"Not What You Want" as written by and Cat Power Chan Marshall....
I am not what you want
There's no telling how long
I am not what you want
There's no telling how long I'll be here
I am not what you want X3
There's no telling how long
I've checked
I've checked to find
I've checked
I've checked to find
I am not for you one
There's no telling how long
Go figure that out
Figure that out
I am not what you want X6
I've checked
I've checked to find
I am not what you want X5
There's no telling how long I'll be here
I am not what you want
There's no eyes in your own head
I'll check
I'll check tonight
I am not what you want
There's no telling how long I'll be here
I am not what you want
There's no eyes in your head
In your head
At least I cannot see them
In your head
I'm not what you want
I'll get
Nothing X3
Tonight
I'm not what you want
There's no telling how long I'll be here
Be here
At least I cannot see them


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"Not What You Want" as written by Chan Marshall

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    General Commentthis song quite literally takes my breath away

    you can literally feel her pain in her voice. i LOVE it.

    i just keep putting it on repeat
    colleenhuezon September 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe rawness in her voice is amazing in this song. I love when she sings louder, almost as if she's shouting at him in a room.
    siliconyodaon October 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEasily one of my favorite Cat Power songs with the amazing build up of emotions Chan gives. It's incredible. It's also incredible to sing along to.
    autumninloveon October 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentintense.

    most emotional cat power song ever?

    god i love her.
    GhostBitchon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe most harrowing song I've ever heard.

    Minimalistic, repetetive and brimming with pain and loneliness - just what Chan does best.

    I think this is a song that pretty much anyone can relate to as well - the disease that is unrequieted love, or even lost love is one of the most painful things human beings can go through. For me, this PERFECTLY conveys that feeling.
    numbeuphoriaon September 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentman oh man so beautiful soaring soothing sadness
    BigBlackCloudon October 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe says it beautifully..."not what you want"
    ILUVUon May 30, 2012   Link

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