Who Sang I Wanna Be Around? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Laughing on the Outside cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt
Release Date: 1963-8-12
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 2:27
Some other versions of "I Wanna Be Around"

Lyrics
I wanna be around to pick up the pieces
When somebody breaks your heart
Some somebody twice as smart as I

A somebody who will swear to be true
As you used to do with me
Who'll leave you to learn
That misery loves company, wait and see

I mean, I wanna be around to see how he does it
When he breaks your heart to bits
Let's see if the puzzle fits so fine

And that's when I'll discover that revenge is sweet
As I sit there applaudin' from a front-row seat
When somebody breaks your heart
Like you, like you broke mine

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Skylark
  • 2 For All We Know
  • 3 Make Someone Happy
  • 4 I Wonder (Where Are You Tonight)
  • 5 Solitude
  • 6 Laughing on the Outside (Crying on the Inside)
  • 7 Say It Isn't So
  • 8 It Will Have to Do Until the Real Thing Comes Along
  • 9 If Ever I Would Leave You
  • 10 Where Are You
  • 11 Mr. Ugly
  • 12 I Wanna Be Around

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin