"I Want You" as written by Brian Richard Taylor and Russell Jason Emanuel....
Hey,
You can look, you can look just like anyone else
If that's what you want to do.
I,
I could laugh,
I could laugh in your face if I want
Oh, but I'm not going to.
When we met last week on Saturday,
I couldn't make a sentence,
I couldn't even say
What I meant to say:

That I want you
It doesn't hurt to say I want you,
I need you
I never thought I'd say I need you,
I'll keep you,
Oh yes I'll keep you and I'll throw myself away, away, away,
And I'll break you
Because I lose myself inside you,
I'll make you
Fit in the space that I provide you, I'll take you,
Oh yes, I'll take you just to push you far away, away, away.

Yes,
Yes, you're all,
Yes you're all that I ever desire,
Still I'll kill you in the end.
When,
When it seems,
When it seems that it's getting too soft,
When you lapse into a friend,
There's someone just behind the door
So don't betray your feelings,
No don't talk anymore,
Never dare to say

That I want you
It doesn't hurt to say I want you,
I need you
I never thought I'd say I need you,
I'll keep you,
Oh yes I'll keep you and I'll throw myself away, away, away,
And I'll break you
Because I lose myself inside you, I'll make you
Fit in the space that I provide you, I'll take you,
Oh yes, I'll take you just to push you far away, away, away.

Now,
Now we come,
Now we come to the end of it all,
See it squirming, almost dead.
No,
You can't leave,
You can't leave it to die here in pain.
You've got to stamp upon it's head.
I'll go out and you'll stay home
Facing up to living,
Living on your own,
And I'll curse my pride,
Curse my pride,
Curse my stupid pride

Because I want you
It doesn't hurt to say I want you,
I need you
I never thought I'd say I need you,
I'll keep you,
Oh yes I'll keep you and I'll throw myself away, away, away,
And I'll break you
Because I lose myself inside you, I'll make you
Fit in the space that I provide you, I'll take you,
Oh yes, I'll take you just to push you far away, away, away.


Lyrics submitted by IndigoChilde815

"I Want You" as written by Peter Benson Vale Michael David Leeson

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentThis makes me think of my ex.

    He was a bit of a nutcase.
    amy darlingon March 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree. in love with the thought of love
    Queen of The Damnedon May 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha re: nutcase ex... this song does remind me of those people (er, sometimes yours truly) who are torn between wanting a relationship and wanting the chase... someone who either can't commit but still wants love, or who sort of commits but then creates drama to keep things interesting.
    lola500on December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI hate the idea of someone like this. Like lola500 said, the types who are just in it for the chase. It turns into a game of pulling someone in and then pulling away to keep the cycle endlessly going.

    It's a great song, though!
    Psychedeliaon March 03, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationHe was in love with a fantasy; he put this woman on a pedestal as his ideal ("You're all that I ever desired"). He is inevitably disappointed, because he cannot fit her in the "space that I provide you" (the fantasy). He even begins to disdain her a bit ("I could laugh in your face if I wanted to").

    He also is scared of being vulnerable & losing his identity with her ("Oh yes I'll keep you and I'll throw myself away"), so he chooses to push her away when things get too close, to protect himself ("Still I'll kill you in the end / when it seems that it's getting too soft").

    He's too coward to end the relationship himself or to express his feelings ("I couldn't make a sentence"), so instead the relationship dies slowly ("see it squirming, almost dead"). Then as the relationship finally ends, he of course realizes he still needs/wants her, but is too proud to admit it now ("and I'll curse my pride").

    The conflict of feeling is interesting. He wants/needs her, but is scared of the real relationship & has a fear of losing his independence/identity as well as giving up on the fantasy. He chooses the fantasy, and rejects the reality, but has bitterness with himself over his own fickleness, because deep down he still wants/needs her, & he blew it.
    voodoodollyon June 06, 2010   Link

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