"What Do You Need" as written by and John Rzeznik....
What do you need from me tonight
I feel you look right through me now
I can't pretend it's alright
Maybe we'll find a way somehow

Why do we need to turn it on
Why does it always feel so wrong

What do you need from me tonight
The truth is so complicated now
You feel so free to say
You're wrong, you're wrong
You're wrong, you're wrong

Fear makes you fragile darling
Hate is so heavy when you're weak
Now we're both lost in anger
When we're alone we'll
Find some peace

Why do we need to turn it on
Why does it always seem so wrong

What do you need from me tonight
The truth is so complicated now
You feel so free to say
You're wrong, you're wrong [Repeat: x4]

Why do we need to turn it on
Why does it always seem so wrong

What do you need from me tonight
The truth is so complicated now
You feel so free to say
You're wrong, you're wrong
You're wrong, you're wrong

What do you need from me tonight
The truth is so complicated now
You feel so free to say
You're wrong, you're wrong [Repeat: x7]

Why do we need to turn it on
Why does it always seem so wrong


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"What Do You Need?" as written by John T Rzeznik

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    General CommentI like how John's voice sounds in this one. It rocks.
    bee_happyon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, same here. i like this along with the others. not my favorite, but def. a wonderful song.

    the goo goo dolls rock!!!
    _kat_on July 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdamn - - what an AWESOME song. has a great sound to it, it's one of my favorite's off gutterflower. this song grabbed me at the concert, wow - - good stuff!
    gheling26on August 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentin an interview john said that its an observation of how two people can get so used to eachother that they tend to expect eachother to know whats going on...said it came from a personal experience and his persepective of things before he was married and after he was married...
    i love how these words if u just look at them perfectly capture the true meaning of the song...it's amazing when that happens
    stay goo
    peace
    gonletitslideon February 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah... this song is about how she keeps bothering him for the truth but he trys to make it work and she just says that he is wrong so he says" why do we need to turn it on" and "why does it always seen so wrong' because he doesn't understand why they even begin trying to figure it out because she will never listen to the truth and is making it " complicated.
    beautifulmusicon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song kicks more arse than the cats are right now. To me it means you don't feel you can be who you really are until you are alone. you just give others what they want or expect, always on guard until you are alone.
    ghellieon September 25, 2007   Link

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