"(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To" as written by Butch Walker and Rivers Cuomo....
The moon was shining on the lake at night
The Slayer t-shirt fit the scene just right
Smeared mascara, I looked into your eyes, I saw a light

You told me stories about your chickadees
They didn't like B-B guns or stupid archery
You charmed the lifeguard, to let them use the pool all day for free

Then the conversation stopped, and I looked down at my feet
I was next to you and you were right there next to me
And I said girl!
If you're wondering if I want you to, (I want you to) I want you to
So make a move, (Make a move) 'cause I ain't got all night

The rest of the summer was the best we ever had
We watched Titanic, and it didn't make us sad
I took you to Best Buy, you took me home to meet your Mom and Dad

Your Mom cooked meatloaf even though I don't eat meat
I dug you so much, I took some for the team
Your dad was silent, his eyes were fixed on what was on TV

Then the conversation stopped, and I looked down at the ring
Your folks were next to you, and you were right there next to me
And I said girl!
If you're wondering if I want you to, (I want you to) I want you to (I want you to)
I swear it's true (I swear it's true) without you, my heart is blue
Girl!
If you're wondering if I want you to, (I want you to) I want you to
So make a move, (Make a move) 'cause I ain't got all night

So much pain may come our way
There may come a day when we have nothing left to say
When the conversation stops, and we're facing our defeat
I'll be next to you and you'll be right there next to me

Then I'll say girl!
If you're wondering if I want you to, (I want you to) I want you to (I want you to)
I swear it's true (I swear it's true) without you, my heart is blue
Girl!
If you're wondering if I want you to, (I want you to) I want you to
So make a move, (Make a move) 'cause I ain't got all night


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"(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To" as written by Butch Walker Rivers Cuomo

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  • +3
    General Commentyahh awesome song!!!
    i sang this song in the car at full volume today while i did donuts in an abandoned warehouse
    true story, highlight of my day
    adam3musicon August 26, 2009   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningWell I don't think they're broken up at the end, because this song is meant to just say, when things start getting boring, just make things not boring, and it's amazing how they illustrated that with the music and the lyrics when he says "Girl!". So I think they're still together, but it's supposed to show how when things get almost too bad, it's good to take one last shot.
    AppleShampoo73on November 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Your Mom cooked meatloaf even though I don't eat meat
    I dug you so much, I took some for the team"

    Thats easily my favorite part, but only because ive done that before...except it was salmon and the only food i dont eat is salmon. good memories
    ledmet27on September 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSounds like he met a girl, fell in love, met her parents, "and then I looked down at the ring" he proposed. At the end he's saying maybe someday they will run out of things to talk about but he wants to be with her as long as she wants to be with him.
    lindz10487on December 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, just what I think you messed up on.

    Through smeared mascara, I looked into your eyes, I saw a light
    I think it is "and saw a light"

    John the lifeguard, he let them use the pool all day for free
    "You charmed the lifeguard" I think.

    If you're wondering if I want you, (I want you to) I want you to
    Should be "if I want you to, (I want you to)"

    /2cents
    Metteloron January 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWaha yes thank you Wal-Mart... Now we don't have to wait an extra week to listen to this.

    Pretty catchy, nothing groundbreaking, seems like a good choice for a single. We'll have to wait and see how it fits in with the rest of the album.
    IhavegoodTasteon August 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat can't wait for new album!!!!
    pearljam44on August 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not going to lie, this is a fun song. It's really catchy and bright. I want to say I'm really going to like this album based on this single alone. Definitely beats some of their other singles.
    geniusNOTatWORKon August 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a good song. I like it alot. Its Catchy.
    djd1227on August 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSooo catchy. I can't wait for the album!
    MichaelJohnstonon August 31, 2009   Link

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