Coverafbeelding Elvis Costello and The Attractions - I Want You

Elvis Costello and The Attractions

I Want You

  • Statistieken
  •   7 weken
  •   15 piekpositie
  •   126 punten
  •   1986

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   25-08-1954
Land   Verenigd Koninkrijk

Op 25 augustus 1954 werd in Londen Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus geboren, beter bekend als Elvis Costello.


Zijn debuutalbum My Aim Is True kwam in 1977 uit. Het album werd opgenomen met de Amerikaanse band Clover. Daarna kreeg hij zijn vaste begeleidingsband The Attractions. Eind jaren 70 wisselde zijn muziekstijl van punkrock naar new wave. Met de single Oliver’s Army kwam hij in 1979 voor het eerst in aanraking met de Nederlandse Top 40.


Hij heeft door alle jaren heen met veel mensen samengewerkt. Zo ging hij o.a. in de jaren 80 een songschrijversverband aan met Paul McCartney. De meeste nummers kwamen eind jaren 80 uit op de albums Spike en Flowers In The Dirt. Begin jaren 90 verschijnen de overige nummers van die samenwerking op het album Mighty Like A Rose.


In 1999 nam hij de single She op, wat oorspronkelijk een nummer is van Charles Aznavour is. Het nummer werd als titelsong gebruikt voor de succesvolle film Nothing Hill. Het nummer scoorde hoog in vele hitlijsten, maar in Nederland komt dit nummer verrassend genoeg niet verder dan de tipparade.


Zijn 53e album Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs verscheen in 2013.


Songtekst

Oh my baby baby I love you more than I can tell
I don't think I can live without you
And I know that I never will
Oh my baby baby I want you so it scares me to death
I can't say anymore than "I love you"
Everything else is a waste of breath

I want you
You've had your fun you don't get well no more
I want you
Your fingernails go dragging down the wall
Be careful darling you might fall

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

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
I want you
It's knowing that he knows you now after only guessing
It's the thought of him undressing you or you undressing

I want you
He tossed some tatty compliment your way
I want you
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 witless
But in time you see things clear and stark
I want you
Go on and hurt me then 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

I want you
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
I want you

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

Songinformatie

ArtiestElvis Costello
 A-kant
Titel I Want You
Componist(en) Macmanus
Producer(s) Nick Lowe, Colin Fairley
 B-kant
Titel I Hope You're Happy Now
Componist(en) Costello
Producer(s) Nick Lowe, Colin Fairley
 
Platenlabel Imp
Catalogusnr IMP 008
Album Blood & Chocolate


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