24Apr/145

The One I Wanted (Song Demo)

I spent the last three years with a beautiful woman who helped me find strength, sanity and stability. Even while other aspects of my life were crumbling all around, I could count on her to be steadfast and level-headed.

One day, while we were talking, she asked me why I'd never written her a song. "Because you never made me need one," I told her, "I only write when I'm hurt, and you make me happy".

Eventually, she decided to go her own way, and I wound up writing that song (though perhaps not the type she'd wanted). I wish it could have been a more joyous tune, because she deserves one, but I've never been much inclined to play music while the sun's shining.

The One I Wanted

First, I was your friend
Then, I was your lover
I would have loved you till the end
If you’d only let me under your skin
But I never bought you roses
And I never held your hand
Guess I should have let you know that
You were in my every plan

Now I’m back on the edge of hope
I’ve been here before
I’m back on the edge of hope
But somehow, now
It feels much worse

Cause you were the only one I wanted
You were the only one I loved
You are the high
I will judge the others by
And I know that they’ll all fall short
‘Cause I’m bonded
To the one I wanted

Don’t think I’m just afraid
To be out on my own
It’s easy enough for me
To find someone to take home
And I know I’ve got a good life
Yeah, I’ve got all that I need
But really, what’s a good life
Without something to believe?

Now I’m back on the edge of hope
I’ve been here before
I’m back on the edge of hope
But somehow, now
It feels much worse

Cause you were the only one I wanted
You were the only one I loved
You are the high
I will judge the others by
And I know that they’ll all fall short
‘Cause I’m bonded
To the one I wanted

You were the one that I wanted

In the cold of the night
There’s a certain type of hope
And it is always alive
Even when we’re dead and gone
So, that’s how my love
For you will go on
Yeah, that’s how my love
For you will go on

Cause you were the only one I wanted
You were the only one I loved
You are the high
I will judge the others by
And I know that they’ll all fall short
‘Cause I’m bonded
To the one I wanted...

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  1. Thank you for sharing this amazing song. Your music always touches me… your lyrics are honest and true.

  2. So sad but so simpy beautiful. So open and honest. Wow. Just wow.


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