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A blog by Leon Oudejans

You might need somebody

The title of this Randy Crawford (and Shola Ama) song has been on my mind for quite some time. Hence, I made a note of it for a future blog. Else such thoughts will slip my mind. The lyrics felt opportunistic to me. That’s why I refrained from writing a blog about this topic. Today I feel different about it.

The song is about loneliness and how to deal with that feeling:

Just one lover is all you need to know
When you’re feeling all alone

The song is less opportunistic than I had assumed because it’s also about empathy towards others:

When somebody reaches for your heart
Open up and let them through
Everybody needs someone around
Things can tumble down on you

I suppose that I associate the word ‘need‘ – or want – with lust rather than love. Hence, my feeling about opportunism. In my view, Love is a human belief. Nevertheless, it took me months to add Love as my 7th Belief system (2015 original, 2019 update). Probably, because love is a selfless belief while all other six belief systems are opportunistic.

The word ‘might‘ is also puzzling (to me). In my view, either you need somebody or you don’t. Example: I ‘might need‘ food, shelter or water. There’s no ‘might’ in ‘needs’ – not even in lust.

Notwithstanding the above, these lyrics do represent my (daily) struggle in life. I prefer having my solitude and being alone. I’m willing to sacrifice my preferences for a belief in Love. Disappointments in Love always make me reconsider my default preferences. In other words, the risk – reward decision pops up again:

Oh, you might need somebody
You might need somebody too

To be continued, probably ………….

You Might Need Somebody (1981) by Randy Crawford
artist, lyrics, video, Wiki-1, Wiki-2

Note: all markings (bold, italic, underlining) by LO unless stated otherwise.


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