"I Want You" as written by Rick Rubin and James Todd Smith....
I I I I I I I
Want you you you you you you you
Oh, I I I I I I I
Want you you you you you you you

So, what we gon' do
What we gon' do
What we gon' do
What we gon' do

I I I I I I I
Want you you you you you you you
Oh, I I I I I I I
Want you you you you you you you

In the worse kinda way way way way way way way
I want you you you you, baby
So what we gon' do do do, baby
What we gon' do do do, baby

Love is on the way, all I got to say is
It won't let go
You can pray to early May, fast for 30 days
Still it won't let go, oh
Got a good book and got all in it, tried a little yoga for a minute
But it won't let go, oh
Tried to turn the sauna up to hotter, drunk a whole jar of holy water
But it won't let go, oh

I I I I I I I
Want you you you you you you you
Said I I I I I I
I said what we gon' do

In the worse kinda way way way way way way way
I want you you you you, baby
So what we gon' do, baby
So what we gon' do, baby

Love is on the way, all I got to say is
It won't let go
You can pray to early May, fast for 30 days
Still it won't let go, oh
Got good book and got all in it, tried a little yoga for a minute
But it won't let go, oh
Tried to turn the sauna up to hotter, drank a whole jar of holy water
But it won't let go, oh

I I I, baby
Want you you you, baby
So what we gon' (uh) do do do do do do do do do do do do do

I I I I I I I
Want you you you you you you you
I I I I I I
So what we gon' do

In the worse kinda way way way way way way way
I want you you you you, baby
So what we gon' do
Now what we gon' do

(Now what we gone do)
I know you're a little nervous
(what we gone do)
I know you really want this
(what we gone do)
I can't believe the feeling
(what we gone do)
I feel it all over, feel it all over
(said what we gone do)
Babe, yeah baby
(so what we gone do)
You don't believe in love, you missing a good thing
(so what we gone do)
Because I'm---say
Because I'm genuine, I'm genuine, yeah
(so what we gone do)
Yeah baby

I don't want no trouble
Just a little loving (yeah)
I want to get to know ya (yeah)
I don't want your money (yeah)
You oughta get to know me (yeah)
My love'll make you wonder (yeah)
And lightning a thunder (yeah)
I get it from my mama (yeah)

Oh, I I I I I I I
I Want you you you you you you you
Do do do do do do do
Now what we gon' do

I I I I I I I
I want you you you you you you you
Oh I I I I I I I
Want you you you you you you you

Just because I tell you I love you
Don't mean that I do do do do do


Lyrics submitted by Chariots

"I Want You" as written by William Ramon Daugherty Jesus Daniel Apodaca

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Another Victory Publishing

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    General Commentobviously she wants someone... and i think the verses are distractions to get her mind off of that someone.

    you think yoga might help but it sure wont... and then she tries to convince herself/ him or both that hes missing out if he doesnt get to know her
    whap whapon January 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is soooo hot! it really shows how desire can get to your every cell. i especially like the lines
    My love’ll make you wonder
    And lightning a thunder
    I get it from my mama
    this is it :)
    madameon October 06, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationthis song outlines the cycle of infatuation and eventual rejection. the song starts with a slow, steady heartbeat and gradually picks up speed as she gets more and more excited with her new love. erykah makes it very clear that there's one thing on her mind... she wants someone/something. the first few verses show her trying to get her mind off the topic, "but it won't let go". eventually she confronts the infatuation, argues why she is worth being loved, gets rejected, and the song abruptly stops in its tracks and slows down. eventually she finds resolve during the guitar solo ending, and as she walks away and moves on, says "just because i tell you i love you, don't mean that i do" as both parting words and justification to herself for how she must go on with her life. her voice fades out as she walks away from "you", the subject of the song.
    brockbarryon October 08, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningSee, I always thought this song was about a struggling new couple that was having trouble deciding whether or not they should see a pregnancy to full term. there is so much confusion with whether or not they are going to be together that she is unsure what to do about the situation. I always thought the beat at the beginning was made to resemble a heartbeat... but what do i know.
    Icantbelievableon October 22, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthe best thing about this song is it's length

    oh yeah Badu-y goodness from almost 11 minutes!
    TrampVampon April 13, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretationi cannot stop watching the live performance of this... i love @ 'madame'.. how desire gets your every cell.. and @ 'brokebarry'.. i'm loving the interpretation you raise... yes it is I think about infatuation... i see it more as an illicit affair.. there are too many connections for it to be just about her.. what is there to do when something has sparked, when it not allowed.. 'what we gon' do?' I feel its more about a scenario, where two people create chemistry, yet the timing is not right.. hence the distractions, as morally trying to do the right thing... in the end we know her decision! Badu is a highly intelligent and self- reasoning woman.. this we know! but in some context, i think I'll always put 'Next Lifetime' next to this... it seems the natural progression to me...! my own two piece obviously, and not into gossip so don't know any of that crap that sways me otherwise ... <3
    bertiepusson May 19, 2011   Link

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