i want to know you for a long time lyrics – daryl hall & john oates

laughing’s short but loving lasts
i can’t mix the future with the past
can i stay close to you?
i wanna stay close to you

you’ve got yours and i’ve got mine
and what we have is so hard to define
just take a look at your lifeline
ooh, you’ve got a lot to shine

and say baby
i wanna know you for a long, long time
ooh, and baby
i wanna know you for a long, long time

oh, darling, lady friend
we’ll see each other when it’s time to show
just for a minute or for a year
but then again, don’t you and i know

the time between our time together
it doesn’t exist, it grows old forever
just take a look at your lifeline
oh baby, you’ve got a lot to shine

all i know is that baby
i wanna know you for a long, long time
ooh, and baby
wanna know you for a long, long time
wanna know, wanna know, wanna know baby

i wanna know baby, i wanna know baby
oh, you got a lot to live girl
so i wanna know you
(know ya for a long, long time)
i wanna know, wanna know, wanna know, baby

so much to live for girl, so much to live for girl
oh, so i wanna know you, baby
wanna know you for a long, long time
wanna know, wanna know, wanna know, baby

i wanna know, i wanna know, i wanna know, i wanna know ya, girl
i wanna know ya, girl, ooh baby, baby, baby, baby
wanna know you for a long, long time
wanna know, wanna know, wanna know baby
wanna know you girl, wanna know you girl

/ daryl hall john oates lyrics