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Many critics over the years have questioned the song's lyrical meaning, mainly the line, "I want it that way.
Andreas Carlsson Max Martin. July 25, IFPI Denmark. However, after hearing the final version of "I Want It That Way", the group wanted to move in a more mature direction, by utilizing a mid-tempo track as the lead single.