WHAT I'M NEEDIN' IS YOU

By John D. Loudermilk
1964 Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.

I don't need a big bed to fall on and bawl my eyes out
I don't need a big chair to curl up in sobbin' the blues
I don't need photographs to look at and drive me crazy
Let's face it, baby what I'm needin' is you

I don't need a big lace hanky to gracefully cry on
I don't need the compact to fix back my lipstick and rouge
Tears on my face cannot replace your sweet kisses
When the truth is what I'm needin' is you

My breakin' heart just can't use crutches
Like hearts in movie parts do
Not when it's fallen as much as
Mmmm, it has for you

So, I don't need a dear five year diary to write in
I don't need a best friend to tell all my secrets to
Honestly, sweet, all that I need is you with me
Darlin' kiss me, what I'm needin' is you

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)

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