‘To Be With You’ by Mr. Big

Last year, I got addicted to Mag:Net High Street’s Monday Rockeoke Nights. I blame it on Judd and Carlos of Nuffnang PH LOL. I declared Monday night as Rockeoke night during the first part of 2010. After my work in Quezon City, I would go home to eat quick dinner, dress up and go straight to Bonifacio High Street to jam with my friends.

I'm the one who wants to be with you...

Usually, songs like ‘Sweet Child of Mine’, ‘Alone’, ‘Creep’ and ‘With or Without You’  and ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ is on our song list. We would listen to Gabe Mercado, Wanggo Gallaga or Quark Henares as they threw punchlines after every performance.

One of the songs I usually perform on Rockeoke nights is Mr. Big’s ‘To Be With You‘. I remember Wanggo saying that it is a pub song and it is rare for a girl to sing the song onstage. Since the original version had male vocals on it, i sang my own version by switching the words ‘girl’ to ‘boy’. I’m glad that in my three attempts to sing the song live, i can say that i had a good performance and I think i am the only one who was brave enough to sing that song LOL.

Mr. Big’s To Be With You is just a simple song and I think it is the band’s biggest hit ever. I fell in love with the song when I was younger. My dad used to play the song on the radio during his shift and i remember him bringing home a CD sampler. I searched for the lyrics of the song thru Solid Gold Song Hits (remember that? hehehe :P) and i understood the song wholeheartedly. Simple lyrics with a catchy melody by a rock band. I’m in love.

Here’s the lyrics of Mr. Big’s To Be With You:

Hold on little girl
Show me what he’s done to you
Stand up little girl
A broken heart can’t be that bad
When it’s through, it’s through
Fate will twist the both of you
So come on baby come on over
Let me be the one to show you

I’m the one who wants to be with you
Deep inside I hope you feel it too
Waited on a line of greens and blues
Just to be the next to be with you

Build up your confidence
So you can be on top for once

wake up who cares about
Little boys that talk too much
I’ve seen it all go down
Your game of love was all rained out
So come on baby, come on over
Let me be the one to hold you

Chorus

Why be alone when we can be together baby
You can make my life worthwhile
And I can make you start to smile

When it’s through, it’s through
Fate will twist the both of you
So come on baby come on over
Let me be the one to show you

** The Bold part is my favorite line of the song =)

Because of the band, my dad decided to use the alter ego ‘Mr. Big’ when he moved to 93.5 Campus Radio years ago. Another reason is he is really a tall guy (I think I got my height from his genes LOL).

I got excited when I read from Karla’s blog that the band will perform Live in Manila this coming May 10, 2011 (just a few days after my birthday!). I would like to get concert tickets soon and if possible, I’d like to stay in the front row. It will be a perfect birthday present for myself 😀

TRIVIA: Did you know that even Filipina actress Heart Evangelista recorded her own version of the song? 😛

Anyway, I am excited for this! I am looking forward to seeing the rock band perform live. I’m the one who wants to be with them. Deep inside I hope you feel it too 😛 😛 😛

For more information about the highly-anticipated Mr. Big Live in Manila concert, read the details here.

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5 thoughts on “‘To Be With You’ by Mr. Big

  1. Micamyx Post author

    @Clarence – Paul Gilbert ftw!

    @Chyng – I agree. Minsan na-try ko mag-emote sa baha sa Pangasinan kasi pinapatugtog ito ng isang halos lubog nang jeepney LOL. =))

    @Ed – Thanks Ed. March _ 😛

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