America - I Need You Lyrics

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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
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Riverside
  • 2 Sandman
  • 3 Three Roses
  • 4 Children
  • 5 Here
  • 6 I Need You
  • 7 Rainy Day
  • 8 Never Found the Time
  • 9 Clarice
  • 10 Donkey Jaw
  • 11 Pigeon Song


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Gerry Beckley
    album: Track 6 in album America
    release date: 1971
    popularity : 112 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Folk Rock
    length: 3:07
    remixer: George Martin
    producer: Ian Samwell and George Martin
    drums: Dave Atwood
    lead vocals: Gerry Beckley
    engineer: Ken Scott
    additional producer: Jeff Dexter and America
    acoustic guitar: Dewey Bunnell
    piano & bass: Gerry Beckley
    12 string guitar: Dan Peek
    composer: Gerry Beckley
    lyricist: Gerry Beckley
    Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin