Abdul, Paula - I Need You Lyrics




All alone, it's you and me
Time to tell you now just how I feel
And, babe, to you I bare my heart
A light of love here in the dark

Don't you know I might be strong
But deep down there's a sweetness
Only you can touch and make me feel

What a joy
You're such a perfect lover
Yes you always know just what to do

Oh, I I I need you
And, babe, you know, you know I do
Oh, I I I need you
And when it go and gets too rough you know I do

At the start I couldn't say
All my feelings I could not portray
But I gotta tell ya now
That I really need your love
Babe
Oh, it's comin' on strong

I feel so secure
When you are here beside me
There is nothin' that can bring me down
More and more
You take me way up high, babe
And you teach me what love is all about

Oh, I I I need you
I think you know, you know I do
Oh, I I I need you
And when it go and gets too rough you know I do

A break-down

Oh, I I I need you
I think you know, you know I do
Oh, I I I need you
And when it go and gets too rough you know I do

At the start I couldn't say
All my feelings I could not portray
Oh, no
But I got to tell ya now
That I really need your love
Babe
Oh, it's comin' on strong

I feel so secure
When you are here beside me
There is nothin' that can bring me down
Oh, more and more
You take me way up high, babe
And you teach me what love is all about

Oh, I I I need you
I think you know, you know I do
Oh, I I I need you
And when it go and gets too rough you know I do

Oh, I I I need you
Oh, babe, you know, you know I do
Oh, I I I need you
And when it go and gets too rough you know I do





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Abdul, Paula I Need You Comments
  1. Delphi Lungwyn

    This was my favorite song on the album. It was the last song on my cassette. A or B ..I dont know.

  2. Tina Louise Harris

    Ahh takes me back to 1989!

  3. Golam Rabbani

    Anybody from Bangladesh
    2019 -2020???Love from🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩 .

  4. B A

    So generic...

  5. ziguigui22

    Jesse Johnson's touch on the best song of the album.

  6. TheDiamondLife90

    The thing with this song is it goes nowhere. Not a great hook.

  7. jal b

    I've always loved this song. I honestly think this is another song where E Marine defiantly did more than background vocals.
    Still totally dig the song. Feels like the type of song they would play in an 80s romantic comedy (during a montage with a couple doing different things while falling in love).

  8. sabrinasjourney

    Jr. high groove

    Hiittingnote Nash Vegas

    sabrinasjourney me too

  9. 류지현

    I need you♥

  10. benone marian

    ..a very good sound and music for dance...viva 80,s hits.llike it.

  11. Juan Garza

    Me as a hipanic ...she was a great prefomer along with excellent singing skills WTH her dance moves..she was on top of her game...if uddnt think she was a sexxy mommy u wrong... imyself as a male..*would sip her bath water WTH a straw...😘😘😘😘😘😘

    Darliska Whitaker

    This Is Another One Of My Favorite Song From This Album.

    Hiittingnote Nash Vegas

    Juan Garza there were probably a lot of guys that would have sipped her bath water. I would have too.

  12. Tyler Hines

    All alone, it's you and me
    Time to tell you now just how I feel
    And, babe, to you I bare my heart
    A light of love here in the dark

    Don't you know I might be strong
    But deep down there's a sweetness
    Only you can touch and make me feel

    What a joy
    You're such a perfect lover
    Yes you always know just what to do

    Oh, I I I need you
    And, babe, you know, you know I do
    Oh, I I I need you
    And when it go and gets too rough you know I do

    At the start I couldn't say
    All my feelings I could not portray
    But I gotta tell ya now
    That I really need your love
    Babe
    Oh, it's comin' on strong

    I feel so secure
    When you are here beside me
    There is nothin' that can bring me down
    More and more
    You take me way up high, babe
    And you teach me what love is all about

    Oh, I I I need you
    I think you know, you know I do
    Oh, I I I need you
    And when it go and gets too rough you know I do

    A break-down

    Oh, I I I need you
    I think you know, you know I do
    Oh, I I I need you
    And when it go and gets too rough you know I do

    At the start I couldn't say
    All my feelings I could not portray
    Oh, no
    But I got to tell ya now
    That I really need your love
    Babe
    Oh, it's comin' on strong

    I feel so secure
    When you are here beside me
    There is nothin' that can bring me down
    Oh, more and more
    You take me way up high, babe
    And you teach me what love is all about

    Oh, I I I need you
    I think you know, you know I do
    Oh, I I I need you
    And when it go and gets too rough you know I do

    Oh, I I I need you
    Oh, babe, you know, you know I do
    Oh, I I I need you
    And when it go and gets too rough you know I do

    Juan Garza

    @Tyler Hines she sounded like an amazing person and mother.😃

    Juan Garza

    @Tyler Hines my mom passed on 10yrs ago ☹️☹️☹️,,,is still miss her to this day.

    Tyler Hines

    @Juan Garza I'm sorry to hear that darling

    Juan Garza

    @Tyler Hines it's ok ..thanks for just responding..😃!!!she was my best friend and my mom n queen..bless her heart.😘take care brother we may not Kno each other but we got a connection.peace!!I'm out.

    Juan Garza

    @Tyler Hines u take care of yourself and keep ur head up...😉u will prevail.,,cya Juan manual g.

  13. Cory Cool Dangerous

    Sorry, I love Paula, I'm even going to her tour... but 30 years later the crossfading between Paula and Yvette's vocals are so jarring that I can hardly listen to the song anymore.

    For example the lyric "Time to tell you now just how I feel" starts off as Paula and ends as Yvette. Paula got lucky winning that lawsuit.

    Diego Landon

    Virgin had more money that's why Yvette lost the lawsuit, if she had won then the music industry would have e to stop manipulating the public with background vocalists for singers that can't sing.

  14. lorenzo chi

    Jesse Johnson of the time wrote this for her .

  15. Break the ice

    this is one of my fave songs from this album, shame it never got released

  16. Walid Aladssani

    She cant sing.

    Diego Landon

    That's why they had her background singer enhance her lead vocal lol.

  17. U Restauro

    I have two friends who have met her. They said she is really short. Gosh...why can't I meet her? I have been a fan since childhood

  18. Andrew Flood

    AWESOME SONG !!!

  19. Sneki Beki1

    So positive..so 90's...one of her best Paula Abdul forever🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

  20. Craig Jordan

    The greatest pop song that no one knows :(

  21. Eric Flapjack Ashley

    If Yvette Marine were to win her lawsuit - albeit years later - I always thought this was the song to do it. I don't think her presence on Opposites Attract was strong enough and that was the one that most people focused on.

    kimmyfreak200

    creeps me out cuz u can hear both of them. I was told only trained ears could hear.. i have legendary ears! i can hear 3 people at least.. u can hear paula's not so good vocals then Yvette's sweet voice cuz she is a higher pitch.. and they do not sing alike at all.. its embarassing they didn't think anyone would notice

    LaotianLover

    this is Cleary Paula's voice, ivette was trash who wanted to capitalize on the milli vanilla scandal

    Diego Landon

    Virgin had more money that's why Yvette lost the lawsuit, if she had won then the music industry would have to stop manipulating the public with background vocalists for singers that can't sing lol.

  22. john tsopanidis

    Jesse Johnson's Guitar !! The Unique !!

  23. PRINCESS DeeDee

    HOW THIS WAS NOT A SINGLE I DO NOT UNDERSTAND!!!!...only single on the album where she sounded really good!!!...because a better singer was shadowing her voice .... lol!!!

  24. Parvin Mustafayev

    Eddie Money on the saxophone part!

  25. Parvin Mustafayev

    Time by time I go tapdance with this track as well ! So sweet song of her !!!!

  26. Jennevz

    Seeing her in concert tonight and hope she performs this one!

  27. R M

    They left her background vocalist Yvette Marine's vocals throughout this song to make it appear that Paula has a good voice lmao!?! Paula's Abbul's can't sing shit. Marine should have won the lawsuit against her but I guess when you're rich and famous you can get away with anything, so sad.

    Mark Vee

    Yea but Paula Abdul is the actual REAL lead singer on this song and on all of the songs on her FOREVER YOUR GIRL ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Paula Abdul cant sing shit???? Ummmmm have you watched her live performances and her documentary online which has Paula as herself singing and warming up her vocals?????

    Diego Landon

    Yvette lost the lawsuit so the music industry could continue to use background vocalists to sing for other artists, perfect example Jho.

  28. bonnie bianco

    the best song was not a single.

  29. Kyle Christian

    Virgin Records you Dropped the Ball on this one

  30. Kyle Christian

    Jesse Johnson kicked Ass on the production of this song and once again the Record Company not supporting a great song and the producer responsible for said track

  31. Anthony Oglesby

    Jesse Johnson written all over this perfect combination. My favorite up there with Knocked Out.

  32. billy matthews

    I wish she had made a video for this song. I think it would have been a huge hit.

    Nayeem Huq

    Absolutely

    Charmedone9805

    should have been released as the first single cause it would have shot straight to the top ten

    Gerald Johnson

    Yes it would

  33. J. F. Gecik

    This is the first song I have ever heard by Paula Abdul. (I did not listen to any "pop" hits from late 1984 to mid-2011.) I am shocked that people like this. It sounds horrendously bad to me, because I am familiar with most of the gorgeous music that was popular between 1935 and 1984. By comparison, this is absolute trash.

    J. F. Gecik

    (On the other hand, it is better than "rap," which doesn't even qualify as music.)

    LaotianLover

    J. F. Gecik no you are trash

    utterbullspit

    J. F. Gecik What kind of odd ball are you? Who doesn't listen to music of the past few eras or the current one? You're either EXTREMELY old or a damn psycho.

    LaotianLover

    actually your mom is older than me.

    Diego Landon

    It sounds bad because there isn't One consistent lead vocalist..its Paula w Yvette (background singer) as Paula throughout this song that's why it sounds bad.

  34. NVC

    To the best of my knowledge, this is one of only two songs on Forever Your Girl that never turned up on a single, (I think "State of Attraction" was the other,) which is a crying shame. I would love a 12" version of this one.

    R M

    N. Chaplin they didn't release it because Yvette Marine's voice is singing half the song instead of Paula!

    Break the ice

    Next To You and IIRC One or the Other weren't released either.

  35. cromike100

    love this song !!! she is the best... so classy

  36. Richard Gottheil

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  37. Richard Gottheil

    from    Richard    gottheil     I    need      you

  38. ranikalakaar

    One of the best Jamz of Paula. My favorite.

    ranikalakaar

    according to you.

  39. TheRealMrJL

    Hidden gem of a song from this album. I'm a rock guy but I did have this cassette back in the day I'll admit.

    toyoscio

    +415 Balla With her "singing"? Lol

    toyoscio

    +J jay That's due to Tina Turner being the true female star especially in the 80s.

    CapeCodMetal

    Love this tune from when i was a kid. Nostalgia.

    Gerald Johnson

    I had the tape n got the cd

    Hiittingnote Nash Vegas

    TheRealMrJL I still have the cassette and I even had a cd copy. I am a huge rock fan too.

  40. King Mojo

    Damn still can't believe Yvette Marine lost that lawsuit...You can clearly heard her voice over Paula's

    Jeff Butler

    I have to agree with you on this one! This doesn't sound like paula at all!

    kimmyfreak200

    just joined the insanity bitches! my ears are legendary.. there are 3 voices! a male voice backup singer, paula and yvette's.. listen at 3:10

    kimmyfreak200

    can't believe they did this.. i can hear paula but its not constant.. the other female vocal is alot higher.. u can hear the distinction

    Jeff Butler

    I think the lawsuit applied to all the songs in general. This is the only song on the album where, I feel, Paula was not the lead singer. This is clearly the case.

    kimmyfreak200

    i'm shocked they said only trained ears can hear the different voices lol its so obvious to anyone with ears

  41. bumbolo09

    My first (platonic) love!!! <3

  42. Eric Springer

    this could have been a single so easily :-)

    Diego Landon

    Not with background singer Yvette marine's vocals combined with Paula's lol.

    Gerald Johnson

    The bass is incredible

    Charmedone9805

    @Diego Landon idk it sounds like Paula on a higher pitch lol

    Will C-D

    @Diego Landon Yvette Marine has sing 2 songs of the album, I Need You and Opposites Attract, in combination with Paula's vocals. Paula really sing, she sing live many songs of the album during her first tour in 1992 (Under my Spell Tour).

    Charmedone9805

    i think if they had this as the first single the album would have shot to the top ten

  43. PIMPIN4151

    I TOTALLY AGREE WIT U KALEOHEART EVERY TRACK U LISTED ARE GREAT TRACKS AND PAULA ABDUL SWAG IS UNDENIABLE AND I WISH I COULD MEET HER IN PERSON SHE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE FEMALE POP/R&B DIVAS IN THE GAME

  44. SanDiegoSouth

    I wish they'd released this one as a single and made a music video... it would have been a big hit, too!

    R M

    SanDiegoSouth they couldn't release this song because the backup vocalist Yvette Marine is singing half the lead vocals instead of Paula, the first four lines are Yvette! Lol!

  45. Carl BryAnt Jr

    i truly love this song n adore u paula abdul this song is the one n i wish i could meet her and pebbles the singer n person

  46. mickmister99

    Love this song !!!

  47. Jasmine Clark

    Wow, that's a terrible picture of her. Paula Abdul is very pretty, but dang, this has to be her most unflattering picture.

    kimmyfreak200

    lol yep.. the sun is not flattering..believe it or not all the pictures looked like this in teen bop magazines..they used the hidden sun glare on their face.. its a photographer's nightmare but the 90s people thought it was edgy.. nope..hideous

    Charmedone9805

    i think Paula isn't really photogenic

    TheDiamondLife90

    I love it

  48. bisexualbuffthug

    I always felt that a video should have been made of this song by paula. With her doing the moves she teached janet.

  49. Andre Hawk Korompis

    Will never forget u...

  50. saadukejaadu

    In my opinion, "Forever Your Girl" was a rare album where pretty much all the songs were actually good. This was one of my favorites, should of been a single!

  51. nistramo

    Ow shit...forgot this classic....back in the day had this album on heavy rotation....ow and yes paula ..hot

  52. brwniez1

    wow i still know all the words Lol

  53. TheIceberg380

    CLASSIC!!!! FUCKING GORGEOUS VOICE, EVEN IF THE GIRLZ KINDA WENT BAT SHIT, MUCH RESPECT!!! I WENT TO VISIT MY BROTHER IN BERKLEY WHEN I WAS 15, CAUGHT A FLIGHT FROM SEATTLE AND SPENT A WEEK DOWN THERE, HE HAD A BRAND NEW BEAMER 750I and this was one of the only cd's in the car!!! I was doin it huge drivin that beast!!!! LMAO!!!!

  54. Frncsc

    @NexIuguolo ouuch

  55. Frncsc

    80's saxofone

  56. SanDiegoSouth

    @utterbullspit, Thumbs up. One of my favorite songs from Paula when the album was brand new! She should have done more with this song... made a video, promoted it.

  57. Patrick3183

    Awesome 80s

  58. utterbullspit

    One of my favorite Paula tracks.