You Make Me Wanna

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, it’s all about Fix or Make songs.

I don’t know but I kind of had a hard time choosing the song for this one. Fix or make seem to connote something positive and it feels like the prompt is leaning onto the positive usage of the word but somehow, I thought about this song and decided that this could be my entry.

Although this is like a cheating song supreme, I feel that in reality, everyone has somehow been in this kind of situation. Usher had ultimately sung some harsh realities through this one.

This is what you do
This is what you do
This is what you do


You make me wanna leave the one I’m with
Start a new relationship with you
This is what you do
Think about her and all the things that come along with
You make me
You make me wanna leave the one I’m with
Start a new relationship with you
This is what you do
Think about her and all the things that come along with
You make me
You make me


Before anything came between us
You were like my best friend
The one I used to run and talk to when me and my
Girl was having problems (that’s right)
You used to say it would be okay
Suggest little nice things I should do
And when I go home at night and lay my head down
All I seem to think about is you
And how you make me wanna


You make me wanna leave the one I’m with
Start a new relationship with you
This is what you do
Think about her and all the things that come along with
You make me
You make me wanna leave the one I’m with
Start a new relationship with you
This is what you do
Think about her and all the things that come along with
You make me
You make me


Now what’s bad
Is you’re the one that hooked us up
Knowing it should’ve been you
What’s sad is I love her but I’m falling for you
What should I do
Should I
Tell my baby bye-bye
Should I
Do exactly what I feel inside
‘Cause I
I don’t wanna go
Don’t need to stay
But I really need to get it together


You make me wanna leave the one I’m with (oh baby)
Start a new relationship with you
This is what you do
Think about her and all the things that come along with
You make me
You make me wanna leave the one I’m with (oh baby)
Start a new relationship with you
This is what you do
Think about her and all the things that come along with
You make me
You make me

At this point
The situation’s out of control
I never meant to hurt her but I
Gotta let her go
And if she may not understand it
Why all of this is going on
I tried
I tried to fight it but the feelings just too strong

You make me wanna wanna
You make me wanna


You make me wanna leave the one I’m with
Start a new relationship with you
This is what you do
Think about her and all the things that come along with
You make me
You make me wanna leave the one I’m with
Start a new relationship with you
This is what you do
Think about her and all the things that come along with
You make me
You make me

You Make Me Wanna” is a song by American recording artist Usher. It was released by LaFace Records and Arista Records as the lead single from Usher’s second studio album, My Way on August 5, 1997. “You Make Me Wanna…” was written by Usher along with Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal who both produced the tune. An R&B, soul and pop song in C minor, it makes use of acoustic guitar, hi-hat and bell instrumentation. The song focuses on a love triangle relationship, with the protagonist wishing to leave his girlfriend for his erstwhile best friend, with a hook in which Usher states, “You make me wanna leave the one I’m with and start a new relationship with you”. The record won a Billboard Music Award. a Soul Train Music Award and a WQHT Hip Hop Award and was nominated for a Grammy.

-Wikipedia

9 thoughts on “You Make Me Wanna

    1. I think Ne-yo was blackballed — there’s this video in youtube that explains why Ne-yo doesn’t make hits anymore… as for Usher.. I guess he was really great when we were in HS and in college, I can still imagine myself wallowing on Can You Help Me… gosh, iyak iyak pa ako… and You Got it Bad because at that time, it felt sakto… but then, we’ve all grown older, so did he… I feel that’s why medyo nawala na yung faneys nya tapos now pa, Korean fandom na…

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  1. It happens, people leave the one that they are with for somebody new, but it becomes more painful when they leave you for someone you know. My wife had a good friend whose husband left her for her sister and that destroys the whole family. Other than that it is a nice song.

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