Song #43: What We Want

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I received an email this week from someone* talking about how "failed" relationships help us to know what it is we truly want moving forward.  But more than that, that what we think we want is often a fantasy, a phantom created by our minds. When we're open to new experiences and opportunities, reality has the opportunity to blow away our preconceived ideas.

* Chorus and additional lyrics co-written by Julie Rae Sandifer

PLAY:

LYRICS:

We have been building it up

We hope for something that isn't

We think we know what we want

That is until we get it

 

For it's an illusion that doesn't exist yet

What we want we will know once we experience it

 

We'll never get what we want

As long as we think we need it

The only way it will come

Is if instead we choose to give it (and give it, and give it)

 

For it's an illusion that doesn't exist yet

What we want we will know once we experience it

 

And all of these moments, all of these people, they're teaching us lessons

they tell us more who we are, what's truly important,

they help us measure in seconds… not minutes… or hours

 

For it's an illusion that doesn't exist yet

What we want we will know once we've experienced it