"All I Need" as written by Beth Susan Hirsch, Jean Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Jean Michel Godin....
All I need is a little time
To get behind this sun and cast my weight
All I need's a peace of this mind
Then I can celebrate
All in all there's something to give
All in all there's something to do
All in all there's something to live
With you...my darling
All I need is a little sign
To get behind this sun and cast this weight of mine
All I need's the place to find
And there I'll celebrate
All in all there's something to give
All in all there's something to do
All in all there's something to live
With you...my darling


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"All I Need" as written by Jean Benoit Dunckel Beth Susan Hirsch

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  • +4
    General CommentAir could sing about a root canal or an income tax return and make it mesmerising and beautiful. Their aesthetics reach areas in the stratosphere untouched by others. What makes these lyrics so special is the way they are so elegantly sung over the cool, peaceful decadence of the music. Almost like a whisper, but just slightly more persuasive. The experience is something like taking a bite out of a cool, crisp dark-chocolate-covered strawberry and letting it melt slowly in your mouth. These guys are some of the best in the business today.
    coryoonon March 10, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentA very emotional song indeed. The melody, lyrics, the singers voice just gel so well it's like cool, well...Air.

    The vibe I always get from this song is that the singer is searching for or perhaps just pursuing something (likely a love interest) and is becoming exhausted. Not in an exasperated 'I'm sick of it' kind of way, but just supremely fatigued. And is expressing that what she's after isn't complex or exorbidant ('I just need -----, that's all...") but is so vitally important that she'll keep plugging away until she gets it. Not in an aggressive way, just a perisistant, enduring, perhaps even loyal way, with a gentle strength well communicated in the musics powerful yet soft lilt.

    Probably my views on it are skewed by the fact that I first heard this song at a time when I was searching for something as well (didn't realize how close I was to finding it). But that's what it says to me. Dynamite song in any case. Who actually sings it ?
    TsingTaoon April 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti've never understood what does the line "To get behind this sun and cast my weight" means...
    any ideas?
    jupiterislandon November 11, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think this song is about waiting for that perfect love.and not putting yourself out there and kind holding back until you find someone who appreciates you for everything you are and sees things in you that no one else does.
    coops02on June 27, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt sounds like she is looking for love, a very specific kind of love, the kind of love that is written in the start and there is nothing one can do to avoid it.
    It is like the relationship between the moon and the sun.
    dpanicaon February 15, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is absoulutely gorgeous, the entire cd "moon safari" is just out of this world (well i guess it's meant to be)... It's amazing how these French lads are able to create such an album that makes you feel like you are literally on a moon safari!
    Sambanovaon September 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe the words between verses and at the end are "I'm Away".

    Beautiful song & an amazing video, makes me wish I'd have taken up skateboarding!!
    StevieGrayon February 06, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmoon safari is a wonderful, mind-boggling album.
    Jondude11on April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell there isn't much to say about the lyrics, it's dead obvious what the song is about. Still a marvelous mesmerizing track though,I should get the rest of the album...
    Canadian Guyon July 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a pretty song, it really lets you just melt and thoughts flow by themselves. my chill out track
    Pixyon March 16, 2005   Link

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