"Baby I'm A Want You" as written by and David Gates....
Baby I'm-a want you
Baby I'm-a need you
You're the only one I care enough to hurt about
Maybe I'm-a crazy
But I just can't live without
Your lovin' and affection
Givin' me direction
Like a guiding light to help me through my darkest hour
Lately I'm a-prayin'
That you'll always be a-stayin' beside me

Used to be my life was just emotions passing by
Feeling all the while and never really knowing why

Lately I'm a-prayin'
That you'll always be a-stayin' beside me.

Used to be my life was just emotions passing by
Then you came along and made me laugh and made me cry
You taught me why

Baby I'm-a want you
Baby I'm-a need you

Oh, it took so long to find you, baby

Baby I'm-a want you
Baby I'm-a need you


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"Baby I'm a Want You" as written by David Gates

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    General CommentI love this song! It is very meaningful. This is a song about being in love with someone and being very attached to them and hoping it will last forever. It's about feeling like u can be yourself around this person and you feel like you can be best friends w/ the lover in the song and would want 2 stay together in both good times and bad.
    chocolatelover93on June 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI know it's not"cool" for a masculine, hetrosexual,guy to love the band Bread.but I'm here to tell I do and am not ashamed of it.even if my friends and brothers make fun of me I don't give a rats ass.baby I'm want you is Awesome like so many other Bread tunes.
    dooglepopon May 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song!!!
    yyynnnuuubbbon January 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti have no idea what this song means but it's got a nice rythym to it and its super romantic!
    mandytr88on October 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love Bread. I like toast even more but that's not the point. The point is that Bread's music is as timeless as well, BREAD! haha. This song in particular is one of their greatest originals ever written. I love the format in which the verses are sung, and the song topic is absolutely amazing. GREAT JOB BREAD
    convinceon January 14, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's about how a guy didn't care about anything but then he fell in love with a girl and she changed his life!
    TheGraduateon June 12, 2017   Link
  • 0
    QuestionBut what does the title itself mean? What does, "Baby I'm a want you" mean? "Baby I am a want you." What, he's so in love he forgot how to speak properly? Come on.

    --Mike
    mike102130on May 03, 2017   Link

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