What I Need · Lyrics & Chords

Never or Tonight EP

Originally played on a tenor guitar (tuned GDAE).

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The hair on my bed  
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The towel on my floor  
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The toothbrush in my bath
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room


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The extra blanket  
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The stain on my sheets  
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The clothes that you wore the night be
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fore

 
Oh,  
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All these things you left me, asking
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How am I supposed to know when you want  
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more? 
 
 
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How will I know
 
When I’m  
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ready to say
 
What I  
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need
 
To  
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say


Em 
How will I know
 
When I’m  
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ready to be
 
What I  
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need
 
To  
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be

 
When there’s a  
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difference 
 
between
 
What I  
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hear and what I see
 
And what I  
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need

 
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The empty glasses  
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The  
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bottle of gin  
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The  
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pizza box in the recycling  
D 
bin


 
The  
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painkillers 
 
 
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The  
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condom wrapper  
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The  
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chocolate missing from my window  
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sill

 
Oh,  
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all this mess you left me asking
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How am I supposed to know when you want  
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more? 
 
 
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D 
 
Em 
How will I know
 
When I’m  
C 
ready to say
 
What I  
G 
need
 
To  
D 
say

Em 
How will I know
 
When I’m  
C 
ready to be
 
What I  
G 
need
 
To  
D 
be


 
When there’s a  
C 
difference 
 
between
 
What I  
D 
know and what I feel
 
And what I  
G 
need


(Instrumental)

 
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(Reggae Instrumental)

 
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Cos I’ve been looking for someone
 
Who can  
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steal my heart from you
 
I’ve been  
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hanging on your every last word so long
 
It’s  
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left me black and blue
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All my friends are saying, son
 
Just give  
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up and admit defeat
 
But I  
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seem to have my heartstrings
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tangled 
 
round
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Tangled round your  
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feet
 
Your  
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feet
 
Your  
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feet
 
Your  
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feet
 
Your  
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feet
 
Your  
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feet 
 
 
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The smooth talker  
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The ladykiller  
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With his laissez-faire atti
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tude

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The brash confidence  
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The independence  
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The parts of me that are afraid of  
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you

 
Oh,  
C 
all these things you left me asking
D 
How am I going to know if you want  
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more?

G 
 
D 
 
Em 
How will I know
 
When I’m  
C 
ready to say
 
What I  
G 
need
 
To  
D 
say


Em 
How will I know
 
When I’m  
C 
ready to be
 
What I  
G 
need
 
To  
D 
be

 
When there’s a  
C 
difference 
 
between
 
What I  
D 
hear and what I see
 
There’s a  
C 
difference 
 
between
 
What I  
D 
know and what I feel
 
There’s a  
C 
difference 
 
between
 
What I  
D 
am and I what wanna be, yeah…
 
And what I  
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need 
 
 
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What I  
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need 
 
 
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What I  
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need