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I Wanted It All Lyrics

"I Wanted It All" was written by Bettis, John / Deshannon, Jackie.
"I Wanted It All" was written by Bettis, John / Deshannon, Jackie.

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I wanted it all right from the beginning
The more that I saw of what could be mine
So young and so faithful, too hungry and blind
Sure took a fall, I wanted it all

The side I was on was where I could get it
Into the streets where it's easy to use
Taking my brother, getting down on the blues
Sleeping in halls, I wanted it all

Fires keep burning just to become ashes
You change your mind as fast as lightning flashes

I wanted it all up to the last minute
I took you for real and you took me apart
Two gamblers felt lucky, but one had the cards
After the fall, I wanted it all

Well, you're telling me, oh, what you believe in
You say you want someone who has nothing to give
Say I'm empty handed and I don't know how to live
I don't believe you at all, I wanted it all

You never knew me at all, I wanted it all
I wanted it all

Songwriters
BETTIS, JOHN / DESHANNON, JACKIE

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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