Everybody Needs
Somebody to Love

Composers: Bert Russell, Solomon Burke & Jerry Wexler       

Original performer: Solomon Burke (1964)
Recording:  RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA November 1964

Performed onstage: 1964-65, 2002-03

EP ‘Got Live If You Want It’   11 June 1965

 

Mick Jagger:  Lead vocal 
Keith Richards & Brian Jones:  Electric guitars
Charlie Watts: DrumsBill Wyman:  Bass
Mick Jagger & Keith Richards:  Background vocals
Ian Stewart:  Piano
Mick Jagger:  Tambourine
 

I'm so glad to be here tonight and I'm so glad to be home
And I believe I've got a message for every woman and every man here tonight that
 ever needed somebody to love
Someone to stay with them all the time
When they're up and when they're down
You know, sometimes you get what you want
And then you go and lose what you have

And I believe every woman and every man here tonight listen to my song

And it save the whole world
Listen to me

Everybody wants somebody
Everybody wants somebody to love
Someone to love
Someone to kiss, sometime to miss now
Someone to squeeze, someone to please

And I need you, you, you
I need you, you, you

Oh sometimes I feel like
I feel a little sad inside
My baby mistreats me
And I kind of get a little, little mad

I need you, you, you
To see me through, baby
When the sun go down
Ain't nobody else around
That's when I need you, baby
That's when I say I love you

Let me hear you say yeah

I need you, you, you, you
Somebody to see me through, baby
I need you, you, you

When the sun goes down
Ain't nobody else around
That's when I'm all by myself
That's when I need your loving, darling
That's when I need it so bad
It's better when I'm with you, baby

I need you to see me through, baby, in the morning time too
When the sun goes down and ain't nobody else around, I need your loving so bad
Everybody needs somebody to love
I'm not afraid to be by myself but I just need me somebody to love
All the time

All the time
All the time, baby
I said all the time, baby

I need you
I need your loving so bad
Let me hear you say yeah

Yeah, I need you, baby, so bad, bad, bad...

I need you, you, you
I need your loving, baby
I need your loving, darling
Everybody needs somebody
Yeah, yeah, yeah...

Everybody needs somebody
I said everybody needs somebody
Yeah yeah yeah...

Everybody needs somebody
Everybody loves somebody
Yes, everybody needs somebody else
You've got to need too, baby, to see you through