I Wanna Be Where You Are

Song information

Authors: Arthur Ross, Leon Ware
Album title: Got To Be There
Year of release: 1972
Duration: 3:00
Lyrics:
*
Can it be I stayed away too long
Did I leave your mind when I was gone
It's not my thing trying to get back
But this time let me tell where I'm at

You don't have to worry 'cause I'm comin'
Back to where I should have always stayed
And now I've heard the maybe to your story
And it's enough love for me to say

(* Repeat)

**
I wanna, wanna be where you are, oh-oh
Anywhere you are, oh-oh
I wanna, wanna be where you are, oh-oh
Everywhere you are, oh-oh

Please don't close the door to our future
There's so many things we haven't tried
I could love you better than I used to
And give you all the love I have inside

(** Repeat with ad lib and fade)
Song recording information:
  • Produced by Hal Davis
  • Arranged by James Anthony Carmichael
Song released in albums:
Song type Album title, song's alt. title Duration Year of release
Michael Jackson — Got To Be There 3:00 1972
Michael Jackson — I Wanna Be Where You Are [M 1202F] S 2:58 1972
Michael Jackson — Ain't No Sunshine [TMG 826] S 1972
[G] The Jackson 5 — In Japan! 6:29 1973
Michael Jackson — The Best Of Michael Jackson 2:56 1975
The Jackson 5 — Anthology 2:54 1976
Michael Jackson — Anthology 2:56 1986
Michael Jackson — Motown Legends 2:58 1993
Michael Jackson — The Best Of Michael Jackson (Anthology Series) 3:00 1995
The Jackson 5 — Soulsation! 2:59 1995
The Jackson 5 — The Ultimate Collection 2:57 1995
The Jackson 5 — The Best Of Jackson 5 - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection 3:01 1999
Michael Jackson — The Best Of Michael Jackson - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection 2:59 2000
Michael Jackson — Classic Michael Jackson - The Universal Masters Collection 2:58 2001
Michael Jackson — The Ultimate Collection 2:57 2004
[R] The Jackson 5 — Soul Source Jackson 5 Remixes

I Wanna Be Where You Are (Monday Michiru)

2005
Michael Jackson — Colour Collection 2:57 2007
Michael Jackson — Gold 2:57 2008
Michael Jackson — The Motown Years 3:01 2008
[R] Michael Jackson — The Remix Suite

I Wanna Be Where You Are (Dallas Austin Remix)

4:14 2009
Michael Jackson — The Definitive Collection 2:59 2009
Michael Jackson — Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection 3:03 2009
[I] Bob Baldwin — Never Can Say Goodbye 5:44 2010
[G] The Jackson 5 — Live At The Forum 2010
[G] The Jackson 5 — Live At The Forum

I Wanna Be Where You Are from „Save The Children“

2010