All I Wanted

from Going About This by Andy McGarvie

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This bed that we had made, where we woke warm every day, it got cold
And the fights that we had, the fact I made you so mad, it got old
We kept making excuses but really just tying nooses for us
And when I lost control and lost myself down a hole, you lost trust

It’s not that I didn’t try I just see things in different light to you
You said I wait til it’s too late to make up for what I didn’t do
All the while you just said you had no space left in your head to deal with me
And though smiles that we put on we knew our time had come and gone finally

All I wanted was to hold you in my arms
To shut out everything in each other find calm
I wish that’s what we had, but the truth I have to face
We felt more alone in there than any other place

Maybe I have to call time on this part of my life and move on
To accept, and withdraw with humility now your heart is gone
And though it’s hard not to speak every day and every week like we did
When you love someone when it’s done you must let them run from it

All I wanted was to hold you in my arms
To shut out everything in each other find calm
I wish that’s what we had, but the truth I have to face
We felt more alone in there than any other place

I had no doubt that we could have been something more
But you had a plan that I didn’t fit in at all
Yet as each day went by and we kept up the lie
Well reality changed us despite all our trying
We were looking for something, we thought it might cushion our fall

All I wanted was to hold you in my arms
To shut out everything in each other find calm
Despite our best attempts, the truth I’ve had to face
We’re both less alone right now we’re no longer in that place

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from Going About This, released February 12, 2021
Written by A. McGarvie.

A. McGarvie - guitars, vocals
G. Bowen - drum kit/percussion
O. Downie - Bass
B. Tsui - piano/keyboards

Recorded at Aviary Studios, Melbourne Australia

Mixed by F. Montgomery
Mastered at Deluxe Mastering by A. Dempsey

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Andy McGarvie Melbourne, Australia

Andy McGarvie is a Melbourne-based guitarist and bandleader. Along with his band, he takes listeners on a guitar-fuelled journey through blues, soul, funk and rock. Introspective yet inclusive, McGarvie’s music will find resonance with both music aficionados and the casual listener alike. ... more

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