Uh ohh
Let me tell you now
Uh huh

When I had you to myself
I didn't want you around
Those pretty faces always made you
Stand out in a crowd

But someone picked you from the bunch
One glance was 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, darling, I was blind to let you go
(Let you go baby)
But now since I see you in his arms
(I want you back) yes, I do now
(I want you back) ooh ooh, baby
(I want you back) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(I want you back) Now, now, now, now

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 show you now)

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, darling, I was blind to let you go
(Let you go baby)
But now since I see you in his arms
(Ohh) (bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum)
(Bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum)
(Bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum)
(Bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum) ah, buh bum, bum, bum
(Bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum) ah, buh bum, bum, bum
All I want
(Bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum) ah, buh bum, bum, bum
All I need
(Bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum) ah, buh bum, bum, bum
All I want
(Bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum) ah, buh bum, bum, bum
All I need

Oh, just one more chance
To show that I love you
Baby (baby)
Baby (baby)
Baby (baby)

(I want you back)
Forget what happened then (I want you back)
Let me live again

Oh, baby I was blind to let you go
But now since I see you it is all
(I want you back)
Spare me of this cause
Get back what I lost

Oh baby I need one more chance, ha
I tell ya that I love you
Baby (Oh), baby (oh), baby (oh)
I want you back, ha
I want you back


Lyrics submitted by Ice

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

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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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 15, 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 18, 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 27, 2007   Link

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