"To Love Somebody" as written by Barry Gibb and Robin Hugh Gibb....
There's a light, certain kinda 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
Cause I ain'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 ever do
Cause I ain't got you, that's all I've ever wanted,
And I ain't got you, babe, oh but I've been looking 'round.
But you don't know, you don't know what it's like,
No you don't, no, no, no, you don't know,
Honey, you don't know what it's like
Oh to love anybody.
Oh honey I want to talk about
Trying to hold somebody when you're lonely
The way I loved you, baby,
And I just want you to know I tried.

Oh I know that there's a way
Cause 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,
Cause I can't find you with my love,
And I can't find you babe, oh anywhere.

Oh, but you don't know,
You don't know what it's like,
No you don't and you never ever, ever did.
You don't know, honey,
You don't know what it's like
Oh, to love anybody.
Oh, honey I want to talk about trying to hold you.

Oh baby, baby, baby, yeah,
But you don't know,
You don't know what it's like,
And you never ever, ever did,
I said I tried to throw my love around you
And I tried to help you darling.
But you never ever, no you never ever,
No you never ever, no you never ever,
I know that you know that
No you never ever, ever, ever,
Oh let me throw my love,
Throw my love all around you, yeah.


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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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