"The Fact Is (I need you)" as written by Jill H. Scott and Pete Kuzma....
I can pay my own light bill baby
Put my own gas in my own car
I can buy my own shoe collection
I've been blessed thus far

I can kill the spider above my bed
Although it's hard because I'm scared
I can even stain and polyurethane
But some things just don't change

I need you yeah
Sometimes so hard to say uh
I need you
Some things remain

I can buy my own groceries baby
Get my hair dyed my nails fly
I can floss my own bling bling
Write the words to the songs I sing

I can even raise a child well made
Make sure he's loved and knows what God gave uh huh
I can teach him how to walk and stand
But he needs you to help him be a man


We need you
So hard to say
We need you
Some things don't change

I can be a Congress woman, or a garbage woman,
A police officer, or a carpenter
I can be doctor and a lawyer and a mother, and a good goddess
Woman, what you done to me, good lover I can be
I can be a computer analyst
The queen with the nappy hair raising the fist
I can be much more and a myriad of this
Hot as the summer
Sweet as the first kiss

And even though I can do all these things
I need you
And even though I can all these things
We need you
We need you, we need you
And even though I can do all these things by my damn self
I need you
I do, I do, I do, I do
And though I can do all these here things
I need you, we need you
I do

Lyrics submitted by ophelia219

"The Fact Is (I Need You)" as written by Pete Kuzma Jill H. Scott

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    General CommentI think this song is about the fact that African-American women are mostly taught to be independent. Even though we can do basically everything ourselves, like kill spiders, pay bills and whatnot, we still need men, specifically African-American men. I think she gets more specific when she talks about raising a child. While she can raise him to be the best person he can be, only a man can teach a boy how to be a man. This song basically talks about the fact that there are such high percentages of black men that do not take care of their children, whether they're in jail or simply just don't care.

    I like the fact she just flat out says, "I need you." "We need you." As a black woman, I've been raised to believe that I don't need a man to make my life. And while I can do what I need and want to do, I will still have that need for a man to be a man, whether it's my father, brother, husband, boyfriend, whatever.

    Jill Scott did an amazing job with this song.
    loveablelo06on June 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentUmm...it's:

    I can even stain and polyurethane...


    I can be a computer analyst.
    RoxyMonoxideon September 11, 2010   Link

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