"I Want It All" as written by and Alex Turner....
Blind faith
Heartache
Mind games
Mistakes
My sweet fireball
My sweet rigmarole
I want it all
I want it all

Old dogs
New tricks
Can you feel it?
Space age country girl
Stone cold miracle
I want it all
I want it all

And then suddenly it hit me it's a year ago
Since I drank miniature whiskey and we shared your coke
Ain't it just like you to kiss me and then hit the road
Leave me listening to the stones
2000 light years from home

Shoo-wop, shoo-wop
Shoo-wop, shoo-wop
Shoo-wop, shoo-wop

Shoo-wop, shoo-wop
Shoo-wop, shoo-wop
Shoo-wop, shoo-wop

Shoo-wop, shoo-wop
Shoo-wop, shoo-wop
Shoo-wop, shoo-wop

I want it all
I want it all
I want it all
I want it all


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"I Want It All" as written by Alex Turner

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    My Interpretationthis song all about desire, don't they?
    spacemanicon October 20, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationMaybe I'm making it too personal, but (I'm guessing) it's about an unstable relationship and someone you dig who always leaves you hanging.
    KatSmellson January 22, 2014   Link
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    General CommentClearly the protagonist strongly desires this woman, though I'm not really sure what the precise nature of the relationship between them is meant to be.

    It also seems to me like Alex is trying to get across the idea that what the protagonist is asking for and wanting too much, and that he can't possibly get all that he wants.
    This struck me when I heard the line "Space age country girl"; it sounds like he wants something that can't exist because it's internally contradictory. For example, it could be that he wants her to be both dangerous, unpredictable, and out of reach on the one hand, and stable, dependable, and firmly his on the other. (This reminds me of the fantastic "Do I Wanna Know?", which seems to me to partly be expressing a worry that he might miss the chase if he ever actually gets the girl; he wants to have her, but when he has her he might just wish he could go back to wanting her again.)
    Then it seems like this is also supported by "Old dogs / New tricks", since the expression is that you *can't* teach an old dog new tricks, but he still seems to want both the old dog and the new tricks anyway.
    And then obviously the repeated "I want it all" suggests that he's after far more than he could ever really get.
    I don't know if Alex actually intended any of that, but that's what it seemed like to me.

    Incidentally, the line "Ain't it just like you to kiss me and then hit the road" immediately reminded me of the line "It seems like once again you've had to greet me with goodbye" from "505". I don't know if there was any intended connection there or what it would signify, but I found it interesting anyway :)
    BobTheRhinoon November 24, 2014   Link

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