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:

2339 walkondawater

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:

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.

Bob Terryson

Yes

Christine Narroway

LARRY STARSTRUCK - I Totally Agree With You 😃 I LOVE This Version X ❤

Pat Booker

Just recently heard this I heard that all the acts at Motown recorded most all the songs. many were in maybe released on there lps. Then you Heard it through the Grapevine both released by Marvin and Gladys

that guy with the ravioli

David Ruffin is the only nigga I know to sing backup for himself. R.I.P

NATIVE NORB

"Nigga" ? 🙄

Paul Kirby

Carolyn Crawford sang all her own backing vocals

gritsnsand

Interesting fact: Diana Ross sang all the parts on the Supreme's "Someday We'll Be Together." There was a lot of tension and ill feelings that she was ditching the girls.

Augustus Caesar

Jackson 5 gave us Ceral for Breafest with this one,.....Ceral in the since of Lucky Charms with their marshmellows......Ruffin on the other hand gave us a meal with this one, in the since of potaoes and steak and some kind of hard shot of  liqour. Both Performers are True legends in their own right and Both of them Delivered in their renditions of this song.

Mr.Ripper

I dig your analogy!

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