Our sad eyes they don't keep me alive
Not like they used to
Not like they used to
And your cold feet they wont find their way to me
It's not like you want them to
It's not like you want them to
And your big heart, it won't tear me apart
Not like it used to
Not like it used to

Its all about
It's all about
It's all about
It''s all about
What you wanted
Am I what you wanted?

Your cold hands, are they gonna catch me if you can?
Its not like you want them to
Its not like you want them to
And your long legs, they could carry you to me
Its not like you want them to
Its not like you want th
Its all about
Its all about
Its all about
Its all about
What you wanted
Am I what you wanted?

It's all about you
It's all about you
It's always about you
It's always about you
Its all about
It's all about
What you wanted

Am I what you wanted?
Am I what you wanted?
Am I what you wanted?
Am I what you wanted?
Am I what you wanted?
Am I what you wanted?
Am I what you wanted?
Am I what you wanted?

Oh, my love


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What You Wanted Lyrics as written by ANGUS STONE, JULIA STONE

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    This is most definitely my favourite A&JS song, it's so charming and heartfelt.

    I think it's about a very on and off relationship and this song is the female persona finally realising that her love will never full commit or make up his mind, and that it wasn't her fault.

    gracevicon December 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
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    this song sounds amazing on the cd, but when i saw julia sing it live it was so heart felt that i almost wanted to cry, she put so much emotion in to her voice and lyrics. it's a simple song but so beautiful.

    saon June 06, 2007   Link
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    ooh I love this song it makes me a bit sad too really, seems like shes pretty cut because of this selfish guy, he takes her for granted. I missed them when they were at splendour last year :( I was waiting for yeah yeah yeahs at the time I think... Julia puts lots of emotion into this song

    ilovemaxon June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    Favourtie Angus and Julia song...its just wonderful and really expresses the common issue between couples. Oh I love it so much....her voice is just magical.

    SIANEon October 11, 2007   Link
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    I read this as discussing either unrequited love,or a relationship that has faded and is slowly dying. While Julia's persona is still clearly besotted with the male,while he is cold and doesn't put any effort into the relationship. But I agree,Julia's voice live can break hearts.

    ladygregon November 04, 2008   Link
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    Oh, how I love this song.

    shockdelicaon January 03, 2009   Link
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    This song seems suddenly quite poignant, it must have been like what my now ex-girlfriend felt about mine and her relationship. She wanted me so much, but I couldn't commit (mainly as she and her world were miles apart) we'd be off and on and she must have wondered if I wanted her, until finally the things I'd do to make her want me no longer worked: she no longer felt the same for me. She believed the whole relationship was about me, what I wanted (although actually it was about what she wanted and when she changed her mind, she left, turned cold and returned to her life as it was before she met me). The last bits have no bearing on the song, but I was amazed just to play a random song and it seemed to fit my life currently. Amazing song. Love it. Tragic thing for me, "its all about what you wanted am i what you wanted?" in the end I did want her, but it was "too little, too late". C'est la vie.

    Collie_ukon April 14, 2009   Link
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    Memory

    these long legs, could carry me to you and i want them to you are what i wanted oh, my love

    alynon January 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song is simple yet so meaningful. it makes me teary everytime i hear it. i am always asking am i what you want?

    1nick4alexon June 12, 2010   Link
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    it means he is falling out of love with her, and yet the relationship is still going on it sounds like my relationship!

    erp1986on May 29, 2011   Link

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