Thinking About You
Whitney Houston Lyrics


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(Ooh, I'm just a fool for you)

I can't get you off my mind
No matter what I do
I'm wishing you were here with me
It makes no difference
I only think of you
And I'm living out my fantasy

Late at night, a rendezvous
Being such a love sick fool
It might be pouring rain (it could be pouring)
But still the same, nothing's changed
All in all I feel no shame
I'm just your fool the same
(I'm just your fool)
(I keep thinking about you, baby)
So tell me what you're gonna do
(I keep thinking about you)
All I wanna do is
(Like a river of wine, intoxicate my mind)
(I'm thinking about you)
That's what I wanna do
(Pick me up, let's go down)
(I'm thinking about it, too)
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
(I'm thinking about you)
Ya got me thinking about you
(I'm thinking about it, too)

Maybe weeping is a game
That's hard for me to face
(Don't you need me)
Just like I need you
There's no reason
Just my heart that makes me feel this way
And I hope you feel the same way, too

Late at night, a rendezvous
Being such a love sick fool
It might be pouring rain (it could be pouring)
But still the same, nothing's changed
All in all I feel no shame
I'm just your fool the same
I'm just your fool
(I keep thinking about you, baby)
So tell me what you're gonna do
Got me thinking about you
All I wanna do is
(Like a river of wine, intoxicate my mind)
(I'm thinking about you)
That's what I wanna do
(Pick me up, let's go down)
(I'm thinking about it, too)
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
(I'm thinking about you)
Got me thinking about you
(I'm thinking about it, too)

It might be pouring rain
But like a fool, insane
I run, I run, I run, I run to you
I'm just a love sick fool
I've got this thing for you
(I'm just, I'm just a love sick fool)

I'm just a fool for you
(I keep thinking about you, baby)
So tell me what you're gonna do
Got me thinking about you
All I wanna do is
(Like a river of wine, intoxicate my mind)
(I'm thinking about you)
That's what I wanna do
(Pick me up, let's go down)
(I'm thinking about it, too)
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
(I'm thinking about you)
Got me thinking about you
(I'm thinking about it, too)

(Like a river of wine, intoxicate my mind)
(I'm thinking about you)
That's what I wanna do
(Pick me up, let's go down)
(I'm thinking about it, too)
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)




(I'm thinking about you)
Got me thinking about you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Whitney Houston's song Thinking About You reveals the singer's strong attraction and infatuation for someone she can't seem to get out of her mind. As she sings "I can't get you off my mind, No matter what I do," It's apparent that she is held captive by the person's alluring aura. The lyrics offer a vivid expression of how the singer is living out her fantasy and longing to be with the one she loves. She is so infatuated that she feels no shame despite being a fool for love. She is hopeful that the recipient of her affection feels the same way.


The singer's passion and vulnerability are expressed through various metaphors, such as "weeping is a game" and "like a river of wine, intoxicate my mind." The chorus suggests that the singer is consumed by thoughts of the person, as she repeats "I'm just a fool for you" and "I keep thinking about you, baby." The song's passionate tone is maintained throughout the song as she is still thinking about the individual even when it's pouring rain.


Line by Line Meaning

I can't get you off my mind
Despite my efforts, I cannot stop thinking about you.


No matter what I do
Regardless of what actions I take, I am still consumed by thoughts of you.


I'm wishing you were here with me
My desire is for you to be present in my life.


It makes no difference
Despite the circumstances, my thoughts of you remain unchanged.


I only think of you
My thoughts are solely focused on you.


And I'm living out my fantasy
My mind is filled with idealized visions of being with you.


Late at night, a rendezvous
During the late hours, I dream of being with you.


Being such a love sick fool
I am so deeply infatuated with you that it renders me foolish.


It might be pouring rain (it could be pouring)
Even if the circumstances are unfavorable, I still yearn for you.


But still the same, nothing's changed
Despite the passage of time or external factors, my feelings for you remain constant.


All in all I feel no shame
I feel no regret or embarrassment about my love for you.


I'm just your fool the same
I continue to be willingly foolish for you.


So tell me what you're gonna do
I am curious about your intentions towards me.


All I wanna do is (Like a river of wine, intoxicate my mind)
I desire to be with you and be consumed by my love for you.


Pick me up, let's go down
I want to engage in a passionate and intimate encounter with you.


Ya got me thinking about you
You are the sole focus of my thoughts.


Maybe weeping is a game
Perhaps exhibiting vulnerability and expressing my emotions is seen as a form of entertainment.


That's hard for me to face
I struggle with confronting my own emotions.


(Don't you need me)
I long for a sense of validation and mutual affection from you.


Just like I need you
My desire for you reciprocates the need I feel for you.


There's no reason
I cannot logically justify my feelings for you.


Just my heart that makes me feel this way
I am guided solely by my emotions and feelings for you.


And I hope you feel the same way, too
I desire for our feelings towards each other to be mutual.


It might be pouring rain
Even if the circumstances are unfavorable, my desire for you remains strong.


But like a fool, insane
Regardless of the consequences, I continue to be blindly enamored by you.


I run, I run, I run, I run to you
I am willing to go to great lengths to be with you.


I've got this thing for you
I am deeply infatuated with you.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: La Forrest Cope, Michael Jones

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THEKATDIGGA

Lyrics: I can't get you off my mind
No matter what I do
I'm wishing you were here with me
It makes no difference
I only think of you
And I'm living out my fantasy

Late at night, a rendezvous
Being such a love sick fool
It might be pouring rain (it could be pouring)
But still the same, nothing's changed
All in all I feel no shame
I'm just your fool the same
(I'm just your fool)
(I keep thinking about you, baby)
So tell me what you're gonna do
(I keep thinking about you)
All I wanna do is
(Like a river of wine, intoxicate my mind)
(I'm thinking about you)
That's what I wanna do
(Pick me up, let's go down)
(I'm thinking about it, too)
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
(I'm thinking about you)
Ya got me thinking about you
(I'm thinking about it, too)

Maybe weeping is a game
That's hard for me to face
(Don't you need me)
Just like I need you
There's no reason
Just my heart that makes me feel this way
And I hope you feel the same way, too

Late at night, a rendezvous
Being such a love sick fool
It might be pouring rain (it could be pouring)
But still the same, nothing's changed
All in all I feel no shame
I'm just your fool the same
I'm just your fool
(I keep thinking about you, baby)
So tell me what you're gonna do
Got me thinking about you
All I wanna do is
(Like a river of wine, intoxicate my mind)
(I'm thinking about you)
That's what I wanna do
(Pick me up, let's go down)
(I'm thinking about it, too)
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
(I'm thinking about you)
Got me thinking about you
(I'm thinking about it, too)

It might be pouring rain
But like a fool, insane
I run, I run, I run, I run to you
I'm just a love sick fool
I've got this thing for you
(I'm just, I'm just a love sick fool)

I'm just a fool for you
(I keep thinking about you, baby)
So tell me what you're gonna do
Got me thinking about you
All I wanna do is
(Like a river of wine, intoxicate my mind)
(I'm thinking about you)
That's what I wanna do
(Pick me up, let's go down)
(I'm thinking about it, too)
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
(I'm thinking about you)
Got me thinking about you
(I'm thinking about it, too)

That's what I wanna do
(Pick me up, let's go down)
(I'm thinking about it, too)
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
(I'm thinking about you)
Got me thinking about you



All comments from YouTube:

Fran Sheffield

So I came here after Mariah said that this is one of her favourite Whitney songs. And WOW! This song gives me so many Mariah vibes! At some moments she actually sounds really similar to 90s Mariah! I could never understand why people compared them early on, but I can REALLY hear the similarities in this one

Iam rm chan

I've Been Thinking About You by Mariah lol, I think Whitney here sometimes sounds like Mariah in Weakness of the Body and Prisoner

Fran Sheffield

@Iam rm chan YEEEESSSS!!! Exactly!

Pema Stefa

I also saw that interview 😉 but I knew that song before.

G P

Mariah sounded similar to Whitney. Whitney was out first!

Sip Nog

@G P I was just wondering about that wording myself.

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Jay McGee

This song was highly underrated and Clive Davis underestimated the hit appeal of it. This could have been a HUGE R&B hit and would have crossover appeal as well. The Voice will never be forgotten! Whitney 🙏 RIP

Fee John

YASSSS..THESE PEOPLE DONT KNOW MUSIC

Umar Bentley

You Give Good Love was the one that really blast her off.She became a bonafied superstar after that one song.

TheFamilitchiChannel

mariah is very knowledgeable about music

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