All I Wanted

Album: Brand New Eyes (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Frontwoman and lyricist Hayley Williams said on the deluxe version of the album that this stripped down closing track was written about her boyfriend New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert. She said that Gilbert was leaving to tour for the first time since they started their relationship and as a consequence all sorts of insecurities were bubbling to the surface.
  • Hayley Williams told Alternative Press: "I wish there was an actual story for this song. The whole time we were writing and rehearsing at home, I was in this state where I wouldn't come out or go out unless it was to write with the guys. I spent so much time alone in my apartment that I think it started to mess with me and just make me really sad. One day, I went to practice and Taylor [York, rhythm guitar] was playing this song. It was another one of his. It hit me and I just started writing whatever came to mind. 'All I Wanted' almost didn't make the record. I can't remember why we didn't think it would work. We would've been pissed right now if it wasn't there."

Comments: 4

  • Josh from Athens, OhAmazing vocal work in this song. Simply amazing.
  • Trever from N. Syracuse, Nyso glad it made the record! this is the best song on the album. its the best closer to an album! no one can deny that. great work :)
  • Alyssa from Geneva, Ohi love paramore this is my favorite song from brand new eyes
  • Ashli from Chicago, Ili love paramore, and this song is just AMAZING. i almost want to cry when i listen to it..lol.
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