I Only Wanted You

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I got on a bus in some city on a river,
I was looking to get going somewhere.
And I took it as far as some faraway land,
That was just like the one I left there.
And I guess that I needed to check up on something,
That always already I knew.
They offered me the world but I only wanted you.

Took a job in an office in a big downtown high-rise,
Where the money was good.
And I came home at night saying, "this is the life,"
Knowing I should be happy, I should.
But I was still young then, I thought I'd have time for,
All the things in my life I didn't do.
They offered me the world, but I only wanted you.

Now we're sitting outside on your parents' back porch,
A little bit older, a little bit bare.
And it's cold out tonight, it's the end of December,
But it doesn't seem like you care.
And I guess just this minute I realized something,
That always already was true.
They offered me the world, but I only wanted you.


from Songs, 1995​-​2010, released May 31, 2011




The Calculus Affair Seattle, Washington

The Calculus Affair is the solo project of Seattle musician Paul Mariz. Paul plays music out in the world as a member of The Rejections, a band made up of novelists and their trailing spouses (of which he is the latter).

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