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The Stone Roses — I Wanna Be Adored
Album: The Stone Roses
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Released: 1990
Length: 4:30
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I don't have to sell my soul
He's already in me
I don't need to sell my soul
He's already in me
I wanna be adored
I wanna be adored
I don't have to sell my soul
He's already in me
I don't need to sell my soul
He's already in me

I wanna be adored
I wanna be adored

Adored

I wanna be adored
You adore me
You adore me
You adore me
I wanna
I wanna
I wanna be adored
I wanna
I wanna
I wanna be adored
I wanna
I wanna
I wanna be adored
I wanna
I wanna
I gotta be adored

I wanna be adored
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Still gives me goose pimples no matter how many times I hear this track. Lost too many friends and this track gets to me every time.
Still outstanding. {#Cheesygrin}
Outstanding. 
 
Amazing.
30? really? remember what we thought of any music 30 years old? at best exotic, a bit square.  but probably from some completely different world. and it was. 

i think this stands the time test quite well. 
Such a fresh, vibrant album and a perfect time capsule. It still jumps out of the speakers almost 30 years on.
Yeah, me too. Ah well, maybe next lifetime...
True fact. My son when he was about 4 or 5 was singing along to this in the car and was caught using the "dog" word, so tis a bit confusing. At 15 this is still one of his favorite bands, a man with taste!
Masterpiece. More so, because they never repeated anything even close to this quality. 
 maxvonevil wrote:
Fine, be a dog then... woof.

 
Of all the mondegreens through the past half century or so of listening to songs on radio and now the ether, this must be the most
consistently misinterpreted I have heard. I wanna be a dog wins on all counts. I wish it was possible to hear it as sung, or so I imagine.
Fine, be a dog then... woof.

they were adored in the weekend at Wembley stadion...
Reni is truly spectacular on the drums {#Drummer}, busy as hell on those cans...
the rest of the guys felt like a overgrown boy band, but still it was a good experience to catch them live, finally.

Adoooooooorrrrrr-aaaahhhhhhhhhhh-dorrrrred!!!   you are by me  : )
https://jennistruebloodpage.angelfire.com/sam-dog-true-blood-1.jpg
Sam's song?
I'd actually rather be a bird but to each his own :^ /
 jameyp wrote:
What a silly thread of comments :/  Come on guys— This is a beautiful, atmospheric song!  I never had a hard time hearing the title words clearly.  And deep down, who doesn't want to be adored  {#Daisy}

 
Yeah it's a decent tune, but we're just having a bit of fun in here. ( -:
{#Bananajam}feel like i am 14 thanks RP
What a silly thread of comments :/  Come on guys— This is a beautiful, atmospheric song!  I never had a hard time hearing the title words clearly.  And deep down, who doesn't want to be adored  {#Daisy}
heard coupl of the new tracks from nu cd / most excellent and way past due !
 give the dog a break...guys, it's just an accent !  easmann wrote:
 CaffeineSam wrote:
Why does he want to be a dog ? And how does he intend to do it ?

 
whiskofclarity wrote:
He doesn't have to sell his soul. He will shed away what isn't dog. The dog is already inside. It is as good a thing to want as any.


 


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New single about to drop, apparently.
SUCH A GREAT GROOVE ! ZESTY
 Zeito wrote:


 
{#Cheesygrin}{#Biggrin}{#Clap}
 S-curvy wrote:

EXACTLY!  That part where he keeps barking that he wants to be a dog....

Reminds me of the time I dropped into a leather shop in Folsom Gulch, not far from The Eagle, looking for a decent motorcycling jacket, when I spied a couple of fellows next to my rack.  One was dressed pretty normally w/ jeans, and the other was trying on the leather.  The jeans guy was standing there reassuring his partner, who was on his hands and knees wearing a studded dog-collar that was connected to a leash that was held by Mr. Blue Jeans — "It's okay, there now.  That's better isn't it?" were the very words of Mr. Blue Jeans to Fido.

This song and that visual are forever linked in my mind....

 
Haha! You're stuck with it now!  {#Frustrated}
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{#Cheesygrin}
In my head this was always "i wanna be a 'Door' "
(& Jim (Morrison) responding "no chance mate, the vacancies are already filled")
 S-curvy wrote:

EXACTLY!  That part where he keeps barking that he wants to be a dog....

Reminds me of the time I dropped into a leather shop in Folsom Gulch, not far from The Eagle, looking for a decent motorcycling jacket, when I spied a couple of fellows next to my rack.  One was dressed pretty normally w/ jeans, and the other was trying on the leather.  The jeans guy was standing there reassuring his partner, who was on his hands and knees wearing a studded dog-collar that was connected to a leash that was held by Mr. Blue Jeans — "It's okay, there now.  That's better isn't it?" were the very words of Mr. Blue Jeans to Fido.

This song and that visual are forever linked in my mind....

 
{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Whipit}
Better you than me. This was a 10 when I first heard it (not in a leather shop) and it's still a 10. 
 CaffeineSam wrote:
Why does he want to be a dog ? And how does he intend to do it ?

 
He doesn't have to sell his soul. He will shed away what isn't dog. The dog is already inside. It is as good a thing to want as any.
 LowPhreak wrote:
"Ah wanna be yore luvver, beh-BAY, ah wanna be yer dawg..."

Wait a minute...umm...

 
EXACTLY!  That part where he keeps barking that he wants to be a dog....

Reminds me of the time I dropped into a leather shop in Folsom Gulch, not far from The Eagle, looking for a decent motorcycling jacket, when I spied a couple of fellows next to my rack.  One was dressed pretty normally w/ jeans, and the other was trying on the leather.  The jeans guy was standing there reassuring his partner, who was on his hands and knees wearing a studded dog-collar that was connected to a leash that was held by Mr. Blue Jeans — "It's okay, there now.  That's better isn't it?" were the very words of Mr. Blue Jeans to Fido.

This song and that visual are forever linked in my mind....
Without a doubt the greatest song ever recorded.
 dstehle wrote:
I always thought this was "I want to  be a dog".

 
I always kinda heard it as "I wanna be a door...," which is even more bizarre.  Now that I've perused the lyrics, I can't hear that any more.
"Ah wanna be yore luvver, beh-BAY, ah wanna be yer dawg..."

Wait a minute...umm...
Why does he want to be a dog ? And how does he intend to do it ?
Fantastic album! Shame they couldn't do more of this calibre.
Probably the most natural, loose, almost lazy guitar riffs I have ever heard - genius
Very Cool!
Who doesn't? Absolutely Brilliant

Everyone in my capsule hotel room loves this song!
 parttime wrote:
I don't wanna be a dog !

 
The feeling is mutual.
 dstehle wrote:
I always thought this was "I want to  be a dog".

 
Who wants to be a dog?  Woof.
I always thought this was "I want to  be a dog".
Funny, playing this right after Iggy.
Saw these guys in Singapore Indoor Stadium on their recent come back tour...was amazing....as good as as my drink filled student days hazily remembered {#Bananajam}
I don't wanna be a dog !

My sister-in-law's ex left her with 'needing to be adored' as one of the reasons he left - makes it hard to like this song but I do anyway (sorry S-I-L)


{#Propeller}
 Xstar wrote:
8>9 {#Music}

 

Hi! I am from Brasil and i love this song very much! {#Bananapiano}
C'mon over here, I'll door you.
 Utopia_Bold wrote:
I wanna be a dog?
My thought too.  And it would be fitting, following, as it does this Sunday, Iggy Pop. Another clever BillG segue. 



I wanna be a dog?
nice and scritchy -- mmmmm
 PLC wrote:
I wanna be a dork?

 
Grats.
I wanna be a dork?

Bill played Iggy Pop just before this song. I detect a theme.
 kcar wrote:

I wanna be a dog adored aboard a door...  {#Dance}

 

But it's such a dog eat dog world out there...are you sure your really ready for it?
  

toddler petting German shepherd who's stuck his head through a doggie door
I wanna be a dog adored aboard a door...  {#Dance}
I wish The Doors would do a cover of this song.
{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}  G O D L I K E  ........ as a minimum
I wanna beee a dawwwwg.....

thx for that Bill
When I was 18 I had a home made tie dye shirt with I want to be adored written awkwardly on the back in black marker pen.  Damn I was cool ....or some other temperature.
Not bad, but I'd rather hear The Stone Foxes.
My first introduction to stone Roses was this beauty :) and yeah... I thought it was. .. "I want to be a dord" lol! Until a while later when I saw the title on the album sleeve {#Iamwithstupid}

a great piece of post-modern psychedelia.
 jocelynsart wrote:
 I always giggle at this song because that is what I hear too


OHMish wrote:
I wanna be a doooog {#Dance}

 



 
I always think its a cover of Iggy and the Stooges. Then I remember its not...
 Lazarus wrote:
big stud Romeo Tuma wrote:
groovy...
 

still groovy...  love this song...

this dude must not want to be adored—

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 OHMish wrote:
I wanna be a doooog {#Dance}

 
If you're Samuel L. Jackson, maybe some sort of cosmic trade can be worked out...

Dog looks like Samuel L. Jackson with glasses and black beret 
 I always giggle at this song because that is what I hear too


OHMish wrote:
I wanna be a doooog {#Dance}

 


big stud Romeo Tuma wrote:
groovy...
 

still groovy...  love this song...

I wanna be a doooog {#Dance}
this piece is wicked cool, gotta 10 it
Good stuff!  Making being stuck here at work that much more tolerable!
 KeithT wrote:
Or, is he just seeking rarity?

According to the Wiki - The dord is a bronze horn native to Ireland, with excavated examples dating back as far as 1000 BC, during the Bronze Age. 104 original dords are known to exist...   

 
Too clever!!  {#Lol}
Solid 9.
..where are my shoes?..where'd they--ah, there they are..**commences with gazing**..easy 9 here..
 DaMoGan wrote:
Methinks that Bill and Rebecca really like this song.  It is on pretty regular rotation here.

Regarding the comments saying it sounds like "I wanna be a dog,"  I always thought it sounded like "I wanna be a door," which makes perhaps less sense, but is at least more surreal...



 

..where are my shoes?..where'd they--ah, there they are..<*commences with gazing*>..easy 9 here..
Whats not to like -sometimes I think their saying "I want to be ignored!"
Or, is he just seeking rarity?

According to the Wiki - The 
dord is a bronze horn native to Ireland, with excavated examples dating back as far as 1000 BC, during the Bronze Age. 104 original dords are known to exist...   
Methinks that Bill and Rebecca really like this song.  It is on pretty regular rotation here.

Regarding the comments saying it sounds like "I wanna be a dog,"  I always thought it sounded like "I wanna be a door," which makes perhaps less sense, but is at least more surreal...


I am not sure about adored, but everyone wants to be envied, it's an essential part of what it means to be human.  It's a base emotion, though, and not one to be celebrated.  This song plays off that irony.
 vesta0424 wrote:
I always thought this was, "I wanna be a dog".
 
Funny, Ive heard this many times over the years, but never really listened to nor remembered it.

Now, thanks to you, it is, and shall always be, remembered with the refrain, "I wanna be a dog!".

Ah, well, at least, I'm more likely to remember it, and grin, next time.... :)

Wouldn't mind being one of MY dogs anyway...
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:

Think about the fleas.
 
That's on the owner.

Think of all the naps and free food!
 ice-9 wrote:
I wouldn't mind being a dog sometimes.
 
Think about the fleas.


 nagsheadlocal wrote:

No complaints here, and I'm inching up on 60. Still cycling, still surfing, still listening to new music.

 
better to burn out than it is to rust.
 jberko wrote:

Getting old has been a blast.  i would not trade it for anything.  At the end, I'll be tired and used up, but I will have lived a great life.
 
No complaints here, and I'm inching up on 60. Still cycling, still surfing, still listening to new music.

Good, but far from their best material!
 Dav3thedog wrote:
Love this song, which will now always be I Wanna be a Dog  in my mind!
 
Silly thing to say and think!
Love this song, which will now always be I Wanna be a Dog  in my mind!
I wouldn't mind being a dog sometimes.
Ahhhhhhh......sigh.  Always and forever love this song!  {#Cheers}
 vesta0424 wrote:
I always thought this was, "I wanna be a dog".
 
You mean, I - I - wanna — be YOUR dog.......


9 > 10

 
8>9 {#Music}
7 > 8
Godlike can only go half way towards describing this song. my first foray into the 90s sound - yet it came out in 1989..seminal, inspiratonal...fantastic..
 fuzzy wrote:

Same difference. {#Biggrin}
 
Likewise!!
 dwlangham wrote:
I met with a group of high school students at a banquet last night, all of whom wanted to be adored. And they were all pretty much adorable. God, they're gonna hate getting old.
 
Getting old has been a blast.  i would not trade it for anything.  At the end, I'll be tired and used up, but I will have lived a great life.
 Derecho wrote:
I wanna be a Dooooooooorrr...

 
You read my mind. Good song.
 Tippster wrote:
Much of this going on in Casa Tippster right now...



  That is totally AWESOME!!  :-)


I thought he was saying "I want to be your dog."
Much of this going on in Casa Tippster right now...



 dwlangham wrote:
I met with a group of high school students at a banquet last night, all of whom wanted to be adored. And they were all pretty much adorable. God, they're gonna hate getting old.
 
Don't we all? I mourn my youth on an hourly basis{#Wall}

{#Roflol}

I met with a group of high school students at a banquet last night, all of whom wanted to be adored. And they were all pretty much adorable. God, they're gonna hate getting old.
 No_Where_Man wrote:
Well, the news is the ORIGINAL guys got back together and are touring in the new year 2012. They also plan on making a new album.{#Dancingbanana}
 
A totally brilliant album and I still love it all these years later. Track by track it is simply astoundingly good (especially for a debut). That said, and as much as I'd like to see them again, they were always bloody awful live! Squires can play though!

curtain
I want to be a door?  Good song, by the way.


 vesta0424 wrote:
I always thought this was, "I wanna be a dog".
 
HA! If only.

I always thought this was, "I wanna be a dog".
Gotta admit, first dozen times I heard this song I thought it was a chill-remake of Iggy and the Stooges, I wanna be your dog.
Finally made it to 10. 
Still a top-15 or so album. "I Am The Resurrection" is in the running for the best track ever (and I do not say that lightly).
Well, the news is the ORIGINAL guys got back together and are touring in the new year 2012. They also plan on making a new album.{#Dancingbanana}
i wanna be a doll.....!
was digging the nice throbbing and rocking of The Cars' Blue Tip with headphones, when this old mind-blower came along and continued the jam...THANKS!

"I wanna turn it up"