like i need u
Keshi Lyrics


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Baby, I call in the dead of night
But you don't need me like I need you
Pray that I won't be alone

Baby, I call in the dead of night
But you don't need me like I need you
Pray that I won't be alone
Layin' on the bed
Waitin' for your text (be alone)
Babe, there's nothin' left
Faded, I'm a wreck (be alone)
Afraid what's comin' next
Wish we never met (be alone)
Layin' us to rest
But baby, I beg you (be alone)

Too soon with a drunk call (like I need you, pray that)
In the middle of the night (I won't be alone)
You took it, my fault
Didn't really mean to interrupt, yeah (be alone)
But if you change your mind then hit me up, no, yeah-he (be alone)

Pain, that's an option (baby, I)
No time for nonsense (call in the dead of night)
Can't ask you nothin'
Drank, feeling nauseous (you don't need me)
Too many toxins (like I need you)
Not even conscious (pray that I won't be alone)
Say nothin' more
Say nothin' more, baby

Pain, that's an option (baby, I)
No time for nonsense (call in the dead of night)
Can't ask you nothin'
Drank, feeling nauseous (you don't need me...)
Too many toxins (like I need you)
Not even conscious (pray that I won't be alone)
Say nothin' more
Say nothin' more, baby

We're better on our own
Tonight I'm gettin' throwed (you don't need me)
She never comin' home
Stay with me (pray that I won't be alone)
Say you'll leave, oh-oh (you don't need me, like I need you)
Yeah, oh-yeah (pray that I won't be alone)
Yeah-eh-eh-hey (be alone)

Pain, that's an option
No time for nonsense
Can't ask you nothin'
Drank, feeling nauseous (you don't need me)
Too many toxins (like I need you)
Not even conscious (pray that I won't be alone)
Say nothin' more
Say nothin' more, baby

Pain, that's an option (baby, I)
No time for nonsense (call in the dead of night)
Can't ask you nothin'
Drank, feeling nauseous (you don't need me)
Too many toxins (like I need you)
Not even conscious (pray that I won't be alone)
Say nothin' more
Say nothin' more, baby

Baby girl is sayin' that we just friends (be alone)
That we just friends, uh (you don't need me)




If we fuckin', are we just friends? (Be alone)
Are we just friend? No, no (you don't need me)

Overall Meaning

The song "like i need u" by Keshi is a heart-wrenching ballad about unrequited love and the pain that comes with it. The lyrics express the desperation the singer feels for someone who doesn't need him the way he needs her. He calls her in the dead of night, praying that she won't leave him alone with his thoughts. He waits for her texts, but nothing comes. He's a wreck, wishing they never met, but begging for her not to leave him alone.


The lyrics are fraught with emotion and paint a picture of a man who is drunk and alone, consumed with thoughts of the person he loves but can't have. He talks about the pain he feels, but it's also clear he's not ready to let her go.


The repetition of "be alone" throughout the song underscores the singer's fear of being abandoned and the sense that he's already alone in his love for her. In the end, he wonders if they're just friends and if their connection is just physical.


Overall, the song is a powerful expression of the pain of unrequited love and the loneliness that can come with it.


Line by Line Meaning

Baby, I call in the dead of night
I call you when I feel most alone


But you don't need me like I need you
You don't feel the same way I do about you


Pray that I won't be alone
I'm scared of being lonely


Layin' on the bed
I'm lying in bed


Waitin' for your text (be alone)
I'm waiting for you to text me


Babe, there's nothin' left
Our relationship is empty


Faded, I'm a wreck (be alone)
I'm feeling depressed and alone


Afraid what's comin' next
I'm afraid of what will happen next in our relationship


Wish we never met (be alone)
I regret ever meeting you


Layin' us to rest
Our relationship has ended


But baby, I beg you (be alone)
I'm begging you not to leave me alone


Too soon with a drunk call (like I need you, pray that)
I called you when I was drunk and it was too soon


In the middle of the night (I won't be alone)
I called you in the middle of the night


You took it, my fault
It was my fault for calling you


Didn't really mean to interrupt, yeah (be alone)
I didn't mean to bother you


But if you change your mind then hit me up, no, yeah-he (be alone)
Let me know if you want to talk later


Pain, that's an option (baby, I)
I can choose to feel pain


No time for nonsense (call in the dead of night)
I don't have time for games


Can't ask you nothin'
I can't ask you for anything


Drank, feeling nauseous (you don't need me)
I drank too much and feel sick


Too many toxins (like I need you)
There are too many bad things in my life


Not even conscious (pray that I won't be alone)
I'm so out of it that I can't think straight


Say nothin' more
I don't want to talk anymore


We're better on our own
We're better off alone


Tonight I'm gettin' throwed (you don't need me)
Tonight I'm getting drunk


She never comin' home
I'm not going home


Stay with me (pray that I won't be alone)
Please stay with me


Say you'll leave, oh-oh (you don't need me, like I need you)
Tell me if you'll leave me


Baby girl is sayin' that we just friends (be alone)
You're saying we're just friends


That we just friends, uh (you don't need me)
That we're just friends and you don't need me


If we fuckin', are we just friends? (Be alone)
If we're intimate, are we still just friends?


Are we just friend? No, no (you don't need me)
No, we're not just friends




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