Nothing's so loud
As hearing when we lie
The truth is not kind
And you've said neither am I
But the air outside so soft
Is saying everything
Everything

All I want is to feel this way
To be this close, to feel the same
All I want is to feel this way
The evening speaks, hear it say

Nothing's so cold
As closing the heart when all we need
Is to free the soul
But we wouldn't be that brave I know
And the air outside so soft,
Confessing everything
Everything

All I want is to feel this way
To be this close to feel the same
All I want is to feel this way
The evening speaks, I feel it say

And it won't matter now
Whatever happens will be
Though the air speaks of all we'll never be
It won't trouble me

All I want is to feel this way
To be this close to feel the same
All I want is to feel this way
The evening speaks, I feel it say

And it feels so close
Let it take me in
Let it hold me so
I can feel it say


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All I Want Lyrics as written by Randal Guss Dean Dinning

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    General CommentGot me on what this means…but it's really a beautiful song.
    lildee293on September 20, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI love the way this song sounds. I'm not sure of the meaning, but it sounds like he's waiting for something and time feels like it's going by very slowly. And even though he's having a hard time taking the waiting, the tells himself that he can wait until the end of the song ("But I can't wait"). But what's he waiting for?
    Bravuraon August 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit sounds depression, but i think he's waiting for death......maybe....the main reason is the line "life is only just a part of it" and "i lie burning"......the title of the song as well. all and all seems like he's looking at things as a whole, the whole picture. just the sun, catch the wind, catch the river, almost like he's saying get a handle on life....water turns the mill i think refers to cycle of life....so it's definitely about life as whole......i think he's waiting for life to be over. i know this analysis is somewhat disjointed.....
    mantoothon June 22, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningIt means his life is going nowhere and is basically "burning away". Compare this song's lyrics to Pink Floyd's Time and you will see the theme seems to be pretty much identical.

    What the writer of the lyrics (Glen Phillips) may be waiting for is "someone or something to show him the way", but as he states in the lyrics: "I am only just as much as I can make myself". So he needs to be able to help himself, but the lyrics state that he can't help himself.

    So to me the song seems very clearly about struggling to find meaning or direction in life, and the waiting is about waiting for something to happen rather than going out and actually making it happen.
    Teabeardon September 16, 2009   Link

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