"Things Don't Always Turn Out That Way" as written by Alex Band and Aaron Kamm Kamin....
Well he can't sleep at night
And he can't do what's right
It was all because she came into his life
It's a deep obsession, taking up his time

She's all that he wants, she's all that he needs
She's everything he just won't believe
Take away his doubt, turn him inside out
Then she can see what he's been dying to say
But things don't always turn out that way

And he must confess
All the impure thoughts of his beautiful temptress
Although he keeps it all bottled up inside
Although he keeps it all safe within his mind, oh yeah

She's all that he wants, she's all that he needs
She's everything he just won't believe
Take away his doubt, turn him inside out
Then she can see what he's been dying to say
But things don't always turn out that way

So wipe that smile off your face
Before it gets too late
There's only so much time
For you to make up your mind

She's all that he wants, she's all that he needs
She's everything he just won't believe
Take away his doubt, turn him inside out
Then she can see what he's been dying to say
But things don't always turn out that way


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"Things Don't Always Turn Out That Way" as written by Alex Band Aaron Kamin

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    General Commentthis song is soo good! hes saying that this girl is "all that he wants, and needs" but he just wont say it! its kinda happened to me b4 . well the songs self explanatory haha
    SingleRedRoseon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOi...I could swear they somehow got into one of my friend's heads while they were writing this song. It sounds soooo much like him it's scary.
    LesserKnownNobodyon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is awesome! What I think it's about is a guy likes this girl ("all that he wants, all that he needs") but is nervous about telling her. Great song
    Outrideron July 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy ex and one of my mates told me to get this song cos it was written about me :S. which is kinda right, but only for the first verse. well it wasn't actually written about me, but you get what i mean...
    MKPunkon August 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a guy who really likes a girl but is really shy and cant tell her so he misses out on this relationship and totally regrets it. at least thats what i think
    Desaparecidaon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwow, what a familiar story :/
    arcon March 31, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is out there. i dont mean spaceships and Big Foot out there i mean a story of a boy and a girl. its typical 'ah crap i duno' scared of rejection type thing and we have all had this experience and if we havent then we haven't lived yet. lol. i love this song i listened to this song for 3mths straight and eventually everyone who came round my house knew the words even my grandma who is 63 and my 6year old brother lol. so ya know. wot can i say? i admire the calling. their songs are so potentially perfect to the extent we actually understand every song they produce and that is talent to me, if i can relate to the lyrics and idea then, nuff sed for me rly lol. neway to the point i love this song!! it is fookin gr8 lol. Love it. Just to kinda add on to wot iv sed - take chances nd dont wait round, if rejection is what you fear then remember the first emotion humans endured the feel of was fear. the second was love. so i personally think the point of this song is to say - 'hey dont be afraid of wot u dont know!!'
    emo_insideon August 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthaha the meaning has already been posted but this is a very good song, I always thought it should have been a single because of the chorus.
    SMUSER17185761on June 27, 2007   Link

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