I love this song by Sara Groves.
Sometimes I start to feel discontent. I begin to think All I really need is a new couch. I hate my couch. I want a nice couch. A prettier one.
And then sometimes I think All I really need is a bigger kitchen. So three of us could be in there without bumping into each other.
Then I’ll think All I need is a house. If I had a house, I could have more space for our stuff and more room for my kids to play. I need a house.
Every now and then, I’ll even think something like All I really need is to lose 10 pounds. Ok, 15. Then I’ll be happier and prettier healthier.
This All I Need thinking is a slippery slope. Really, will there ever be a time when I won’t think of SOMETHING I need to make me happier and more satisfied?
I think Sara Groves captures my insatiable need pretty well in this song.
Newly married, new apartment
All our furniture was saved from the dump
Yes dear maybe we can afford a trashcan next month
All I need is my love for you and a seat for two
New baby new life
We will teach him to speak French
We’ve got no money so we’ll make it all ourselves
I’ll make the curtains and you make the shelves
All I need is a power saw and a new sewing machine
Honey, this house needs a little something
That bare mantle doesn’t look so good
Someone told me of a man
Who makes animals from driftwood
All I need is your monthly bonus for a wooden walrus
Honey, the Colbaughs are coming over
This house needs some renovations
Just a wall or two, just a little room
And a few new decorations
All I need is a sectional and a satellite TV
and dark-wood cabinets that were custom built for me
and a painting by that guy that paints with his feet…
That’s all I need