EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE

Original Solomon Burke version


I'm so happy to be here tonight
So glad to be in your wonderful city
And I have a little message for you
And I want to tell every woman and every man tonight
That's ever needed someone to love
That's ever had somebody to love them
That ever had somebody's understanding
That's ever had someone to need your love all the time
Someone that's with them when they're up
Somebody that's with them when they're down
If you had yourself somebody like this you better hold onto 'em
Because let me tell you something
Sometimes you get what you want
And you lose what you have
But there's a song I sing
And I believe if everybody would sing this song you can save the whole world
Listen to me

Everybody needs somebody
Everybody wants somebody to love
Honey to hug, yeah
Sugar to kiss, hmm
Baby to miss now, yeah
Baby to tease
Sometimes to please, yeah
And I need (you you you you)
And I need (you you you you)
In the morning baby (you you you you)
When the sun go down (you you you you)
Ain't no nobody around you (you you you you)

Whoa listen to me, sometimes I feel like
I feel a little sad inside
My baby mistreat me
And I can't get a little little mad
But I need you (you you you you)
Just to see me through children (you you you you)
Somebody to hold my hand (you you you you)
When I feel a little lonely
Oh but I want to hear you say yeah
Oh baby say yeah
I want to hear you say yeah

I say yeah yeah
Yeah
Somebody
I just want my woman to stand up and say I love you
I want someone to be a witness tonight
I just want to say I love you
I wanna hear you say I love you
Ohhh
I just want somebody to squeeze tonight yeah...
[Fades out]


Info

EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE is a 1964 song by Solomon Burke. See the below section for more details.

Bruce Springsteen performed EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE live twice, in 2004 and 2007. See the "Live History" section below for more details. He also often used a snippet of the song in the midsection of ROLL OF THE DICE during World Tour 1992-1993. See the live 28 May 1993 version for more details.

Original Solomon Burke version

EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE is a song written by Bert Berns, Solomon Burke, and Jerry Wexler, and originally released by Solomon Burke as a single in 1964. The above lyrics are for the original Solomon Burke version of EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE as released in 1964.

Solomon Burke -- "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Looking For My Baby"
Solomon Burke -- "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Looking For My Baby"

7" single - Atlantic (45-2241) - USA, 1964

Live History

Between 2002 and 2011, Bruce Springsteen played private benefit shows for schools and colleges that his kids attended — Rumson Country Day School of Rumson, NJ, and Ranney School of Tinton Falls, NJ, and Boston College of Chestnut Hill, MA. EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE was performed at two of these fundraisers, always at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, and backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band.

  1. 25 Apr 2004 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Rumson Country Day School)
  2. 29 Apr 2007 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Ranney School)

Available Versions

List of available versions of EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE on this website:

EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE [Original Solomon Burke version]

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