Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

Album: The Best Of Solomon Burke (1965)
Charted: 58
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  • I'm so glad to be here tonight and I'm so glad to be home.
    And I believe I've got a message for every woman and
    Every man here tonight that ever needed somebody to love
    Someone to stay with them all the time, when they're
    Up and when they're down. You know, sometimes you get what you want
    And then you go and lose what you have
    And I believe every woman and every man here tonight listen to my song
    And it save the whole world.
    Listen to me.

    Everybody wants somebody
    Everybody wants somebody to love
    Someone to love
    Someone to kiss
    Sometime to miss, now
    Someone to squeeze
    Someone to please
    And I need you you you
    I need you you you
    I need you you you
    I need you you you

    Oh, sometimes I feel like
    I feel a little sad inside
    My baby mistreats me
    And I kinda get a little little mad

    I need you you you
    To see me through, babe
    When the sun go down
    Ain't nobody else around
    That's when I need you baby
    That's when I say I love you
    That's when I say I love you
    Let me hear you say yeah
    Let me hear you say yeah
    Let me hear you say yeah
    Let me hear you say yeah

    I need you you you you
    Somebody to see me through, baby
    I need you you you
    I need you you you
    I need you you you

    When the sun goes down
    Ain't nobody else around
    That's when I'm all by myself
    That's when I need your lovin' darlin'
    That's when I need you so bad
    You're the one I really need bad (???)

    I need you
    To see me through baby
    In the morning time too
    When the sun goes down
    Ain't nobody else around
    I need your lovin' so bad

    Everybody needs somebody to love
    I'm not afraid to be by myself but I just need to be somebody to love
    All the time
    All the time
    All the time
    All the time
    All the time, babe
    I said all the time, babe
    I said all the time, babe
    I need you
    I need your lovin' so bad
    Let me hear you say yeah
    Let me hear you say yeah
    Let me hear you say yeah, yeah, yeah
    Let me hear you say yeah
    Uh, huh, huh, huh
    Uh huh, huh huh huh
    Yeah, I need you baby so bad bad bad, bad bad, bad bad bad bad

    I need you
    I need you you you
    I need your lovin' babe
    I need your lovin' darlin'
    Everybody needs somebody
    Everybody needs somebody
    Everybody needs somebody
    Yeah, yeah yeah
    Everybody needs somebody
    Everybody needs somebody
    Everybody needs somebody else
    You gotta need too, baby
    See you through
    Gotta be two to see it through

    (repeat and ad lib) Writer/s: Bert Berns, Jerry Wexler, Solomon V, Sr Burke
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., ROBERT MELLIN LIVING TRUST, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 31st 1967, Wilson Pickett performed his covered version of "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" on the ABC-TV week-day afternoon program 'Where The Action Is.'
    At the time the song was in its first week on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #77; a little under five weeks later on March 5th it would peak at #29 {for 1 week}, the following week it fell 20 positions to #49 and that was its seventh and last week on the Top 100...
    Between 1963 and 1973 he had thirty eight Top 100 records; two made the Top 10, "Land of 1,000 Dances" {#6 in 1966} and "Funky Broadway" {#8 in 1967}...
    But on Billboard's R&B Singles chart he fared much better, he had forty eight hits; nineteen made the Top 10 with five reaching #1...
    The 'Wicked' Pickett passed away on January 19th, 2006 at the age of 64...
    May he R.I.P.
  • Reed from New Ulm, MnSolomon Burke is Fantastic!
  • Kevin from Reading , PaVan Morrison gives a great "shout out" to Burke in his song from the early '90s, "Real Real Gone," when he sings " . . . Solomon Burke says 'if you need me why don't you call me . . . "

    Also, Burke does a fine recording of a Bob Dylan blues song called "Stepchild," a song which I don't believe Dylan himself ever recorded or sang in concert. It's a fairly recent recording, from the early 00s I believe.
  • James from Vidalia, GaCovered by The Blues Brothers in the film of the same title.
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