"What You Want" as written by and Hugo Peretti George Weiss....
You're softer than a cannon blast
But your effects much longer last
And i want you just like a hole in my head
But i need you like a meal and a bed
And you say, come on
I'm not what you're after
But i know, you're not just anyone, anyone
'Cause I'm not what you want
No, I'm not anyone
But if you needed me
The i could be someone

You're an army in a horse
And you have taken me by force
All the freedom in this world could not resist
The sweet temptation of your sweet elusiveness
So i say, come on
As the gate swings open
'Cause i know you're not just anyone, anyone
But the lie's always cheaper than the truth
And the lie's all I've never known of you
So maybe none of this is true

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"What You Want" as written by Derek W. Webb


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    General CommentOddly enough this song was written about Derek's future wife (obviously before they got together).
    reytimon October 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know the personal background behind this song, whether it's about a girl, a friend, God, or all three, but when you've gotten to the end of your rope with feeling disregarded and unneeded, this song is therapy. It sounds like Derek almost breaks his voice on the chorus, it's so gorgeously strained and painful. He's a master at vocal expression.
    crystalynn84on October 27, 2007   Link

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