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Wanted - OneRepublic

The Experience: I just want to be wanted... When you can't find meaning by yourself...
The Vibe: Compassion. Loneliness.
The Topic: Meaning
The Value: Loved.
The Tension: I know I sound dramatic (I'm not sure I have a right to ask to be lovedVS. But that's just how it feels (But I need to be loved).

Music video: Ryan Tedder sings and dances in a darkness that makes you think he's the lonely one. But the spotlight is on him. There are others out in the dark - the ballet dancers - who want and need to be part of OneRepublic's song. Once he's given them a voice, once he's given them a song to dance to, his song is done.

The Meaning of Wanted: Wanted. Loved - I could use a little love sometimes. Needed. Remembered - like to know I'm crossing someone's mind. We aren't happy by ourselves. Meaning is something others give us, not something we invent. OneRepublic sings this song with an added twist. Instead of them needing love, they sing about a woman who needs love: she said... That changes the song from a personal plea to an opportunity to help. You can give someone the meaning and identity they're yearning for. You can love them.

Ask yourself: Do you spend your life asking for love or giving it?

Album: - 2019

LYRICS:


She said, "Every time I close my eyes I feel like I could disappear
I could overflow an ocean with a cavalcade of all my tears
And I know I sound dramatic, but that's just how it feels"
She said, "I'm holding to the notion that I'll find something real"

I just want to be wanted (Ooh)
I could use a little love sometimes
I just need to be needed (Ooh)
Like to know I'm crossing someone's mind
I just want to be someone that somebody needs
I just want to be more than a drop in the sea
I just wanna be…

She said, "I'm counting up my karma and I think it's time to cash it in
So tired of living in the shadow of a mountain of what might have been
And I know I sound dramatic, but that's just how it feels
I've been looking for somebody to tell me that I'm real"

I just want to be wanted (Ooh)
I could use a little love sometimes
I just need to be needed (Ooh)
Like to know I'm crossing someone's mind
I just want to be someone that somebody needs
I just want to be more than a drop in the sea
I just wanna be wanted

Oh yeah
We just want to be wanted
I just want to be wanted
I could use a little love sometimes
I just need to be needed
Like to know I'm crossing someone's mind

review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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