Just What I Needed

by The Cars

Duration:
3:45
Released:
Mar 28, 1978
Posted by:
tftr_si

“‪Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars and producer of records by the likes of Weezer and No Doubt, has died aged 75. (Source: BBC) ”

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Lyrics for Just What I Needed by The Cars:

Intro

Verse 1
I don't mind you comin' here
And wastin' all my time
'Cause when you're standin' oh so near
I kinda lose my mind

Pre-Chorus
It's not the perfume that you wear
It's not the ribbons in your hair
And I don't mind you comin' here
And wastin' all my time

Synth/Guitar Bridge

Verse 2
I don't mind you hangin' out
And talkin' in your sleep
It doesn't matter where you've been
As long as it was deep, yeah

Pre-Chorus
You always knew to wear it well and
You look so fancy I can tell
And I don't mind you hangin' out
And talkin' in your sleep

Chorus
I guess you're just what I needed
(Just what I needed)
I needed someone to feed
I guess you're just what I needed
(Just what I needed)
I needed someone to bleed

Guitar Bridge

Verse 3
I don't mind you comin' here
And wastin' all my time, time
'Cause when you're standin' oh so near
I kinda lose my mind, yeah

Pre-Chorus
It's not the perfume that you wear
It's not the ribbons in your hair
And I don't mind you comin' here
And wastin' all my time

Chorus
I guess you're just what I needed
(Just what I needed)
I needed someone to feed
I guess you're just what I needed
(Just what I needed)
I needed someone to bleed

Chorus
I guess you're just what I needed
(Just what I needed)
I needed someone to feed
I guess you're just what I needed
(Just what I needed)
I needed someone to bleed
Yeah, yeah, so bleed me

Outro
(You're just what I needed)
(You're just what I needed)
(You're just what I needed)
Yeah, yeah, yeah

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Song Facts

“Just What I Needed” was the first big hit from the Boston-based band. Sung by their bass player Benjamin Orr, the track established their heavy pop/new wave style.

The track was from their self-titled debut album, which established their “new wave” style. Though it’s a description for many of the successful late 70s bands, The Cars is considered one of the best from that cohort, as its two-year stint on the Billboard charts can attest.

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