"To Love Somebody" as written by Robin Hugh Gibb and Barry Alan Gibb....
There's a light
A certain kind of light
That never shone on me
I want my life to be lived with you
Lived with you
There's a way everybody say
To do each and every little thing
But what does it bring
If I ain't got you, ain't got?

You don't know what it's like, baby
You don't know what it's like

To love somebody
To love somebody
The way I love you

In my brain
I see your face again
I know my frame of mind
You ain't got to be so blind
And I'm blind, so, so, so blind
I'm a man
Can't you see what I am?
I live and I breathe for you
But what good does it do
If I ain't got you, ain't got?

You don't know what it's like, baby
You don't know what it's like

To love somebody
To love somebody
The way I love you

You don't know what it's like, baby
You don't know what it's like

To love somebody
To love somebody
The way I love you

You don't know what it's like, baby
You don't know what it's like
To love somebody


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"To Love Somebody" as written by Robin Hugh Gibb Barry Gibb

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  • +5
    General CommentI had no idea Janis Joplin did a version! I'll have to check it out. The bee gee's is definatley my favorite version (I am not a Michael Bolton fan and never will be). This song always made me think of a man pining for a woman that either he can't have or she doesn't notice him. Always made me kind of wish that a guy I really liked was really pining for me, and I didn't know it and somewhow it would turn out that I'd find out and we'd live happily ever after. LOL!
    Brunicason November 17, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Commento man i really love this song...he sings with such emotion and feeling
    Great Song
    lime_recordson February 16, 2006   Link
  • +3
    My OpinionI agree to pholosop30... It's just a personal song recorded by the best singers in the music story!
    No one should sing but Bee Gees!!
    sergioparanahon July 25, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionGrossly overused cheap colloquiums!

    "You don't know what it's like, baby, to love somebody the way I love you…"

    So is he insulting his "baby" by telling (her) that she doesn't know what it's like to love somebody?

    Very idiotic.

    But good melody. It takes a dumb ear to enjoy it.
    verykenon July 19, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionGrossly overused cheap colloquialisms!

    "You don't know what it's like, baby, to love somebody the way I love you…"

    So is he insulting his "baby" by telling (her) that she doesn't know what it's like to love somebody?

    Very idiotic.

    But good melody. It takes a dumb ear to enjoy it.
    verykenon July 19, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI grew up hating the Bee Gees during their disco period, and later discovered their older music. They may have sucked later in the 70s, but man! could they write some great pop songs before that time.
    shiloh66uson January 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was originally meant to be sung by Otis Redding. Imagine how that song would have been!
    Luxx44on October 26, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentJanis Joplin kicked everyone's ass at this song
    nazgul2345on August 19, 2008   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis song is so good. My favorite version is the Ray Lamontagne and Damien Rice live duet.
    itsBRIANyoon September 05, 2008   Link
  • -3
    General Commenti think Michael Bolton's version is even better!
    lovejoyon April 22, 2007   Link

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