I Want Your Sex
E.C. James Lyrics


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Ayy
I waited for you all day

I been away on the road for a little while
Today I'm headin' home to make my baby smile
She hates it when I am over a thousand miles
Away, and I'm not there to pick up when she dials, yeah
She's always lookin back, and sayin' "There was a time
When you would be around every single night
Now, I'm not sayin' that I want another guy
But I need you here for the good times, and the bad times
Yeah, the pullin' out my hair gettin' mad time
Not just when I'm in your bed on my back time
'Cause baby every time I call it's a bad time
Just want you here on your own"

There ain't no diamonds, silver or gold
That can replace a man's love in a home
And she keeps tellin' me over and over

She say, "I don't want your money, baby, oh
You know, I just want your time"
She say, "I don't want your money, baby, oh
You know, I just want your time"

I used to be around more, but I was strapped for cash
And that's not attractive, workin' my ass off
Tryna make a success outta myself, I guess
I couldn't be more present, but I was in a mess
I remember bein' on tour, stayin' up on the phone
Thirty minute conversation, "Boy, when you comin' home?"
I can't be buildin' a family life here on my own
Baby, I'm doin' it for us, so why you takin' that tone?
Like I'm the bad guy
I thought it would've made me better in your dad's eyes
I'm busy stackin' up the paper for the bad times
'Cause, baby, you never know
I'm poppin' right now, but there will come a day when I won't

There ain't no diamonds, silver or gold
That can replace a man's love in a home (yeah)
And she keeps tellin' me over and over

She say, "I don't want your money, baby, oh
You know, I just want your time" (want your love, your time)
She say, "I don't want your money, baby, oh
You know, I just want your time" (I just want your, I just want your time)

You know you're my baby (you know you're my baby)
I'm sorry I been away, yeah, no lie
Boy, you drive me crazy
Why you gotta mess with my mind?
You know you're my baby (you know you're)
I'm sorry I been away, yeah, no lie
Boy, you drive me crazy, you know

You know, I don't want your money baby, oh (I don't want your money)
You know I just want your time (yeah, I want, yeah, I want your time)
She say, "I don't want your money baby, oh (I don't want your money)
You know, I just want your time" (time, time)

And I love, and I love, and I love you
Yeah, I love, and I love, and I love you
And I love, and I love, and I love you




But I want your time, oh
Want your time, time

Overall Meaning

"I Want Your Time" by E.C. James is a song that deals with the struggles of being in a relationship while trying to pursue a career. The singer expresses remorse for not being around as much because of work-related travel, but they try to justify it by saying they're doing it for the sake of their partner and the future they want to build together. The partner, on the other hand, continuously tells them that they don't want their money, they just want their time. This relationship is one that's based on genuine love, but the lack of presence due to work struggles is causing major issues.


The line, "There ain't no diamonds, silver or gold, that can replace a man's love in a home," highlights the importance of the emotional and personal connections in a relationship. It's not the material things that matter, but the love and affection shown by the partner. Throughout the song, the singer convinces themselves that they're doing the right thing by working hard but in reality, they're hurting their relationship by not being present. The line, "Not just when I'm in your bed on my back time," shows how even in intimate moments, the singer's partner desires more than just physical presence.


In conclusion, "I Want Your Time" is a heart-wrenching song that portrays the struggle of achieving a successful career while dealing with the repercussions it has on a relationship. Despite the love between the partners being genuine, a lack of time can cause rifts that are difficult to mend.


Line by Line Meaning

I been away on the road for a little while
I have been traveling for work recently


Today I'm headin' home to make my baby smile
Today, I am returning home to see my significant other


She hates it when I am over a thousand miles
My partner does not like when I am far away for long periods of time


Away, and I'm not there to pick up when she dials, yeah
When I am not around, I cannot answer her calls right away


She's always lookin back, and sayin' "There was a time
My partner often reminisces about a time when we were together more often


When you would be around every single night
She remembers a time when we used to spend every night together


Now, I'm not sayin' that I want another guy
She is not implying that she wants to be with someone else


But I need you here for the good times, and the bad times
She needs me around for all of life's ups and downs, not just the happy moments


Yeah, the pullin' out my hair gettin' mad time
She gets frustrated with me when I am not there to help her out during difficult moments


Not just when I'm in your bed on my back time
She does not only need me for physical comfort in bed


'Cause baby every time I call it's a bad time
She does not want me to be too busy or stressed to answer her calls


Just want you here on your own"
She wants me to be present and spend time with her


There ain't no diamonds, silver or gold
Material possessions cannot replace love and companionship


That can replace a man's love in a home
No material possession can replace a man's love and presence in a family environment


And she keeps tellin' me over and over
She repeatedly emphasizes that she values my time over money or material things


She say, "I don't want your money, baby, oh
My partner does not want me to use money to make up for my absence or lack of time


You know, I just want your time"
She wants me to prioritize spending time with her over everything else


I used to be around more, but I was strapped for cash
I used to be around more, but I needed to work more to make enough money


And that's not attractive, workin' my ass off
Working excessively to make ends meet is not desirable


Tryna make a success outta myself, I guess
I am working hard to build my success in life


I couldn't be more present, but I was in a mess
I wanted to be present but was dealing with personal struggles


I can't be buildin' a family life here on my own
We cannot build a family life without being present for each other


Baby, I'm doin' it for us, so why you takin' that tone?
I am working hard for our future, so she should not be upset


Like I'm the bad guy
She is making me feel like the villain for not being able to spend more time with her


I thought it would've made me better in your dad's eyes
I hoped that working hard would impress her father and make me more desirable as a partner


I'm busy stackin' up the paper for the bad times
I am saving money to prepare for future difficulties


'Cause, baby, you never know
We never know what challenges the future may hold


I'm poppin' right now, but there will come a day when I won't
I am successful now, but my success may not be permanent


And I love, and I love, and I love you
I deeply love my partner


But I want your time, oh
Despite my love, I know that spending time together is what she truly desires and needs


You know, I don't want your money baby, oh (I don't want your money)
She wants my presence and attention, not gifts or money


You know I just want your time (yeah, I want, yeah, I want your time)
My partner wants me to prioritize spending time with her above anything else




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Fred Gibson, Anthony Paul Jefferies, Edward Christopher Sheeran, Joe Stephen Reeves

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Comments from YouTube:

Tom Tan

additional composer is Ezio Franzoni according to SIAE.

Realism

Oh interesting! I'd have to take a look at that for myself.

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