When I Need You Lyrics

Luther Vandross


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Carole Bayer Sager, Albert Hammond
album: Track 9 in album I Know
release date: 1998-8-11
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
length: 6:48
arranger: Nat Adderley, Jr.
conductor: Nat Adderley, Jr., Earl McIntyre
editor: Max Risenhoover
cello: Jesse Levy
tenor saxophone: Kirk Whalum
drums: Ivan Hampden
percussion: Ivan Hampden
solo instrument: Jesse Levy
guitar: Phil Hamilton
horn arranger: Nat Adderley, Jr., Earl McIntyre
mix: Ray Bardani
producer: Nat Adderley, Jr.
recording: Ray Bardani, Stan Wallace
background vocals: Tamira C. Sanders, Robin Clark, Diva Gray, Cindy Mizelle, Brenda White-King, Fonzi Thornton, Paulette McWilliams, Tawatha Agee, Vivian Cherry, Katreese Barnes, Vaneese Thomas

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No one knows the side of you that I know
No one gets to see, to feel you
To hear you when they call
I'm the only one you answer
Because I know what to do
I know what to do

When I need you
I just close my eyes and I'm with you
And all that I so want to give you
Is only a heartbeat away
When I need love
I hold out my hand and I touch love
I never knew there was so much love
Keeping me warm night and day

Miles and miles of empty space in between us
A telephone can't take the place of your smile
But I won't be traveling forever
It's cold out, but hold out
And do like I do

When I need you
I just close my eyes and I'm with you
And all that I so want to give you
Is only a heartbeat away

It's not easy when the road is your driver
But honey that's the heavy load that we bear
But I won't be traveling a lifetime
It's cold out, but hold out
And do like I do
When I need you

But I won't be traveling a lifetime
It's cold out, oh honey, hold out
And do like I do

When I need you
I just close my eyes and I'm with you baby
And all that I so want to give you
Is only a heartbeat away

When I need love
I hold out my hand and I touch love
I never knew there was so much love
Keeping me warm night and day
Honey, when I need you

I'm in a cloud and I'm holding my hand out to you
Holding my hand out to you
Holding my hand out for you

Track Listing

  • 1 Keeping My Faith in You
  • 2 Isn't There Someone
  • 3 Religion
  • 4 Get It Right (feat. Precise)
  • 5 I Know (feat. Stevie Wonder)
  • 6 I'm Only Human (feat. Cassandra Wilson and Bob James)
  • 7 Nights in Harlem (feat. Precise)
  • 8 Dream Lover
  • 9 When I Need You
  • 10 Are You Using Me?
  • 11 Are You Mad at Me?
  • 12 Now That I Have You
  • 13 Nights in Harlem (A Darkchild extended remix) (feat. Guru)