"I Wanna Know" as written by Jolyon W. Skinner, Joe L. Thomas and Michele Williams....
Yeah, oh yeah
Alright, oh, oh, oh

It's amazing how you knock me off my feet, hm
Every time you come around me I get weak, oh yeah
Nobody ever made me feel this way, oh
You kiss my lips and then you take my breath away
So I want to know

I want to know what turns you on
I'd like to know (So I can be all that and more)
I'd like to know (I'd like to know what makes you cry)
So I can be the one who always makes you smile

Girl he never understood what you were worth, hm no
And he never took the time to make it work
(You deserve more loving, girl)
Baby I'm the kind of man who shows concern, yes I do, oh
Anyway that I can please you let me learn
So I wanna know

I wanna know what turns you on
I wanna know (So I can be all that and more)
I'd like to (I'd like to know what makes you cry)
So (So I can be the one who always makes you smile)
Make you smile babe

Tell me what I gotta do to please you
Baby anything you say I'll do
'Cause I only want to make you happy
From the bottom of my heart, it's true

Tell me what I gotta do to please you
Baby anything you say I'll do
'Cause I only want to make you happy
From the bottom of my heart, it's true

I wish that I could take a journey through your mind, alright
And find emotions that you always try to hide babe, oh
I do believe that there's a love you want to share, oh, oh
I'll take good care of you lady, have no fear, oh
So I wanna know

I wanna know what turns you on
I wanna know (So I can be all that and more)
And I'd like to (I'd like to know what makes you cry)
So I can be the one who always makes you smile

Uh tell me, tell me, tell me what I gotta do to please you
Baby anything you say I'll do
'Cause I only want to make you happy
From the bottom of my heart, it's true

Tell me what I gotta do to please you
Baby anything you say I'll do
'Cause I only want to make you happy
From the bottom of my heart, it's true

I wanna know what turns you on
I'd like to know, I'd like to know (So I can be all that and more)
(I wanna know) I'd like to know what makes you cry
(So) So I can be the one who always makes you smile

I'd like to know, I wanna know
I wanna know what turns you on
Tell me girl


Lyrics submitted by Llama_X, edited by nayyaboo

"I Wanna Know" as written by Jolyon Ward Skinner Michele Williams

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave

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  • +1
    General CommentFirst song i ever danced to. personaly i think this song is great, to me it is all about how he wants to get to know her, but something (like a broken relastionship in the past) has made her, untrusting about him
    Switchfooton May 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song, it describes perfectly those beginning stages, where you just want to know more about them and make them happy/happier than they have been and let them know that you arent gonna be one to hurt them
    Rllngstn72on January 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm a singer, and this is one of my favorite songs to sing. There has been so much to learn from this song. Firstly is Joe's pure light tones. The lyrics have a gentle rhythm, which lends to the overall romantic feeling. He does a lot of little things that perhaps some listeners do not notice. He throws in a lot of little softly percussive sounds (uh, oh, ah, mm, no, so, yeah), as well as subtle audible rhythmic breath in between phrases. And he recorded like a dozen tracks to form the super-smooth chorus and harmony, which there's obviously no way to do live with one singer.
    Myuzon February 13, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf anyone has seen the video for this song it explains it perfectly. Basically this girl is getting treated horribly by her boyfriend (which the singer sees) and he wants to be the 'man' for her, someone better than this shitty boyfriend.

    He's professing his feelings to her and wants to know everything about her to make her feel good and special. So he can treat her like she deserves to be treated.

    I agree, it's a classic R&B song. One of my favorites.
    cherry619on May 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, i'm surprised that no one has commented on this song and that it has such a low rating. i personally think this a great song with a great tune and a mellow background.
    jelon September 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know this song is beautiful. gives me cold chills. About him really feelin a girl and wants to make her happy and show true love and pure bliss :)
    vurryFINEfemaleon March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful, nice slow rhythm and a nice meaning behind it.
    bextaon April 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have been using this site for awhile and finally signed up just to comment on this song. I am also really surprised there are not more comments on it. I can easily say that this is one of the best R&B songs I have ever heard. It is very beautiful and everything seems to be done just right. It's the type of song you whisper in your girlfriend's ear while it is playing in the background. Definitely a classic.
    razoradeon October 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a sweet song. To me, it's about true love, willing to do anything to show how much you love the other person in the relationship.
    Kimik_Ohon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with razorade, I signed up just to comment this song. I love this song it reminds me of my boyfriend, not only because he’s sang it to me but because it fits us so perfectly.

    He’s never really been in a serious relationship because no one has made him care enough for it and just like the song says he says that sometimes he’s breathless around me and that for once in his life he’s taking a relationship seriously
    “It's amazing how you knock me off my feet, hmm
    Everytime you come around me I get weak, oh yeah
    Nobody ever made me feel this way, oh
    You kiss my lips and then you take my breath away”

    Just about all my past boyfriends have screwed me over in one way or another but for once I have a guy who isn’t like them cuz he seems to care and he’s actually interested in me and not just other things……
    “Girl he never understood what you were worth, hmm no
    And he never took the time to make it work
    (You deserve more loving, girl)
    Baby I'm the type of man to show concern, yes I do, oh
    Anyway that I can please you let me learn”

    he’s proven to me that he’s willing to do anything for me, anything that wont hurt either one of us.
    “Tell me what I gotta do to please you
    Baby anything you say I'll do
    Cause I only wanna make you happy
    From the bottom of my heart, it's true”

    I always try to hide my emotions, I’ve never loved before never planned on it, didn’t believe in it. He’s proven me wrong but I’ve just build up this whole defense against feeling for people in fear that I’d get hurt and slowly I let him in but he’s waiting patiently for me.
    “I wish that I could take a journey through your mind, alright
    And find emotions that you always try to hide babe, oh
    I do believe that there's a love you wanna share, oh, oh
    I'll take good care of you lady, have no fear, oh
    So I wanna know”

    so idk why I basically just ranted on about my personal business like any of you care but that’s why this song is so special to me and I’m sure same goes for other couples. This is like one of the most perfect loves songs and I just love songs that have more personal meaning than just being of one’s liking.
    ValleyGirlxoon February 02, 2007   Link

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