Never Wanted Nothing More

by Ronnie Bowman, Chris Stapleton

from the album Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates


Couldn’t wait to turn 16 and drive all the boys around
Foot on the gas and hands on the wheel was all I could think about
A little rust in the bed of that truck and a four speed on the floor
Five hundred dollars it was mine, all mine
And I never wanted nothin’ more

I took Katie down by the river with a six dollar bottle of wine
Just a fool tryin’ to play it cool hoping she’d let me cross the line
I was praying that she couldn’t tell I’d never been that far before
The first time’s a one time feelin’ and I never wanted nothin’ more,
No I never wanted nothin’ more

Well I’m what I am and I’m what I’m not
I’m sure happy with what I’ve got
I live to love and laugh a lot
And that’s all I need

My buddies all tried to change my mind
But I told them that I’d thought it through
Katie laughed and my mama cried when they heard me say “I do”
A little ring is a little thing, but it’s all I could afford
Now she’s mine, all mine ’til the day I die
And I never wanted nothin’ more


One Sunday I listened to the preacher and I knew he was preaching to me
I couldn’t help it I walked up front and I got down on my knees
Right then and there, I swear I changed when I found the Lord
Glory Hallelujah, good God almighty I never wanted nothin’ more


Never wanted nothin’ more
And I never wanted nothin’ more

Kenny’s Note

Only in country music can you get laid and saved in the same three minute song… This song is about experiencing something for the first time and realizing in that moment, you don’t need anything more in your whole life. Whether it’s getting a car, going out with a certain someone, being spiritually fulfulled – whatever it is that makes you feel complete. That feeling, knowing you are whole and happy is what it is all about.