1. You Needed Me

From the recording Not Being With You

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The only song I’ve recorded to date that I didn’t write - Randy Goodrum did. I sang it for Cindy on Valentines’ Day because it seemed to describe what she’s been in my life very clearly, so I included it. My dear departed Mother, who worshiped Anne Murray, is smiling down on me.


You Needed Me – Randy Goodrum

A Bm
V1: I cried the tear. You wiped it dry.
I was confused. You cleared my mind.
Dbm D
I sold my soul. You bought it back for me,
B E E7
and held me up, and gave me dignity. Somehow you needed me.
A Bm
V1a: You gave me strength to stand alone again;
to face the world out on my own again.
Dbm D
You put me high up on a pedestal
A Db B7
So high that I could almost see eternity
E E7 A (Db)
You needed me. You needed me

F#m Db D
Middle 8: and I can’t believe it’s you. I can’t believe it’s true.
Bm E A (Db)
I needed you, and you were there.
F#m Db D
And I’ll never leave. Why should I leave? I’d be a fool
B7 E
‘cause I finally found someone who really cares.

Lead on Verse 1a chords

Repeat Middle 8

V2 : You held my hand when it was cold
When I was lost you took me home.
You gave me hope when I was at the end
and turned my lies back into truth again. You even called me friend.

Repeat V1a and out