All I Want

Album: Learn to Live (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • Rucker penned this song with the American record producer and songwriter Frank Rogers ("I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)"). He recalled on his record label's website: "After we wrote this, I said to Frank Rogers, 'Do you love your wife?' and he said, 'Yeah!' He said, 'Do you love your wife?' and I said 'Yeah!' You would think it was written by two guys who weren't too happy with their wives. When we first started dating, my wife thought every song I wrote was about us. When she heard this, I thought she was going to say, 'You want a divorce?' which is the last thing I want. By the time we got to 'Leave Me Alone' in the chorus, she was on the floor laughing. Often you can write a song and only realize a few days later what it's about. There were a lot of people around me going through divorce – that's what triggered the idea."

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