"I Just Need Myself" as written by Robert James Smith, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Michael Stephen Dempsey....
I know that I don't love you,
But I tell you that I do.
But I only buy you flowers to get what I want from you.
You say that if you leave me, it will put me on the shelf,
But I don't need you, girl, I just need myself!
I just need myself!

You trust in all my lies,
You believe in what I say.
You think I'll be with you forever so you let me have my way.
I say "Stay with me, baby!" and I lavish you with wealth,
But I'll make it then I'll leave you, 'cause I just need myself.
I just need myself!

I know that I don't love you,
But I tell you that I do.
But I only buy you flowers to get what I want from you.
You say that if you leave me, it will put me on the shelf,
But I don't need you, girl, I just need myself!
I just need myself!

I just need myself!
I just need myself!
I just need myself!
I just need myself!
I just need myself!
I just need myself!

I just need myself.


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  • +1
    General CommentPersonally, I love this song. It has so much energy and Robert Smith's vocals are brilliant.
    Child Of Musicon May 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBut the lyrics here are a bit screwed up. Here's a (hopefully) more accurate version:

    I know that I don't love you,
    But I tell you that I do.
    But I only buy you flowers to get what I want from you.
    You say that if you leave me, it will put me on the shelf,
    But I don't need you, girl, I just need myself!
    I just need myself!

    You trust in all my lies,
    You believe in what I say.
    You think I'll be with you forever so you let me have my way.
    I say "Stay with me, baby!" and I lavish you with wealth,
    But I'll make it then I'll leave you, 'cause I just need myself.
    I just need myself!

    I know that I don't love you,
    But I tell you that I do.
    But I only buy you flowers to get what I want from you.
    You say that if you leave me, it will put me on the shelf,
    But I don't need you, girl, I just need myself!
    I just need myself!

    I just need myself!
    I just need myself!
    I just need myself!
    I just need myself!
    I just need myself!
    I just need myself!

    I just need myself.
    Child Of Musicon May 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's like: HA! I"M DECEIVING YOU! mwaha! kind of childish and selfish but that's the point, isn't it?
    fly me highon June 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. Just goes to show, The Cure could do punk as well as anyone. :P

    I'll second the "Robert Smith's vocals are brilliant." remark - especially on "Stay with me, baby!". It makes me laugh every time.

    Anyway, I think of this song as a sort of punk version of Play For Today. Anyone agree?
    sephereniaon May 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey didn't waste anytime moving away from the more "punk" sounds of The Easy Cure. IMO - just as good as their other songs and styles. You have to include such songs when appreciating the Cure for who they are and have been for the last 30+ years.
    monster36604on January 16, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commentvery young when they recorded this one
    The title should be WE ARE VERY YOUNG PUNK MUCICIANS
    jancsibohocon March 03, 2005   Link

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