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Lyrics Leann Rimes «I need you» + explanations

Leann Rimes «I need you»


I do not need a lot of things
I can get by with nothing
Of all the blessings life can bring
I’ve always needed something
But I’ve got all I want when it comes to loving you
You’re my only reason
You’re my only truth

I need you like water, like breath, like rain
I need you like mercy from Heaven’s gate
There’s a freedom in your arms that carries me through
I need you
No

You’re the hope that moves me
To courage again, oh yeah
You’re the love that rescues me
When the cold winds rage
And it’s so amazing
‘Cause that’s just how you are
And I can not turn back now
‘Cause you’ve brought me too far

I need you like water, like breath, like rain
I need you like mercy from Heaven’s gate
There’s a freedom in your arms that carries me through
I need you
Oh yes I do oh-oh

I need you like water, like breath, like rain
I need you like mercy from Heaven’s gate
There’s a freedom in your arms that carries me through
I need you
Oh yes I do
I need you
Oh-oh-ho-oh
Ooh-ooh
I need you, oh-oh-oh
I need you

I present to you a song of American singer in the style of the country on behalf of Leann Rimes. Composition «I need you» entered the sixth album of the singer, released in 2001. In this song we find an abundance of the verb «to need». So we’ll talk about when this verb is semantic, and when modal.

1. Unfamiliar words and expressions

  • to need — in need of something or someone, have a need;
  • to get by — do anything; out of the situation;
  • blessing — the blessing, a blessing;
  • to come to — reach, equal;
  • reason — a reason, motive, reason;
  • truth — the truth, the truth;
  • breath — breath breath breath of the breeze;
  • mercy — mercy, compassion, pardon, mercy, and forgiveness;
  • Heaven’s gate — the gates of heaven, the gates of heaven;
  • to carry through — support;
  • to move smb. — Set in motion, to excite, to touch, to encourage;
  • courage — the courage, bravery, cheerfulness of spirit;
  • to rescue smb. — Save, liberate, deliver, disembarrass;
  • to rage — rant and rave, rage, rage, rage;
  • amazing — amazing, amazing, amazing, incredible;
  • to turn back — to turn back, turn back;
  • to bring smb. — Produce, deliver, cause anyone anything.

As we see, the words are not so little. It all depends on how rich your vocabulary. After all, if it includes a large number of lexical units, words to remember you do not need, because you already know them. Therefore, we turn to our second list containing the grammatical comment.

2. Grammar

Song title as the most repeated phrase in the text of this song I need you — a proposal containing a verb meaning to need. This also applies, we offer:

  • I do not need a lot of things … — I do not need a lot of …
  • I’ve always needed something … — I always something was missing (lacking) …

But we remember that the same verb can be modal. Despite the fact that the value of the modal need and need the same sense, there are some nuances of their use. On them you can read in the article «The modal verb NEED». Translated title of the song with the phrase «I need you.»

The second modal verb encountered in the song, is a verb can — can, to be able to. We noticed it in the following sentences:

  • I can get by with nothing … — I can do without all the …
  • Of all the blessings life can bring … — Of all the blessings that I can give life …
  • I can not turn back now … — Now I can not turn back …

Detailed description of the occurrences of the modal verb CAN presented in the article of the same name.

Notice the repeated use of the word like, which in the context of the song is a pretext to the value of the «how»:

  • I need you like water, like breath, like rain, like mercy from Heaven’s gate … — I need you like water, like breath, like rain, like mercy, sent over …

Forms such time as the Present Perfect, too, are not presented in a single copy:

  • But I’ve got all I want … — But now I have everything I want …
  • You’ve brought me too far … — You took me very far …

And some of the abbreviations used in the composition:

  • Do not = Do not
  • I’ve = I have
  • You’re = You are
  • There’s = There is
  • It’s, that’s = It is, That is
  • ‘Cause = Because
  • Can not = Can not

Finally, we reached a small test involving five proposals, check the degree of memorizing words and grammatical information that had been submitted in this song. To begin?

 

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