean Williams....
I hear the room fill with laughter
And then forget everything after
You stand there memorizing, I'm here barely breathing
There's something I should have said but I laughed along instead

You know what you want but you get what you said
That you know you've always said that you wanted instead
I know what I want and suddenly it's the sound
Of you off to the side saying I'm finally found

I hear your heart beating faster
But I'm unclear on what you're after
You give me no reason why I shouldn't say goodbye
I can't think what I could have said so I'll break your heart instead

You know what you want but you get what you said
That you know you've always said that you wanted instead
I know what I want and suddenly it's the sound
Of you off to the side saying I'm finally found

You know what you want but you get what you said
That you know you've always said that you wanted instead
I know what I want and suddenly it's the sound
Of you off to the side saying I'm finally found


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"Finally Found" as written by John Hancock Ryan Raddon

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    My Interpretationlove this song.
    This song is really difficult to interpret but I'll do my best.

    I think it's about how the narrator isn't sure how the the person they have feelings for fells about them so maybe they give up trying?
    the chorus is probably the most confusing part haha. maybe they just worded it that way because it sounds nice.
    simdaneson March 24, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationBeautiful song! But I agree, it's sort of confusing. My interpretation is that you can go after something that makes you happy, but you can end up with an alternative that you've always been happy with as well. Here's why I see this:

    The song starts off with the narrator who is having feelings for this someone, which we can see from the opening lines. Then comes the chorus, which I had to read over a few times but I understand it to mean exactly what I've written above: you go after one thing, but end up with another. Both things make you happy.

    When the narrator suddenly realizes s/he wants this person to accept his/her affections (I know what I want and suddenly it's the sound of you off to the side saying, I'm finally found.) It seems as if the narrator gets what s/he wanted. Then these lines of the song come:

    I hear your heart beating faster
    But I'm unclear on what you're after.

    The relationship happens when the other person falls in love with the narrator, but the narrator can't figure out what this person wants out of the relationship. The narrator doesn't think s/he did anything wrong in the relationship but breaks-up, because s/he doesn't see a good reason to stay. (You give me no reason why I shouldn't say goodbye. I can't think what I could have said so I'll break your heart instead.)

    Then we get the chorus again.

    The narrator wanted this person at first, and the person did fall in love with the narrator, but then the narrator decides nothing is really happening in the relationship and there's no point to it. The narrator simply calls it off, breaking this person's heart, because they were always just as happy being single too
    anothermeon January 09, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI've been in love with this song the second I heard it, but it's pretty hard to interpret.
    The first part of the stanza reminds me a lot of a girl at a party, and the boy she likes/loves (or THOUGHT she did) cracks a joke about her, one that's really hurtful or personal. She realizes later that she should have broken in to defend herself, but at the time she laughed and pretended it didn't affect her.
    'You know what you want but you get what you said that you know you've always said that you wanted instead.' This may mean that the boy truly loves the girl, but he hardly ever shows it, and often says/acts as though he doesn't want her.
    'I know what I want and suddenly it's the sound of you off to the side saying, I'm finally found.' This could be the same girl wishing the best for the boy.

    Second stanza: Later in the party, the guy corners the girl, perhaps trying to apologize but unable to bring himself to say sorry, and attempts to communicate that he regrets what he's done without words (hope you understand that). She's confused about why he is doing this, and angry that he even tries, but she's at a loss for words, and chooses to deny him because he hasn't given her a reason why she shouldn't.
    Or maybe I'm wrong. That's just my take on the whole thing.
    MariWhyteon May 07, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is song is explains my situation to a T.

    It's about being close to this guy, they clearly really like each other, however, it will never work. It's like he knows he wants/likes her (you know what you want). They mislead each other (i'm unclear of what your after).

    The girl knows deep down she shouldn't stay but he gives her no reason to leave (You give me no reason why I shouldn't say goodbye). At the end of it all she realizes she needs to end it and really doesn't know how (Can't think of what I could have said, so I'll break your heart instead).

    Until then he goes after the girl who fits his "type" (what he always said that he wanted instead) and overall the girl just wants him to be happy. To finally stop, let her go, and to be found (honest with himself)..
    cyncereon June 22, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's a little confusing, but "You know what you want but you get what you said that you know you've always said that you wanted instead" can be understood easily when simplified.

    You know what you want but you get what you've always said that you wanted instead.

    It would've made much more sense logically to word it that way, but it may have been purposely done in the "confusing" way just to illustrate how confusing the person is about their desires.

    The person says they want one thing when they really want something else.
    SeeminglySmarton August 03, 2013   Link

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