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Any Way You Want It


Journey - Any Way You Want It - Meaning of the song


"Any Way You Want It" is a song by American rock band Journey. It was released in February 1980 as the lead single from their sixth studio album Departure. Written by lead singer Steve Perry and guitarist Neal Schon, it peaked at number 23 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.


According to Perry, the song was heavily influenced by Irish rock band Thin Lizzy and more particularly by bassist, Phil Lynott. In July 1979, Journey were touring with Thin Lizzy across the United States when Lynott, Perry and Schon decided to share rhyme scheme exercises while they were hanging out in Miami. The "basic" work on "the guitar-vocal-guitar-vocal interchange thing that happened between Phil and his lyrics and the guitarist and his arrangements, inspired the Any Way You Want It sorta give and take thing. It's guitar-voice, guitar-voice, more guitar-guitar-guitar-voice.


Any Way You Want It - Lyrics


Any way you want it

That's the way you need it

Any way you want it

She loves to laugh

She loves to sing

She does everything

She loves to move

She loves to groove

She loves the loving things

Ooh, all night, all night

Oh, every night

So hold tight, hold tight

Ooh, baby, hold tight

Oh, she said


Any way you want it

That's the way you need it

Any way you want it

She said, any way you want it

That's the way you need it

Any way you want it


I was alone

I never knew

What good love could do

Ooh, then we touched

Then we sang

About the loving things


Ooh, all night, all night

Oh, every night

So hold tight, hold tight

Ooh baby, hold tight

Oh, she said


Any way you want it

That's the way you need it

Any way you want it, oh

I said, any way you want it

That's the way you need it

Any way you want it


She said hold

Hold on, hold on, hold on


Oh she said, anyway you want it

That's the way you need it

Anyway you want it, anyway

Anyway you want it

That's the way you need it

Anyway you want it, oh

She said, anyway you want it

That's the way you need it, anyway you want it

Anyway you want it

That's the way you need it, anyway you want it

Anyway you want it

That's the way you need it anyway you want it

Anyway you want it

That's the way you need it

Anyway you want it (Anyway)

Anyway you want it

That's the way you need it

Anyway you want it (Anyway)

Anyway you want it

That's the way you need it

Anyway you want it (Anyway)


Journey - Any Way You Want It - Live


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