Collin Raye - What I Need Lyrics

Collin Raye Can't Back Down cover art
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(Karen Taylor-Good/Jason Blume)
I knew all the answers
The way my life should go
And when I used to say my prayers
I would tell God so
It seemed He wasn't listening
I thought He didn't care
But lookin' back
It's plain to see
He was always there

'Cause I prayed for strength
And I got pain that made me strong
I prayed for courage
And got fear to overcome
When I prayed for faith
My empty heart brought me to my knees
I don't always get what I want
I get what I need

I'm not sayin' that it's easy
Or that it doesn't hurt
When nothing seems to go my way
Nothing seems to work
These days I'm getting better
At goin' with the flow
Accepting that sometimes the answer
To a prayer is no

'Cause I prayed for strength
And I got pain that made me strong
I prayed for courage
And got fear to overcome
When I prayed for faith
My empty heart brought me to my knees
I don't always get what I want
I get what I need

Every time I've had a door slammed in my face
In time a better one was opened in its place

I prayed for strength
And I got pain that made me strong
I prayed for courage
And got fear to overcome
When I prayed for faith
My empty heart brought me to my knees
I don't always get what I want
I get what I need

Oh I don't always get what I want
I get what I need

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Gypsy Honeymoon
  • 2 It Could Be That Easy
  • 3 Ain't Nobody Gonna Take That From Me
  • 4 What I Need
  • 5 Dancing With No Music Playing
  • 6 You Always Get to Me
  • 7 End of the World
  • 8 One Desire
  • 9 Young as We're Ever Gonna Be
  • 10 Dear Life
  • 11 What I Did for Love
  • 12 I Can Let Go Now


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Karen Taylor-Good, Jason Blume
    album: Track 4 in album Can't Back Down
    release date: 2002-1-22
    popularity : 95 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 3:34
    Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 696998579422
    script: Latin