Need A Woman (Springtime In New York)

It’s been raining in my mouth all day, drippin’ down to my clothes
My patience it is wearin’ thin, I got fire inside my clothes

Searchin’ for the truth the way God has designed it
Well, the real truth is I may be afraid to find it

Oh, I need a woman, all right
Oh, I need a woman or I don’t feel right
To see me as I am
To show me the kind of love that don’t have to be condemned
And I want you to be that woman (every way)
(Be that woman, every way)

I’ve had my eyes on you, baby, for five long years
You probably don’t know me at all, I’ve seen your laughter and I’ve seen your tears
You don’t frighten me, I’m not so demanding
You look like it wouldn’t hurt you none to have a man of understanding


And I need a woman, all grown up
I need a woman, drinkin’ from the same cup
Seen you standin’ on the corner, seen you sittin’ down in the park
I seen you standin’ in the sunshine, I seen you sleepin’ in the dark
And I want you to be that woman, yes I do
Be that woman (yes I do)

Well, if you keep hearin’ something long enough you just begin naturally to believe it’s true
You know there’s a wall that can’t fall, and there’s a wall you can walk right through
Well, that which is not permanent can’t last
Can’t place your hopes in the future if you’ve got to avoid the past

And I need a woman, to be my queen
I need a woman, black, white, yellow, brown, blue, or green
Somebody who likes simple things, is not afraid to bend
Somebody who don’t make herself up just to be seen by other men

And I want you to be that woman, yes I do
Be that woman (yes I do)
I’ve got some unanswered questions in my mind that’s takin’ place
I want to put the searchlight of flame on you, want to explore your face

The rebellion in me, now why was it created?
To blur the focus of my eyes and keep me isolated

Well, I need that woman, ain’t no crime
Need that woman, all the time
Give back the falseness, give back the world
I know a virtuous woman is hard to find, but they can’t be obsolete

Well, I want you to be that woman, yes I do
Be that woman, hmm, yes I do
Be that woman (yes I do)
(Be that woman, yes I do)
(Be that woman, yes I do)
(Be that woman, yes I do)

Lately I’ve been having evil dreams, I wake up in a cold blue glare
I run the tape back in my mind
, wonder if I took a wrong road somewhere.
Searching for the truth the way God designed it
Well, the real truth is that I may be afraid to find it

Well, I need a woman, all right
Need a woman, every night
To be with me and know me as I am
To show me the kind of love that don’t have to be condemned
And I want you to be that woman, yes, I do
(Be that woman, every way)

I’ve had my eyes on you, baby, for five long years
Well, you probably don’t know me at all but I’ve seen your laughter and I’ve seen your tears.
A tell-tale heart will show itself to anybody near
There’s always some new stranger in the night to lend a sympathetic ear


Well I need a woman to be my own
Need a woman that’s mine alone
Seen you in the doorway, I’ve seen you in the park
Seen you in the sunshine, I’ve seen you in the dark
And I want you to be that woman
(Be that woman every day)

You keep listening to something long enough you’re just bound to believe that it’s true
You know there’s some things that you put out, it’s gonna come back on you
That which is not permanent don’t last
Whatever’s waiting in the future could be what you’re runnin’ from in the past

I need a woman, a whole lot
Be that woman, drinkin’ from the same cup
Someone who likes simple things, is not afraid to bend
Someone who don’t make herself up to make every man her friend
And I want you to be that woman (every day)
(Need that woman, every way)

Don’t know what you got that I want, don’t know what I got to give
Don’t know how much time I’ve got, don’t know how long I live

The rebellion in my soul, why was it created?
To blur the focus of my mind and keep me isolated

But I need a woman, yeah, ain’t no crime
Need a woman, all the time
To see the promised land with me as the time goes by
To rule my heart with sweetness and boldness from on high

And I want you to be that woman, yes I do
Be that woman straight and true

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