"To Love Somebody" as written by Barry Gibb and Robin Hugh Gibb....
There's a light, certain kind of light
Never ever, never shone on me, no, no
Honey, I want, I want my whole life
To be lived with you, babe
That's what I want oh, was to be
Living and loving you

There's a way, oh everybody say
You can do anything, every thing yeah

But what good, what good
Honey, what good could it ever bring
Because I haven't got you with my love
And I can't find you babe, no I can't

You don't know, you don't know what it's like
No you don't, honey no you don't know
You don't know what it's like
To love anybody
Oh honey, I want to talk about love
And trying to hold somebody
The way I love you babe
And I've been loving you babe

In my brain, oh I can see your face again
I know my frame of mind, yeah
But nobody, nobody has to ever be so blind
Honey, like I did, I know I was blind
Honey, I tell you that I was, I was very, very blind
Oh but I'm just a girl
Can't you just take a look at me and tell
Tell that I live, honey I live and I breathe for you
Don't you know I do!

But what good, what good
Honey, what good could it ever bring
Because I haven't got you with my love
And I can't find you babe, no I can't

You don't know, you don't know what it's like
No you don't, honey no you don't know
You don't know what it's like
To love anybody
Oh honey, I want to talk about love
And trying to hold somebody
The way I love you babe
And I've been loving you babe

Oh, I know that there's a way
Because everybody came to me one time and said
"Honey, you can do anything
Every little thing, and I think I can
Oh, but what good, what good
Honey, what awfully good can it ever, ever bring
Because I can't find you with my love
And I can't find you babe, oh anywhere

You don't know, you don't know what it's like
No you don't, honey no you don't know
You don't know what it's like
To love anybody
Oh honey, I want to talk about love
And trying to hold somebody
The way I love you babe
And I've been loving you babe

You don't know, you don't know what it's like
No you don't, honey no you don't know
You don't know what it's like
To love anybody
Oh honey, I want to talk about love
And trying to hold somebody
The way I love you babe
And I've been loving you babe


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"To Love Somebody" as written by Robin Hugh Gibb Barry Gibb

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    General CommentThis song was written & recorded by the Bee Gees.

    I really love Janis's rendition of it though. You can tell that she really feels what she's singing. It's wanting someone so bad, and feeling like it's a hopeless battle--being completely in love with someone who doesn't want you back. That was kinda the whole theme for "I Got Dem Ol Kozmic Blues Again, Mama!".
    Baked_Potatoon November 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI sort of perceive this song as being towards someone who's never known heartbreak. To me, it seems like Janis/the singer went through a very poor relationship,

    But nobody, nobody has to ever be so blind,
    Honey, like I did, I know I was blind,
    Honey, I tell you that I was, I was very, very blind.


    but is now with someone who's never known the pain it put her through.

    You don't know, you don't know what it's like,
    No you don't, honey no you don't know,
    You don't know what it's like
    To love anybody.

    She's basically saying, "I love you more because I know what someone like you is worth!"
    b_l_i_t_zon January 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLove this song, love Janis -PEACE!
    Owlfaceon January 18, 2010   Link

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