I Wanna Know
Joe Lyrics


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Yeah, oh yeah
Alright, oh, oh, oh

It's amazing how you knock me off my feet, hm
Every time you come around me I get weak, oh yeah
Nobody ever made me feel this way, oh
You kiss my lips and then you take my breath away
So I want to know

I want to know what turns you on
I'd like to know (So I can be all that and more)
I'd like to know (I'd like to know what makes you cry)
So I can be the one who always makes you smile

Girl, he never understood what you were worth, hm no
And he never took the time to make it work
(You deserve more loving, girl)
Baby, I'm the kind of man who shows concern, yes I do, oh
Anyway that I can please you let me learn
So I wanna know

I wanna know what turns you on
I wanna know (So I can be all that and more)
I'd like to (I'd like to know what makes you cry)
So (So I can be the one who always makes you smile)
Make you smile, babe

Tell me what I gotta do to please you
Baby, anything you say I'll do
'Cause I only want to make you happy
From the bottom of my heart, it's true

Tell me what I gotta do to please you
Baby, anything you say I'll do
'Cause I only want to make you happy
From the bottom of my heart, it's true

I wish that I could take a journey through your mind, alright
And find emotions that you always try to hide, babe, oh
I do believe that there's a love you want to share, oh, oh
I'll take good care of you, lady, have no fear, oh
So I wanna know

I wanna know what turns you on
I wanna know (So I can be all that and more)
And I'd like to (I'd like to know what makes you cry)
So I can be the one who always makes you smile

Uh tell me, tell me, tell me what I gotta do to please you
Baby, anything you say I'll do
'Cause I only want to make you happy
From the bottom of my heart, it's true

Tell me what I gotta do to please you
Baby, anything you say I'll do
'Cause I only want to make you happy
From the bottom of my heart, it's true

I wanna know what turns you on
I'd like to know, I'd like to know (So I can be all that and more)
(I wanna know) I'd like to know what makes you cry
(So) So I can be the one who always makes you smile

I'd like to know, I wanna know




I wanna know what turns you on
Tell me, girl

Overall Meaning

In "I Wanna Know," Joe sings about his desire to understand his partner's emotional needs and desires. The lyrics convey his willingness to do whatever it takes to make her happy - he wants to know what turns her on, what makes her cry, and what he can do to always make her smile. Throughout the song, Joe contrasts his own behavior with that of his partner's previous lover, who he suggests didn't appreciate her worth or take the time to understand her.


The use of repetition helps to emphasize Joe's desire to know what makes his partner happy. He repeats lines such as "I wanna know what turns you on" and "Tell me what I gotta do to please you," setting a persistent and passionate tone for the song. The use of smooth R&B vocals and a relaxed tempo create a romantic atmosphere that serves to reinforce the message of the lyrics.


Overall, "I Wanna Know" is an emotional plea for understanding and connection. Joe's desire to please his partner is palpable, and the lyrics paint a picture of a man willing to go to great lengths to make his loved one happy.


Line by Line Meaning

It's amazing how you knock me off my feet, hm
You have a powerful effect on me


Every time you come around me I get weak, oh yeah
I feel vulnerable and powerless when you're near me


Nobody ever made me feel this way, oh
You evoke emotions in me that no one else ever has


You kiss my lips and then you take my breath away
Your kisses leave me speechless and longing for more


So I want to know
I'm curious and eager to learn more about you


I want to know what turns you on
I want to understand your desires and what excites you


I'd like to know (So I can be all that and more)
I want to fulfill your needs and be the best partner I can be


I'd like to know (I'd like to know what makes you cry)
I want to understand your vulnerabilities and be there for you


So I can be the one who always makes you smile
I want to bring happiness to your life and make you happy


Girl, he never understood what you were worth, hm no
Your past partner didn't appreciate your value and take care of you


And he never took the time to make it work
Your past partner didn't show effort in the relationship


Baby, I'm the kind of man who shows concern, yes I do, oh
I am a caring partner who puts effort into the relationship


Anyway that I can please you let me learn
I am willing to learn what makes you happy and fulfill your desires


Tell me what I gotta do to please you
I am willing to do whatever it takes to make you happy


Baby, anything you say I'll do
I will follow your lead and do whatever you ask of me


From the bottom of my heart, it's true
I genuinely care about your happiness and well-being


I wish that I could take a journey through your mind, alright
I want to understand you on a deeper level and connect with you emotionally


And find emotions that you always try to hide, babe, oh
I want to help you feel comfortable and safe sharing your hidden emotions with me


I do believe that there's a love you want to share, oh, oh
I believe you have a capacity for love and I want to be the recipient of it


I'll take good care of you, lady, have no fear, oh
I will love and protect you, and you don't need to be afraid


Tell me, girl
I am eager and ready to listen to you and learn all I can about you




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Michele Williams, Jolyon Skinner, Joe Thomas

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