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What Was It You Wanted

Bob Dylan © 1989 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


21 Mar 1989
cd imgOH MERCY

21 Mar 1989
cd imgTHE DEEDS OF MERCY (T-317)
cd imgOH MERCY OUTTAKES (T-337)
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Volume 4 (vinyl bootleg)

  Oh Mercy session 7, The Studio, New Orleans LA - 21.mar.1989, overdub 10.apr.1989, album version  
  Oh Mercy session 7, The Studio, New Orleans LA - 21.mar.1989, alt take  

What was it you wanted?
Tell me again so i know
What's happenin' in there?
What's goin' on with your show?
What was it you wanted?
Could you say it again
I'll be back in a minute
You can get it together by then.

What was it you wanted?
You can tell me i'm back
We can start it all over
Get it back on the track.
You got my attention
Well, go ahead speak
What was it you wanted
When you were kissin' my cheek?

Was there somebody lookin'
When you gimme that kiss?
Someone there in the shadows
Someone that i might have missed
Is there something you needed?
Something i don't understand
What was it you wanted?
Do i have it here in my hand?

Whatever you wanted
Slipped outta my mind
Would you remind me again
If you'd be so kind?
Has the record been breakin'?
Did the needle just skip?
Is there somebody waiting?
Was there a slip of the lip?

What was it you wanted?
I ain't keepin' score
Are you the same person
That was here before?
Is it something important?
Maybe not.
What was it you wanted?
Tell me again i forgot.

Whatever you wanted
What could it be?
Did somebody tell you
That you could get it from me?
Is it something comes natural?
Is is easy to say?
Why do you want it?
Who are you anyway?

Is the scenery changin'?
Am i gettin' it wrong?
Is the whole thing going backwards?
Are they playin' our song?
Where were you when it started?
Do you want it for free?
What was it you wanted?
Are you talkin' to me?  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

21 Mar 1989 1 OH MERCY
THE DEEDS OF MERCY (b)
OH MERCY OUTTAKES (b)
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Volume 4 (vb)
12 Jan 1990 TOAD'S PLACE VOL. 1 (b)