"I Want You" as written by Audrey Maggat, James Jason Poyser, Erykah Badu and Burton Rashad Smith....
I, yi yi yi
I, yi yi yi
I, yi yi yi
I, yi yi yi

I want you the right way
I want you, but I want you to want me too
Want you to want me baby
Just like I want you

Da da, da da, da da da

I'll give you all the love I want in return
But half a love is all I feel, sweet darling
It's too bad, it's just too sad
You don't want me no more
But I'm gonna change your mind
Some way, somehow
I want you the right way
I want you, but I want you to want me too
Want you to want me baby
Just like I want you

Da da, da da, da da da

One way love is just a fantasy
To share is precious, pure and fair
Don't play with something you should cherish for life
Oh baby, don't you want to care?
Ain't it lonely out there?

I want you the right way
I want you, but I want you to want me too
Want you to want me baby
Just like I want you

I want you the right way
I want you, but I want you to want me too
Want me baby, just like I want you
Da da, da da, da da da

I want you, the right way
Want me baby
Don't play with something you should cherish for life


Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

"I Want You" as written by Leon Ware Arthur Ross

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song is soooo beautiful and the lyrics... too bad i can somehow relate to them.. :(
    NiKiTaon September 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song, with Massive Attack, is beautiful.
    babyelfon May 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song was a remade of the Marvin Gaye classic, which she did a tribute to him in 1995.
    skaterboy1988on May 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNOT marvin gaye.. but she choose this classic for a remake and did a good job. i hear the heart beating and the blood running thru the veins... its about one way love..
    PITONESon June 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningit s a sad song about loving someone that doesnt love u :(
    "It's too bad, it's just too sad
    You don't want me no more" :(
    but she still hope that she could make him return ...
    but in the song rhythm we feel disappoining ... that even if u think things gonna be ok but the truth is no ! past is past and ur just dreaming and there s no use in it ...
    so sad song and make me cry :((
    Nazaninon March 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningMadonna beautifully cries in I Want You. One of her better covers. Madonna does Marvin proud! I Want You is one of my favorite Madonna performances. Brilliant, Maddy!
    rabbitbunnyon February 13, 2013   Link

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