I Want It That Way Lyrics by Backstreet Boys


Backstreet Boys Lyrics

I Want It That Way Lyrics
Yeah

You are my fire
The one desire
Believe when I say
I want it that way

But we are two worlds apart
Can't reach to your heart
When you say
That I want it that way


[Chorus:]
Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
I want it that way

Am I your fire
Your one desire
Yes I know it's too late
But I want it that way

[Chorus]
Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
I want it that way

Now I can see that we're falling apart
From the way that it used to be, yeah
No matter the distance
I want you to know
That deep down inside of me...

You are my fire
The one desire
You are
You are, you are, you are

Don't wanna hear you say
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
Ain't nothin' but a mistake
(Don't wanna hear you say)
I never wanna hear you say
I want it that way

Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
Tell me why
Ain't nothin but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
(Don't wanna hear you say it)
I want it that way
I want it that way

I Want It That Way Info:

• An alternate version exists but wasn't officially released thats says 'I love it when I hear you say/I want it that way' because the released versions chorus didn't make sense.

• The music video was filmed at LAX International Airport on April 1, 1999 and shows the band being greeted by a crowd of screaming fans.

• Max Martin & Andreas Carlsson share writing credits on the song. Max Martin & Kristian Lundin produced the track.

• The single was released on April 27th, 1999, peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay, Billboard Top 40 Mainstream, Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks, UK Singles, Mexico, Canada, Austria, Irish, & German charts.

• Weird Al Yankovic made a parody of this song called 'eBay'.




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