You Need Loving
Small Faces Lyrics


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I'm gonna pull you in close gonna wrap you up tight
gonna play with the braids that you came here with tonight
I'm gonna hold your face and toast the snow that fell
because friends don't waste wine when there's words to sell

i feel like love is in the kitchen with a culinary eye
I think he's making something special and I'm smart enough to try
if you don't trust yourself for at least one minute each day
well you should trust in this girl cause loving is coming our way

if you can fix me up girl you'll go a long way
if you can fix me up girl you'll go a long way

I'll stand by all this drinking if it helps me through these days
(take my love in these small doses)
It takes a long time just to get this all straight
(take my love in these small doses)
I'll showcase on route 7 when i find the right place
(take my love in these small doses)
It takes a long time just to get this all straight
(take my love in these small doses)
in my mind
this is my free time

because friends don't waste wine when there's words to sell
if you can fix me up girl you'll go a long way
if you can fix me up girl you'll go a long way

I'll stand by all this drinking if it helps me through these days
(take my love in these small doses)
I've spent a long time corresponding in my own way
(take my love in these small doses)
I'll showcase on route 7 when I find the right place
(take my love in these small doses)
It takes a long time just to get this all straight
(take my love in these small doses)
in my mind
this is my free time
to break it all away
spend it all today
spend it all today




it took time then I found you
it took time then I found you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Small Faces' song "You Need Loving" portray a sense of infatuation and admiration towards a particular individual. The singer speaks of wanting to be close to this person, holding their face and cherishing the moments they have together. The use of the metaphor "Love is in the kitchen with a culinary eye" represents an enchanted sense of vision and creation that the singer associates with this person. They believe that love is creating something special and wants to be a part of it. The line "if you can fix me up girl you'll go a long way" hints at the idea of personal growth and development that can come from a relationship. The final line, "it takes time then I found you" represents the journey and search for this significant other and how it was worth the wait.


In summary, the lyrics of "You Need Loving" depict the singer's admiration for the individual and their belief that a romantic relationship can bring personal growth and fulfillment.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm gonna pull you in close gonna wrap you up tight
I want to embrace you tightly and make you feel loved


gonna play with the braids that you came here with tonight
I want to affectionately touch and play with your hair


I'm gonna hold your face and toast the snow that fell
I want to kiss you and celebrate the beauty of winter together


because friends don't waste wine when there's words to sell
It's important to use our time wisely and enjoy life's pleasures while we pursue our goals


i feel like love is in the kitchen with a culinary eye
I sense that love is being created with care, like a chef preparing a special dish


I think he's making something special and I'm smart enough to try
I believe love is bringing something new and wonderful, and I'm eager to experience it


if you don't trust yourself for at least one minute each day
If you lack self-confidence, take solace in my love and let it empower you


well you should trust in this girl cause loving is coming our way
You can have faith in our relationship, and happiness will soon grace us


if you can fix me up girl you'll go a long way
If you can help me improve and grow, we'll have a bright future together


I'll stand by all this drinking if it helps me through these days (take my love in these small doses)
Drinking may be a temporary crutch, but my love for you will sustain me and heal me more deeply


It takes a long time just to get this all straight (take my love in these small doses)
Sorting out our lives can be a slow process, but together we can take small steps and make progress


I'll showcase on route 7 when i find the right place (take my love in these small doses)
I'll proudly display my love when the timing and circumstances feel right


in my mind this is my free time
I treasure this moment when I can let go and enjoy love without stress or worry


to break it all away spend it all today spend it all today
Let's live in the present moment and use our time to the fullest


it took time then I found you
It may have taken a while, but finally I have discovered the love I've been seeking




Writer(s): Steve Marriott Copyright: Bucks Music Limited

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@user-js6el7vn2r

В 1962 году Мадди Уотерс записал «You Need Love», которую написал для него его сверстник Вилли Диксон. В 1966 году британская мод-группа Small Faces записала песню «You Need Loving» для своего одноименного дебютного Decca LP. Некоторые кусочки текста в версии Led Zeppelin были заимствованы из песни Вилли Диксона, любимца Планта. Фразировка Планта особенно похожа на фразировки Стива Мэрриотта в версии Small Faces. Сходство с «You Need Love» могло привести к судебному иску против Led Zeppelin в 1985 году, но спор был урегулирован во внесудебном порядке в пользу Диксона. Роберт Плант, большой поклонник блюз- и соул исполнителей, регулярно цитировал другие песни, особенно на своих концертах.

«Рифф Пэйджа был риффом Пейджа. Он был там прежде всего. Я просто подумал: «Ну, что я буду петь?» И спел это, украл. Теперь с радостью расплатились. В то время было много разговоров о том, что делать. Было решено, что прошло столько времени, и повлияло так же то что... ну, тебя поймают только если ты преуспеешь. Это игра.
(Роберт Плант, Маниакальная личность Роберта Планта)

Woah you foolin'
Come and get coolin'
I'm gonna send you right back to school, alright
Make your way down the new side girl
You know how woman, you need lovin', lovin', alright
I know you need lovin' you here, oh yeah, alright

That's right, well I've been yearnin'
Hey baby you've been burnin'
We'll have a fun time, alright
You'll get some lovin'
Cause baby we're gonna excite you
Deep in your heart woman, you need lovin', yeah,
Oh lovin', alright
That's all you need, lovin' baby, yeah, alright

Eeny-meeny-miney-mo
Eeny-meeny-miney-mo
Can't take it no more
I can't monkey and I can't dog
Can't do the monkey, yeah
I said you know how to pony
Mony-baloney, I took you to the flyer
Passed me by
Oh rock your pony
Mashed potato
Said I want to show you
I want to show you
It's alright, it's alright...

Woman you need loving, yeah



All comments from YouTube:

@GreenerHill

Vocally and lyrically, Whole Lotta Love does owe this a lot!

@mikeshannon1452

Both owe the lyrics to willie Dixon

@mjh5437

Zep made it better

@TheIgnatzz

@@mjh5437 Some prefer one, some prefer the other. But there is NO excuse for Zep making Dixon wait 15 years before giving him a credit. They should have done in immediately when he contacted them.

And here's Plant on the subject: "Well, you only get caught when you're successful. That's the game." That's the game? Really, Robert?

@Onio_

@@TheIgnatzz The Small Faces didn't credit Dixon either. There is no excuse for that.

@ianhope3203

Everything

@countryny3034

For my money there was no better singer, with more power and energy than Steve Marriott!!!

@timeisup3094

Ehhh Robert Plant?

@askledhead

Jay Buchanan, Rival Sons. ✌

@MeneerHerculePoirot

@@timeisup3094

Robert Plant ripped his entire style from Steve Marriot. The ear test alone will tell you that. Marriott had better range, too. Plant is one of the greats of the British rock band. Zep set the template and John Kay gave it a name. Steve Marriott was the forerunner. Plant will always been in his shadow.

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