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I Want You with Me

4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Woody Harris

When I was little, my mama said to me
"One day you'll find a love to last eternally"
I want you with me everywhere I go
So please don't leave me baby, I love you so

I'll be the ruler of this whole wide world
If you will only say you'll be my girl
I want you with me in everything I do
You know I need you baby, I'm in love with you

There is no mountain that I can't climb
You find the mountain, child, and I'll find the time
I want you with me, with me night and day
Well, you can make me happy baby, don't you go away

I'll swim an ocean with a raging foam
If I know that you'll be there when I come back home
I want you with me, you know I love you so
Well, I want you with me baby, I'll never let you go
Well, I want you with me baby, I'll never let you go

Recordingdate: 1961/03/12, first released on: Something for Everybody (album)


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Tony D. wrote on May 10, 2008
Great number to 'stroll' to at Elvis or rock n roll discos. Has a certain 'toughness' to the sound and a nice climatic drum ending.
old shep wrote on September 12, 2008
The lyrics are a bit naff on this one.I think Elvis could have found a better song to hepl fill "the rocking side" of this album
Steve Morse wrote on September 12, 2008
A fabulous controlled rocker, from Elvis's classiest album. The sound is excellent and Elvis's voice just soars, helped by the echo-chamber effect. His voice shows a new maturity, though still sounding young, and it's a joyous sound. Love that "raging foam" !
Steve V wrote on September 12, 2008
A mix between the the old & new Elvis and a perfect song for him. His voice was at its best 1960-62. One of my favorites.
My boy, my boy wrote on September 12, 2008
Nice attempt to recapture the 50's rock !
commoneverybody wrote on September 12, 2008
One of the most underrated songs in the Elvis cataloque. Pure class, great sound, this one SWINGS from beginning to end. Also one of my favorites from the 60s!
Natha wrote on September 12, 2008
Here you will find a clearly maturing Elvis (in all ways). A periode there is a wonderful mixture in recording in which the fifties as well as the sixties seem to blend. One of those wonderful RnR recordings befitting his age. This one is on my regular list!
sitdown68 wrote on September 12, 2008
my alltime favourite on this release. how diff'rent would this songline sound years later: There is no mountain that I can't climb...
Deano1 wrote on March 20, 2010
The best song on side one of the "Something For Everybody" LP was the ballad "There's Always Me". On the side two (the rhythmic side), "I Want You With Me" is the best song and both songs are worthy of five stars. This one is only slightly more controlled than his best 50's rockers and it proves that Elvis still had "it" when the right song was presented to him.
shoesuedeblues wrote on May 26, 2010
This is a good beefy number, OK the lyrics are trite but the overall sound almost takes the listener back to those great days in the 1950s.
dgirl wrote on May 26, 2010
My kind of Elvis. Perfection!
Pedro Nuno wrote on May 26, 2010
Love this song and album! Those are the 60's i love.
bajo wrote on January 28, 2011
I've always loved the Something For Everybody album. The idea of a ballad side and rythm side was well received by this signature. This song was one of the highlights on side 2. Surprisingly rough at this point in the album flow. Other fav's on side 2 is I'm Coming Home, Put The Blame On Me and Judy.
derekd wrote on January 28, 2011
This was Elvis returning to pre army type recordings. It just goes to show that given the right song Elvis could still record R&R.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on January 28, 2011
Love the song and the album. The vocals and the band are great. I just it was recorded in better sound quality.
Bestoftherest8301 wrote on June 16, 2011
Anyone know of any outakes / alternates for this and have they been released on anything / anywhere? Would not have the same impact if sung by anyone else, Elvis takes it, roughs it up in his own typical style and makes it a great rocking number. I can listen to this anytime anywhere and it'll make me smile and a bit smug that this track is little known outside of the Elvis world, and personally I would like to keep it that way! Selfish? = yeah!
Lpool kid wrote on June 16, 2011
great song and great performance 5 stars nuff said.
Great Dane wrote on June 16, 2011
One of my favourite albums,you can hear his voice was getting better. I have this FTD cd signed by James Burton-Glenn D-Jerry Scheff and Ronnie Tutt,so a good reason to play my vinyl album.(i am a vinyl freak ;)) 5 stars both this album and song.
yankee1104 wrote on June 16, 2011
A rockin song on a great album. It does have a 50's feel to it.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on June 16, 2011
One of my favorites by Elvis. Sung very well.
japio wrote on September 07, 2011
This is a real rock ''n'' blues song. Why it wasn''t released as single. it woulb be classic. The album is even strong. So this songs fits well on this album. Timeless
Jimmy Boy wrote on September 07, 2011
Never much cared for it. Always reminded me of "Let's have a Party" which is a far better song in my humble opinion.
TCB1974 wrote on September 07, 2011
This is a strong recording that has very much a 50s feeling to it, very much in the style of Ain't that loving you baby. Definitely one of those recordings that is never skipped. Four stars from me.
freedom101 wrote on November 03, 2011
Perfection personified!
Gorse wrote on September 17, 2012
Certainly one of the highlights of an album that never grabbed me as much as Pot Luck or Elvis is Back, however this song is Elvis at his peak
sugartummy wrote on March 16, 2013
Everything on this song is great. Must not have been too difficult for Elvis to turn this into a classic.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on October 15, 2013
Great performance. Love this song ! I would like RCA to remaster this gem, note by note.
Cruiser621 wrote on October 15, 2013
Not one of the better songs from the album "Something for Everybody!" released in 1961 if memory serves me correct. It's OK but nothing to write home about; too many other good tunes on this album overshadow it. "I'm Coming Home" the lead off song on the rhythm side aka side 2 of the LP version is the ultimate and for the time, very different song from Mr. Presley. To be honest, at least in my opinion, the Ballad Side took precedent.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 16, 2013
This is such a fantastic, electrifying, groovy and fun song and it should definitely be much better known than it actually is. It's a masterpiece of a track for sure and I've never skipped it. I rate this song and Elvis' rendition of it 5 Stars.
TheMemphisFan wrote on July 05, 2015
This 1961 song would've been a much better choice by RCA to release as a single in 1967 instead of "Judy" to couple with the fine ballad "There's Always Me".
JerryNodak wrote on June 14, 2019
I wasn't crazy about the ballad/rhythm side concept, but overall I like the LP. I prefer "I'm Coming Home" over "I Want You With Me." I give "I Want You with Me" 3 Stars.
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