"All I Want Is Everything" as written by and Elliott....
I don't know how to leave you
And I don't know how to stay
I've got things that I must tell you
That I don't know how to say
The man behind these empty words
Is crying out in shame
Holding on to this sinking ship
When nothing else remains

[Chorus]
All I want is everything
Am I asking too much?
All I want is everything
Like the feel of your touch
But all I have are yesterdays
Tomorrow never comes

It's hard to hold your head up
When you're kneeling down to pray
And talking don't come easy now
When the words get in the way
If you could see what's going on
Behind these private eyes
The truth would look so easy now
But I'm running out of lies

[Chorus]

You think the shadow of doubt
Is hanging over my head
It's just an angel
Whose wings hide the sun
And it's myself I betray
I cannot wish this away
Took my chance
Now the damage is done

[Chorus]


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"All I Want Is Everything" as written by Joseph Elliott

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  • +3
    General Comment"It's hard to hold your head up
    When you're kneeling down to pray",
    Great lyrics.
    emuInAmuumuuon July 01, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHe wants everything to be perfect, he wants his woman and everything that comes with a relationship with her, but she's not coming back to him, all he has is yesterdays, as it says. this means something to me because it's like he wants everything to be how it was, and we've all experienced that in one way or another.
    lucoireon August 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat's what I thoguht initially. I had heard then it was about a man with AIDS - and that appears to be the case - hardradio.com/metalmama/….
    9L
    9liveson August 28, 2006   Link
  • -1
    Song MeaningThe song is from the perspective of a person having AIDS.

    And it's myself I betray
    I cannot wish this away
    Took my chance
    Now the damage is done
    aeroshakeelon April 07, 2016   Link

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