What the World Needs Now Is Love Lyrics

Jackie DeShannon


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Hal David, Burt Bacharach
album: Track 1 in album This Is Jackie DeShannon
release date: 1965
popularity : 17 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop
styles: Vocal
length: 3:06
composer: Burt Bacharach
lyricist: Hal David

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What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some but for everyone.

Lord, we don't need another mountain,
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross,
Enough to last till the end of time.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.

Lord, we don't need another meadow
There are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow
There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine
Oh listen, lord, if you want to know.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.

No, not just for some, oh, but just for everyone.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 What the World Needs Now Is Love
  • 2 Take Me Away
  • 3 Summertime
  • 4 Am I Making It Hard on You
  • 5 Go on Your Way
  • 6 After Last Night
  • 7 A Lifetime of Loneliness
  • 8 Take Me Tonight
  • 9 Hellos and Goodbyes
  • 10 I'm Gonna Be Strong
  • 11 Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
  • 12 I Remember the Boy