Need You
Travie McCoy Lyrics


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I know its not your fault, but I'm a locked door
And inside I'm a mess by someone before
And I wish that I, I could find a key
To unlock all the things that you want us to be

Let me open up and start again,
But there's a safe around my heart
I don't know how to let you in,
And that's what keeps us apart

And that's why I need time.
I said I need you,
I need you to understand, you, you, you
I need you to understand, you, you, you

Call up the locksmith,
Tell him we need him quick
We've got a million keys,
None of them seem to fit

While you're on the phone,
Call up the clocksmith,
Cuz I could use some time,
Even the slightest bit

Let me open up and start again,
And break this safe around my heart
I don't know how to let you in,
And that's what keeps us apart

And that's why I need time
I said I need you
I need you to understand, you, you, you
I need you to understand, you, you, you

I'm thinking now's the time,
Maybe its time to go, if I gave you my heart, be gentle,
I'm tired of laying low, lets give the world a show
And when you know, you know,

And when you know, you know, you know
And when you know, you know, you know, you know
And that's why I need time
I said I need you,

I need you to understand, you, you, you
I need you to understand, you, you, you
I need you to understand
I need you to understand

I need you to understand
I need you to understand
I need you
I need you





I need you
I need you, you, you

Overall Meaning

In the song "Need You" by Travie McCoy, the artist sings about his internal struggles with trust and vulnerability within a relationship. He compares himself to a locked door with a safe around his heart, making it challenging for his partner to connect with him emotionally. He acknowledges that it's not his partner's fault but rather a result of past hurt from previous relationships. The chorus emphasizes that he needs time to work on himself and learn to open up before he can fully let his partner into his life.


The artist then switches gears in the second half of the song, suggesting that he's willing to take a chance on this relationship and open up his heart. He invites his partner to join him on this journey and not only understand him but also be patient and gentle with him. The repetition of the phrase "I need you to understand" emphasizes the importance of communication in a relationship.


Overall, "Need You" reflects the complexities of relationships and the importance of trust, vulnerability, and communication.


Line by Line Meaning

I know its not your fault, but I'm a locked door
Although you are not to blame, I am inaccessible like a locked door


And inside I'm a mess by someone before
I have been emotionally damaged by a past experience


And I wish that I, I could find a key
I desire to overcome my emotional barriers


To unlock all the things that you want us to be
So that we can fulfill the potential of our relationship


But there's a safe around my heart
My emotional defenses are strong


I don't know how to let you in
I am unsure how to open up emotionally to you


And that's what keeps us apart
This is the main obstacle between us


And that's why I need time.
I require time to work on my emotional barriers


Call up the locksmith,
Get assistance to solve the problem


Tell him we need him quick
It's vital that we receive help soon


We've got a million keys,
We have exhausted various attempts already


None of them seem to fit
But none of them are working


Call up the clocksmith,
We need more time


Cuz I could use some time,
I require time to solve my emotional problems


Even the slightest bit
Even a little more time will help


Let me open up and start again,
I need to try again to overcome my emotional barriers


And break this safe around my heart
I need to dismantle my emotional defenses


I'm thinking now's the time,
I am considering taking a chance on us


Maybe its time to go, if I gave you my heart, be gentle,
Perhaps it is my chance to offer my heart to you if you handle it with care


I'm tired of laying low, lets give the world a show
I am weary of keeping our relationship hidden, let's take it public


And when you know, you know,
When you have found true love, it is unmistakable


And when you know, you know, you know
Once you are aware of true love, you cannot forget it


And that's why I need time
I require time to sort through my emotions and overcome my barriers


I need you to understand, you, you, you
I hope that you comprehend my struggle and can support me


I need you to understand
It is important to me that we are on the same page


I need you
I require your help, understanding, and support




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: WAYNE HECTOR, TRAVIS MCCOY, CARSTEN MORTENSEN, LUCAS SECON

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@KariBrennan

I was obsessed back in 2010 and I still am 2021 ... come back to us Travie! I need youuuuuu & your music!!!

@MrGinja123

This album is still 🔥🔥🔥🔥

@juliannrulla6041

Yes so true we need his music

@angelayolmo7989

he is dropping on 17th sis!

@KariBrennan

@Angela Yolmo thanks for the heads up! I'll keep an eye & ear out! Cant wait to hear any & all new music from him 🥰🎶🤩

@angelayolmo7989

@Kari Ghoul Always!

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@pichicuaz2790

when you feel old and tired, there is nothing better to listening the music that you loved when you were young, it makes you feel young again, it doesn't matter 3 or 4 minutes.

@Miss_leerosee

thats definitly true and im only 12

@vexrd

YourBeautyStarr LOOOL I mean you're 12..........

@pichicuaz2790

Its true

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