"I Want You" as written by Rick Rubin and James Todd Smith....
Hey, I love the night life
Yes I do it's so much fun
And before you know it
Ah here comes the sun
Sweetheart it's been real, but
The thrill is gone

Silence is like a spirit
That picked my house to haunt
But I know it's there so I'm nonchalant
Now the question is "just what do I want?"

And I want you to run away with me and experience something new
Anything you've already done just won't do
I want you

Would a trip to a remoted island ease your mind
Oh you look like a solitaire in the sunshine
I like her 'cause she's fun
And she's fearless
She's a friend of mine

And I'm not trying to say that you need any help
Or you can have anything you want with your bad self
I like her 'cause she's smart
But she's still sexy
She is somethin' else

That's why I want you to run away with me and experience something new
Anything you've already done just won't do
I want you

And I want you to genuinely and sincerely want me too
You can believe in my baby, don't be cruel
I want you

Oh one world to find a lady
That happens to be three times the lady
God is good
But he took his time when he designed you baby
That's why I want you

And
Oh I'll even quit my job
Lovin' you, I'll make it my job
Thank you Lord, thank you Lord
This is it
My God!
Thank you Lord
This is it
My God!
That's why I want you

That's why I want you to run away with me and experience something new
Anything you've already done just won't do
I want you

And I want you to genuinely and sincerely want me too
You can believe in my baby, don't be cruel
I want you


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"I Want You" as written by Audrey Maggat James Jason Poyser

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentmy favourite song from the lady killer. it's so passionate and the music is just hmmmmmm... :)
    barbelieon December 25, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationFor me, this song is about a guy who has been with his girl for a while. He loves but the lust/desire/spark has disappeared.

    "Sweetheart it's been real, but... the thrill is gone."

    It's about how he wants to desire her again and is willing her to experience new things with him in order to rekindle the flame.

    "That's why I want you to run away with me and experience something new"

    After this flame is rekindled, he has a rediscovered enthusiasm and adoration for her. He thanks God for making someone so amazing as her and asserts his committment and devotion to loving her.

    "Lovin' you, I'll make it my job. Thank you Lord, thank you Lord. This is it. My God!"


    I can't get over how goddamned beautiful this song is, instrumentally, lyrically... everything. Makes me gush every time I hear it. I can't believe this hasn't been commented on more.

    My boyfriend and I make mixtapes for each other and I'm currently working on an old school/soul/motown mixtape for him (he needs to be educated on that genre, hah) but I'll be making him a current soul playlist and by God, this is so on it!
    blessbabeon January 17, 2011   Link

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