September 23, 2017

The second redeeming feature (alongside Samantha Mathis' amazing purple-fading-into-white dress) of the widely reviled movie "Super Mario Bros." was that it had a good soundtrack, with Roxette, Divinyls, George Clinton - even US3's "Cantaloop". (Actually think there was a law in those times that every movie had to have that song - "Renaissance Man", "Sisters", "It Takes Two", etc.)

The oddest song, though, is Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's "I Want You"... its mostly a goofy, bubblegum romance rap, but the funny part is how it starts with 45 seconds of slow piano and a woman sensually whispering and sighing "I want you..." -- interrupted by a full rap swagger "yeah baby, I want you too" and the drums kicking in - a kind of hilarious shifting of emotional gears.



The really weird thing is it wasn't on any of the lyrics sites. But... I have fixed that. No need to thank me, world.

(2018 followup: for some reason my lyrics there got rejected or otherwise didn't stick so here they are again, for your reading "pleasure")

Marky Mark "I Want You"

Ooh Baby-
[?] the things you to do to me
...yeah...
You make me feel so good...
Ooh baby...
I want you - I want you...

...Yeah Baby, I want you too

Aw yeah... c'mon c'mon c'mon
Uh uh uh uh
Yeah.
Gonna send this one out
to that special lady out there
Yo, She knows who she is
Peac

How do I want you?
Let me count the ways
'Cause when I'm with you girl
It's like I'm in a hot damn daze

And I just can't comprehend it
When I'm with my friends I just try to pretend it's
Just a temporary little love thing
But there's something about the way
You shake your thing

You got me wanting;
Even more than life itself
I've had many but I don't want anyone else.
So what's it gonnna be?
I want you, now tell me do you want me?
Because if you do then I'm gonna give it to ya
My lovin baby, y'know I wanna do ya

Early in the morning
When you just finish yawning
And then all night
'Cause I'm gonna make it feel right
And for your loving, on my knees girl I'll pray
And if you're with me this what I'll make you say
"Oooh"
Yeah and then I'll make you say
"Aiiiiii"
And then I'll make you say
"Oooh"
Yeah and then I'll make you say
"Aiiiiii"
And then the funk beat sayin'

(I want you)
Do you want me too?
(Love is true)
Girls you know it's true
(I want you)
But do you want me too?
(Love is true)

It's me, the M A R K Y baby why
Baby why do you gotta keep holding on when I'm holding on
The sweet tip, honey dip your grip
My insides to shreds
Promise not to spread
My love like butter on a bagel 'cause it's you
And only youthat I want to do the do to
I told you that you make say ooh and I mention
Expressing admiration girl for you I'm representing
I'm all about giving you my all and all
In the Spring Summer Fall, Marky Mark's the one to call

So what's a snap
And a chippy at your side
It's the man with the plan
No bluff- I got the right stuff
You know I'm hop-hop dip
But for you I'd flip
On the New Jack R+B Tip
So get with my program, I hope and pray
That you'll come my way, and if you do I'll make you say

"Oooh"
Yeah and then I'll make you say
"Aiiiiii"
Uh, And then I'll make you say
"Oooh"
And then I'll make you say
"Aiiiii"
And then the funk beat sayin'

(I want you)
Do you want me too?
(Love it's true)
Girls you know it's true, I said
(I want you)
But do you want me too?
(Love it's true)

Yeah baby.
When I'm alone at night, the only thought that ever comes to my mind
Is your beautiful face
And I want you to know
That you'll always have a man in me-
A man that'll treat you right
And love you all night

I want you my baby
I want you my baby
I-- want you
I need you baby
I want you baby
I love you
I need you
I want you

(I want you)
Do you want me too?
(Love is true)
Girls you know it's true, I said
(I want you)
Do you want me too?
(Love it's true)

(I want you)
Do you want me too?
(Love is true)
Girl you know it's true, I said
(I want you)
Do you want me too?
(Love it's true)
I don't want nobody but you (uh-huh)
Girl you know it's true
Yeah baby
I want you and only you

I don't want nobody but you (uh-huh)
Girl you know it's true
Yeah baby
I want you and only you

So sing...

Bayeeba
Bayeeba-
Bayeeba-
Bayeebaba
Bayeeba-
Hoohoohoohoo

Bayeeba
Bayeeba-
Bayeeba-
Bayeebaba
Bayeeba-
Bayeeba-
Dooaodoodododoladoodoo

Bayeeba
Bayeeba-
I want you
Bayeeba
I want you

Bayeeba
Bayeeba-
I want you
Oo oo oo oo