I Need You

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Dave Gahan told Music Choice:

"'I Need You' partly is about needing life much more than I'd really care to admit. It's important to me to learn from it and learn from my own mistakes and not hide from them. I guess part of it is a little dig at Martin [Gore], some nights it turns into that, even at my band. It takes on different personalities [depending on] who I'm pissed off with."

Interviewed by Daniel Barassi in February 2003, he went into further details:

"The lyric says 'You'll always need me more than I need you', then the hook goes 'I Need You'. The words are pretty cutting. It's all about relationships. It's all about life. It's all about my experience in life, what I have experienced so far. And I don't think I could have written these songs ten years ago. No way. I needed to live as much as I have so far, and the way I have, to get these songs. [...] They're honest, and it's the way I feel about things. My struggle with things. My struggle with life. I think it's a beautiful, wonderful thing, and sometimes I don't even want to get out of bed in the morning. If I do get out of bed, it's a struggle all day. Most of the time now, I am really excited about working, my family and making music, more than I've ever been, actually. I guess I'm a slow learner, but that's alright."

Dates with available recordings of I Need You

There are currently 3 recordings of I Need You available.

Dates where I Need You was played

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

I Need You was played 69 times during this tour.

2015 "Angels & Ghosts" Tour

  • I Need You was not played during this tour.

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