To Be Wanted – Ilana Charnelle

From the album A Minute of Your Time (2020)

Everyone said we were perfect 

So why don’t we give it a try 

So I went and stood by your front door

But you never let me inside 

Everyone told me your story 

That your hand would fit right in mine 

But every time I would smile at you 

You would turn your gaze aside 

All I wanted was to 

Be wanted by someone like you 

All I wanted was a minute of your time 

All I dreamed of was

To someday be dreamed of cause

If I’m not wanted then what will I leave behind

If I’m not yours then what on Earth is mine

The rooms are quiet without you 

Some days I don’t open the blind

I look in the mirror but shudder

Over the years I left behind

I wait by the letterbox daily

Though you never did change your mind 

The thousand pleas that I wrote you

Must have not made it in time 

All I wanted was to 

Be wanted by someone like you 

All I wanted was a minute of your time 

All I dreamed of was

To someday be dreamed of cause

If I’m not wanted then what will I leave behind

If I’m not yours then what on Earth is mine

Everyone said we were perfect

I tried every damn day of my life 

For a wink, or a whisper from you

The silence still cuts like a knife

Published by ilanacharnelle

Your postcard from the past; a vintage inspired crooner straight from the heydays of traditional pop.

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