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Song title: I wanna be with you


I wanna be with you

So let the frozen sands crumble, crumble and fall
Yeah that’s all right, I don’t mind at all
Well let it all tumble right into the sea
Yeah that’s all right, that’s fine with me
Since you came down the line
I don’t sleep at night
I got one thing on my mind
And so every day, every night
I wanna be with you
I wanna be with you
That’s what I wanna do
‘Cause you’re so out of sight
I wanna be with you
I wanna be with you
That’s what I wanna do

Well I lost my job at the Texaco station
Instead of pumpin’ gas I dreamed of you
I got thrown out of my house
I got such a bad reputation
‘Cause all I wanna do is be seen with you

They gave me my pay and said walk
I don’t care what they say
Go ahead and let ‘em all talk
Until the world falls apart
I wanna be with you
I wanna be with you
That’s what I wanna do
Until they rip out my heart
I wanna be with you
I wanna be with you
That’s what I wanna do

Bedtime, hold tight, love me just a little bit
All night, a little bit more
Tonight, tonight give me just a little kiss
Oh I don’t know, I don’t know
I don’t understand it
You ain’t pretty at all
But I come when you whisper
I run when you call
When I see you on the streets I fall on my face
I drop to my knees, I plead my case
And baby I can’t stand it
And baby that’s all
Ridin’ by your side in my car
Oh, oh I wanna be with you
I wanna be with you
Darlin’ don’t you know
Oh, oh I wanna be with you
I wanna be with you
Because I love you so

Notes: Recorded for both Darkness and The River, with minor lyrics variations.


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 20/04/1999 Forum Assago, Milan ,Italy
Last known live performance: 14/05/2016 Nou Camp, Barcelona ,Spain

Song 'history':


Recorded during the DARKNESS studio sessions, but then not used for the album.
Studio recordings have surfaced from the THE RIVER sessions, but the song was not used for that album.
The TRACKS studio out-take collection included for the first (official) time this song. Also included in the TRACKS 'greatest hits', '18-TRACKS'.
Just less than a dozen shots during the Reunion tour
One only rendering for this song in the Magic tour (02/05/2008 Bank Atlantic Center, Ft. Lauerdale,FL ,USA)
One only performance during the High Hopes tour (22/04/2014 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA)
The song was then included in the THE TIES THAT BIND Anniversary Box, released in 2015.
It only saw the light 3 times in the whole 2016 The River tour
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