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Backstreet Boys: I Just Want You to Know Meaning


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I Just Want You to Know Lyrics

Looking at your picture from when we first met
You gave me a smile that I could never forget
And nothing I could do could protect me from you that night

Wrapped around your finger, always on my mind
The days would blend 'cause we stayed up...

  1. anonymous
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    Sep 5th 2019 report

    All the doors are closing I'm tryin' to move ahead (it felt like a church wedding scene, after the bride comes inside, the door is now being closed for the ceremony)
    And deep inside I wish it's me instead (I think the writer wishes to be the significant other instead of the new partner)
    My dreams are empty from the day
    The day you slipped away (the end of a relationship) it's a song of regret.

  2. anonymous
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    Jun 30th 2011 report

    It's obviously not a breakup song because he says he wishes it was him instead so that hints at the fact that his girlfriend died.

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 13th 2011 report

    It's about a strong love relationship in which one lover dies 'i wish that I could believe there's a day you'll come back 2 me'nd da other keeps remembering his lover even though he tries 2 4get her the emotions are still strong nd he is completely destroyed 'my dreams are empty from the day, the day you slipped away'.

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2011 report

    This song hints the end of the best, most glorious thing that the singer has gotten in one's life; perhaps it was referred to the golden time of the band. Thorough the song, it is mentioned repeatedly that such a thing will never come back. The video clip shows people, other than the BackStreetBoys, singing the lines. It is likely to say that though time can never be turned back, memory stays.

  5. HeartzHunni214
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    May 28th 2010 report

    It's a classic song of a boy and girl breaking up, and the boy realizes (too late!) that he misses her and wants her back.

  6. cv_16
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    Mar 8th 2009 report

    He still pictures (remembers) the fist time they met and he still remembers her smile, and since then they became together with each other. He couldn't ignore her and this relationship was everything to him. Then they left each other, but everytime he tries to forget her and move on, he just can't. Some days he could fight her out of his mind but some nights he can't because it reminds him of her when they used to "stay up all night". He wants her to know that he can't let her go even if he tries to fake it. He wants her to come back to him.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 3rd 2006 report

    backstreet boys , like men .. all there songs are about being gay with eachother and or numerous sex partners a horrible thing to be teaching kids, the following needs to be done: they need to be terminated immediatley, all of their "albums" must be crushed shat on and then burned and there noise that they call music needs to be forgotten

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  8. PeanutPie
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    Apr 29th 2006 report

    Well. Maybe they didn't write it. They didn't, in fact! But It still has a meaning. There's still behind a man or woman who felt all those stuffs inside and put them on the paper so BSB could come and sing it =p. That's all I wanted to say!

  9. kiss_kiss
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    Mar 31st 2006 report

    Im pretty sure the Backstreet Boys don't write their own songs so who really knows what it means.

  10. Skeem
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    Jan 11th 2006 report

    This song is definitely about the end of something good, not necessarly a relationship. It could anything: a relationship, good time, school, there is many things and the end could have been a death or whatever the case may be. But it can be bigger than just a relationship, also there is a lot of nice imagery and metaphors in the opening stanza.

  11. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2005 report

    My thoughts are that this song is about a person's loss of a boyfriend/girlfriend, not by a breakup, but by death. When they sing "All the doors are closing I'm tryin' to move ahead And deep inside I wish it's me instead
    My dreams are empty from the day, the day you slipped away" It makes me think that this person is trying despretly to move on from their lovers death, but just wishes it was themself who "slipped away" instead of their lover...

  12. anonymous
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    Nov 25th 2005 report

    Sometimes I think that maybe the other person died because of the "...I wish that it was me instead..." Makes more sense to think the person died...

  13. anonymous
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    Nov 23rd 2005 report

    This is about a guy who has ended a relationship with his girlfriend. He still can't get over her and he wants her back. He wants her to know that he doesn't take back the relationship and that if he had the chance, he'd do it all over again, even though he knows the fate of the relationship coming to an end.

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