ALL I NEEDED WAS YOU


Outside the church bells toll
For this wasteland we call home
There's nowhere left to hide or run to

Daddy drank hard real late at night
He'd say without love life's a long fight
I promise I'd win one fight for him babe

The storm outside is raging
I close my eyes I think about you babe
There's got to be something left worth saving
We've wasted too much time

I played the fool I played the soldier
But my struggling days are over
I wanted everything
When all I needed was you babe

I didn't understand I was just a young boy
All I wanted was the rich man's play toys
I didn't really care how I got there baby

Now I've seen a thousand dreams die
In the oil fields, in the coal mines
No need to wonder why
Nobody's satisfied lately

The storm outside is raging
I close my eyes I think about you babe
There's got to be something left worth saving
We've wasted too much time

I played the fool I played the soldier
But my struggling days are over
I wanted everything
When all I needed was you babe


(Steven Van Zandt) by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, from their Better Days album (1991). Played at the 17/18 Dec 2000 shows at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park. Also played on 31 Jan 1998.

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