"I Want You" as written by and Tom Waits....
Well I hope that I don't fall in love with you
'Cause falling in love just makes me blue
Well the music plays and you display
Your heart for me to see
I had a beer and now I hear you
Calling out for me
And I hope that I don't fall in love with you

Well the room is crowded, people everywhere
And I wonder, should I offer you a chair?
Well if you sit down with this old clown
Take that frown and break it
Before the evening's gone away
I think that we could make it
And I hope that I don't fall in love with you

Well the night does funny things inside a man
These old tom-cat feelings you don't understand
Well I turn around to look at you
You light a cigarette
I wish I had the guts to bum one
But we've never met
And I hope that I don't fall in love with you

I can see that you are lonesome just like me
And it being late, you'd like some some company
Well I turn around to look at you
And you look back at me
The guy you're with he's up and split
The chair next to you's free
And I hope that you don't fall in love with me

Now it's closing time, the music's fading out
Last call for drinks, I'll have another stout
Well I turn around to look at you
You're nowhere to be found
I search the place for your lost face
Guess I'll have another round
And I think that I just fell in love with you


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"I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You" as written by Thomas Alan Waits

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    General CommentPerfect early Tom Waits. This song never gets old. Not much else to say. He wants her. He hopes she wants him back.

    The one thing I would add it he never seems to do the gushing love song. This may seem like it but he is qualifying his love and saying he will do these things IF she feels the same way. Much different than throwing himself at a girl who doesn't even know he exists. He is look for a sign. That is the true hopeless romanticism that made early Tom so so great.
    mpaz14on November 10, 2010   Link

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