wanting things lyrics – burt bacharach

tell me how long must i keep
wanting things,
needing things, when i have so much.
there are many men who have much less than me,
day by day they make their way.
and they find more in life thank i can see.
tell me,

when will i learn to resist
wanting things,
touching things that say “do not touch.”
peo-ple that i meet seem to think i am strong,
they don’t see inside of me.
so they don’t know i’m weak and often wrong.
tell me,
why must i keep wanting things,
needing things that just can’t be mine!
*(yes, wanting things,
that just can’t…
be…
mine…)

*additional lyrics from original broadway cast alb*m for promises, promises

/ burt bacharach lyrics