"Waterfalls" as written by Paul McCartney....
Don't go jumping waterfalls
Please keep to the lake
People who jump waterfalls
Sometimes can make mistakes
And I need love, yeah I need love
Like a second needs an hour
Like a raindrop needs a shower
Yeah I need love every minute of the day
And it wouldn't be the same
If you ever should decide to go away

And I need love, yeah I need love
Like a castle needs a tower
Like a garden needs a flower
Yeah I need love every minute of the day
And it wouldn't be the same
If you ever should decide to go away

Don't go chasing polar bears
In the great unknown
Some big friendly polar bear
Might want to take you home

And I need love, yeah I need love
Like a castle needs a tower
Like a garden needs a flower

Yeah I need love, say I need love
Like a raindrop needs a shower
Like a second needs an hour
Every minute of the day
And it wouldn't be the same
If you ever should decide to go away

Don't go jumping waterfalls


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"Waterfalls/ [DJ Edit]" as written by Paul Mccartney

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    General CommentWas this a song TLC based theirs on, or did he base his on theirs?

    I've never come across this before...
    PrincessLyron December 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow, oh no no no no, Paul would never base this song on TLC, that is absurd! This song is older than TLC'S, if anything they copied HIS song.

    Anyway, this song is just gorgeous, Paul is a legend.
    maybeimrighton May 09, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionPaul's song predates TLC's by years.

    This song is essentially about as heart-wrenching of a tune that Paul can write. The original version on McCartney II is a bit too long and he made some wise edits on the more recent version appearing on Wingspan. His vocal delivery is odd in that he gives a seemingly tired or pleading 'old man' rasp approach. This adds to the pathos. The lyrics are the typical nursery rhyme derivative that Paul dips into maybe too often, but it works here. The musical accompaniment is a sparse synthesizer or two and some vocal overdubbing. It isn't technically perfect at all and almost sounds like one of his notorious studio quickie knockoffs. Despite that the melody is a haunting plea that can send chills down a spine. It's tunes like these that keep McCartney fans remembering that the old boy can still write some of the best melodic stuff around.
    Tweezeon July 30, 2010   Link

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