Want to Want Me - Jason Derulo



The Experience: Why don't you want to want me? We all want them to care about us. But there are lots of ways to "care." You can want, you can use, you can abuse... or you can actually love...


Music video: The video switches back and forth between Jason Derulo, alone in bed on a hot sweaty night, Jason's hot and heavy daydreams about going over to her house and making out, and Jason singing to her from the stage of an abbandoned theater. There's a disconnect between the his supposed love for the girl, and the physicality video itself. He doesn't dream about her - he just dreams about getting up next to her. And the upbeat music is fun, but not romantic. The message: sex over love any day.

The Meaning of Want to Want Me: For Derulo, you are nothing but your body. I got your body on my mind. I want it bad... Want to Want Me is a song about "love." But want and love aren't the same thing. Wanting is all about having. But while you can have feelings, or a body, or sex, you can't have a person. And true love is about people... not things.

Ask yourself: Is "want" a good word for love?

LYRICS:

It's too hard to sleep
I got the sheets on the floor
Nothing on me
And I can't take it no more
it's a hundred degrees
I got one foot out the door
Where are my keys?
'Cause I gotta leave, yeah

In the back of the cab
I tip the driver, 'head of time
Get me there fast
I got your body on my mind
I want it bad
Ooh, just the thought of you gets me so high, so high

Girl, you're the one
I want you to want me
And if you want, hey girl, you got me
There's nothing I know I wouldn't do, I wouldn't do
Just to get up next you

Girl, you're the one
I want you to want me
And if you want, hey girl, you got me
There's nothing I know I wouldn't do, I wouldn't do
Just to get up next you
Just to get up next you

You open the door
Wearing nothing but a smile down to the floor
And you whisper in my ear, baby I'm yours
Ooh, just the thought of you gets me so high, so high

Girl, you're the one
I want you to want me
And if you want, girl, you got me
There's nothing I know I wouldn't do, I wouldn't do
Just to get up next you

Girl, you're the one
I want you to want me
And if you want hey girl, you got me
There's nothing I know I wouldn't do, I wouldn't do
Just to get up next you
Just to get up next you

Just the thought of you gets me so high, so high
Ooh, just the thought of you gets me so high, so high

Girl, you're the one
I want you to want me
And if you want, hey girl, you got me
There's nothing I know I wouldn't do, I wouldn't do
Just to get up next you

Girl, you're the one
I want you to want me
And if you want, hey girl, you got me
There's nothing I know I wouldn't do, I wouldn't do
Just to get up next you
Just to get up next you

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