All I Ever Wanted
Lyrics The Airborne Toxic Event

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I can only say these things to you while you're sleeping
I hear the hum from the wires the sounds of the morning creep in
I lie awake pretending you can hear me

You tell me that you're scared you're turning into your mother
I'm feelin' myself turnin' into my father
We could lie to each other like they do and say we're still happy
I guess it's easy when you're young cuz you still want it so badly

And I feel my heart burning
And I think that I might scream

I can tell you that you're all I ever wanted, dear
I can utter every word you'd ever hope to hear
I shudder when I think that I might not be here forever, forever, forever

All nights we whisper like ghosts and you look so shaken
You're so quiet like a child and you told you wish you'd be taken
I just never thought of you as the kind of girl who would say that
You suddenly look like some faceless thing in my grasp

With your eyes alight, your face aglow,
It's the face of someone I don't know.

I can tell you that you're all I've ever wanted, dear
I can utter every word you'd ever hope to hear
I shudder when I think that I might not be here forever, forever, forever

All I could think is that it must be a kind of rebellion
To arm your fears like soldiers and to slay them.

I can tell you that you're all I ever wanted, dear
Through the din of your breathing while you're sleeping here
You wake and ask me if I'm gonna be here forever, forever, forever

Your face all twisted and your eyes alight
I wanna tell you I can change it when you cry at night
But I'll be trying
Love is defying

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