"If I Needed Someone" as written by and George Harrison....
If I needed someone to love
You're the one that I'd be thinking of
If I needed someone

If I had some more time to spend
Then I guess I'd be with you my friend
If I needed someone
Had you come some other day
Then it might not have been like this
But you see now I'm too much in love

Carve your number on my wall
And maybe you will get a call from me
If I needed someone
Ah, ah, ah, ah

If I had some more time to spend
Then I guess I'd be with you my friend
If I needed someone
Had you come some other day
Then it might not have been like this
But you see now I'm too much in love

Carve your number on my wall
And maybe you will get a call from me
If I needed someone
Ah, ah


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"If I Needed Someone" as written by George Harrison

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  • +2
    General CommentPlain and simple...singer is in a relationship, but is telling 'another girl' that, if he wasn't currently involved, she'd be 'the one.' Fairly common conundrum, for guys anyhoo.
    burbleson March 21, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe songs sounds to me like a person who's already in a serious relationship being approached by another woman. George is replying that if this new gal had come by sooner, things might have been different.

    BTW, I love the harmonics between George and John. They should've done more vocals together.
    Krendall2006on January 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is majorly underrated. I think it's about when you're unsure about your feelings for people, and when you have more than one person for you in your life, and you're torn.
    still-knee-deepon June 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song!!! One of my favorites by George.
    cronoyuhaon February 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA definitely good song... and I agree with dylanthomas, it's not about a drug dealer. Not all Beatles songs are about drugs, although they were probably written in a drugged up environment...
    EyeMtheWalruson April 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGeorge Harrison is a highly underrated talent. I think it's only been in recent years has his work been truly appreciated. I really the guitar work and the harmonizing by these blokes. It's true that George was the most introspective talent of the Beatles, but in that regard he may have been the most artistic and heartfelt. He's a great songwriter and guitarist. I like this song very much as well.
    OpinionHeadon December 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcan someone explain to me what this would have to do with a drug dealer?
    This song does kind of seem like its about a booty call, although I'd like to suggest another possible meaning that I think people tend not to think of right away: fidelity.
    It doesnt seem plausible at first because he keeps saying "If I needed someone" (implying that he doesnt need someone), but perhaps the reason that he doesnt need someone is that he already has someone and doesnt need anything more. I think this is possibly addressed to a woman who is trying to lure him into an affair, and he is telling her that if he were to be unfaithful it would be with her, but he's perfectly happy in the relationship he already has. This would explain the line "Had you come another day then it might not have been like this, but you see now I'm too much in love"--that is, he may have become involved with this woman if he was single, but he's too in love with his present sweetie to think of anyone else
    LladyLlamaon January 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Beatles wrote such beautiful melodies and sang such gorgeous harmonies for lyrics often written about silly things. And don't misinterpret what I mean by silly. They were often silliest (and joyful) when writing about adult topics and most serious when writing about childhood or children.
    tpksummerson October 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs I see it, the song is about a guy who likes someone but doesn't seem willing to fully embrace that feeling. The guy really DOES need someone, but he doesn't want to admit it, so he feels the need to play it up like he doesn't. Hope that makes sense. Awesome song either way.
    JO5EPHon August 27, 2011   Link
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    General Commentdon't flame me, but what i get from this is close to what JO5EPH said, putting on a facade or a false "yeah IF i needed someone it would be you" when inside its more of a "i DO need someone" i dunno why but thats what i get from it. the one line: "had you come another day then i might not have been like this but you see now i'm in to much love." almost sounds like he's saying if i hadnt met you when i did how i did i might not feel the same but because i did i'm all kinds of in love. but its being played down so he doesnt sound desperate....or, OR it really is a booty call :/ i dunno but thats what i get from it.
    HalfordBeatlesManon March 09, 2012   Link

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