Lady Gaga first performed the song in 2013 at the iTunes Festival where she then debuted 7 new tracks off of her upcoming album, ARTPOP, and now its demo has leaked! She explained that the song was written for her fans after the Born This Way Ball was cancelled.
The track’s chorus references a famous quote by the late Princess Diana - “They day it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and moody?”
The track was first teased in a now-deleted tweet by Gaga on the evening of February 10 2013, shortly after finishing her ‘Born This Way Ball’ show in Montreal where she broke her hip and subsequently cancelled the rest of the tour. She tweeted “I’d rather be poor and happy than rich and alone. - ——- — —— - ARTPOP”.
You can listen to the full "I Wanna Be With You" demo here: