"And I need you more than want you...
May 10, 2018 12:39 PM   Subscribe

And I want you for all time". Some more artistic endeavours that express that same sentiment, please.
posted by threetwentytwo to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Phantom Thread!
posted by cakelite at 12:47 PM on May 10, 2018

That's from "Wichita Lineman," isn't it?
posted by Carol Anne at 12:48 PM on May 10, 2018 [4 favorites]

Going to Marrakesh by the Extra Glenns. "Our love is like Jesus, but worse/though you seal the cave up where you've lain its body/it rises, it rises."
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 12:49 PM on May 10, 2018 [1 favorite]

"Who Knows Where the Time Goes" by the sadly late Sandy Denny.
posted by ubiquity at 12:52 PM on May 10, 2018

You're the Cream In My Coffee by the Nat King Cole Trio
posted by HandfulOfDust at 1:05 PM on May 10, 2018

What do your feelings mean?
Do you think I'd love you more
If you stood pure and clean
Of those you'd known before?
Would your words be sweeter then
Upon November's wind
If you began again
Could your smile be softer?

Would your eyes more brightly shine?
Would your laughter be so tender
If you'd been only mine
For as long as you remember?

I don't want tears from you
Don't build your love on shame
All what we've done is through
And all we can do remains
My lady can't you see
I love not jealously
But for all you are to me
And all you'll be tomorrow.
- Townes Van Zandt, "Second Lover's Song"
posted by Nerd of the North at 2:06 PM on May 10, 2018

God Only Knows, The Beach Boys
posted by Martha My Dear Prudence at 3:30 PM on May 10, 2018 [2 favorites]

Into My Arms, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
posted by bricoleur at 5:32 PM on May 10, 2018 [2 favorites]

Are you interpreting that as a romantic or creepy statement?

If the latter, Nine Inch Nail's Perfect Drug fits. And Tool's Pushit and Sarah McLaughlin's Possession describe being on the receiving side of that affection. And at least 1/3 of the Mountain Goats, especially anything in the alpha couple songs.

And a contrarian answer but also perhaps the author protests too much (NSFW lyrics) - I Want You But I Don't Need You.
posted by Candleman at 5:51 PM on May 10, 2018 [2 favorites]

Came here to add Into My Arms, but there it was!

I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen (Nick Cave also does a stellar cover--can you tell I have a favorite?)
All of Me by John Legend kind of hits on this a little
posted by helloimjennsco at 6:34 AM on May 11, 2018

If There Is Something, Roxy Music
posted by Bron at 8:05 AM on May 11, 2018

Maybe Meatloaf's Two Out of Three Ain't Bad?

And all I can do is keep on telling you
I want you, I need you
But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you
Now don't be sad
'Cause two out of three ain't bad
posted by merejane at 10:03 AM on May 11, 2018

"The Air That I Breathe" by The Hollies (and by k.d. lang)
posted by DrAstroZoom at 10:09 AM on May 11, 2018

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