I Want You Back
David Ruffin Lyrics


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 second look

Oh baby give me one more chance
To show you that I love you
Won't you please send me back in your heart

Oh darlin' I was blind to let you go
But now since I see you in his arms
I want you back
Yes I do now
I want you back
Ooh ooh baby
Yeah yeah, naw

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
Oh baby give me one more chance
To show you that I love you
Won't you please send me back in your heart

Abuh buh buh buh
All I want!
Abuh buh buh buh
All I need!
Abuh buh buh buh

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Freddie Perren, Alphonso Mizell, Deke Richards, Berry Gordy Jr

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

feofeouncle

When I had you to myself, I didn't want you around
Those pretty faces always make you stand out in a crowd
But someone picked you from the bunch, one glance is 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 darlin', I was blind to let you go
(Let you go, baby)
But now since I've seen you it is on
(I want you back)
Oh I do now
(I want you back)
Ooh ooh baby
(I want you back)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
(I want you back)
Na na na na
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 tell ya now
Oh baby, all I need is one more chance
(To show you that I love you)
Won't you please let me back in your heart
Oh darlin', I was blind to let you go
(Let you go, baby)
But now since I've seen you it is on
All I want
All I need
All I want!
All I need!
Oh, just one more chance
To show you that I love you
Baby baby baby baby baby baby!
(I want you back)
Forget what happened then
(I want you back)
And let me live again!
Oh baby, I was blind to let you go
But now since I've seen you it is on
(I want you back)
Spare me of this cost
(I want you back)
Give me back what I lost!
Oh baby, I need one more chance, hah
I'd show you that I love you
Baby, oh! Baby, oh! Baby, oh!
I want you back!
I want you back!



All comments from YouTube:

Bill Holmes

David Ruffin could sing the ingredients on a food label and make it sound soulful.

William Spencer

When we were young, my brothers and I ( 4 of us ) would sit at the dining room table and sing the ingrediants on canned food labels. Of course we didn't sound nearly as good as David nor the Temptations. LOL I am nearly 70 now.

Felix Brown

That food corporation could only WISH they could work it like David Ruffin!

DestinyC1020

Never heard this version! The "I Want You Back" movie trailer brought me here!🤣😅 I can't believe I've never heard this awesome version!😃 And I grew up listening to Motown thanks to my parents and grandparents. Wow... this version is awesome 👏🏾😃

Joseph Ozen

The album was release late.... grate version

Omega Roc

Same here! Once I heard David's voice I knew I had to come to YouTube to look it up to make sure I heard right! I can't believe I've never heard his version before.

William Spencer

David could sing falsetto, first tenor, second tenor, baritone and that raspy gravely voice, all with ease.There has been no one like him.

Larry Starstruck

Love this version of the song. I think it's grittier and more soulful than the most famous version. David Ruffin truly was the real deal even if Motown missed the boat on this one.

Felix Brown

Y'all can't fire ME!!! I made yo asses! Y'all can't do me like this!

Bob Terryson

Yes

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