"Just What I Needed" as written by and Ric Ocasek....
I don't mind you comin' here
And wastin' all my time
'Cause when you're standin', oh so near
I kinda lose my mind

It's not the perfume that you wear
It's not the ribbons in your hair
And I don't mind you comin' here
And wastin' all my time

I don't mind you hangin' out
And talkin' in your sleep
It doesn't matter where you've been
As long as it was deep, yeah

You always knew to wear it well and
You look so fancy I can tell
I don't mind you hangin' out
And talkin' in your sleep

I guess, you're just what I needed
I needed someone to feed
I guess, you're just what I needed
I needed someone to bleed

I don't mind you comin' here
And wastin' all my time, time
'Cause when you're standin', oh so near
I kinda lose my mind, yeah

It's not the perfume that you wear
It's not the ribbons in your hair
I don't mind you comin' here
And wastin' all my time

I guess, you're just what I needed
I needed someone to feed
I guess, you're just what I needed
I needed someone to bleed

I guess, you're just what I needed
I needed someone to feed
I guess, you're just what I needed
I needed someone to bleed
Yeah, yeah, so bleed me

You're just what I needed
You're just what I needed
You're just what I needed
Yeah, yeah, yeah


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"Just What I Needed" as written by Ric Ocasek

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is simply a cool song about being really attracted to a chick. The narrator is saying he's willing to take all the negative side effects of being with the girl because he wants to be with her. The bleeding and feeding part is classic cars. Dark, cynical, sarcastic lyrics. The bleeding and feeding is just realistic lyrics about relationships, people feed and bleed each other. Nothing sick. Classic Cars. Great song.
    bakismakion September 07, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about a FTF relationship. They don't love each other romantically, but it's great for the moment because he doesn't want a relationship -- he just wants somebody to talk to (feed) and have sex without strings attached (bleed), not to mention she's really hot (kinda lose my mind) and can have a decent conversation (as long as it was deep). She keeps showing up for a booty call (wasting all my time) but it's good for him right now. So, not really a love song, but a great song about a friends-with-benefits kinda situation.
    Rainbirdon February 27, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoesn't anyone think this song is about nothing more than "friends with benefits?"

    I don't think it's a "love" song at all.
    jonnybon September 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo bleed me = so take advantage of me, It's okay, i'm willing to put up with it because I want to be with you

    I needed someone to feed = I needed someone to take care of, someone to depend on me

    Nothing sick in the lyrics. Just typical cynical Cars lyrics. A lot of their songs have lyrics like that.
    bakismakion September 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song makes me want to shop at Circuit City.
    pikespiceon October 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlol, pikespice

    i think it's a not so typical love song. he just likes this girl even with her faults and he doesn't care where she has been before. he can't explain why he likes her (ie. it's not her perfume or ribbons) she's simply, just what he needed
    Levitator89on February 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"It's not the ribbons in your hair", I love they way they sing that, and I sort of agree (or want to agree) with bakismaki about the "feed" part, although it's most likely nasty sexual innuendo.
    ~1lb. of Obscure~on March 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThe concept of this song is quite simple. It's about a girl that's using him and he doesn't really care. She just kinda shows up whenever she feels like it and he doesn't ask her any questions about where she's been or who she's been with. As long it was deep, right?

    The rest is just speculation but one can assume that he's a bit of a loner, an introvert, and mainly stays in his apartment if he can help it. She's more of a free spirit, a party girl, and she bounces around from one friend's couch to the next.

    Whenever she feels like getting laid or needs a play to stay she drops by and he lets her in. He knows he's being used but because he's so attracted to her he doesn't really mind.
    mcmusiclovinon September 25, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt seems to be about someone liking, almost loving, someone that may not feel the same way, or they do and they don't show it. There's negative ramifications to their relationship but the person's from whose point of view its from doesn't mind it because they need to feel that intimacy or just need to be relied on. Their relationship is probably not going to last, but as he said, "I guess you're just what I needed." Could be for that period of time in his life or the person's effect on him but yeah, Just What I Needed.
    nancymckon June 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about this guy liking this girl just for who she is, and he doesn't mind being aroud her and "wasting all his time" because he enjoys the time that he's wasting.
    0coolon January 06, 2002   Link

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