Anytime I need to see your face
I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal mind and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chic-a-cherry cola
I don't need to try to explain
I just hold on tight
And if it happens again
I may move so slightly
To the arms and the lips and the face
Of the human cannonball that
I need to, I want to

Come stand a little bit closer
Breathe in and get a bit higher
You'll never know what hit you
When I get to you

Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out (ooh I, ooh I)

I'm the kind of person who endorses a deep commitment
Getting comfy getting perfect is what I live for
But a look and then a smell of perfume
It's like I'm down on the floor
And I don't know what I'm in for
Conversation has a time and place in the interaction
Of a lover and a mate but the time of talking
Using symbols, using words can be likened
To a deep sea diver who is swimming with a raincoat

Come stand a little bit closer
Breathe in and get a bit higher
You'll never know what hit you
When I get to you

Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out (ooh I, ooh I)

(Ooh) Yeah, yeah
(Ooh) Yeah, yeah

Anytime I need to see your face
I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal mind and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chic-a-cherry cola
I don't need to try to explain
I just hold on tight
And if it happens again
I may move so slightly
To the arms and the lips and the face
Of the human cannonball that
I need to, I want to

Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out (ooh I, ooh I)
(So can we find out?)

Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out (ooh I, ooh I)

Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but
Ooh, I'd die to find out (I'd die to find out)
Ooh, I want you, I don't know if I need you but (gonna kill me by now)
Ooh, I'd die to find out (ooh I, ooh I)


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"I Want You" as written by Darren Hayes Daniel Jones

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    General CommentOn a side note...I first fell in love with this song at the age of 13, when I could only sing along and pretend like holy hell I knew what all those sexual innuendos were about. However, once you get a little older and you go into a serious relationship (or after you actually have sex for the first time, lol) it can take on a different meaning.

    At that point, it becomes less about fantasizing and dreaming, and more about having this insane, inexplicable passion for someone that all you can do is think of them and want them. Regardless of whether or not that's person is good for you or if you "need them", you still feel like you'll go crazy if you don't have them.

    This song, after sooo many years, still makes me feel like a giddy school girl...only now it's much more naughty than it was back in the day. ;)
    eirenightshadeon June 12, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm very proud of the fact that I've been able to sing along to "I Want You" for going on 9 years. geez, if you don't do it every damned day you get wildly out of practice though! Hehe.

    I've heard this song is based off a dream Darren had and so is the video. The red-haired woman in the video is meant to be a dream that comes to life before Darren's eyes as he stands there singing about the dream he had of her.

    I have no doubt in my mind that it was a wet dream. The sexual innuendos in this song are endless. Hence: "You'll never know what hit you when I get to you" and "Like a deep sea diver who was swimming with a raincoat". I've read several articles where Darren said he'd had a recurring dream about a woman he was absolutely wild for and each night he'd wake up depressed because he'd realize she wasn't real.

    According to Darren, the eyebrow twitches throughout the video were not intentional...it's a nervous twitch. An incredibly friggin' sexy one! But anyhoo, I think everyone has experienced the material of this song. You have a wickedly delicious hot dream about someone only to wake up disappointed because you realize you dreamed it. Happens to the best of us. I hope I dream about Darren and his nervous twitch tonight. :P
    eirenightshadeon December 29, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"It's like I'm down on the floor,and I don't know what I'm in for".
    Been there,done that. EEEEEkkkk!!!! lol
    Thia007on November 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor ultimate in blinding speed singing, what about One Week by the Barenaked Laydeez?
    Bobo192on May 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. It makes me high if I try to sing along.
    daz_spazon June 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove the song and it is still good after these years.
    skwerl518on May 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is near impossible to sing along with. You have to be able to spit out words at a blinding speed. But I like it!
    Bonzaion May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's not that hard to sing along to.... i can do it... :-)
    gundamjunkieon June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first verse is easy to sing along with, but the second one, NO WAY!
    Emmieon June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song isn't THAT hard to sing along with... i agree with bobo, go try and sing "one week" @_X oh my there's a challange
    bakaon June 21, 2002   Link

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