I Want You Back

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I Want You Back lyrics:

[Intro: Michael]

Uh-huh huh huh huh

Let me tell ya now

Uh-huh

 

[Verse 1: Michael]

When I had you to myself

I didn’t want you around

Those pretty faces always made you stand out in a crowd

But someone picked you from the bunch

One glance was all it took

Now it’s much too late for me to take a second look

 

[Chorus: Michael + (Jackson 5)]

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 see you in his arms

(I want you back)

 

[Post-Chorus: Michael + (Jackson 5)]

Yes I do now

(I want you back)

Ooh ooh baby

(I want you back)

Ya ya ya ya

(I want you back)

Na na na na

 

[Verse 2: Michael]

Tryin’ to live without your love

Is one long sleepless 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 you now

 

[Chorus: Michael + (Jackson 5)]

Oh baby all I need is one more chance

(To show you that I love you)

Won’t you please let me

(back to your heart)

Oh darlin’ I was blind to let you go

(let you go baby)

But now since I see you in his arms

Uh-huh

 

[Bridge: Michael]

A buh buh buh buh

A buh buh buh buh

All I want

A buh buh buh buh

All I need

A buh buh buh buh

All I want

A buh buh buh buh

All I need

 

[Chorus 2: Jermaine, Michael, and (Jackson 5)]

Oh, just one more chance

To show you that I love you

Baby! Baby!

Baby! Baby!

Baby! Baby!

(I want you back)

 

[Jackie + (Jackson 5)]

Forget what happened then (I want you back)

 

[Jermaine]

Let me live again

 

[Chorus 3: Michael + (Jackson 5)]

Oh baby I was blind to let you go

But now since I see you in his arms

(I want you back)

 

[Jackie]

Spare me of this cause

 

[Jermaine]

Gimme back what I lost

 

[Outro: Michael]

Oh baby I need one more chance ha

I tell ya that I love you

Oh! Oh! Oh! I want you back!

Segregation in Music

One thing that has stuck with me throughout our discussions in class, is about different races doing covers to songs, or singing songs that are made from another race. Honestly, I believe that is just nonsense. I think music appreciation is extremely important, and there should not be a genre of music for just one race to enjoy. I do not think people should look down on others for doing covers of their songs. I believe that if someone takes the time to cover someone elses song, it is because they really enjoyed it and were inspired by it. I do not think that it is a competition thing at all. I also do not think that the songs worth gets devalued if the opposite race sings it, but I do see where people could get upset over that though. Maybe people are going about it the wrong ways then as well. Maybe when someone does a cover of a song of important cultural background, some tribute needs to be made. Not only just monetary value but a formal, written reason why they chose to sing and cover the song they did. Maybe that would help with all the controversy. But truthfully, as a society, we need to stop segregating things. Instead of saying, “this particular genre is only made for whites to sing and whites to listen to,” we need to have more of an open mind. Music is a way for everybody to come together, but we will never be able to get that way if we keep labeling genres as “black and white.”

The Walkman: Technological Advances in Music

Technology has changed music in many ways. You could go back all the way to the invention of guitars or any musical instrument. I believed what piece of technology that really changed music, was the Walkman. The fact that you could take your favorite music around with you and listen to them on your own, really isolating yourself from the world in a way, blew the minds of many. Some discouraged the idea, as like any new idea or product, because they could not understand why anybody would want a tape player that would not record, but once they were marketed, they were a huge hit. From that point on, the way we listen to music changed drastically. After the Walkman, we got the portable cd player, which hit home for me. I got one of those as a kid and I loved it. I would listen to my kids bop cd’s and my “Jojo” cd’s in it. I remember getting so upset because anytime you were listening to it the car, and you hit a bump, the cd would skip and most of the time you would have to turn it off and turn it back on again. After the portable cd player, we had mp3 players, and let’s not lie we all ended up using Limewire to illegally download music even though it gave the computer lots and lots of viruses. After the mp3 player, we got Ipods, which then inevitably gave us the Iphone, which many people have. If it was not for the invention of the Walkman, a music device, around the late 1970’s, we probably would not have the phones we do today.

Originality in Music

After a class discussion about how people are critiquing Greta van Fleet for being too much like Led Zepplin, I realized that music today is not original. Music styles, rhythms, and lyrics have been shared and taken multiple times. A couple years back, I remember hearing on the news that the Beach Boys were threatening to sue Katy Perry for not crediting them for “California Girls.” I believe that it is nearly impossible to not copy someone’s style or lyrics at some point. One of my favorite songs, at the moment, is called “Undecided” by Chris Brown. I really liked this song because it has such a cool, positive beat and rhythm. It wasn’t until I played the song in the car with my mom until I realized that the beat and music, that I loved so much, was taken from a song that was one of my moms favorite songs, “I Love Your Smile,”  by Shanice. I was completely astonished. This song that I thought was a completely new style, was not. It was originally Shanice’s then taken by Chris Brown. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense to me. My favorite genre is hip hop, and especially in this genre, everything is shared, from lines to beats to anything. I honestly think that is one of the main reasons that I enjoy listening to hip hop. Familiarity is important. I believe that if something is too original, it would deflect more listeners than attract them.

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