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Etta James Lyrics


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You give me what I want, when I want it, uh-huh
And I give you what you need when you need it, baby, uh-huh, yeah yeah
So pretty baby, wanna thank-you, thank you for it, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Cause you give me what I want, when I want it Daddy, oo

Oh, you give me what I want when I want it, uh-huh
And I give you, baby what you need, when ya need it, oo

Say you wanna drink let's go down to the bar
Got a sleepy head you can sleep in my bed
Say you want some love, baby take my love now
Make you feel good and you know I know how

Wanna get around I'll go buy you a car
Get you a plane if the distance is far
Say you want some love, baby take my love now
Make you feel good and you know I know how, how!
I know how

You give me what I want, when I want it, uh-huh

Gimme love, baby, gimme love, baby, gimme love
Gimme, gimme, gimme love, oh, oh, oh

You give me what I want, when I want it, yeah baby
Cause I give you what you need when ya need it, yeah, yeah, baby

Say you wanna drink let's go down to the bar
Got a sleepy head you can sleep in my bed
Say you want some love, baby take my love now
Make you feel good and you know I know how

Wanna get around I'll go buy you a car
Get you a plane if the distance is far
Say you want some love, baby take my love now
Make you feel good and you know I know how, how! How, oo, oo, oo!





You give me what I want, when I want it, yeah baby
And I give you, baby what you need, when ya need it, oo

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Etta James's song "You Give Me What I Want" are about a relationship built on mutual satisfaction. The singer talks about how her partner gives her what she wants, exactly when she wants it, and in return, she gives him what he needs at the right moment. The opening line reads "You give me what I want when I want it," repeated throughout the song, setting the theme of fulfillment and contentment in the relationship. The singer shows her gratitude to her lover and thanks him for his generosity.


The second verse of the track adds more depth to the lyrics, with the singer offering to buy her partner a car or even a plane if needed. She wants to provide her lover with whatever he desires, and he reciprocates the same for her. The lyrics indicate that the two have a strong bond built on mutual love, care, and fulfilment of each other’s desires. The song shows how a relationship can work when partners fulfill each other's desires and needs.


Overall, "You Give Me What I Want" is a joyful track about an ideal romantic relationship. The lyrics emphasize how mutual love and fulfillment of each other's needs and wishes can make a relationship successful and content.


Line by Line Meaning

You give me what I want, when I want it, uh-huh
You provide me with what I desire, precisely when I ask for it.


And I give you, baby what you need, when ya need it, oo
I reciprocate by catering to your necessities at just the right moment.


So pretty baby, wanna thank-you, thank you for it, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
My darling, I express my gratitude for your kind gesture of satisfying my desires.


Cause you give me what I want, when I want it Daddy, oo
It is due to you fulfilling my wishes at my request, my father figure.


Say you wanna drink let's go down to the bar
Should you desire a beverage, let us reconvene at the tavern.


Got a sleepy head you can sleep in my bed
If you are feeling drowsy, take repose in my sleeping quarters.


Say you want some love, baby take my love now
If you desire an amorous encounter, partake in my affection at present.


Make you feel good and you know I know how
I am well-versed in providing you with pleasure and satisfaction.


Wanna get around I'll go buy you a car
If you wish to travel, I will purchase an automobile for you.


Get you a plane if the distance is far
Should you need to cover a great distance, I will provide you with an aircraft.


Gimme love, baby, gimme love, baby, gimme love
Please provide me with affection, darling. Please provide me with affection, darling. Please provide me with affection.


You give me what I want, when I want it, yeah baby
You consistently provide me with my desired wishes.


Cause I give you what you need when ya need it, yeah, yeah, baby
This is due to my ability to sate your requirements at just the right moment.


Make you feel good and you know I know how, how! How, oo, oo, oo!
I am skilled at providing you with pleasure and satisfaction, and you are well-aware of my prowess in this regard.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: TREVOR ANTHONY LAWRENCE, GABRIEL MEKLER

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Angel Triana

Ass kickin’ good. Go Etta!😇

Roni Carpenter

Lord, Lord!

heaven navarro777

What happened to this kind of music?

stardude3396

@Frank Kalisz surely funk and disco came first ;)

Frank Kalisz

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