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I Want You by Elvis Costello

 

Oh my ba- by baby I love you more than

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A E A

 

 

 

I can tell I don't think I can

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A7 E A

 

 

 

live with- out you and I know that I

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A7 D (/A?) A

 

 

 

never will

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E7 A

 

 

 

Oh my ba- by baby I want you so it

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A E A

 

 

 

scares me to death I can't say a- ny

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A7 E A

 

 

 

more than "I Love you" everything else is a

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A7 D (/A?) A

 

 

 

waste of breath

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E7 F#m (5?)

 

 

 

A E A A7 E

Oh... my baby baby I love you more than I can tell

A A7 D

I don't think I can live without you

A E7 A

And I know that I never will

A E A A7 E

Oh my baby baby I want you so it scares me to death

A A7 D

I can't say anymore than "I love you"

A E7 F#m (5?)

Everything else is a waste of breath

 

 

 

Em G

I want you

C B7 Em

You've had your fun you don't get well no more

G

I want you

C B7

Your fingernails go dragging down the wall

B7 C C B7

be careful darling you might fall

 

[Repeat the Em-G-C-B7 sequence in the next lines]

 

I want you

I woke up and one of us was crying

I want you

You said "Young man I do believe you're dying"

I want you

If you need a second opinion as you seem to do these days

B7

You can look in my eyes and you can count the ways

 

B7 C C B7

 

[continue sequence...]

 

I want you

Did you mean to tell me but seem to forget

I want you

Since when were you so generous and inarticulate

I want you

It's the stupid details that my heart is breaking for

It's the way your shoulders shake and what they're shaking for

It's knowing that he knows you now after only guessing

I want you

B7

It's the thought of him undressing you on you undressing

 

B7 C C B7

 

[continue sequence]

 

I want you

He tossed some tatty compliment your way

I want you

B7 [pause then continue]

And you were fool enough to love it when he said

"I want you"

 

I want you

The truth can't hurt you it's just like the dark

It scares you witles

But in time you see things clear and stark

I want you

Go on and hurt me when we'll let it drop

I want you

I'm afraid I won't know where to stop

I want you

I'm not ashamed to say I cried for you

I want you

I want to know the things you did that we do too

I want you

I want to hear he pleases you more than I do

I want you

I might as well be useless for all it means to you

I want you

Did you call his name out as he held you down

I want you

Oh no my darling not with that clown

I want you

B7 [pause]

You've had your fun you don't get well no more

I want you

No-one who wants you could want you more

I want you

Every night when I go off to bed and when I wake up

I want you

I want you

I'm going to say it once again 'til I instill it

I know I'm going to feel this way until you kill it

I want you

I want you