June 14

We All Want “What We Ain’t Got,” Has This Become a Trend?

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What We Ain’t Got (image from Youtube)

We are living in a world that keeps on demanding for more and more. It’s been hard to find satisfaction with what we already have. We tend to yearn for a vaster scope of attainment. Isn’t it addictive to achieve one goal after the other, and yet we continue to desire for more?

We all want what we ain’t got,
Our favorite doors are always locked.
On a higher hill with a taller top,
We all want what we ain’t got.

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What We Ain’t Got (image from Youtube)

It happens in lots of instances, that when we realize one target, we see something bigger than what we’ve already accomplished. This is called the “grass-is-greener” mentality. We all work so hard day to day. And, we want more and more and more.

We ain’t happy where we are,
There’s greener grass in the neighbors yard.
A bigger house and a faster car,
We ain’t happy where we are.

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What We Ain’t Got (image from Youtube)

Comparing is a huge factor that keeps on affecting our objectives. Taking it on the brighter side, other people’s experiences or achievements become our driving force to do better and to “have greater.” Sadly though, some forget to appreciate what they’ve already got in their hands. These precious possessions are being taken for granted. We only realize their priceless worth when they’re gone.

All I want is what I had,
I’ll trade it all just to get her back.
She’s moving on, but I guess I’m not
We all want what we ain’t got

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What We Ain’t Got (image from Youtube)

Relationships are the most valuable ownership we can ever earn. On our way towards our “many” goals, we shall not forget these people who, actually, are the reason why we work harder and work for more. The time we spend with them is as priceless as our goals. It’s therefore wise to have a proper balance of time.

Most importantly, let us not become who we are not on the process of our endeavor towards conquering our dreams.

More than just a song

“What We Ain’t Got” is a piano and pedal-steel vocal ballad from Jake Owen’s “Days of Gold” album. According to Owen, the song is a deep song that deals with everyone looking at their own life.

“It’s a song about looking at where you are and appreciating what you have, ‘cause once it’s gone we all want what we don’t have.”

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What We Ain’t Got (image from Youtube)

The song also expresses personal sentiments of the songwriters. Ravis Meadows asked assistance from Travis Jerome Goff for the completion of the song. At one point in his life, Meadows himself was caught between a spiritual crisis, a midlife crisis, and a marriage crisis. In fact, he almost killed himself with alcohol. But then, he realized that he has a little boy who needs him. That made him strive to stand and be a better person.

On the other hand, Owen may not relate with the song’s story because he is happily living with his family and he’s got a smooth career flow, but he ­­­­­engaged with the recording and music video details more than he has ever done with his other singles.

“I’m at that point in my career where I’m constantly thinking of what I can do next to help reach out to more fans. This song to me, at this point in my life, is what it should be.”

Here’s the music video of “What We Ain’ Got,” an output of harmonized production and the sincere goal to reach out to the heart of the audience with its poignant message.

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Jake Owens, What We Ain't Got

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