"(This Thing Called) Wantin' and Havin' It All" is a song written by Dave Loggins and Ronnie Samoset. Sawyer Brown recorded it for their 1995 album, also titled This Thing Called Wantin' and Havin' It All. Released as a single in 1995, the song peaked at #11 on the U.S. Billboard country chart.

This Thing Called single
Wantin and Havin It All


Rich man grew old, owned a mansion on top of the hill
Now he's sitting at the table with his lawyer
Goin' over his will 'cause he's ill
The kids don't call, they're waitin' for the man to die
He's gonna leave 'em all a little somethin'
But they're gonna be real surprised

There's a poor man livin' on a budget at the bottom of the hill
With a wife and two kids and a worried mind
About how he's gonna pay the bills
Well, only the rich man knows see,
That's where a lot of his money goes
To the man that brought wood in the winter
To take a little weight off his shoulders

There's this thing called wantin' and havin' it all
If you're gonna get there you're gonna have to walk
But first you'll have to crawl
And you know you've gotta do it step by step
Miss one and you'll fall into this well
Called wantin' and havin' it all

Poor man has everything that the rich man wants
He's got love in his life and his heart
He's got a house he calls home
The rich man owns everything from miles around
But what he needs can't be bought
It has to be found

His rich kids think that they're better 'cause they're better off
That's how they grew up thinkin' and now
He thinks it's all his fault
So while there's still time
The daddy that they nickel and dime
Is gonna make 'em learn to take a turn
And stand in line


See life's full of changes
And wantin' right now what you only see in your dreams
I know you don't like it and think
It's the strangest thing you've ever seen
There ain't nothin' you can do about it



"(This Thing Called) Wantin' and Havin' It All" appears on one Sawyer Brown album:

Music VideoEdit

The music video for "(This Thing Called) Wantin' and Havin' It All" was directed by Michael Salomon.thumb|300px|right