"I Want You" as written by and Caleb/followill Followill....
Get back on track, pick me up some bottles of booze
Fickle freshman, probably thinks she's cooler than you
A hay ride at five, everybody's comin' around
So go press you skirt, word is there's a new girl in town.

I call shotgun, you can play your R 'n B tunes
The fellowship time, it always comes a little too soon
The land of the creeds, freshened up from baby faced shame
Put your eyes on me, and I know a place that we can get away.

Just say I want you, just exactly like I used to
'Cause baby this is only bringin' me down.

Home-boy's so proud, he finally got the video proof
The night vision shows, she was only duckin' the truth
It's heavy I know, the black guy with the gift down below
A choke and a gag, she spit up 'n came back for more.

She said I want you, just exactly like I used to
And baby this is only bringin' me down.
She said I want you

I want you, just exactly like I used to
And baby this is only bringin' me down.
I said I want you, just exactly like I used to
And baby this is only bringin' me down.


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"I Want You" as written by Jared Followill Caleb Followill

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  • +9
    General CommentI go to this website to find some meaningful interpretations of this song, but instead I find myself sifting through stupid idiotic comments from stupid idiotic people. This is a thank you to all the people who actually have something meaningful to say.
    SMUSER17150184on July 18, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentActual lyrics:

    Get back on track, pick me ups and bottles of booze
    The fickle freshman, probably thinks he's cooler than you
    A hay ride, a fire, everybody's coming around
    So go press your skirt, 'cause word is there's a new girl in town

    I call shotgun, you can play your R&B tunes
    The fellowship time, always comes a little too soon
    Land of the creeps, freshen up and baby face shaved
    But your eyes on me, and I know a place that we can get away

    Just say I want you just exactly like I used to
    And baby this is only bringing me down

    Homeboy's so proud, he's finally got the video proof
    The night vision showed, she was only ducking the truth
    It's heavy I know, the black cat with the gift down below
    A choke and a gag, she spit up and came back for more
    And said I want you, just exactly I used to
    And baby this is only bringing me down
    She said I want you

    I want you, just exactly like I used to
    And baby this is only bringing me down
    I said I want you, just exactly like I used to
    And baby this is only bringing me down
    redmansfireon September 22, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentCaleb is not abstinent!! Where did you get that from? He's talked about having sex in lots of interviews, but a common joke between the brothers is that he's saving himself for marriage, because obviously that's hilarious considering how sexual his songs are.

    Anyway, it seems to be that he saw the girl he likes on video having sex with someone and, although it kinda sucks (bringing me down) he still wants her like before.
    whiterain05on October 02, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song kind of sounds like an issue between 2 former lovers and the woman is trying to move on and she is in a relationship but then the ex boyfriend enters the picture again. The reason I say that about the ex-bf is because of this bit here "she said i want you,just exactly like i used to". The girl in the song obviously is making reference to a past happening (an ex bf). It sounds like caleb is implying cheating but it's hard to tell."she was only ducking the truth" maybe she was sparing someone's feelings who had feelings for her but wasn't her bf. It sounds like some of of implication is that she was lying about the night w/e it happened. Mean while this guy (who is her current bf, potential bf or w/e)gets his hands on incriminating evidence of this girls act and is bummin real bad over it "night vision shows she was only ducking the truth". In the beginning caleb seems to be referencing getting shit faced cuz he is so torn up by this turn in events. Long story short, girl likes a guy mean while another guy has feelings for the same girl and finds out about the other guy. This is just a theory, someone give me some perspective cause this song is one of my favs. on the new cd. Like so many others, I just like the whole sound of the song.
    shmatt07on January 15, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationBeing from the South, I can relate to this song and see it from a somewhat different way than most of the interpretations thus far.

    The setting is some sort of Sunday School, or Christian Church Retreat, which generally means a group of hormone driven teenagers, boys and girls, go away for a weekend to a rural property to learn about religion and how it affects your choices in life. I remember my parents making me do these kinds of things in my adolescence up until I was a Junior in High School for my "Confirmation".

    Anyway, I can remember all the mischief we got into on those retreats. Kids who brought alcohol, tobacco, and in some cases a little pot. All vying for the attention of the opposite sex.

    "Get back on track, pick me up some bottles of booze
    The fickle freshman, probly thinks she's cooler than you
    A hay ride at 5, everybodys comin around
    So go press you shirt, cause word is there's a new girl in town"

    This is expressing the idea that we're on this retreat, there's some sort of social hierarchy which is decided by our high school grade level and there is a new girl in the group this year.

    "I call shotgun, you can play your R&B tunes
    The fellowship time, always comes a little to soon ,
    Land of the creeps, freshened up and baby faced shaved
    But your eyes on me, and I know a place that we can get away"

    Calling shotgun of course means getting to sit up front in the passenger seat. This stanza takes place in the cab of the truck which is administering the aforementioned hay-ride where a truck tows either a trailer or a truck bed full of hay bales. Again, perhaps the eldest in the group get the privilege of driving the truck. Fellowship time is the real reason everyone's [supposed to be] there for in the first place. In my experience it involves a church service or some sort of group activity. "Land of the creeps" refers to the place of fellowship filled with horny teenagers dressed up for worship. Last line is wishful thinking, hoping you can lock eyes with the new girl and show her a good time elsewhere.

    "Homeboy's so proud, he´s finally got the video proof
    The night vision showed she was only duckin the truth
    It's heavy I know, the black cat with the gift down below
    A choke and a gag, she spit up n came back for more
    And said i want you"

    Homeboy is referring to the driver of the car who is most likely of African American descent with the "R&B" tunes the passenger allowed him to play. Narrator is being showed a "sex-tape" involving black friend and the desired new girl. Fellatio ensues and ends with the girl uttering the words "i want you"... to which narrator probably looks away from the video and says "I want you, just exactly like I used to, and baby this [video evidence you fucked my black friend] is only bringin me down"

    well, that's my $0.02
    TOOLandshiton June 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHa, I thought it was "a black guy with the gift down below."

    Anyways, the lines after that are classic KOL. Love their lyrics of hookers and sexual references.
    caseyjones003on September 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's "black cat with the gift down below", it's written in the cd booklet
    bagismon September 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok people..... it is "black cat with the gift down below" as written in the CD booklet. So, the girl is a black cat down below, meaning she is a firecracker in bed....That makes a ton of sense to me.
    Music0Dance0Lifeon July 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've only heard this song once, but i think it's safe to say that it's my favorite kings of leon song.. i don't know why, but that's how much i love it.

    and i love how one of the verses definitely sounds like he's talking about a blowjob.
    jazzyboopson September 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThink it says 'hay-ride at 5, everybodys comin around' ... i thought blak guy too lol
    love love love the song tho def one of the fav's
    xx
    cribsprincesson September 10, 2008   Link

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