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I Want You I Need You I Love You
Elvis Presley Lyrics


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Hold me close, hold me tight
Make me thrill with delight
Let me know where I stand from the start
I want you, I need you, I love you
With all my heart

Every time that you're near
All my cares disappear
Darling, you're all that I'm living for
I want you, I need you, I love you
More and more

I thought I could live without romance
Until you came to me
But now I know that
I will go on loving you eternally

Won't you please be my own?
Never leave me alone
'Cause I die Every time we're apart
I want you, I need you, I love you
With all my heart

I thought I could live without romance
Until you came to me
But now I know that
I will go on loving you eternally

You please be my own?
Never leave me alone
'Cause I die Every time we're apart
I want you, I need you, I love you
With all my heart

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" communicate the depth of the singer's affection for someone else. The repetitive nature of the lyrics emphasizes the singer's need for this person. The lines "Hold me close, hold me tight / Make me thrill with delight" and "Every time that you're near / All my cares disappear" highlight the idea that being close to this person brings happiness and comfort to the singer.


The following lines express the singer's love and commitment: "I want you, I need you, I love you / With all my heart". They're clear and unambiguous, and they express the singer's sincerity. The singer also uses the lyric "But now I know that I will go on loving you eternally" to emphasize that this love is permanent and irrevocable.


Overall, the song's lyrics express the intensity of the singer's desire for the other person, his admiration for them, and his unwavering commitment to this love.


Line by Line Meaning

Hold me close, hold me tight
Embrace me tightly and leave no space in between us


Make me thrill with delight
Make me feel ecstatic and blissful


Let me know where I stand from the start
Clarify your position in the relationship with me from the beginning


I want you, I need you, I love you
You are the one I desire, require, and cherish the most


With all my heart
Wholeheartedly, completely and sincerely


Every time that you're near
Whenever you are close to me


All my cares disappear
All of my worries and concerns vanish


Darling, you're all that I'm living for
You are the sole reason for my existence


I want you, I need you, I love you
You are the one I desire, require, and cherish the most


More and more
Increasingly and continuously


I thought I could live without romance
I believed I could survive without love


Until you came to me
But that was before you entered my life


But now I know that
But my opinion has changed, and I realize that


I will go on loving you eternally
My love for you will last forever


Won't you please be my own?
Would you mind becoming my significant other?


Never leave me alone
Promise me that you will never abandon me


'Cause I die Every time we're apart
Because I feel like a part of me dies every time we are not together


I want you, I need you, I love you
You are the one I desire, require, and cherish the most


With all my heart
Wholeheartedly, completely and sincerely




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Ira Kosloff, Maurice Mysels

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@Sophie-td3lc

For you who will pass by here..
💝🍀💝
This song is for you.
She says everything
I want to tell you.
You are all I have.
I need You as much as You need me.
❤️❤️
I want you for myself and forever. 💝💝
I want you so much...
Do not leave me alone.
Never leave me alone.
Let me slip my hand into yours.
Tell me again: "Welcome to my life" ☀️💝☀️ 2:22
With you,
I'm no longer afraid.
With You,
I will heal quickly...
With me,
you will find calm, peace.
Both of us will become teenagers again full of joy of life, of imagination.
Every day will be a celebration
so that you never know the boredom of routine. 2:44
We will grow old together
and we will see Verona. ❤️❤️
It was “Mon message d'Amour” for this evening...🎉 The three Wise Men will be there tomorrow. ✨✨✨
They followed the lucky star.
Like me, I followed this star which led me from the Ocean to your mountains.
Is it possible ?
Such a long road
💖💖
I miss you
🏝️🎶❤️❤️🎶🏔️🎶
Thanks Elvis. Your songs are so beautiful 2:44
❤️🕊️🎸🕊️❤️





@user-ip9yu7lp1q

Hold me close, hold me tight
Make me thrill with delight
Let me know where I stand
From the start

I want you, I need you
I love you with all my heart

Ev'ry time that you're near
All my cares disappear
Darling, you're all that I'm livin' for

I want you, I need you
I love you more and more

Well, I thought, I could live without romance
Until you came to me
But now I know that I will go on loving you eternally

Won't you please be my own?
Never leave me alone
'Cause I die ev'ry time We're apart



@archangelrevelations9532

Hold me close, hold me tight
Make me thrill with delight
Let me know where I stand
From the start

I want you, I need you
I love you with all my heart

Ev'ry time that you're near
All my cares disappear
Darling, you're all that
I'm livin' for

I want you, I need you
I love you more and more

I thought, I could live without romance
Until you came to me
But now I know that
I will go on loving you eternally

Won't you please be my own?
Never leave me alone
'Cause I die ev'ry time
We're apart

I want you, I need you
I love you with all my heart

Well, I thought, I could live without romance
Until you came to me
But now I know that
I will go on loving you eternally

Won't you please be my own?
Never leave me alone
'Cause I die ev'ry time
We're apart

I want you, I need you
I love you with all my heart



All comments from YouTube:

@rebeccav9969

I grew up listening to this on an 8- track my dad had in our van. I knew all the lyrics to several Elvis songs. I still know this one. ❤❤❤

@kathleenmenker3853

In the summer of ‘56, I was 12 yrs old. My parents went in with my aunt and uncle to rent a beach house on Lake Michigan for 2 weeks. The big Elvis song that summer was “Hound Dog”. It was on the radio all the time.
When we got home, I went to the record store to buy it, but it was sold out. Not wanting to leave empty handed, I bought this earlier Elvis hit, which became my all-time Elvis favorite!

@judithc8831

love this♥️♥️♥️🌟✨🤗

@bobvogel2412

Truer words were never spoken. Want. Need. Love. 'Nuf said. Great song. Sung to perfection by The King himself.

@nicky0016dd

I agree

@mustlovepretzels

Thanks for posting. Elvis worked with his backup band The Jordanaires for the fist time on this day(April 11) in 1956 on this song. Cheers!

@patrickcastaldo1386

What can you say he was the complete package.Greatest Entertainer ever best looking man ever Charisma no one else had or will ever have.RIP The King Forever Forever and ever Amen.

@benraat7460

Chet Atkins performed on several Elvis hits.
The first time Elvis worked with Chet Atkins was January 1956 at RCA's Nashville studio. Chet worked with Elvis and his band, including Bill Black and Scotty Moore, who was a big fan of Chet's, on tracks like "I Got a Woman," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Money Honey," "I'm Counting on You" and "I Was the One." He also recorded with Elvis in April, when the king cut "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You." Later in 1956, Elvis recorded the Atkins-penned tune "How's the World Treating You."
Atkins played on Elvis' studio sessions for RCA on June 10, 1958, recording "I Need Your Love Tonight," "A Big Hunk O' Love," "Ain't That Loving You Baby," "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I" and "I Got Stung." For this session, Atkins assembled Nashville's "A-Team" of session musicians, including Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland on guitar, Bob Moore on bass, Buddy Harmon on drums, Floyd Cramer on piano and, of course, the Jordanaires.

@michaelterry1000

Whenever I need to explain 6/8 time to a new music student I play this song for them.

@jacksonadams7981

I got an Original Album for my birthday last year, whoever had it before me took absolute care of it.

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