"Want" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O'donnell, Perry Bamonte and Jason Toop Cooper....
been staring for a hundred hours
run down a spiral drain
keep mouth clamped tight, and it isn't right
three words keep running round my mind
but my tongue is hard to find
i need to let it go, because i know
dark secrets burn their vessel
tearing out to grab a mouthful
chunk of heart destroyed by quiet
yell it out before it kills you now
let it all out
i want you...

used to let rumors do my work
they got around real well
now they only hurt, it's a liar's quirk
this time i gotta say it straight
i mean to do some good
i'm calling out your name, while the chance remains

i want you...

so now you know where i come from
my secret's come undone
my heart revealed my cause
i'm lying naked at your feet
don't crush the heart that bleeds
take me at my word, it may sound absurd but
i want you...


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    General Commenti agree. i would MARRY a guy who did that. haha. but seriously, i do love this song. plus it's early jawbreaker. all the better.
    difference_in_shadeson August 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTelling a girl you want her? give her a mix tape with this song on it. This is quite the romantic song with intense lyrics. I love it
    The_Philon May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song...i have made many a mixtape for guys...never worked...but hey it might b ur lucky day...this is definetly one of my favorite jawbreaker songs
    betweenyou&meon April 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely one of my favorites from jawbreaker, very staight forward upbeat song. Of course you gotta love every song on unfun. Definitely one of the first albums that got me into punk many years ago.
    billage480on April 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIts amazing how the rawness in Blake's voice sells a line like "I Want You". Its sorta poppy and trite in places, not really as much a lyrical gem as a lot of their later work, but it works very nicely; plus, while the lyrics aren't brilliant by Jawbreaker standards, they're better than 98% of modern music. Musically, this works largely on the strength of the bass line and the aforementioned rusty edges.
    syurixon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow is there not more takes on this song? It is unreal.
    DennyBon August 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah.. that feeling you get when someone knows you like them. the worst and the best feeling.
    redandbluejeanson December 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti just want to listen to it over and over and over and over and over again.
    brockknowsbeston October 22, 2010   Link

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