All I Want Is Everything

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"All I Want Is Everything" is a 1996 song by the English hard rock band Def Leppard from their album Slang. The song reached #38 on the U. K. Singles Chart and has not been played live by the band since the Slang World Tour in 1997. In reference to the song, lead singer Elliot said in the album's commentary that "All I Want Is Everything" was "demoed as almost a country song, [the song] went through a lot of changes in the studio." Elliot also says that the song has "almost a U2 feel to it", and the "very solemn" lyrics sum up "a lot of what the band was going through at the time: births, deaths, divorces. " 


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I don't know how to leave you
And I don't know how to stay
I've got things that I must tell you
That I don't know how to say
The man behind these empty words
Is crying out in shame
Holding on to this sinking ship
When nothing else remains

All I want is everything
Am I asking too much?
All I want is everything
Like the feel of your touch
But all I have are yesterdays
Tomorrow never comes

It's hard to hold your head up
When you're kneeling down to pray
And talking don't come easy now
When the words get in the way
If you could see what's going on
Behind these private eyes
The truth would look so easy now
But I'm running out of lies


You think the shadow of doubt
Is hanging over my head
It's just an angel
Whose wings hide the sun
And it's myself I betray
I cannot wish this away
Took my chance
Now the damage is done


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Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitar, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitar, backing vocals). Therefore, this is the band's longest-standing lineup. more »

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