A Lyrical Deep Dive into Hunter Hayes' "Wanted"

We debut our new analytical series "A Lyrical Deep Dive" with a look into Hunter Hayes' "Wanted" where we discuss the lyrics of the Triple Platinum track and why those lyrics make "Wanted" the new instant classic and First dance wedding song that it's become in 2012/2013. 

"You know I'd fall apart without you/I don't know how you do what you do/everything that don't make sense about me/makes sense when I'm with you/Like everything that's green, girl, I need you/But it's more than one and one makes two/Put aside the math and the logic of it/You gotta know you're wanted too."

In this first verse Hunter declares his love with unique phrases of love equating himself as the green plants to her sun-like presence, he is better and grows when around her. That verse of the song leads into the powerful chorus where he declares his love:

"I just wanna wrap you up/wanna kiss your lips/I wanna make you feel wanted/Wanna hold your hand forever/Never forget it/Yeah, I wanna make you feel wanted."

It's a romantic, first-dance-at a wedding kind of statement, the kind of statement every woman wants to hear but one that every guy rarely has the right words to say, or has trouble stating them. In the hands of the wrong singer or producer and "Wanted" could've easily ran off the rails later in the song but instead by the time we hit the bridge before the final chorus, hunter hits the song out of the park emotively singing:

"As good as you make me feel, I wanna make you feel better/Better Than Your Fairy Tales, Better than your best dreams, your more than everything I need, you're all I've ever wanted."

It's an emotive, powerful statement, the kind of statement that when put together as a package, it's easy to see how "Wanted" has become a choice first dance song for many weddings in 2013 and beyond. In fact, with the powerful, emotional and romantic lyrics provided by Hunter Hayes and his co-writer Troy Verges, it's easy to see how "Wanted" is well on its way to becoming a modern classic.