Never Knew How Much (I Needed You)

Album: Brothers Of The Road (1981)
  • Time and time again I've felt these wall's of plaster, closing in,
    And more than once I've felt that lonely lonely feeling,
    Wondering why and where I've been,
    Just about the time, I think I can't hold on,
    You're always there to keep me hanging on and I say,

    [Chorus]
    I never knew how much a man needed a woman
    (No I never)
    I never knew how much a boy needed a girl
    (Needed a girl)
    I never knew how much I needed you

    Day after day I join the rat race,
    Tryin' to make the most of it,
    I keep on falling down down the ladder,
    Still trying to stay on top of it,
    Just when I was sure,
    Nothing could get no better,
    Oh I realize,
    I still love you more than ever,

    [Chorus]

    Today I watch the sun set on the freeway,
    Strangled on the poison air,
    But miles beyond, on the other end,
    I know, you'll always be waiting there,
    Girl you treat me,
    With your kindest hand,
    And in my heart, in my mind,
    And I'm so glad Writer/s: Gregory Allman
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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Comments: 1

  • Barry from New York, NcThis was during the "lost period" of the Allman Brothers Band (1979-82). They were recording for Clive Davis' Arista company, and were encouraged to write and record in a style similar to the type of pop that was filling the airwaves at the time. Eventually the Brothers broke up again, but were back in 1989 for a dynamic return.
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