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Aching to Be Had: Lyrics

Updated: Jun 8




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Lyrics for "Aching to Be Had"

track 2 from Child Coming Home (album, 2019)


Verse 1:

I want to know who named the water.

I want to know who gave the butterfly its spots.

I want to know who gave me a father.

I want to know who gave me this life that I got.


Pre-chorus 1:

I’ve walked the world alone, and I’ve tasted all it has.

But my heart is full of longing,

longing that I cannot explain.

Oh, I’m aching to be known, and I’m aching to be had.

Oh, my heart, it needs belonging,

belonging that I cannot gain.


Chorus 1:

How long must I wander?

How long must I grieve?

How long must I hunger?

Will there be rest for me?

Verse 2:

I know that I was made to follow.

I know that I’m to give another my heart.

But like the world that I’m in, I’m hollow.

Like the world that I’m in, I’m broken in parts.


Pre-chorus 2:

I’ve walked the world alone, and I’ve tasted all it has.

But my heart is full of longing,

longing that I cannot explain.

Oh, I’m aching to be known, and I’m aching to be had.

Oh, my heart, it needs belonging,

belonging that I cannot gain.


Chorus 2:

How long must I wander?

How long must I grieve?

How long must I hunger?

Will there be rest for me?


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