Picture perfect memories,
Scattered all around the floor,
Reaching for the phone cause, I can't fight it any more.
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind.
For me it happens all the time.

It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now.
Said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now.

Another shot of whiskey, can't stop looking at the door.
Wishing you'd come sweepin' in the way you did before.
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind.
For me it happens all the time.

It's a quarter after one, I'm a little drunk,
And I need you now.
Said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now.
Oh oh oh

Guess I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all.
It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now.
And I said I wouldn't call but I'm a little drunk and I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now.
I just need you now.
Oh baby I need you now.



Lyrics submitted by pharmdoc299

"Need You Now" as written by Joshua Peter Kear, Hillary Dawn Scott, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    My Opinion:I doubt that I'm the only one interpreting this as a booty call song. While it sounds great, and the lyrics flow beautifully, to me it sounds like a song about a drunken booty call.
    MJones187on June 22, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:It's too true to be ignored.

    Lady Antebellum initially struck me as an Alternative band, since I never heard any of their songs before, but after listening to 'Need You Now', I know they're not your average band. They're Country (best genre imo, also the genre of my favourite performer, Taylor Swift), and it took just one song to get me attracted to it.

    I wow at the high level of truth inside one particular song, and I grow to like the song. Excluding Taylor's other 'true songs', NYN was one that struck me oh-so clearly. The lyrics were true. The tone was true. Everything was true.

    Sometimes, songs like this scare me. Because they're so true, it's hard to believe it's just a song and not an autobiography.

    One current situation like this is happening around me. Trust me, the lyrics are scarily true. I just hope things will improve.

    You rock, Lady A. Continue shinin'. Love is with 'ya.
    loveisawreckageon April 11, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:After watching the video I have to say this song is about a couple that broke up they both feel the regrets of the break up but for some reason can't get back together, both feeling the lonliness and so they settle for the next best thing an imitation of the lost loved in the form of a stranger. "Id rather hurt then feel nothing at all." We all know after a break up how vulnerable we feel and in the video it shows just that.
    tlynneon August 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Great song. I think this how we all feel about a lost relationship after we have had a few drinks. I cried the first time I heard it.
    suzyzoo14on August 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:"Reaching for the phone 'cause I can't fight it anymore
    And I wonder if I ever cross your mind?
    For me it happens all the time"

    She needs to talk to him and is trying to resist but after a few drinks she doesn't have the self control anymore. She just needs to know if he ever thinks about her.

    "Another shot of whiskey can't stop looking at the door
    Wishing you'd come sweeping in the way you did before"

    GREAT lines.

    "Guess I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all"

    Couldn't agree more with this line - It's a live and learn type experience. You learn from the hurt.
    texasbaby4735on September 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:It's pretty obvious that this is about drinking a little and remembering an old flame you still want.

    Great song :)
    Nataliexoon October 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I heard this song last night, my friend and i dancd to it. My favorite line is,

    "Its a quarter after 1 i'm a little drunk and i need you now."

    I've been there before!
    SAYIWONTon October 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song reminds me of how me and my ex would feel after an aurgument.
    "Reaching for the phone 'cause I can't fight it anymore
    And I wonder if I ever cross your mind?
    For me it happens all the time"
    These lines make me realize how alot of couples feel.
    hisbabyon October 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:"picture perfect memories scattered all around the floor"
    she is going through old pictures and having memories come back to her.
    "reaching for the phone cause i can't fight it anymore
    and i wonder if i ever cross your mind??
    for me it happens all the time."
    she has been fighting her need to call and talk to him and ask if she ever crosses his mind.


    i effing love this sone it reminds me of my most recent ex.
    for whom i still have bookoo feelings for!
    amayszingon October 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song is so beautiful! I love the whole sound and flow of it! The first time I heard it was when they performed it at the CMA Awards...and I fell in love with it right away. My favorite line is "I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all." So true. I can't get enough of this song!
    Dark Angel 35on November 19, 2009   Link

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