We Don't Need Nobody Else
In the morning I am a recluse, lost in memories
Ideal situations and convulsions
I'm never in and I can't remember
They built portholes for Bono, so he could gaze
Out across the bay and sing about mountains
Maybe. You are what you own in this land
You can be King and it all depends on the view and what you can see
And around here nobody tells me what to do anymore

We don't need nobody else
We don't need nobody else
We don't need nobody else
We don't need nobody else

Why say words that I do not mean
They only serve to amuse, ridicule and destroy,
Hardly ever to teach
I hit you for the first time today
I didn't mean it
It just happened
You wouldn't let me go to the phone,
You wanted to make love and I did not
Now I know the distance between us
Christ we weren't even fighting, I was just annoyed
Silence and you started to cry, that really hurt
You said, yeah and you thought you knew me

We don't need nobody else
We don't need nobody else
Just you and me
Just you and me

Consider this as the wine takes hold
And sinks into your veins
I try to force it but it's not there
Love gives you comfort
And comfort makes you dim
She's in the kitchen
Putting beads in her hair

It all came out tonight
The queen of drugs broke down and cried
'Cause she'd been shagging her best friends guy
She knew the form, she knew the lie
She wasn't shy and she refused to try
That's why I'm gazing out of portholes
And I'm wondering why

We don't need nobody else
We don't need nobody else
Just you and me

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    General CommentI'm not sure this is a love song at all. I think it's the opposite, about not being able to be in a relationship. A few WB songs touch on mental illness and abusive relationships - it sounds like the breakdown of a relationship and being alone with yourself. The cover even has him holding a cutout of his own face - he doesn't need anybody else apart from himself?
    krimsunon September 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta twisted love song, lyrics describe wife beating. my favourite line is 'they built portholes for bono to gaze out on the bay and sing about mountains'. haha, brilliant. whipping boy are a real irish rock band, i've never heard anything combine outside influences with a celtic tinge in music and lyric
    georgiecaseyon April 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with krimsun. Really sounds that way to me.
    robbyrne21on February 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentaye, i'd say that it's a twisted love song too, the guy is probably just thinking to himself all the time and isn't opening up to his woman. he's constantly insular and thinking about other issues than love, even though he really really loves her. he feels that when he's comfortable in love, he is lazy and 'dim' and is frustrated he can't balance the other aspects of his life and thought with his love life, like when she won't let him go to the phone. and then he hits hit her and feels terrible because he can't believe that he would do that. the chorus might be like an apology or a plea or something.
    anyway, fantastic emotional song.
    acidic_orangeon December 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI gasp every time hear him say 'I hit you for the first time today' - most honest, painfully-shocking without trying to be song ever. beautiful
    tsampaon July 28, 2011   Link

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