IF I NEEDED YOU
Written by Melanie Safka
 
Intro…C…Dm…Bb…F…G…
 
I've gotten rid of my g(u)ilt and my lily white
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And I've gotten used to an empty bed...sometimes
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We used to be glowing
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But I wouldn't be going now
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If I needed you
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If I needed you
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Oh love, you know I could hold you long
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But the holding has turned to lean upon
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And I may be blowing it
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But I wouldn't be growing now
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If I needed you
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I'll take this space in time
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For what I need to say
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Some race within the limit
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Winning 'cause their needs are in it
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Mine have always got in my way
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But, I'll sing along to the life and times
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Just go wandering alone and learn that I'm the guide
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At least it keeps me believing
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But I wouldn't be needing now
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If I needed you
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I wouldn't be bleeding now
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I may be blowing it
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But I wouldn't be growing now
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I would be lying
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But I wouldn't be crying now
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This might be living
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But I wouldn't be dying now
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I may be blowing it
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But I wouldn't be growing now
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I would be lying
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But I wouldn't be crying now
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If I needed you
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