I Want It That Way Lyrics – Backstreet Boys

English 18 April 12, 1999
The lyrics of "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys is a heartfelt exploration of love and longing. It delves into the complexities of desire, distance, and the pain of separation. The lyrics express a yearning for connection despite being apart, as well as a plea for understanding and acceptance of one's feelings. Through its catchy melody and poignant lyrics, the song captures the universal experience of wanting someone or something in a way that cannot be easily explained or changed. ...Read More

I Want It That Way Song Lyrics

[Intro: AJ]
Yeah-eh-eh

[Verse 1: Brian]
You are my fire
The one desire
Believe when I say
I want it that way

[Verse 2: Nick]
But we are two worlds apart
Can't reach to your heart
When you say
That I want it that way

[Chorus: All]
Tell me why
Ain't nothing but a heartache
Tell me why
Ain't nothing but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
I want it that way

[Verse 3: AJ & Brian]
Am I your fire?
Your one desire
Yes, I know it's too late
But I want it that way

[Chorus: All]
Tell me why
Ain't nothing but a heartache
Tell me why
Ain't nothing but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
I want it that way

[Bridge: Kevin, Kevin & AJ]
Now I can see that we're falling apart
From the way that it used to be, yeah
No matter the distance, I want you to know
That deep down inside of me

[Verse 4: Howie, Nick & All]
You are my fire
The one desire
You are (You are, you are, you are)
Don't wanna hear you

[Break: All]
Ain't nothing but a heartache (Say, hey, yeah)
Ain't nothing but a mistake (Don't wanna hear you say)
I never wanna hear you say (Oh, yeah)
I want it that way

[Chorus: All]
Tell me why
Ain't nothing but a heartache
Tell me why
Ain't nothing but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
(Don't wanna hear you say)
I want it that way
Tell me why
Ain't nothing but a heartache
Ain't nothing but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
(Never wanna hear you say, yeah)
I want it that way

[Outro: AJ]
'Cause I want it that way

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Last Update: May 4, 2024




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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "I Want It That Way" song?

"I Want It That Way" song is sung by Backstreet Boys.

Who is the lyrics writer of "I Want It That Way" song?

"I Want It That Way" song lyrics written by Andreas Carlsson & Max Martin.

Who is the music producer of "I Want It That Way" song?

"I Want It That Way" song music composed & produced by Kristian Lundin & Max Martin.

When was "I Want It That Way" song released?

"I Want It That Way" song was released on April 12, 1999.