He Needs You

He Needs You

Lori Lieberman

You see it in the distance
It was always in your mind
And it beckons like a beacon
Through the bitter taste of night
And you want to travel to it
But the madness keeps you blind
He says he needs you

All along the highway
Past a hundred exit signs
With your sweater and your make-up
And the cut above your eye
He’s got more magic up his sleeve
And he won’t stop till you believe
He needs you

Twenty dollar bills inside your pocket
Twenty ways to live that life you wanted

Sitting at a counter
You’re a stranger with no name
You’re not a part of anything
No story to explain
Why all your wasted stabs at love
You threw them all away
Because he needs you

Twenty dollar bills inside your pocket
Twenty ways to end up where you started

You pull out of the truck stop
Sound of gravel on the wheel
A left turn takes you anywhere
A right turn makes you kneel
With a letter in your duffel bag
Saying good-bye is such a drag
It bleeds you

Twenty dollar bills inside your pocket
Twenty times he’ll call you
You can’t stop it

You see it in the distance
It was always in your mind
And it beckons like a beacon
Through the bitter taste of night
If you make it by the break of dawn
He’ll hardly know that you’ve been gone
He needs you