All At Once

Album: How To Save A Life (2006)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about making decisions, and that sometimes the hardest thing you could do is also what is right. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jesse - Calgary, Canada

Comments: 4

  • Jessica from Gaithersburg, Mdi have a bf and ive just veen thinking about these two other guys that made a an impression one me. i dont have feelings for these guys but i keep comparing my bf to the charateristics these other guys have that i wish HE had...so this song is perfect for this situation..."Perfection will not come..."
  • Fariha from Dhaka, BangladeshI agree with most of what Eric wrote.

    Maybe you want it, maybe you need it
    Maybe it's all you're running from
    Perfection will not come

    I think this part refers to the fact that if we keep comparing one person to another-in this case, maybe the gf/bf to someone other person we find interesting-we won't ever be happy. We'll always look for 'better' but perfection will not come because no one is perfect.
  • Eric from Barcelona, Spainhere is what i think of the song..i have a girlfriend but im in love with a colleague who i cant be with. I met her and had the oppurtunity to take her out for a few weeks but now she's gone. So here lyrics and my perception to "all at once" :
    There are certain people you just keep coming back to,She is right in front of you.. there are some people you just fall for the moment you see them because they're just so damn elegant looking with a pretty face.
    You begin to wonder could you find a better one
    Compared to her now she's in question.. You start comparing this beautiful person you just met with the person you have now.

    And all at once the crowd begins to sing.. The universe conspires for both of you.
    Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.. It can go both ways either you stop this foolish "fling" and stop straying from your girlfriend OR you break things off with your GF and take the risk whit your colleague.

    Maybe you want her maybe you need her
    Maybe you started to compare to someone not there... take it as it is, your heads messed up because your in love with two persons.

    Looking for the right one you line up the world to find
    Where no questions cross your mind... Even when you have someone already you still are looking for someone better?? or you just never get contended.
    But she won't keep on waiting for you without a doubt
    Much longer for you to sort it out..... This girl you just met wont do anything or wont ask for your love because she knows you have a gf! your an idiot(well i am!)

    And all at once the crowd begins to sing
    Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same

    Maybe you want her maybe you need her
    Maybe you started to compare to someone not there
    Maybe you want it maybe you need it,
    Maybe it's all you're running from,
    Perfection will not come

    And all at once the crowd begins to sing
    Sometimes
    We'd never know what's wrong without the pain.. without the feeling of pain we never feel what it is we really want. like when something is gone or about to be gone thats when opur feeling arise.
    Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same

    Maybe you want her maybe you need her
    Maybe you've started to compare to someone not there
    Maybe you want it maybe you need it
    Maybe it's all you're running from
    Perfection will not come..i think this means that you will never be happy

    Maybe you want her maybe you need her
    Maybe you had her maybe you lost her to another
    To another..damn it, its going to die down soon! :(
  • Hannah from Fargo, NdLove this song! It doesn't get much credit, but it's my fave fray song!
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