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I Just Want To Be Loved

by Michelle Lynn Thompson

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Driving home one night, I was thinking about some dear ones in my life who were repeatedly getting their hearts broken in their efforts to find lasting romantic love.  I remember, so well, what that felt like and how exhausting it was to realize you had to start all over again each time it fell apart. I had the first half of the song written before I pulled into the driveway. I grabbed my guitar, figured out the chords, and called my friend, Hannah Miller to come over and finish it with me a few days later. I hope this song helps those lonely hearts in the world feel seen and understood. Sometimes you don’t want to hear, “There’s other fish in the sea.” You just want to say, “This sucks, this is how I feel right now”, and have someone sit with you in that. That’s what I hope to do for you with this song.  You ARE loved.    - Michelle


Why am I the last to know
when it’s over
It’s hard to believe this old melody
is starting over
I’ve always hoped this broken record
would change if I played it enough
I just want to be loved

I thought you’d be happy with me
But nothing I tried, could satisfy
or make you stay
I held on too long, though it was gone 
wish I knew why I wasn’t enough
I just want to be loved
Loved loved…….Loved loved

I’ve always hoped this broken record
would change if I played it enough
I guess i was asking too much 

I just want ….Oh I just want……I just want … to be loved


released February 2, 2024
Words & Music: Michelle Lynn Thompson and Hannah Miller
Acoustic guitar: Michelle Lynn Thompson
Additional guitar magic: Dan Wheeler
Recorded/engineered: Eric Coomer
Cover art & design: Krandallwilcoxart.com


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The Wayside/Michelle Lynn Thompson Nashville

The Wayside is John and Michelle Thompson and the various friends and collaborators who have come alongside them over the past 32 years of rootsy music making. Originally from the Chicago area, they now call East Nashville home and they love it.

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