"Where Were You When I Needed You" as written by Steve Barri and P. F. Sloan....
Don't bother crying, don't bother calling
It's all over now, no use in stalling
The love once I felt
I don't feel anymore for you
This time I'll even open the door for you
You walked out when I was down
Well, now I'm well off
And look, look who's coming 'round

Where were you when I needed ya
Where were you when I wanted ya
Where were you when I needed ya
Where?

You're looking good
It's hard to fight it
There's no use explaining
I've already decided
That living with you
Is worse than without you
I won't spend a lifetime worrying about you
Things get rough and you disappeared
Now I'm back on my feet
And look, look who is standing there

Where were you when I needed ya
Where were you when I wanted ya
Where were you when I needed ya
Where?

You were so young and you were so wild
I knew you were nobody's innocent child
The first day I saw you
You really got to me
I thought I could change you
What good did it to me?
Things got rough and you couldn't wait
Now you're tripping back
But babe, babe it's too late

Where were you when I needed ya
Where were you when I wanted ya
Where were you when I needed ya
Where?


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"Where Were You When I Needed You" as written by Steve Barri P.f. Sloan

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    General CommentThis is fairly straight forward. The narrator once needed the other person and was rejected. Now, the other person comes and the narrator says "screw you".

    It's originally a Grassroots song. The Bangles played it in '09 when I saw them last.
    fanofoldieson January 20, 2011   Link
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    Song FactThis song was originally the b-side to the "Hero Takes a Fall" 45 in 1984. I'm not sure why (one would guess legal issues,) but the single was later issued with "Tell me" as the B-side.
    quampon September 06, 2014   Link

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