Track Title:               I Want You
Album Title:               Best of Elvis Costello

Prime Artist:              Elvis Costello  (Declan Patrick Aloysius Macmanus)
Producer:                  Colin Fairley
Producer:                  Nick Lowe

Written by:                Elvis Costello  (Declan Patrick Aloysius Macmanus)
From the Album:            Blood And Chocolate  1986 (A)

Lyrics:
  Oh      my  ba-      by  baby                  I   love you more than
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  I        can tell               I      don't think I   can
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  live        with- out  you                and I know     that I
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  never        will
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  Oh      my  ba-      by  baby                  I   want you so   it
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  scares me to death              I      can't say   a-  ny
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  more  than "I     Love you"          everything else     is a
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  waste    of  breath
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Oh... my baby baby I love you more than I can tell
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I don't think I can live without you
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And I know that I never will
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Oh my baby baby I want you so it scares me to death
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I can't say anymore than "I love you"
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Everything else is a waste of breath
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I want you
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You've had your fun you don't get well no more
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I want you
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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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- I Want You from Blood and Chocolate partially transcribed by phillip@phoenix.princeton.edu A E A A E Oh my baby baby I love you more than I can tell A C#m A I don't think I can live without you A E A And I know that I never will A E A A B Oh my baby baby I want you so it scares me to death A E C#m I can't say anymore than "I love you" A E A Everything else is a waste of breath
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