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Lyric You Can t Get What You Want (till You Know What You Want)


You Can t Get What You Want ( Til You Know What You Want)
Joe Jackson

Sometimes you start feelin so lost and lonely,
then you ll find it s all been in your mind.
Sometimes you think someone is the one and only;
can t you see, it could be you and me?
But if there s any doubt,
then I think I ll leave it out.

Cause I ll tell you one thing:
you can t get what you want
till you know what you want.
Said, you can t get what you want
till you know what you want.

Sometimes you keep busy reaching out for something.
You don t care, there s always something there.
Sometimes you can t see that all you need is one thing.
If it s right, you could sleep at night,
But it can take some time,
But at least I m here in line.
Cause I ll tell you one thing:
you can t get what you want
till you know what you want.
Said, you can t get what you want
till you know what you want.

Sometimes you can t see that all you need is one thing.
If it s right, you could sleep at night,
But it can take some time,
But at least I m here in line.
Cause I ll tell you one thing:
you can t get what you want
till you know what you want.
Said, you can t get what you want
till you know what you want.

From: Todd & Sharon Peach

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Another Version:

You Can t Get What You Want
Joe Jackson
Written and arranged by Joe Jackson

(#15 in 1984)

- Original version on A&M Records Body & Soul by Joe Jackson (SP5000).
This rendition was from A&M SP-12098 ( a special remix version)
(extremely classy and danceworthy) Pokazuka Limited/Almo Music 6:25
(Original about 1/2 as long).

Sometimes you stop feeling so lost and lonely,
Then you find it s all been in your head.
Sometimes you think someone is the one and only,
Can t you see it could be you and me?
But if there s any doubt,Then I think I ll leave it out.

( Cause I ll say one thing:)
You can t get what you want,
Til you know what you want.
Said you can t get what you want
Til you know what you want.

Sometimes you keep busy reachin out for something
You don t care there s always something there
Sometimes you can t see that all you need is one thing:
If it s right, you could sleep at night

But it can take some trying;
But at least I hear it right.
Cause I ll tell you one thing:
You can t get what you want
Til you know what you want
Said you can t hear what you want
Til you know what you want.

Sometimes you can t see that all you need is one thing:
If it s right you could sleep tonight.
But it can take some time,
But at least I m hearin right.

Cause I know one thing;
You can t get what you want
Til you know what you want.
Said you can t get what you want
Til you know what you want.
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I m tellin man, you can t get what you want
What you want (want, want)
I m tellin man what you want (want, want)
What you (you) want (want, want, want)...

transcribed by Ron Mausolf