All there is and ever was – – – I want it all, I want it all — Emily Haines, Metric

Many of you know that we have always been inspired by Metric lyrics. Somehow, again and again, the lyrics take us where we need to go, find us where we are, or meet us when we arrive.

In The Shade, Emily Haines sings about “everything” with her typical eternal touch. You can listen to a bit of it at Metric’s website – click Music, click on the album Pagans in Vegas. If you have ever been lucky enough to hear this song in concert, you may find it staying with you.

Here are a few of The Shades lyrics from Genius

With eternal love, the stars above

All there is and ever was

I want it all, I want it all

I want it all, I want it all

A blade of grass, a grain of sand

The moonlit sea, to hold your hand

I want it all, I want it all

I want it all, I want it all

In an October 2015 article at Time Magazine’s website, Metric’s Emily Haines on the Band’s Two New Albums and Breaking Free From the Internet, the author, Nolan Feeney, states, “While Pagans opens on a cynical note—“Got to be sedated to be seen/ On the cover of your magazine,” Haines sings on the entertainment-industry critique “Lie Lie Lie”—the band’s songwriting experiments produced some of their most positive, optimistic material yet. Instead of panicking about the state of her life (as she did on older songs like “Help I’m Alive” and “Breathing Underwater”), Haines is on the mood to celebrate on tracks like “Cascades,” a five-minute robot trance she says is about “loving being alive, the feeling of going strong with whatever it is that’s compelling you on.”

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