Everything You Want Lyrics - Vertical Horizon

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Somewhere there's speaking
It's already coming in
Oh and it's rising at the back of your mind
You never could get it
Unless you were fed it
Now you're here and you don't know why

But under skinned knees and the skid marks
Past the places where you used to learn
You howl and listen
Listen and wait for the
Echoes of angels who won't return

He's everything you want
He's everything you need
He's everything inside of you
That you wish you could be
He says all the right things
At exactly the right time
But he means nothing to you
And you don't know why

You're waiting for someone
To put you together
You're waiting for someone to push you away
There's always another wound to discover
There's always something more you wish he'd say


But you'll just sit tight
And watch it unwind
It's only what you're asking for
And you'll be just fine
With all of your time
It's only what you're waiting for

Out of the island
Into the highway
Past the places where you might have turned
You never did notice
But you still hide away
The anger of angels who won't return

I am everything you want
I am everything you need
I am everything inside of you
That you wish you could be
I say all the right things
At exactly the right time
But I mean nothing to you and I don't know why
And I don't know why
I don't know

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Don't over complicate | Reviewer: jazzlyn | 2/17/14

I think this song is about a girl and a guy and there friendship. He sees her constantly making the wrong choices in love and is there for her every time. He can't do anything until she sees that he is the one who has been there the whole time. He is everything she wants and she is everything he needs.

from my experience | Reviewer: nz | 10/12/13

It's about breaking up and letting go, there is something not working in the relationship though both parties had tried to reach out. Maybe both had difference that can't be compromised.
"Echoes of angels who won't return" means that the relationship could never go on. It is the end of it and there's nothing more to expect.
"I don't know why" means the person you want is not compatible with your plans and ideals in life.
"The anger of angels who won't return" is their disappointment to each other because their feelings for each other is not strong enough to get through and stay forever.
You grieve because the situation forced you to be alone and free rather than be with him but always feel uncomfortable.
"But he means nothing to you" doesn't mean he is not important, you just never had the power over the situation. You exhaust yourself asking so many questions that can no longer be answered. It is difficult to be with him but it is also difficult without him. It is a very lonely and restless situation that one has to deal with.

Get a clue review | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/6/13

Get a clue numbnuts .... This song is about Jesus Christ in our lives and how he is always there for all of us yet taken for granted... Research the band and read some scripture and maybe you'll get a clue!

Interpretations | Reviewer: chris | 1/27/13

I feel that this song can be personalized to stand for whoever you are and what your relationship status, whether single, heartbroken, or together, whether straight, bi, gay, homo, hetero, however you see it.
I was thinking about my own relationship when this song just happened to play on the radio today.
My boyfriend is everything I want and need. He's there for me when I need him, we have a lot in common, get along well, and we're a great couple. He pushes me to do better in school, in the games we play together, and in life ("he's everything inside of you that you wish you could be"). He does say all the right things, but perhaps that is where my doubts lay.
The doubts are the voices, gathering in the back of my mind, and while I hide them, and deny them, they still remain. I've been hurt, and I look at the places I've been in the past with others who have broken my heart, I can't help but remember what I learned and what I felt with those people. My last boyfriend I was almost in love with, hurt me the most... And now I don't know if I can love my boyfriend now, if I can move on from the past. I feel like the person in the song who waits and wants to be hurt, who expects it and yet wants so much to hear the angels again, the beauty of being in love and loving someone else. Waiting to be put together, to be pushed away- it feels like a sad place to be, never fully healed, always hoping someone else can heal you because you can't heal yourself. You want to share the wounds, to open them anew, but he won't ask about them, doesn't dwell in the past like I do.
I feel like I am hiding, hiding myself from my boyfriend because he is the closest to me. I want to show him myself, but I see patterns re-emerging, and I'm wondering if it's all unwinding again, like all my past relationships have. But I want to stop hiding, to stop searching, to not be fine but to be happy.

My interpertation | Reviewer: Brenton | 5/27/12

I think everybody has a personal interpertation for this song, so here's mine.

I've met my perfect match. She was everything I wanted in a girl. But here's the thing, even though she was everything I wanted and perfectly so, I just didn't feel anything for her besides the Love of a friend.

In the end I fell for the girl that was the complete opposite of what I wanted. I can't go a day without her in my life. Maybe that's the secret. Stop looking for the perfect person, perfect timing or perfect situation. Just go for the imperfect and awkward. You may just find perfect Love.

ugh | Reviewer: me | 5/9/12

I'm the foolish girl. :(
I think elle's review (down below) pretty much sums up how i feel. my best friend in the entire world likes me, alot. and he's always there for me but i dont understand my own feelings. I'd rather be hurt by someone else then try to make it work w him. I always thought this was a christian song until i found out he posted this song about me :/ i still dont know what to do. I want him to get a little more motivated with his own life before i do this and i know this is so selfish. but i have a horrible track record so if i try to make it a romantic relationship like he wants to and i blow it like i do every other relationship then i lose everything and especially my best friends and so its between a rock and a hard place. and i havent been able to change it for more than a year now </3

Hmm... | Reviewer: RC-S/K | 4/8/12

I know nothing about this band, or their values, orientations, and what-not, but, for me, this song is about a relationship - platonic and friendly or loving and sexual - between two men.

Just my interpretation. But I am biased, considering the only reason I looked up the lyrics was because this song was the soundtrack to a youtube video I liked. Even if I wasn't, though, and I'm certain that most of you don't see the lyrics in the way I do...it sort of fits, doesn't it? The song fits to a caring, loving relationship between two men. Some of you just don't want to admit it.

Or maybe that's just my wishful thinking that homosexuals and bisexuals have been accepted by mainstream pop culture. Yeah. My belief in the human race is just a little wide, I think.

Story of my life | Reviewer: Jim | 8/2/11

I think this song is about a guy who is in love with a girl but his relationship with here is only that of a good friend. I think that where the song comes in is after he just had a conversation with a girl and she consoles with him about another guy that she has a relationship with who is would would be perfect but for some reason she doesn't care about him. He is recounting that conversation with her in the 3rd person. In the last part of the song he is addressing his own feelings about her and lyrics turn to him the 1st person lamenting his own feelings of unrequited love.

This song is extremely clever and very powerful.

This song is the story of my life and not just from her perspective. I have been both her and him in different relationships.

love it | Reviewer: T T | 7/28/11

I absolutely love what Elle on 10/15/2010 had to say....she hit the nail on the head and took the words out of my mouth about what I was gonna say about this song.
Im living this situation right now...This guy Im seeing is the guy that is everything but means nothing.
There is also a past guy that I did give my heart to and Im not over yet. Ive been broke up with past guy for 2 1/2 yrs and been with new guy on and off for a year and Im still not over the past guy. Im torn and feel like I will never Love again like I did....ugh....but I really love this song.

Beautiful Song | Reviewer: Brooklyn | 7/20/11

This song reminds mee soo much of what I've juss been through. I fell for this guy but hee was always acting like a player and talking about other girls right in front of mee. One guy, he was coming on too mee and I rejected him. I'd finally had enough of him not noticing how perfect I was for him, how I was "everything he wants, everything he needs"..when he was juss using me...

meaning | Reviewer: Anon | 5/17/11

For me the song is about a girl who's desperately seeking Mr Right but can't ever seem to work out what makes someone Mr Right. She's too easily led and is crying out when things go wrong.

And there's a guy there who does all the things she really needs (the Chorus) and by the time she works it all out it's too late and her angel has gone presumably in anger at never being noticed.

Wow. | Reviewer: Shing. | 3/30/11

I think this song is all about love, a questionable love. Even he shows that he loves that girl, he still cheats on that girl, and that girl found out, and she doesn't know how to do, because she fell in love with that guy and if she will break up with that guy, how will she recover.

good | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/21/11

the song is about a girl who thinks she knows axacly wat she wants then gets it then over the years shee relizes that not wat she wants at all and that shes been growing apart from everything and hadnt ever shown her true side then she relizes wat she actuly wants and learns it maybe to late

okay so | Reviewer: Elle | 10/15/10

I think it's not about the typical view you guys have of us girls.
I think it's about a girl who's with a guy, who does and says everything perfectly that fits the image of her "perfect" match, but she can't figure out why she's not head-over-heels in love with him. I see it as, she already gave her heart away & even though that didn't work out & it was in the past, even the most seemingly perfect "love" won't work because she already fell in love with someone, & she can't change it no matter what.

Interesting | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/20/10

When I heard this song I didn't hear all of it! Now that I have I must say that this was NOT what I was expecting. I thought it was a cute love song. I even dedicated it to my boyfriend. I would change it to "And he means everything to you and you don't know why" but hey just thought i'd put in my two cents lol

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