"I Want You Back" as written by Deke Richards, Alphonso James Mizell, Freddie Perren and Berry Gordy....
When I had you to myself, I didn't want you around
Those pretty faces always make you stand out in a crowd
But someone picked you from the bunch, one glance is all it took
Now it's much too late for me to take a second look

Oh baby, give me one more chance
(To show you that I love you)
Won't you please let me back in your heart
Oh darlin', I was blind to let you go
(Let you go, baby)
But now since I've seen you it is on
(I want you back)
Oh I do now
(I want you back)
Ooh ooh baby
(I want you back)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
(I want you back)
Na na na na

Trying to live without your love is one long sleepless night
Let me show you, girl, that I know wrong from right
Every street you walk on, I leave tear stains on the ground
Following the girl I didn't even want around

Let me tell ya now
Oh baby, all I need is one more chance
(To show you that I love you)
Won't you please let me back in your heart
Oh darlin', I was blind to let you go
(Let you go, baby)
But now since I've seen you it is on

All I want
All I need
All I want!
All I need!

Oh, just one more chance
To show you that I love you
Baby baby baby baby baby baby
(I want you back)
Forget what happened then
(I want you back)
And let me live again

Oh baby, I was blind to let you go
But now since I've seen you it is on
(I want you back)
Spare me of this cost
(I want you back)
Give me back what I lost

Oh baby, I need one more chance, hah
I'd show you that I love you
Baby, oh! Baby, oh! Baby, oh
I want you back
I want you back


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"I Want You Back" as written by Alphonso Mizell Freddie Perren

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  • +3
    General Comment'Won't you please let me back into your heart'? please..
    killingmoonon July 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentquality tune!
    classic!
    dave_1987on January 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgotta love the jackson five ...haha, classic
    *amanda*on July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn't it ... Trying to live without your love is one of those stupid things? Not a sleepless night...
    I love the Jackson Five, haha yeah yeah!
    goldenshoeson July 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song and I love this group!! It's really cool that someone my age who wasn't even born until Michael went solo can still get into this -- it's great!
    maski2002on August 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJACKSON FIVE ROX!!
    You did a great job figuring out these lyrics but I think you left a line out. Doesn't it go:
    (I want you back) Yes I do now
    (I want you back) Ooh Ooh Baby
    (I want you back) Yeah, yeah, yeah
    (I want you back) nah, nah, nah, nah
    Anyways, great job. You're a legend
    tigerzeye69on September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes!! gotta love it!
    myhotelyearon May 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so happy that it makes me sad, no one is that happy. damn you jackson five !! great song
    DanBoudreauon June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkickass bass line. i luv that line, i've been playin it 4 days straight i can't get it out of my head
    drshaggypitton June 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't tell you how long I've been playing the bass line- its stuck in my head, but I can do it! this song is self explanitory, but so sweet. Awww!
    Always-Sweeter67on January 26, 2007   Link

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