You Can't Have Everything
Lyrics Little Big Town

Written by: Karen Fairchild, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook

Produced by: Wayne Kirkpatrick

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The driveway winds up the hill
Through the wildflower fields
Where the kids like to play
There's a little creek by the willow tree
Oh yes, it's a beautiful place

We have the family photograph
The house, the life, the dream
Your love's the only thing missing here
Well, I guess you can't have everything

We don't talk anymore
You leave your ring in the drawer
Like it don't mean a thing
The silence crawls down the lonely halls
That weep for what used to be

We have the family photograph
The house, the life, the dream
Your love's the only thing missing here
Well, I guess you can't have everything

We have the family photograph
The house, the life, the dream
Your love's the only thing missing here
Well, I guess you can't have everything

Song facts

"We love traditional country music. It's not always our natural inclination as a band, but we love to explore that because we have such a respect for it. 'You Can't Have Everything' is kind of our take on doing something traditional because we're such fans of that part of country music. That story is painful, and Kimberly takes you inside that situation where everything on the outside looks perfect, but there's really no love on the inside." - Karen Fairchild

"So many people's lives revolve around secrets, and they have to keep up the facade around the secret so that no one or very few people know about it. It's a very sad way to live, but it's so real for so many people." - Kimberly Schlapman

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