"Darling I Need You" as written by and John Davies Cale....
Woke up early this morning
Something wrong inside my head
Took a look around for breakfast
First thing I see is you're not there

So where were you, where were you?
Where were you, when I needed you?
Where were you, where were you?
When I needed you to see me through?

Oh something wrong, now what's gone wrong here
Looked in the mirror, broken white
Lucky to be alive and kicking
Kicking a lot of life around here

But where were you, where were you?
Yeah, where were you when I needed you?
Where were you, where were you?
When I needed you to see me through?

Ah, 'cause darling darling I need you
Yeah, darling darling I do
Darling darling I need you
Yes you know I do

Shefton brought me the message
Said you got out at Galveston
Church of Christ Jesus, Kentucky
Rattlesnakes and strychnine and prayer

So, where were you, where were you?
Yeah, where were you when I needed you?
Where were you, where were you?
When I needed you to see me through

Oh darling darling I need you
'Cause darling darling I do
Oh, darling darling I need you
Yes you know I do
Oh, yeah yeah yeah you know I do


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"Darling I Need You" as written by John Davies Cale

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    General CommentOne of his best. You expect it to be a bit soppy because of the title, but that's not John Cale's style - it's hard as nails. "Rrrrrattlesnakes & strychnine & prayer", what a line, the way he rolls that "r"! The lady seems to have gone off with one of those snake-handling cults. But who cares? Just listen to it, it's wonderful.
    morbid moragon October 26, 2008   Link

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