"Need You" as written by Travis Mccoy, Lucas Secon, Wayne Hector and Carsten Mortensen....
I know its not your fault, but I'm a locked door
And inside I'm a mess by someone before
And I wish that I, I could find a key
To unlock all the things that you want us to be

Let me open up and start again,
But there's a safe around my heart
I don't know how to let you in,
And that's what keeps us apart

And that's why I need time.
I said I need you,
I need you to understand, you, you, you
I need you to understand, you, you, you

Call up the locksmith,
Tell him we need him quick
We've got a million keys,
None of them seem to fit

While you're on the phone,
Call up the clocksmith,
Cuz I could use some time,
Even the slightest bit

Let me open up and start again,
And break this safe around my heart
I don't know how to let you in,
And that's what keeps us apart

And that's why I need time
I said I need you
I need you to understand, you, you, you
I need you to understand, you, you, you

I'm thinking now's the time,
Maybe its time to go, if I gave you my heart, be gentle,
I'm tired of laying low, lets give the world a show
And when you know, you know,

And when you know, you know, you know
And when you know, you know, you know, you know
And that's why I need time
I said I need you,

I need you to understand, you, you, you
I need you to understand, you, you, you
I need you to understand
I need you to understand

I need you to understand
I need you to understand
I need you
I need you

I need you
I need you, you, you


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"Need You" as written by Travis Mccoy Wayne Hector

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  • +2
    Song MeaningThis sounds very much like the type of struggle someone with borderline personality would go through. People who weren't able to develop a sense of consistent emotional attachment as children, grow up and tend to have issues with their sense of self and emotional attachment. As a result they have very tumultuous adult relationships where, as soon as they feel incredibly close to someone, they start to fear the person will leave them and instead close their hearts up to avoid future pain. Even if their lover has consistently shown that he or she wants to be there, the sufferer will push because of that fear. Usually its a self-fulfilling prophecy, and when the significant other finally is cut out of the sufferer's life (often against the lover's will), her suspicions of eventual abandonment are concerned and she is overcome with guilt and her self esteem is hurt. It is a very dark cycle, but a cycle that can be reversed. I feel for anyone involved in this cycle.

    Seems like this song is about that cycle. Sad, but know that people do recover from borderline attachment issues :0)
    trecool02on September 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI liked the track initially because it's very catchy, but the lyrics made me enjoy it more. I didn't realize it's sort of deep in meaning, which is surprising for a hip hop style song.

    The song is about a person who's scared or struggling to fully love a new love interest because they are still dealing with heartache from a previous relationship. All the lyrics about a locked door, unable to find the right keys, and "a safe around my heart" shows how defensive the person still is towards putting themselves out there again, refusing to get hurt again. The person tries their hardest, they just want the other to give them time and understand.
    westcoastkidon August 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs the above poster states, the song is about taking a new relationship slowly as he has been hurt in the past.

    I wonder how long Travie went out with Katy Perry ;)
    silentNateon September 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt might have had something to do with his and Katy perrys promise ring.
    QuietInsanityon September 21, 2010   Link

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