I want you to want me

I want you to want me
I’d love you to love me
I’m beggin’ you to beg me
Oh I need you to need me*

I want you to want me
I’d love you to love me
I’m beggin’ you to beg me

Put on my old brown shoes
Put on a brand new * shirt
I’ll get home early from work
If you say that you love me
Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I
See you cryin’
Oh, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I
See you cryin’
Feelin’ all alone without a friend
You know you feel like dyin’ *
Oh, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I
See you cryin’

I want you to want me
I’d love you to love me
I’m beggin’ you to beg me
Oh I need you to need me

Kick on my old brown shoes
Put on my brand new shirt
I’ll get home early from work
If you say that you love me
Oh, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I
See you cryin’
Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I
See you cryin’
Feelin’ all alone without a friend
You know you feel like dyin’
Oh, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I
See you cryin’

Feelin’ all alone without a friend
You know you feel like dyin’
Never didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I
See you cryin’
I want you to want me
I’d love you to love me
I’m beggin’ you to beg me
Oh I need you to need me

* I want you to do something
_ Structure = want + someone/something + to infinitive
Examples:

  • They want Lenny to stay here.

  • Suzan wanted her sister to help her.

  • He wants his students to study more.

If you use a pronoun, then you must use me, you, him, her, it, us, them.

  • They want him to stay here.

  • Suzan wanted me to help her.

  • He wants them to study more.

_ Common mistakes = ++ I want that you do that. ++
++ She wants you do that. ++
=> NO NO NO!!! => I want
you to do that.

Note that in this song, there are other similar structures:

I want you to want me
I
‘d love you to love me
I’m
beggin’ you to beg me
Oh I
need you to need me

With ‘would love/would like/would hate’ + (object) + to infinitive:

  • I‘d love to stay but I can’t.

  • We‘d like you to come with us.

Careful: without ‘would’, you use either the -ing form or to infinitive:

  • He loves playing the piano.

The structure is the same with ‘expect’:

  • They expect you to be here on time.

Chris Isaak’s most famous songs are Wicked game and Baby did a bad bad thing.
In Wicked game, the chorus * starts with

I wanna fall in love
with you

For more information about ‘wanna’, click here.