I Need You ()
Author: George Harrison; Lead vocal: George Harrison

You don't realize how much I need you,
Love you all the time and never leave you.
Please come on back to me.
I'm lonely as can be.
I need you.

Said you had a thing or two to tell me.
How was I to know you would upset me?
I didn't realize as I looked in your eyes
You told me.

Oh yes, you told me, you don't want my lovin' anymore.
That's when it hurt me and feeling like this I just can't go on anymore.

Please remember how I feel about you,
I could never really live without you,
So, come on back and see just what you mean to me.
I need you.


Recorded: February 15, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added February 16, 1965
John Lennon - acoustic guitar, background vocal
Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
George Harrison - double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar
Ringo Starr - drums

This version of the song available on

UK albums
Help! (1965)
Love Songs (1977)
US albums
Love Songs (1977)