"What Do You Want" as written by Myron Lavell Avant, Steve Huff and Leon Terrell Smith....
Why'd you call me today with nothing new to say?
You pretend it's just hello,
But you know what it does to me
To see your number on the phone.

Now tell me, what do you want?
What do you want? What do you want from me?
Are you tryin' to bring back the tears or just the memories?
You keep takin' me back, takin' me back, where I've already been.
When we hang up it's almost like I'm losing you again.
Can't you see?
So what do you want, what do you want from me?

I get so tired, of living like this.
I don't have the time, neither do my friends,
To stay up at night, to pull me through,
And to find the things to keep my mind off of you.

So, now tell me, what do you want?
What do you want? What do you want from me?
Did you call to say you've find someone and I'm a used-to-be.
You keep takin' me back, takin' me back, where I've already been.
If you've moved on, why does it feel like I'm losing you again?
Can't you see?
So what do you want, what do you want from me?

What do you want me to say?
That I'm content?
That I'm on the fence?
That I wish you would've stayed?

Oh baby what do you want,
What do you want, what do you want from me?
To come here and make love tonight, 'cause you're feelin' lonely.
You keep takin' me back, takin' me back, where I've already been.
When we wake up and say goodbye, it's like I'm losing you again.
Can't you see?
So what do you want, what do you want from me?

What do you want, what do you want from me?


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"What Do You Want" as written by Rachel Terry Bradshaw Richie Brown

Lyrics © NETTWERK ONE MUSIC (CANADA)LTD

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    General CommentI <3 this song...
    Someone recently called me.... Put them in my heart, cherished/locked them away... I was doing well and then this person contacts me agian... Heartache all over again. I don't know what this person wants from me!! :(
    I had to say goodbye again; done letting them use, tease, n throw my heart around. Sometimes "Goodbye, I <3 u forever in silence." is the only option. Unfortunately, sometimes people let fear stop them from doing/trying things....and will never find happiness. I pray for this person.
    iLikeon December 21, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is simply about an ex who keeps calling you. I love how relatable it is to everyone, because a lot of people have went through this. My ex broke up with me and yet he is still calling me. We are friends but he knows how hard it is for the both of us. It gets really hard to cope with and I dont like that when he calls me its like he thinks its not going to effect me but when he does it literally kills me. I feel like saying what do you want from me to him all the time? Because its true I dont know what he wants. I can never figure out what he wants. He is in a relationship but I still dont think he is commited. If that is so then I am defintely not just going to be the booty call or the one he can turn too. I love him and I always am going to love him but there comes a time when you just cant talk to your ex or cant be too close because of how painful it really is. When it hurts to much that is the time when you are forced to make a choice and that is to just shut them out. Sometimes you have to do those things, even if you dont want too. It will save you a lot of pain and suffering later. It will help you move on if you dont have to hear their voice as much.
    becauseofyouillneverbethesameon May 09, 2011   Link
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    General Comment:) awsome
    singlegurlon March 14, 2012   Link
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    General Comment:) awsome
    singlegurlon March 14, 2012   Link
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    MemoryI think the first comment already explained it. Self explanatory.

    I adore this song and I think it explains that as much as we love someone, it's too hard to speak to them. If you've figured out there will never be a future, why keep making us go through the motions when you're choice is clear. Yet at the same time you still crave to feel the pain from it because it's the closest you'll have to them again.
    Sweetlove311on April 15, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI love this song as well. I cannot really relate to it except putting myself in my boyfriends position. I feel that sometimes he misses his ex, because I would see her name randomely pop up in my searches, when I know it wasn't me who searched it, it was him. Sometimes it sucks knowing that you weren't his first, and sometimes it hurts me because he's my first love, but he told me I would be his last and that's all that matters. So back to how it relates to me in my boyfriends position, I can somewhat feel the pain he felt when his ex cheated on him. I sometimes just cry knowing how she could possibly do that to someone she "loved." They've been together for 5 years and it hurts me knowing that he still thinks of her after me and him been together for a year already. But like I said, I cry knowing that he kept taking her back, even through the pain she caused him. "I get so tired, living like this, I don't have the time, neither do my friends, to pull me through, and to find the things to get my mind off of you." I know he loves me, I just wish he hadn't been hurt like that. It hurts me knowing that the girl did this to him. I'm sure he sacrificed more than a lot for her. He cannot even bear to say her name, so that's how I know he is not completely over her, I don't think anyone really gets completely over someone. I can't imagine a life without my boyfriend, so...I know this really wasn't even about the song meaning sorry about that haha! I just felt like expressing how I feel when listening to this song.
    1074210789on June 15, 2016   Link

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