As Long as He Needs Me

by Shani Wallis

Shani Wallis (born 14 April 1933) is an English-born American actress and singer of theatre, television and film, in both her native United Kingdom and in the United States. She is perhaps best known for her roles in the West End, and for the role of Nancy in the 1968 Oscar-winning film musical Oli…




As long as he needs me
Oh, yes, he does need me
In spite of what you see
I'm sure that he needs me

Who else would love him still?
When they've been used so ill
He knows I always will
As long as he needs me

I miss him so much
When he is gone
But when he's near me
I don't let on

The way I feel inside
The love I have to hide
The hell, I've got my pride
As long as he needs me

He doesn't say the things he should
He acts the way he thinks he should
But all the same
I'll play this game

As long as he needs me
I know where I must be
I'll cling on steadfastly
As long as he needs me

As long as life is long
I'll love him, right or wrong
And somehow, I'll be strong
As long as he needs me

If you are lonely
Then you will know
When someone needs you
You'll love them so

I won't betray his trust
Though people say I must
I've got to stay true just
As long as he needs me

Written by: Lionel Bart

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