I'd Love You To Want Me
by Lobo

Album: Of a Simple Man (1972)
Charted: 5 2
  • When I saw you standing there
    About fell out my chair
    And when you moved your mouth to speak
    I felt the blood go to my feet

    Now it took time for me to know
    What you tried so not to show
    Now something in my soul just cries
    I see the want in your blue eyes

    Baby, I'd love you to want me
    The way that I want you
    The way that it should be
    Baby, you'd love me to want you
    The way that I want to
    If you'd only let it be

    You told yourself years ago
    You'd never let your feelings show
    The obligation that you made
    For the title that they gave

    Baby, I'd love you to want me
    The way that I want you
    The way that it should be
    Baby, you'd love me to want you
    The way that I want to
    If you'd only let it be

    Now it took time for me to know
    What you tried so not to show
    Now something in my soul just cries
    I see the want in your blue eyes

    Baby, I'd love you to want me
    The way that I want you
    The way that it should be
    Baby, you'd love me to want you
    The way that I want to
    If you'd only let it be

    Baby, I'd love you to want me
    The way that I want you
    The way that it should be
    Baby, you'd love me to want you
    The way that I want to
    If you'd only let it be Writer/s: KENT LAVOIE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Tom O from Sacramento, CaI'm still curios about who or what this song was meant to be about...especially the verse about "the obligations that you made -for the title that they gave"
    It's bugged me for years. Please shed some light. Thank you
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1972 {November 12th} "I'd Love You To Want Me" by Lobo peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Top 100* chart, for the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash...
    Two weeks later "I'd Love You To Want Me" reached #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    Between 1971 and 1979 the Tallahassee, Florida native had sixteen records on the Top 100 chart, three made the Top 10 with the above "I'd Love You To Want Me" being his biggest hit...
    Besides "I'd Love You To Want Me", his other two Top 10 records were "Me and You and A Dog Named Boo" {#5 for two weeks in May of 1971} and "Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend" {#8 for two weeks in February of 1973}...
    Lobo, born Roland Kent, celebrated his 77th birthday four months ago on July 31st, 2020...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of Billboard's Top 10 on November 12th, 1972:
    #3. "I'll Be Around"/"How Could I Let You Get Away" by the Spinners
    #4. "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy
    #5. "Nights In White Satin" by the Moody Blues
    #6. "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" by the Temptations
    #7. "Freddie's Dead (Theme From 'Superfly')" by Curtis Mayfield
    #8. "Convention ’72" by the Delegates
    #9. 'Witchy Woman" by the Eagles
    #10. "Summer Breeze" by Seals and Crofts
  • Mariaeleana from MichiganDid The Beach Boys sing background vocals for this song?
  • Patricia from Somerset PaI want to know what "The title that they gave' means or stands for? Please get in touch with me . I love this song and I also wonder what happened to the band?
  • Pete B. from Solihull, UkThe first record I ever bought. I love this song as much now as I did when it was released in the UK in 1974.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenBrad, I'm listening to it on my AM Gold CD as I type this. Great song.
  • Adrian Chan from MalaysiaThe lyrics "when you move your mouth to speak, I feel the blood go through my feet" is about a student having a crush on his female teacher.
  • Azevedo from Petropolis, BrazilThis is one of my favorite rock balads. I remember the school's balls from my teen times. At that time in Brazil we had the habit of inviting a girl to dance a song together and very close. It was wonderful and romantic. I was very shy but my heart beat so fast when I listened this song a beautiful girl was near me. Without any doubt those were good times.
  • Brad from Barry, TxGreat song. I first found it on the radio, but then on Time-Life's AM Gold series.
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