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all that i need
(marr, sumner)



you’re all that i need

you remind me of me

you come from my soul

you’re part of my tree



i don’t know what i’m saying

’cause i’m so out of touch

i don’t mind if we stay in

’cause i love you so much



and they got it all wrong

’cause they don’t understand

they’re just words in this song

and it comes from my hand



and i found myself lying

at the edge of the world

and we both need each other

like a boy needs a girl



and they’ve got it all wrong



what does it cost to shut your mouth?

let’s pack our bags and we’ll both head south

i’m feeling strange, i’ve lost my sight

you’re out of range but it’s alright



i was so busy praying

i was down on my knees

i didn’t know what i was saying

i just wanted to please



i was thrown out of jail

for behaving too well

i was given my freedom

i was robbed of my reason



they’ve got it all wrong, oh

they’ve got it all wrong, oh

they’ve got it all wrong, oh

they’ve got it all wrong, oh



what does it cost to shut your mouth?

let’s pack our bags and we’ll both head south

i’m feeling strange, i’ve lost my sight

you’re out of range but it’s alright

versions
single version (4:15)

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for you
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comment
the sublime all that i need was released as the b-side of for you in 1996, and also appeared as track 14 on the japanese raise the pressure cd; whether it was intended for inclusion on the other editions like king for a day was on twisted tenderness is a moot point. this song has a slightly rougher edge than the album it complements but benefits hugely from it, with steve sidelnyk’s crunchy drums lending it more of a band feel and contrasting with the mostly programmed sounds on the lp; johnny’s tiered guitar parts are the icing on the cake. with its vaguely sarcastic title and typically contradictory words recalling the irresistible masochism of the patience of a saint (‘you remind me of me’), like many bernard sumner lyrics it makes little sense but still means a lot. exquisite.

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