I Want What You Got

from Big Storm by Up in the Air

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about

I was noodlin' around with an old Beatle's song and came up with this idea. A little rhyming game led to the lyrics. As the song evolved the band worked up a pretty nifty modulation away from the key, and then back again. In the mock up of the recording I did for the band I put in a synth horn section in the lead. I liked it so much, I decided to keep it. Suzie liked singing it right away.

lyrics

I Want What You Got
by John Beccia

(E7-A7) 4X

E7 A7 E7 A7
So much like an addiction.............. I need you here by my side
E7 A7 E7 A7
Feeling like an affliction.............. that cannot be denied
am C G B7
Know it takes a conviction to show you.....what is inside
E7-A7 E7-A7
CHORUS -
You know I want what you got....You know I want what you got....
G B7 - - - -
You know you got what I really wa................nt
(E7-A7) 4X
You know I want what you got....

E7 A7 E7 A7
Life is just a collection.......... of all the things that we do
E7 A7 E7 A7
Lookin’ for a direction........... for a.feeling that’s true
am C G B7
Tryin’ to make a connection and reach for .....something that’s new
REPEAT CHORUS
G D A7
REFRAIN - When will I ever learn what brings me happiness
G A7 B7
When will I ever know the meaning of success
E7-A7 (E7-A) -
You know I want what you got....
You know I want what you got....

(B7--C7-C#7-D7) INSTRUMENTAL (gm-C7) - repeated (D7-C#7-C7-B7)

E7 A7 E7 A7
Leave behind reservations........... got to make a new start
E7 A7 E7 A7
With a determination.............. not to tear it apart
am C G B7
There are no explanations, you just....follow your heart
REPEAT CHORUS

G D A7
REFRAIN - When will I ever learn to love the simple things
G A B7
When will I ever know the the joy that love can bring
E7-A7 E7-A
You know I want what you got....
You know I want what you got....
(E7-A7) repeated over an over
You know I want what you got..
G B7 - - - -
You know you got what I really wa................nt
E7
You know I want what you got....

credits

from Big Storm, released July 21, 2016
Suzy Newman- lead vocals
John Beccia- nylon guitar, keys, synth horns
Phil Gross- bass
Rich Daulton-drums
Victor Rocha-congas
Tom Bruner-trombune
David Singer-flute

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Up in the Air Santa Margarita, California

Up in the Air blends elements of structure and improvisation into musical styles as varied as folk, pop, dixieland, bluegrass, latin, and worldbeat. The result is a fresh and ultimately dancable musical experience with a conspicuously multi-cultural sound. Their original songs center on themes of social equity and justice, environmental consciousness, love, and respect for others. ... more

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