I Need A Lot Of Love
The Dells 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
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 every time we're apart
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 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" by The Dells express the intense feelings of love and devotion that the singer has for their significant other. The song opens with a plea to hold the singer close and tight and make them feel thrilled with delight. The singer expresses a desire to know where they stand with their partner from the start, emphasizing the importance of honesty in a relationship. Through the rest of the song, the singer repeats the phrases "I want you," "I need you," and "I love you" with increasing intensity, making it clear that they are deeply committed to their partner.


The middle section of the song describes how the singer felt before they met their partner. They thought that they could live without romance, but meeting their partner changed everything. The singer declares that they will go on loving their partner eternally, emphasizing the depth and permanence of their love.


The final verse of the song is a plea for their partner to be theirs forever, never leaving them alone. The singer is unable to tolerate being apart from their loved one, stating that they "die every time" they are apart. The song concludes with a final repetition of the chorus, with the singer declaring their love "more and more."


Line by Line Meaning

Hold me close, hold me tight
I want to feel your warm and strong embrace, holding me secure and safe.


Make me thrill with delight
I want your touch and presence to fill me with joy and excitement.


Let me know where I stand from the start
I need to know if you're with me or not, and if you'll treat me honestly and fairly.


I want you
I desire you, both physically and emotionally.


I need you
I depend on you for love, affection, and support.


I love you
My feelings for you are deep, strong, and enduring.


With all my heart
My love for you is complete and whole, encompassing every part of me.


Every time that you're near
Whenever you're in my presence or close to me,


All my cares disappear
My worries and concerns fade away, replaced by my focus on you.


Darling, you're all that I'm living for
My purpose and reason for living is to be with and love you.


Well, I thought I could live without romance
I believed I could be content without a romantic connection or relationship.


Until you came to me
But then you entered my life and everything changed.


But now I know that I will go on
I understand that my love for you will continue into the future.


Loving you eternally
My feelings for you will never fade or diminish; they will last forever.


Won't you please be my own?
Will you commit to me and be my partner, exclusively and fully?


Never leave me alone
I can't bear the thought of being without you or separated from you.


'Cause I die every time we're apart
Being away from you feels like torture, and I long for your presence constantly.


I love you
My feelings for you are deep, strong, and enduring.


More and more
My love for you grows stronger and more intense each day.




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A truly "TIMELESS" masterpiece.

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This song is also on TERRY CALLIERS WHAT COLOR IS LOVE album, I love them BOTH!

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His voice gives me chill bumps, love the Dell's

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Actually, this is my favorite record! I plays this over and over again! This is a Masterpiece indeed! I personally know Vern who is my brother's best friend. In Harvey, IL there is a street named after them called Dell's Way.

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Group of Legend and Genuis ❤️🇺🇸🇫🇷

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One of their all time best.

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I love this song

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So Soulful !! xx

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