Looking back on when I Was a little nappy headed boy Then my only worry Was for Christmas what would be my toy Even though we sometimes Would not get a thing We were happy with the Joy the day would bring Sneaking out the back door To hang out with those hoodlum friends of mine Greeted at the back door With, "Boy thought I told you not to go outside" Trying your best to bring the water to your eyes Thinking it might stop her from whooping your behind
I wish those days could come back once more Why did those days ever have to go? I wish those days could come back once more Why did those days ever have to go? 'Cause I love them so
Brother says he's telling About you playing doctor with that girl Just don't tell I'll give you Anything you want in this whole wide world Mama gives you money for Sunday school You trade yours for candy after church is through Smoking cigarettes and writing something nasty on the wall (you nasty boy) Teacher sends you to the principal's office down the hall You grow up and learn that kind of thing isn't right But while you were doing it-it sure felt out to sight
I wish those days could come back once more Why did those days ever have to go? I wish those days could come back once more Why did those days ever have to go?
Writer/s: Stevie Wonder
Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Exploration Group LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Royalty Network, Songtrust Ave, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Al from HoustonI LOVED this song when I was growing up in Beaumont, TX in the 70s. I remember singing with my brothers and friends some of those lines - 'you nasty boy' and 'whipping your behind'..we were in a neighborhood with other kids our ages and went out to play every day and got into some trouble..Stevie nailed it describing a lot in our lives growing up. Those were the days..and still love this song.
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.