You can’t always get what you want.
You can’t always get what you need.
Be careful when you plant the seed.
Pay attention the signs you heed.
Sometimes you get what you want.
And the consequences are deep indeed.
They are the difference in the seed.
The difference between want and need.
Sometimes you get what you need.
And you may take it with no heed.
But if you do not take it,
The consequences could be deep indeed.
So read the signs and be careful what you want.
Tomorrow will come and it may be gaunt.
You may not get what you thought.
But what you need, you’ll want.
Copyright 2001 © Ronald W. Hull