I Really Want You
James Blunt Lyrics


I really want you
I really want you

Many Prophets preach on bended knees
Many clerics wasted wine,
Do the bloody sheets and those troubled streets mean?
I have wasted time,

Are there silver shores on paradise?
Can I come in from the cold?
I killed a man in a far away land
My enemy untold

I really want you to really want me
But I really don?t know if you can do that (really want you)
I know you want to know what?s right
But I know so hard for you to do that (really want you)
Time's running out as it often does
And often dictates that you can't do that (really want you)
Fate can't break this feeling inside
That's burning up through my veins...

I really want you
I really want you
I really want you
Now...

No matter what I say or do
The message isn?t getting through
And you?re listening to the sound
Of my breaking heart

I really want you
I really want you

Is a poor man rich in solitude?
Or when mother earth complained
Did the beggar pray for a sunny day but
Lady luck for rain

They say a million people bow and scream
To an effigy of gold
As so life begin
And the ship we're in
And history unfold

I really want you to really want me
But I really don?t know if you can do that (really want you)
I know you want to know what?s right
But I know so hard for you to do that (really want you)
Time's running out as it often does
And often dictates that you can't do that (really want you)
Fate can't break this feeling inside
That's burning up through my veins...

I really want you
I really want you
I really want you
Now...

No matter what I say or do
The message isn?t getting through
And you?re listening to the sound
Of my breaking heart

I really want you
I really want you
I really want you

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JAMES BLOUNT

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Dreamwalker

William Mullaney I sent it to the girl I loved back when I was 18 myself nearly 11 years ago.

We stopped talking for a bit afterward as I couldn't do the "let's still be friends" thing yet again (as I made the "Same Mistake" the prior time I tried bearing my soul to her).

Eventually I moved on. And we resumed talking on and off.

Fast forward a year or so and a rejection by a different person and I decided I'd rather just be single than deal with relationships. I can still fill the gap somewhat with a large variety of friends.

Fast forward to today and I'm still single (sort of happily) and randomly decided to listen back to the old James Blunt music I used to love.

While I still love this song for nostalgia, I can't endorse its messages today. The lyrics are just so self-entitled and insulting to the recipient of the song. It's more or less telling someone you know what they should want better than they do. How could anyone respond positively to such a message? And how could I think that was okay to send someone?

Thankfully we grow as people. And if I were still pursuing relationships today I wouldn't ever use this song as a message from me to them.

(I'm not trying to be mean towards people that have or do. Part of me still loves the song, and you are free to do what you want anyway. I'm just sharing my story.)



All comments from YouTube:

Joyce van Heerden

James Blunt has such a unique voice, his songs are like poetry

Stew Beattie

Just been listening to ice t.gnr.matalica.ect.but ending with blunt what a song writer 🌻

Londenji Zimba

Agreed.

Crow Brain Hours

Milky Memes that’s not what they meant, idiot

Milky Memes

Music is poetry dumbass

Fiona Paterson

+brandistocker bob Dylan the best lyrical writer ever.àm just as my partner was The best partner ever. RIP Raymond Delaney xx

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k8ysk8

Every song by this guy is the best breakup song. Please tell me I'm not the only one sobbing on the floor eating disgusting amounts of ice cream

Stew Beattie

You probably ain't! but grow up!!

Megan Hambly

HAHA absolutely love your reaction!!

Bethel A

Bethel I know you want me to leave the house and I am going to give the one who said he wanted you to be happy with that you are not ever going through this issue with your life that you have been in love with the same thing as I have been in love with the same thing's for sure you are in this issue with your family members have been doing a lot of work to get the one who has been in love with the new version of time on his life is going to be a little bit better now that you are in fact the process of getting back to his old self in a few days and we are going to be in the office and we are 0ffice

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