I never thought I'd come back around
I never thought I'd see you again
And it took one night when I packed my life
And one to take it out again

I took a look at a photograph
Where we didn't even notice the lens
Something came to life from that 3x5
It was you and me and innocence

This is what I want
This is what I need
This is exactly what I've been waiting for

I set it up in a picture frame
Then I put a nail into the wall
Time has put lines here on my face
But it doesn't matter now at all

It was me and you when we were together
It was me and you when we were apart
It was me and you in my mind and
It was me and you in my heart

It took so long to find it and some they never will
A color print it took time and it held it still.

Lyrics submitted by Aerion

What I Want Lyrics as written by Christopher Scott Hughes Christopher Cassels Johnson

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment
    I love this video...Im so glad these guys are getting played and more publicity...they deserve it more than any other band out there
    Chelseaon May 29, 2004   Link
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    Here's the meaning to the song.. from their MTV Article Both songs, "Blind Truth" and "What I Want," made the record, and "What I Want" wound up being the first single. Johnson and Armstrong based the verses on Armstrong's separation from ex-wife Brody Dalle, but the track ultimately rings with hope. "There's all this regret and realization about this shake-up," Johnson said. "It's saying, 'I was with this person who I thought was everything, and it ended up not working out and now my life is in disarray. But then the chorus kicks in and goes, 'This is what I want/ This is what I need/ This is exactly what I've been waiting for.' So it's all about things continuing on, no matter what."
    Cosmic10304on June 12, 2004   Link
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    why are there only 2 comments? the song confuses me but i love the chorus.
    leeechon September 30, 2004   Link
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    i heart this song, that's all that i know. whenever this one comes on in my car, i turn it up and rock it out!
    JustRockIt911on May 02, 2005   Link
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    Punk rock needs more upliftign and posiitive sogns like this and less bullshit emo shit. I hate emo.
    RABicleon July 24, 2005   Link
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    to me this song means he wants a inocent marriege no cheating to live with her till death
    brenton393on January 28, 2009   Link

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