I Need You

Album: America (1972)
Charted: 9
  • We used to laugh, we used to cry
    We used to bow our heads then, wonder why
    And now you're gone, I guess I'll carry on
    And make the best of what you've left to me
    Left to me, left to me

    I need you like the flower needs the rain
    You know I need you, guess I'll start it all again
    You know I need you like the winter needs the spring
    You know I need you, I need you

    And every day, I'd laugh the hours away
    Just knowing you were thinking of me
    And then it came that I was put to blame
    For every story told about me
    About me, about me

    I need you like the flower needs the rain
    You know I need you, guess I'll start it all again
    You know I need you, I need you
    I need you like the winter needs the spring
    You know I need you, guess I'll start it all again
    You know I need you, I need you

    I need you like the flower needs the rain
    You know I need you, guess I'll start it all again
    You know I need you, I need you
    I need you like the winter needs the spring
    You know I need you, guess I'll start it all again
    You know I need you, I need you Writer/s: GERRY BECKLEY
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Romanong Kurong from NagaI never liked this song. I never wanted to listen to it; I always skipped this cut. The funeral tempo makes me sad; it embarrasses me to no end. “Like the flower needs the rain... you know I need you.” As the song goes on though, in times when I could not help but not skip a shuffle setup, things start to make sense.

    The second voice sounds clearer and it’s the one I’d hear. The voice spells my detached involvement in the dismal situation presented by the singer. And the litany of “I” needing “you” simply fades senselessly. After engaging me to listen to one heart’s song, it drops me nowhere.

    This song is the ugliest in the album.
  • Roger from Scanterbury, CanadaThis is a GREAT song, then & now.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyAmerica's 'I Need You' was the highest charted of the eight other records with the same title, and they were all different songs. They were by Paul Carrack, The Impressions, Chuck Jackson, The Friends of Distinctions, The Euclid Beach Band, Ricky Nelson, N-Dubz, and Tim McGraw!!!
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