I Want You Back Lyrics by Jackson 5


Jackson 5 Lyrics

I Want You Back Lyrics
[Verse 1:]
When I had you to myself, I didn't want you around
Those pretty faces always make you stand out in a crowd
But someone picked you from the bunch, one glance is all it took
Now it's much too late for me to take a second look

[Chorus:]
Oh baby, give me one more chance
(To show you that I love you)
Won't you please let me back in your heart
Oh darlin', I was blind to let you go
(Let you go, baby)
But now since I've seen you it is on
(I want you back)
Oh I do now
(I want you back)
Ooh ooh baby
(I want you back)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
(I want you back)
Na na na na

[Verse 2:]
Trying to live without your love is one long sleepness night
Let me show you, girl, that I know wrong from right
Every street you walk on, I leave tear stains on the ground
Following the girl I didn't even want around

Let me tell ya now
Oh baby, all I need is one more chance
(To show you that I love you)

Won't you please let me back in your heart
Oh darlin', I was blind to let you go
(Let you go, baby)
But now since I've seen you it is on
All I want...
All I need...
All I want!
All I need!

Oh, just one more chance
To show you that I love you
Baby baby baby baby baby baby!
(I want you back)
Forget what happened then
(I want you back)
And let me live again!

Oh baby, I was blind to let you go
But now since I've seen you it is on
(I want you back)
Spare me of this cost
(I want you back)
Give me back what I lost!

Oh baby, I need one more chance, hah
I'd show you that I love you
Baby, oh! Baby, oh! Baby, oh!
I want you back!
I want you back!
[Fade out]
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I Want You Back Info:

• Motown originally intended to offer the song, originally titled 'I Wanna Be Free,' to Gladys Knight & the Pips and later for Diana Ross.

• The single was released on October 7th, 1969, sold over 6 million copies, and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart on January 31st, 1970.

• The Corporation (AKA Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, and Alphonzo Mizell) share writing credits on the song.

• In 1999, the song 'I Want You Back' was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

• The song was recorded in Los Angeles, California and performed it live on their first television appearance on 'The Hollywood Palace'




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