What I Wanted

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What I wanted wasn’t what I thought it was
I was afraid I lost myself along the way because
What I wanted wasn’t what I thought it was
But as long as I still have your love
It doesn’t matter
that what I wanted wasn’t
what I thought it was

Verse I:
When he was young spitfire fueled his dreams
He had the high-rise office
The Ivy League degree
His name upon the desk and on the door
But no time for the ones that he had done it for
No he never saw the ones he’d done it for

Then the day came that every Father fears
They let him go with severance and thanked him for his years
He fought against the burn behind his eyes
And he begged the Lord to let this be
A blessing in disguise

Chorus:
For some plans
Go up in smoke
And when it clears
we finally see what matter most
Some roads
were always dead ends
but we turn around and begin again
If you find yourself back at the start
You can always change your mind
Just never change your heart

Verse 2:
So if there ever comes a day, My Dear
When you don’t recognize the person in the mirror
Be honest with yourself and with me
We’ll find a path that leads to who you want to be
As long as you still believe in us
It doesn’t matter
that what you wanted wasn’t what you thought it was.

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
I’ll pour the gasoline
You strike the match
We’ll burn this old dream
And start again from scratch

What I wanted wasn’t what I thought it was
I was afraid I lost myself along the way because
What I wanted wasn’t what I thought it was
But as long as I still have your love
It doesn’t matter
that what I wanted wasn’t
what I thought it was

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from Going Places, released October 21, 2014

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Lyndy Butler Utah

A little bit country, a little bit pop-n-roll, Lyndy has an ability to connect to an audience of kids or "kids at heart." With poppy melodies, poignant lyrics and something special that just makes you smile, You can't help but fall in love with Folkie-Pop Sweetheart, Lyndy Butler. ... more

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