You're All I Need

Mötley Crüe

Score: 15
/
Played: 41

Album:

Red, White & Crüe

Released: 26 Mar 2009

Wiki:

This song is about a man who loved a girl but didn't love him back, so killed her. The song was praised by Jon Bon Jovi as "the best ballad Mötley Crüe have ever written". When informed of this Nikki Sixx laughed because of the gruesome meaning behind the song. The song is written about a girlfriend that Nikki Sixx had who he believed cheated on him with Jack Wagner, an actor on General Hospital, who had a song out called "All I Need". Nikki switched the purpose of it and wrote his version and gave it to his girlfriend. Sixx wrote the song with no intention of recording it, but the rest of the band praised the song and it was recorded for the Girls, Girls, Girls album. In Nikki's book The Heroin Diaries, there is a journal entry from the time when the song was written, and he explains that Tommy Lee was playing the song on the piano, and Nikki wrote the lyrics for the piano part.

Lyrics:

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[Verse 1] The blade of my knife Faced away from your heart Those last few nights It turned and sliced you apart This love that I tell Now feels lonely as hell From this padded prison cell So many times I said You'd only be mine I gave my blood and my tears And loved you, cyanide When you took my lips I took your breath Sometimes love's better off dead [Chorus] You're all I need Make you only mine (I loved you) So I set you free I had to take your life (You're all I need) You're all I need You're all I need And I loved you so But you didn't love me [Verse 2] Laid out cold Now we're both alone But killing you Helped me keep you home I guess it was bad Cause love can be sad But we finally made the news Tied up smiling I thought you were happy Never opened your eyes I thought you were napping Well, I got so much to learn About love in this world But we finally made the news [Chorus] You're all I need Make you only mine (I loved you) So I set you free I had to take your life (You're all I need) You're all I need You're all I need And I loved you so So I put you to sleep You're all I need Make you only mine (You're all I need) You're all I need (You're all I need) You're all I need You're all I need You're all I need You're all I need You're all I need You're all I need You're all I need