like the memory from your mother’s house from before you got too old
like the feeling from a photograph before it’s meanings all got told
the words I say can be silver, but what’s left unsaid can be gold
so get to know me once I go away

maybe ‘cause I come from such an empty-hearted town
or maybe ‘cause some love of mine had really let me down
but the only time I am lonely is when others are around
I just never end up knowing what to say

if I wanted someone to clean me up, I’d find myself a maid
if I wanted someone to spend my money, I wouldn’t need to get paid
if I wanted someone to understand me, I’d have so much more to say
I want you to make the days move easy

I took everything I thought from what it means to be a man
we need words to be put to what we do not understand
while you lean into the echoes and you do not raise a hand
oh woman, help me see it like it is

if I wanted someone to clean me up, I’d find myself a maid
if I wanted someone to spend my money, I wouldn’t need to get paid
if I wanted someone to understand me, I’d have so much more to say
I want you to make the days move easy

if I wanted someone to clean me up, I’d find myself a maid
if I wanted someone to spend my money, I wouldn’t need to get paid
if I wanted someone to cut me down, I’d have handed you the blade
I want you to make the days move easy
I just want you to make the days move easy


Lyrics submitted by againstthegrain7

If I Wanted Someone song meanings
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  • +2
    My InterpretationI think its about wanting to be with someone without all the sh*t that comes with relationships... Just something that makes life EMOTIONALLY easier. Nothing complicated.
    em1978on April 03, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis is the only song on the album that I'm disappointed by. And don't get me wrong; it's a great song. However, having heard them play it live several times, I was expecting a little more-- it's a little slow and less intense than it could be. That being said, this is a great follow up to an amazing debut album. If you haven't, SEE THEM LIVE. Easily one of the most entertaining bands to experience live.
    bitemylowerlipon June 08, 2011   Link
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    Question"If I wanted somone to spend my money I wouldn't need to get paid' I don't get it.
    TazSnthon March 14, 2016   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationThis sounds a lot like a political statement.
    seanfromljon August 29, 2012   Link

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