I Need You

Album: America (1972)
Charted: 9
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  • 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: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 5

  • Rdh from North CarolinaThis sond “ I need you” is my heart and soul for a young lady from high school 50 years ago!!! I never really got to tell her, because I did not say what I really felt in my heart!!! My heart still hurts to this day, that I never opened my heart and give my heart and soul completely to her!!! Things just never happened the way I wanted them to!!! Yes, my faul, but If I could find a way to return to those yesterdays, every single moment would be different!!! Every adventure would be new, not just another version of those days and nights!!! I need you!!! Still!!!
  • Carl from U.s.America opened for 3 Dog Night at a concert in our area. They sang 'Horse with no Name.'
  • Romanong Kurong from PhilippinesI 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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