"Don't You Need" as written by and Melissa Etheridge....
I had a dream late last night
The water was running low
And my fields were on fire, burning my sky
My body was moving slow
And when I awoke I tasted the sweat of desire in my mouth
And I realized my heart had abducted my mind
And they were last seen headed south
Now I can't sleep I'm so wired
And I find myself screaming out

Don't you need don't you want
Can't you taste it when you're alone
Don't you cry don't you feel
Sometimes I wonder if you are real
Don't you bleed
Don't you need

There's no quenching the thirst there's no relief
For the hungry at heart
And as far as you're concerned I'm just a thief
Entertaining in the dark
But it's you that holds the cards
Now that the joker is wild

Don't you want to lay it down
And feel your skin against the ground
Don't you want to ride the storm
And then sleep inside the calm
Don't you want to get that high
Don't you want to be satisfied
Well if you don't want it from me
Don't you need

I had a dream late last night
The water was running low
And my fields were on fire burning my sky
How was I to know
That I burn every night in my dreams
And only morning can set me free

Don't you need don't you want
Can't you taste it when you're alone
Don't you cry don't you feel
Sometimes I wonder if you are real
Don't you bleed
Don't you need


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"Don't You Need" as written by Melissa Etheridge

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    General CommentUnrequited yearning. She's wondering whether the object of her desire even has the same kind of urges.
    Letmeinon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti played this song way too much. i had a crush on someone in high school and just seemed to kind ease my pain. VERY GOOD WRIGHTING!!!
    Aeonmikeyon March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSimilar to what I would have said Aeonmikey. I play this song still way too much, but I love it! : )
    Rachelle53105on April 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about unrequited desire,and longing for someone that you can't have.
    Armoron September 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOr longing for the person you do have...but not completely. My partner lost all of those longings after a surgery...I have not. damn I know what this song is all about!!!
    nursemaryckon March 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song means that the person that she desires and wants she is almost wondering if they even have the same kind of desires that she has for them and almost wonders if they are real because she feels and strongly desires them but still has doubts that they feel the same.
    ICUP32on November 16, 2013   Link

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