Everything You Have Ever Wanted Lyrics - Hawk Nelson

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I walk the line
Leave it all behind
I've been waiting forever
Lets go back in time
When I could read your mind
Still I've been waiting

It took the seasons going by
To know its not my fault

I tried to be perfect, tried to be honest
Tried to be everything that you ever wanted
I tried to be stronger, tried to be smarter
Tried to be everything but you

Its been so long
Since you've been home
I used to wait up forever
I used to say a prayer
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Wishing you were there
And I'm still waiting

You told me once
You'd show up
But I fell for that
Before I fell to pieces
Then I woke up
To no one,
Just a picture of Jesus
And a house left in pieces


It took the seasons going by
To know its not my fault

I tried to be perfect, tried to be honest
Tried to be everything that you ever wanted
I tried to be stronger, tried to be smarter
Tried to be everything but you

I wanted you
I need you
I want to believe you
I wanted you
I need you
I want to believe you

I tried to be perfect, tried to be honest
tried to be everything but you

I tried to be perfect, tried to be honest
Tried to be everything that you ever wanted
I tried to be stronger, tried to be smarter
Tried to be everything but you




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Very emotional | Reviewer: Juli | 9/10/12

This song is about a dad leaving his family and not coming back.
I cry when I think about this because when my parents got divorced, my dad left the house.
I thought he would leave forever and not come back for me and my two older brothers.But we switch back and fourth, much more now after two years.

This song kept me hoping he wouldn't leave and kept me trusting in God that their divorcement wasn't my fault.

Touching | Reviewer: Jnh | 9/10/12

My parents are divorced and I blamed myself for it. My best friend moved to a different school and I blamed myself for that too. I blame myself for everything that happened in my life. But when I heard this song it sounded Christian and about divorced parents so I liked it. It made me realize to stop putting blame on my shoulders. It freed me from negativity.

GOOD Sonq!!!! | Reviewer: Franchesca | 2/6/12

I Really Like This Sonqq... It Helped Opened My Eyes & Showed Me i NEED To Be Christ-Like ... If Anybody is Perfect Its Christ Andd If You Plan On Being Close To Perfect Be Christ-Like(: This Is An Awesome Sonqq!

Life | Reviewer: Dean | 12/27/11

I just heard this song two days ago and I already love it. After listening to it a few times, I realize that this is who I have been. Ever since I moved to a new school (I stayed in the same city) I have been a loner. I was the kid on the playground who had cooties. Since I never really made friends there, I didn't attempt to make friends at church or anywhere else. But in middle school I went from the one who bullied to the one who was bullied. The worst one was a kid named Preston, who, it turns out, was in my pre-school class. We were enemies then, and despite the fact that I did not remember and acted kindly, he hadn't forgotten. Anyway, when that happened, I tried to make friends. I didn't have much success at school and had none at church. But then my Freshman year I met a guy named Garrett. I found out that despite his cool outward appearance, we both shared a love of Star Wars. He became my brother. And through my now ex-girlfriend, I became frenimies with a girl named Rebekah. and finally about a year ago a girl named Robin came into my drama class late one day. She had just started school here and needed friends. Through a little off handed comment I made, we became friends quite quickly. Despite my core group of friends now being a total of 3, and I was okay with that, I still strived to make friends at school. Despite my mule-superior stubbornness and iron like faith, I began to change myself bit by bit so that my "friends" (we aren't really that close, but still hang out together) would like me. But after I heard this song, I found out what I have been doing. Thank you Hawk Nelson, and to the past reviewer Casey, for you have helped me see what I needed to. And to Sean, if that girl who broke up with you hasn't realized that you are such a great guy, then she doesn't deserve you and isn't your true love. Some day you will find the girl who will raise you back to life. I guarantee it. And if in sixty years you are still single, I give you permission to punch me.

God is good enough so we dont have to be. | Reviewer: Franchesca Torres | 11/21/11

this song made me think alot but i love it.. it showed me how sometimes i fall off track when it comes to my relationship with god and i start to become somethinq the world wants me to when i was made in gods image i know i fail sometimes at beinq christ-like but i also know i have a forgivinq god<3 thats why i love him!! and a verse that always comes to mind is " dont let no one think less of you because you are young.... be an example to all believers" im very encouraged with your guys music keep it cominq you guys aree blesse.. one day i wanna be able to use my voice for the glory of god! we are the chosen generation who knows what god has for us!!!:) GOD BLESS YOU.......

Religious to Me | Reviewer: Emi | 1/11/11

I take this in a religious stand point. Especially the line "Tried to be everything but You". Hawk Nelson is a Christian band, and I'm Christian. The "You" is God. A Christian's goal is to be Christ-like. The singer is explaining how he failed about being what God wants him to be. The singer tried to be something, but forgot about being the most important thing... Christ-like. :)

Awesome | Reviewer: Kathryn | 7/11/10

I love this song, I don't honestly know the real reason it was written, but I do know it helped me through a really bad break-up, one where it felt like everything was my fault, my ex stalking me, swearing at me etc. I thought it was all my fault I heard this song and then stepped back and took a real look at the situation and realized that it was in no way my fault and I just had to move on with my life

hn<3 | Reviewer: Lindsay | 3/29/10

Look, i see your point about why hawk nelson wrote this song, but it doesnt matter what their purpose was, it matters how it reaches others when they are going through hard times in their lives and how it can help them deal with it. see i know why it was written and it not only helped me cope with my parents' divorce, but it has also helped me get through really bad break ups. this song could help people with a number of problems they are dealing with in their lives. it is not limited to a father leaving the family etc.

lame | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/26/10

Poorly written song, but a homophobic (would't be surprised if he is actually gay) god freak. I guess his really father left so he turned to an imaginary one. Thought the harmonies were pretty catchy though.

Everything You Have Ever Wanted | Reviewer: cassie | 3/15/10

i really love this song.. were this song helps me to ease my pain.. i can relate with this were once i have been in love with a man,, and tried everything to be perfect just for him but then he did not appreciate,, love this song so much..

Maybe she will finally see | Reviewer: Sean | 1/24/10

I loved my girlfriend, but I don't know what happened. She just started drifting away and I had no idea why. I didn't think it would last going in, but she made me believe that I could be lucky and have the one person I ever truly loved love me back. Then she dropped me soon after Formal. It felt like she was only holding on to me until Formal was over, and like she didn't want me to break up with her so that she could dump me instead. I wouldn't have been able to break up with her because I love her..I wouldn't have been strong enough. I suffered through all the pain and stayed because I love her for who she is. She saved me once and I owe her a debt that can almost never be repaid, but she chose not to save me the second time. I reached out my hand but she just watched me fall. I still love her and it's insane how much pain I will still go through for her. I can only hope that some day she will realize that I meant it when I said she would be my only one, and maybe she'll love me again. You can't fall in and out of true love. If it ever was true, it sticks with you, so I must have truly loved her. She is the only one I have ever cried over, and I wanted nothing more than to be able to be close to her, take care of, and protect her for the rest of my life. I guess she wasn't happy with someone who would never cheat on her or lie to or betray her. She still has my heart and there's no way for me to get it back. I've lost my purpose, and until she sees that I really do love her, I continue on as a ghost...dead to the world.

Song Meaning... | Reviewer: hn<3 | 9/28/09

guys, your stories are great, and im not discounting them, but the song was not written with break-ups in mind; it was written about a father who left his child, a husband who left his wife, a man who turned from christianity. the song is written from the perspective of the child.

Jason, and others, you all constantly rock, keep on. God Bless.

Love this song! | Reviewer: Casey | 7/30/09

This relates to my life so perfectly. Me and my friend used to be really close and maybe even more than friends if we'd stayed close. At my school, there were 3 grades in one classrom, and we were separated for a year until 7th grade when it was time to move classes. Then I got moved up a grade in math, so I was in his class. Geometry. It was me and three guys, so I was automatically singled out. And all of a sudden, there was this rivalry between us, and not a nice one. Every time I screwed up, he was there with a smirk and a wise-crack about how I had messed up if I was "so
smart". It tore me to pieces and I cried all the time, staying up all night wishing he would be my friend again. I found myself falling for him, even as he was being mean to me. I left the school after 8th grade and before graduation we went on a trip where we had to write a nice thing about the oter person, some shared memory or funny inside joke. I refused to write one on his paper, but he wrote "For having fun in geometry." We never see each other now, except this one time where I went to a school play at our old school and was asked to help all the guys take off their stage makeup, since they had no idea how, havin never worn makeup before. He was back there helping organize costumes since his mom is still a teacher there. (I forgot to mention that his mom was the teacher of our class and so he got away with it all) So he was incredibly nice and acted like we were friends again. I gave him a look that said "You can't be nice to me now. Not after all that." but still acted nice. We havent seen eachother since, but this song helped me to realize that it wasn't because I was stupid or ugly that he was mean to me. I don't know why he did all that, but it wasn't my fault and he was the one in the wrong. I tried to change myself so he'd like me, but I know now it was stupid to even try to
impress a bastard like that.

well done! | Reviewer: Raine | 4/24/09

For the one who wrote this song and for the person who sung it, I really felt gratified. This song really applies to my present state. I had my boyfriend before but we just broke up last February and it really hurts me a lot. I still love him but, It is true that things doesn't happen as you expect. As of now, I still can't forget our past for it still lingers to the whole of me. It's not easy to forget a person who became a part of who you are right now. I loved him so much. If her only knew. I really want him and need him, but I realized that things doesn't stop there and you need to move on. It's a part of the training in a man's life to be hurt and feel the pain of every circumstance in life. Life is a continuous cycle of ups and downs, so as we learn in it, to be more stronger and smarter the next time you encounter such obstacle in life. . Good day anf God Bless!

Not over him... | Reviewer: Amber | 2/24/09

I can understand this song and some of the other people's reviews. I dated a guy [and we had liked each other all througout high school and i'm a junior now] and it lasted for a momnth before it all went downhill. i realized he had slight jealousy and trusting issues, but i had fallen in love with him but we brokeup. Now, i cry for him everyday, and i'm tired of feeling this way, but he just doesn't seem to fully care


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