Need You Now
Lady Antebellum Lyrics


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Picture perfect memories
Scattered all around the floor
Reaching for the phone 'cause, I can't fight it anymore
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now
Said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now

Another shot of whiskey, can't stop looking at the door
Wishing you'd come sweepin' in the way you did before
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It's a quarter after one, I'm a little drunk, and I need you now
Said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now

Whoa oh whoa

Guess I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all
It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now
And I said I wouldn't call but I'm a little drunk and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now
I just need you now





Oh baby I need you now ooh ooh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Lady Antebellum's song "Need You Now" capture the raw emotions of longing and desperation for someone who is no longer there. The song describes a moment of weakness and vulnerability where the singer is rummaging through picture-perfect memories, looking for a reason not to pick up the phone and call the person they miss. The line "And I wonder if I ever cross your mind, for me it happens all the time" encapsulates the constant thoughts and longing for the person that the singer misses.


As the song progresses, the singer's loneliness and need for the other person intensify. They take another shot of whiskey, hoping that it will dull the pain, but it only makes them more aware of their loneliness. The line "Guess I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all" emphasizes the pain of missing someone they were deeply in love with. In the end, the singer can't resist their feelings and needs to hear the other person's voice, despite promising themselves they wouldn't call.


Overall, "Need You Now" captures the agony of missing someone and the struggle to control one's emotions. It highlights the desperation and loneliness that can consume an individual's soul when they miss someone deeply.


Line by Line Meaning

Picture perfect memories
Thinking of the good times we had together


Scattered all around the floor
Feeling overwhelmed with the memories of our relationship


Reaching for the phone 'cause, I can't fight it anymore
Giving in to the temptation to call you


And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
Questioning if you think about me like I think about you


For me it happens all the time
I constantly think about you


It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now
Feeling lonely and wanting to be with you


Said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now
Breaking my promise to myself not to call because I can't resist reaching out to you


And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now
Feeling like I can't go on without you in my life


Another shot of whiskey, can't stop looking at the door
Trying to mask my pain by drinking but still hoping you'll come back to me


Wishing you'd come sweepin' in the way you did before
Longing for how things used to be when we were together


Whoa oh whoa
An expression of the intense emotions I'm feeling


Guess I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all
Preferring the pain of missing you than feeling numb without you


Oh baby I need you now ooh ooh
Expressing the urgent desire to be with you




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Joshua Kear, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@masterspivey1338

Does anyone else get super nostalgic listening to this song? This makes me remember driving in the car with my mother to get dinner. It makes me remember life when I had much less stress. This song doesn’t just remind me of my memories, it is a memory. I hope you all are safe and doing well during these hard times and have a good day.
















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Stay safe, and once more…
have a good day :))💗



@reidoxudo

Lyrics
Picture perfect memories
Scattered all around the floor
Reaching for the phone cause
I can't fight it anymore.
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind.
For me it happens all the time.
It's a quarter after one.
I'm all alone and I need you now.
Said I wouldn't call, but I lost all control
And I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without
I just need you now.
Another shot of whiskey
Can't stop looking at the door.
Wishing you'd come sweeping in the way you did before.
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind.
For me it happens all the time.
It's a quarter after one.
I'm a little drunk and I need you now.
Said I wouldn't call, but I lost all control
And I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without
I just need you now.
Yes I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all.
It's a quarter after one.
I'm all alone and I need you now.
And I said I wouldn't call
But I'm a little drunk and I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without
I just need you now.
I just need you now.
Oh baby I need you now.



@juri4097

* lyrics *

Picture perfect memories
Scattered all around the floor
Reaching for the phone cause
I can't fight it anymore.
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind.
For me it happens all the time.
It's a quarter after one.
I'm all alone and I need you now.
Said I wouldn't call, but I lost all control
And I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without
I just need you now.
Another shot of whiskey
Can't stop looking at the door.
Wishing you'd come sweeping in the way you did before.
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind.
For me it happens all the time.
It's a quarter after one.
I'm a little drunk and I need you now.
Said I wouldn't call, but I lost all control
And I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without
I just need you now.
Yes I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all.
It's a quarter after one.
I'm all alone and I need you now.
And I said I wouldn't call
But I'm a little drunk and I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without
I just need you now.
I just need you now.
Oh baby I need you now.



@grazielabarbosa3509

Picture perfect memories,
Scattered all around the floor
Reaching for the phone 'cause,
I can't fight it anymore
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time


It's a quarter after one,
I'm all alone and I need you now
Said I wouldn't call
but I lost all control and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without,
I just need you now


Another shot of whiskey,
can't stop looking at the door
Wishing you'd come sweeping
in the way you did before
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It's a quarter after one,
I'm a little drunk,
And I need you now
Said I wouldn't call
but I lost all control and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without,
I just need you now


oh ohhh...


Guess I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all
It's a quarter after one,
I'm all alone and I need you now
And I said I wouldn't call
but I'm a little drunk and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without,
I just need you now
I just need you now
Oh baby I need you now...



@august4189

Picture perfect memories
Scattered all around the floor
Reaching for the phone cause
I can't fight it anymore.
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind.
For me it happens all the time.
It's a quarter after one.
I'm all alone and I need you now.
Said I wouldn't call, but I lost all control
And I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without
I just need you now.
Another shot of whiskey
Can't stop looking at the door.
Wishing you'd come sweeping in the way you did before.
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind.
For me it happens all the time.
It's a quarter after one.
I'm a little drunk and I need you now.
Said I wouldn't call, but I lost all control
And I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without
I just need you now.
Yes I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all.
It's a quarter after one.
I'm all alone and I need you now.
And I said I wouldn't call
But I'm a little drunk and I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without
I just need you now.
I just need you now.
Oh baby I need you now.



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