"Hey Ya" as written by Timothy J Palmer and John Rzeznik....
If I could give you
All the things you've been denied
Would it change you
Would you feel alive
But all that's left now
Are these words that I've been trying to say to you now
And together we'll get by somehow

And all you ever wanted was someone to find
The truth you hide from everyone deep inside

Hey ya, hey ya
You're the only one I want
Hey ya, hey ya

And I would drown to save you
From the sinking thoughts you feel
And I'll love you just the same
So don't you ever feel ashamed
'Cause we all get tired of fighting
Just to feel like we belong
And I know you feel forgotten
But I've been here all along to say

And all you ever wanted was someone to find
The truth you hide from everyone deep inside

Hey ya, hey ya
You're the only one I want
Hey ya, hey ya

Hey ya, hey ya
You're the only one I want
Hey ya, hey ya

And you hide yourself so deep inside
Will I ever see
Ever see you
Now I'm the one who's been denied
But I believe in you
Believe in you

Hey ya, hey ya
You're the only one I want
Hey ya, hey ya

Hey ya, hey ya
You're the only one I want
Hey ya, hey ya

Hey ya, hey ya

You're the only one I want


Lyrics submitted by boynamedgoo22

"Hey Ya" as written by Tim Palmer John Rzeznik

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Hey Ya song meanings
Add your thoughts

6 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    Song MeaningI think the lyrics are pretty self-explanatory. It's talking to somebody to let them know that you're always going to be there for them and believe in them even if they feel like nothing is going right in the world. 'Hey Ya' is almost a comforting term towards the person they're speaking to.

    The person they're speaking to has secrets and is hiding away, but the hope is that in having somebody believe in them, they will confide him/her in.
    Rach146on February 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite goo goo dolls songs... it's so simple...

    Basically it talks about a guy likin' a girl and being really shy and insecure about it, and he just wants to know where he stands with her.

    I like the part about sneaking in the back window... I did that once!
    punkynoisethingon June 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like an OK song, i've never heard it. but dont ya think he kinda sounds like a stalker??!
    honestyormysteryon June 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song,mostly cuz it's a duet between johnny and robby.
    MyFinalHeavenon May 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like young love to me
    skybleachon September 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song... is tough for me to hear these days. Thus I usually don't submit myself to the torture.

    "Hey Ya" is about knowing someone who has given up faith in themselves and no longer confides or expresses emotion to you anymore.

    For me, this is a sorrowful song and a reminder of someone who left. Funny enough I knew this song was my message to her when she was still around, sadly I never shared it.

    Only further proves the saying "Say what you mean when you feel it" You may not get a second chance.
    EricBon August 06, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain