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I Wanna Be Where You Are

(T-Boy Ross / Leon Ware)

Arranged by James Anthony Carmichael
Produced by Hal Davis
Executive Producer : Berry Gordy

Recorded at the Motown Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California.

Versions

Got To Be There Album Version (from "Got To Be There") 2:59
Single Single Mono Version (from 7" US Single) 2:58
Single Single Stereo Version (from 7" US promo Single) 2:58
In Japan ! Live Version (from "In Japan !") 6:32
Save The Children Live Version (from "Save The Children ") 4:10
Dallas Austin Remix (from The Remix Suite) 4:11
     
 

Covered by Marvin Gaye
Album "I Want You" (Tamla, 1976)

 

Single details

US single released May 2, 1972.
#2 R&B, # 16 Pop
Sales : 1 321 567 (World), 658 305 (USA)

 

Collection

I Wanna Be Where You Are
I Wanna Be Where You Are
(Mono/Stereo)
7" White Label Promo, 1972
M 1202
USA
not common
I Wanna Be Where You Are
I Wanna Be Where You Are /
We've Got A Good Thing Going
7" Single, 1972
M 1202
USA
not common
I Wanna Be Where You Are
I Wanna Be Where You Are / We've Got A Good Thing Going
7" Single, 1972
Germany
not common
I Wanna Be Where You Are
I Wanna Be Where You Are / We've Got A Good Thing Going
7" Single, 1972
Italy
rare
I Wanna Be Where You Are
I Wanna Be Where You Are /
We've Got A Good Thing Going
7" Single, 1972
Japan
rare

I Wanna Be Where You Are /
We've Got A Good Thing Going
7" Single, 1972
TMATS 5012
Portugal
rare

Ben / I Wanna Be Where You Are
Yesteryear Reissue, 1974
Y 555 F
USA
common
 


Lyrics / Paroles

 

michael

Can it be I stayed away too long
Did I leave your mind when I was gone
It's not my thing trying to get back
But this time let me tell you where I'm at
You don't have to worry 'cause I'm coming
Back to where I should have always stayed
And now I've heard the maybe to your story
And it's enough love for me to stay

Can it be I stayed away too long
Did I leave your mind when I was gone
It's not my thing trying to get back
But this time let me tell you where I'm at

Chorus:
I wanna, wanna be where you are
Anywhere you are
I wanna, wanna be where you are
Everywhere you are

Bridge:
Please don't close the door to our future
There's so many things we haven't tried
I could love you better than I used to
And give you all the love I have inside

Chorus:
I wanna, wanna be where you are
Any, any, anywhere you are
I wanna, wanna be where you are
I gotta be where you are

© 1972 Stein & Van Stock, Inc. (ASCAP)