I Need You
Jon Batiste Lyrics


We done a lot of livin'
We workin' overtime
Don't need another million
You got that gold mine
I love the way you're livin'
'Cause you're so genuine
You got that something special
Didn't you know?
I just need you, you, you
Imagine when I was a lil' nappy head boy
And I never put down my alto saxophone, yeah
Buck trippin' down on the boulevard
I couldn't wait to blow my own horn
It ain't wrong for you to play along
Playin' this song 'til you die, come on, come on

In this world with a lot of problems
All we need is a little loving
Thank you, thank you
Oh, you make me thank you
Thank you for your love

We done a lot of livin'
We workin' overtime
Don't need another million
You got that gold mine
I love the way you're livin'
'Cause you're so genuine
You got that something special
Didn't you know?
I just need you (yeah), you (yeah), you (come on now)

Met you when I was a lil' country boy
And I never put down that pork chop and salt (mm)
Then we fell in love on the boulevard
If you was Jenny, I guess I was Forrest (run)
Nah, it ain't wrong for you to sing along
Singin' this song 'til you die (ah-ooh)

In this world with a lot of problems
All we need is a little loving
Thank you, thank you
Oh, you make me thank you
Thank you for your love

That's alright

We done a lot of livin'
We workin' overtime
Don't need another million
You got that gold mine
I love the way you're livin'
'Cause you're so genuine
You got that something special
Didn't you know?
I just need you, you, you (yeah)

I need you (yeah), you (yeah)
You (oh), you (come on)
You, you
You (yeah, baby)

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Autumn Rowe, Jonathan Batiste, Tierce A. Person

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Comments from YouTube:

Honest Vocal Coach

Wow! I just found this by accident! Wow again..... I love the low parts!

Lonestar Laurel

Fantastic accidental YTube tourist moment. So happy about and for Jon Batiste. Hope i spelled that right. 🙏🏼🎶🐾. Slava Ukraini🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦

Peaceful American

This is no accident. Talent blows the world wide open.

James Bond

The low talking?

Andrea R

Same! I was listening to some Jamie Cullum (great singer btw, his voice is incredible) and got intrigued by this video in the recommended section!

Leah Rivera

@kt m Freedom!! I love that one.

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Nancy Drew

People will say, “Wow, he’s so different!” He’s actually not! He’s bringing back organic, old school and downright good music!!!!

Aussie Talks

being different is the best thing a musician can do

theJONeG cle

could win awards as BEST SHORT FILM

Mohamed Ashraf

People will say "his music is garbage" and their right
P.s this song made me really appreciate racism lol

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