Collin Raye - What I Need Lyrics




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





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  1. Dalagang-Pilipina

    Hi.... Can I have a request?... you know that already... hope you make it for me

  2. Mharly Ace

    the more storm you win..the more u become unshaken!!!
    cloud 8' :-*

  3. DL P

    so true.

    Flor Dela cruz

    most of the song and lyric of Collin Ray are true, feel sad...

  4. Marie N.

    Beautiful song..lovely voice😇❤

  5. Gerald Kaasi

    this realy mean a lot to most people

  6. Heherson Dela Cruz

    Beautiful song.
    the lyrics Pls.thanks!

  7. Heherson Dela Cruz

    Beautiful song.
    the lyrics Pls.thankz

  8. Heherson Dela Cruz

    Beautiful song.
    the lyrics Pls.thankz

  9. Tom Carty

    Awesome song. Prayer builds us even when we don't get what we want. Collin Raye is a great singer and even better human being.

  10. Brenda Doel

    i got pain and made me strong....

  11. Satria Uddin

    I really love the songs of your's
    Collin Raye...love it....

  12. tess baguio

    i like this song ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, thanks collin raye god bless.................

  13. Rene Ferron

    beautiful words....and the voice

  14. Leavpc

    God does give us what we need, but the path to it is seldom easy.

    Pro Justice

    "I'm not saying that its easy ir that it doesnt hurt" its in the song lol

  15. Godstrong Women

    I didn't realize there was an updated version. Have you seen it here on YT?

  16. Kirk Tarulis

    This song never got the attention it deserves.

  17. Joyce Pittsford

    Great song. Nicely done. The updated version is much better than this even. Shows how you have matured. Either way a great job. Love you

  18. aaron liwan

    Collin Ray is one of the great Country Singer...Aplause...

  19. Bren Odz

    very nice...so much!....the lyrics is major major true...we are asking God for an answer to our prayers without noticing that God already answered our prayer...sometimes we don't like the answers of our prayers but in the end the answer are for our own good...

  20. xauier88

    im really feeling this song

  21. nana ahema aggrey

    i love this song so much with my whole heart is wht i feel right now in life

  22. nana ahema aggrey

    @fantasticdayup i also love it so much it tells my life story wht goes on in my life is wht in the song he is a great man thx so collin

  23. mairead mcclay

    i really love him hi lol

  24. David Kimmel

    Right on!! I needed to hear this. Thanks, Collin, for allowing God to touch so many of us through your music!

  25. Kelsey Jacobs

    someone showed me this because they were down...i love this song

  26. feekie

    Very inspiring song. I'm sending it to a friend. I hope it helps him find his way.