You Ought to Be with Me

Album: Call Me (1972)
Charted: 3
  • Sit right down and talk to me,
    About how you want to be,
    You ought to be with me,
    Yeah, you ought to be with me.

    Thinking about what people do,
    Talking about how I love you,
    Thinking there's nothing to what they say,
    You're going to be with me, anyway.

    They don't want to see us do,
    All of the things we want to,
    You ought to be with me,
    Hey, you ought to be with me.

    You don't have to waste my time,
    If you want to be a friend of mine,
    You can leave me now and walk away,
    And turn your back for another day.

    Oh babe, yeah, yeah

    Say you ought to be the kind of girl,
    That can brighten this old world,
    And it's hard to see why you and me,
    Can't be together happily.

    I'm trying to realize,
    You being with some other guy,
    I don't know the reason why,
    You ought to be with me until I die.

    (You ought to be with me until I die)

    I don't want to waste my time,
    If you want to be a friend of mine,
    I want to hold you tight, love you right,
    Put good feelin' in your night.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Roger McGuinn of The Byrds

Roger McGuinn of The ByrdsSongwriter Interviews

Roger reveals the songwriting formula Clive Davis told him, and if "Eight Miles High" is really about drugs.

Phil Hurtt ("I'll Be Around")

Phil Hurtt ("I'll Be Around")Songwriter Interviews

Phil was a songwriter, producer and voice behind many Philadelphia soul classics. When disco hit, he got an interesting project: The Village People.


LecraeSongwriter Interviews

The Christian rapper talks about where his trip to Haiti and his history of addiction fit into his songs.

Bob Daisley

Bob DaisleySongwriter Interviews

Bob was the bass player and lyricist for the first two Ozzy Osbourne albums. Here's how he wrote songs like "Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley" with Ozzy and Randy Rhoads.

Elton John

Elton JohnFact or Fiction

Does he have beef with Gaga? Is he Sean Lennon's godfather? See if you can tell fact from fiction in the Elton John edition.

Art Alexakis of Everclear

Art Alexakis of EverclearSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer of Everclear, Art is also their primary songwriter.