"What You Want" as written by and Kevin Shields....
What I do I say
But I can't get far away
Oh, I go back to
A memory again
What you want
But you know that I'm alive
Then I'll go back to you
Don't you know (what I) feel inside

When you (come down) blue
But I do, I do, I do
Oh, I come back to
The one who calls my name out
What you want
Don't you know that I can smile
Then I go back to you
And then you make (him go inside)

Turn around and smile
No they can't see through your eye
Could I fall into the one that calls me mine
Come back down, but I can't believe my mind
Then it surrounds you
Don't you know that I'll ask why

When you (come down) blue
But I do, I do, I do
Oh, I come back to
The one who calls my name out
What you want
Let me know that I'm alive
Then I go back to you
And then you make (him go inside)


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"What You Want" as written by Kevin Shields

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  • +1
    General CommentOh my god ... that transitional section at the end ... There are voices in the background talking! Freaks you out when you listen to the song high ... erm, or sober.

    I agree that this song is underrated.
    Aoshieon November 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod what a great song. Really beautiful melody.
    The Chrono Triggeron March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song gives me the chills beyond belief, defently an amazing melody. loveless is such an amazing cd.
    We Are Scientists!on May 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's weird how this song is so quiet/gentle and so thunderously loud at the same time. gotta love how it explodes right at the beginning.

    definitely the underrated track on loveless. basically the whole album is a manifestation of the feeling of falling in love, and this song definitely compliments the head and heartbeat-rush of being enamored with someone...
    ripelivejamon June 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe perfect song.
    brickoon December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, this song is truly amazing.
    PrettyInCastson January 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Don't you know that I have st___" / "don't you know that I'll ask why?"
    scarybearson February 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Don't you know that I have st___" / "don't you know that I'll ask why?"
    scarybearson February 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much.
    paoon September 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS IS THE GREATEST FUCKING SONG EVER MADE EVER. I NEVER USE CAPS. EVER. BUT GOD DAMNIT, EVERY TIME I HEAR THIS I GET A FLOOD OF UNEXPLAINABLE EMOTIONS I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I HAD. HOW THE HELL DID KEVIN SHIELDS DO THIS? THE FUCK?
    Theoogabearon March 27, 2010   Link

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