"More Than Wanted" as written by Stephan Douglas Jenkins and Vanessa Carlton....
Cradling stones
Hold fire bright
As crickets call out
To the moonlight
And as you lean in
To steal a kiss
I'll never need more than this

We all share the pain
Of our histories
But the ache goes away
If you could see
This night under stars
Well I call it peace
If you say ill never need more than this

And the trees grow so thick
You can barely see through
And the forest bestows
All the simplest of truths
And you think you'll be happy
If granted one more wish
But the truth is
You'll never need more
You'll never need more
You'll never need more than this.

Want so much in this life
There's so much to be
We sail through our youth
So impatiently
Until we see
That the years move along
And soldiers and heroes come home
And they carry a song don't

Live in forgotten times
May this always remind
You of the sea under the skies
You looking glass ?
Lets make this our story
Lets live in the glory
Time it fades away precious as a song
'cause someday we'll be gone

Cradling stones
Hold fire bright.
As we watch the glow
Of the morning light
Someday our bones here they will lie
And so we sing

As the years move along
And soldiers and heroes come home
And they carry a song
Lets make this our story
Lets live in the glory
Time it fades away precious as a song
'Cause someday we'll be gone


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"More Than This" as written by Vanessa Carlton Stephan Douglas Jenkins

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    General CommentThis song is actually called Wanted on the album, but it is great. One of my favorites!
    Rosaline23on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI really love the honesty of her voice... you erally feel her emotion. Amazing.
    Best Kept Secreton May 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like the part 'i know, you like the way you feel when I play. I know, you don't really hear what I say ' those lines are great
    letterstonoelleon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love vanessa's songs....and i feel most of them are about wanting something u can't have..like a person u love..this song feels like its about a guy u've met u really like and he's saying u likes u to ..but u know he does'nt REALLY mean it and he does'nt feel as strongly as u do....
    Ronion June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so true...People are more than you see. I love this whole album...every song on it is just so powerful.
    sierra80on June 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song has only a piano and Vanessa's voice for the pure reason that it's intensely powerful. It's about a someone feeling love (or friendship) for someone, but that someone doesn't fully realize or appreciate just how wonderful and special their admirer really is. Vanessa sings it with such passion, so raw that you totally feel the mood of this song: vulnerable hurt mixed in with anger. Brilliant!
    alabaster20on July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentg r e a t song.

    she's saying that she thought this guy was good, and could be good for her, but he just doesn't comprehend or see how good she is. he's aloof and blind to her, and unwilling to work to see who she really is. that's my take.
    mourningthebestofmeon April 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think what she is saying is she likes a certain someone. They dont notice her though because maybe the outside isnt the best looking. And he will never know what she really has, which is a lot more than looks. Its like the feeling like your trapped in a body that no one can seem to get past and look at the real you. Well..thats what I think. This is a another great song!
    JessicaCaitlin91on May 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the person she's singing to not really apreciating her. What makes me laugh is the "You don't really hear what I say" because that is true with so many musicians on how posuers and such don't even listen to the lyrics to understand the song's meaning (such with Anti-Flag's "Captain Anarchy" heheheh...You might THINK its an anthem about the joys of no government, but...well, I won't spoil it for those of you who haven't heard it). Anyway, this is about being better than what they think. She could, for all we know, be talking to us, the fans. Who knows. Anyway, I really love how powerful this song is. It really speaks to me and gives me that sense of power of "Hey, I AM good!". Its a very good uplifting song to raise your self-esteem. Awesome song, with the BEST piano in the album, I think. Stupendis. Very mad, and very good to raise your self-image. You can see that you ARE good, even if they can't see it because they are full of shit and are shallow. Whoo! Another hit from Nessa! (this song shouldn't have a video, but if it did, only her performance would sufice)
    Nikki-Nikksteron June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI went to Vanessa's concert and she told us what this song means.

    There was a man (who is now a soap opera star who will remain unnamed...damn, I want to know who it is!) who was gay. He lived right by her. She used her 'gaydar' and knew he was gay, definitely. But anyway, he heard her play piano and decided he better start flirting (by poking her thigh o_O;; ) so he could go out with her before she was so famous. Hence the line
    'And I know, I know
    You like the way you feel when I play
    I know, I know
    You don't really hear what I say'

    She got angry with him, and wrote this song.
    carachanon October 27, 2004   Link

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