Need Your Love

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About Need Your Love

Need Your Love is a song written by Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson that was originally performed by American rock band Cheap Trick. The song appeared on Cheap Trick's 1979 album Dream Police. A live version was included on the 1978 album Cheap Trick at Budokan, which initially appeared only in Japan but eventually was in the United States in early 1979. Because Cheap Trick was immensely popular in Japan, the band's Japanese label demanded that At Budokan include three new songs. The three songs were "Ain't That a Shame", "Goodnight Now", and "Need Your Love." The song uses a traditional hard rock formula, and does not use synthesized strings as were used on other songs on Dream Police. The musical backing to the song on Dream Police is basically a mid-tempo jam consisting of Nielsen's fancy guitar playing and Petersson's driving bass. Singer Robin Zander sings in a falsetto voice and incorporates a tremolo warble at the end of each line. Nielsen has commented that "I think it is a desperate type of tune that Robin does a great job of singing." This arrangement is put through several changes, incorporating a heavy guitar break, which stretches the length of the song more than seven and a half minutes. Ira Robbins of Trouser Press notes that the song "starts out slow and restrained, but builds to an intense boogie-based climax."Ultimate Classic Rock critic Dave Swanson describes "Need Your Love" as "a slow-building groove [which] builds into a full-on monster as big chords, big vocals, powerhouse bass and absolutely rock-solid drumming come together to make for a song that still sends chills. He also praises the way the band provides weight, particularly Zander's vocals and Nielsen's guitars, describing the song as sounding like "the Beatles' 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' as played by the Yardbirds." Music critic Dave Marsh of Rolling Stone described the song as "a better version of the Who meets Free than Bad Company has ever managed — but that's about all it is." Mojo noted that "Need Your Love" and "Gonna Raise Hell", another song from Dream Police, "proved the Trick could do heavy, freaky rock jams as well as any of their peers." The instrumental segments lift bits from "Emergency" off 1 , "T. N. T.", and "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" while the lyrics quote "Eight Days a Week", "5:15" and "Long Time Gone" by the Everly Brothers .  


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Fell apart, broke my heart, need your love, need your love
If I could go around the world
I couldn't find another girl, need your love
Need your love, need your love, need your love, need your love

You make me lonely
Why should you care
I give you everything
That's hardly fair
I give you lovin'
It's what you need
I give you everything
Everything in me
It might surprise you
But that's not the reason

Need your love, need your love, need your love, need your love
Fell apart, broke my heart, need your love, need your love
If I could go around the world
I couldn't find another girl, need your love
Need your love, need your love, need your love, need your love

You make me lonely
Why should you care
I give you everything
That's hardly fair
I give you lovin'
It's what you need
I give you everything
Everything in me
It might surprise you
But that's not the reason

Need your love

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Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. The band consists of Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass guitar), and Bun E. Carlos (drums). Their biggest hits include "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me", "Dream Police" and "The Flame". more »

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Written by: Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, SONGS OF MOJO, LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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