You Needed Me

VIVA LAS VEGAS!

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Especially for Janice from Bideford, North Devon You Needed Me from “Another audience with Shirley Bassey”. Broadcast in 2005.
Recorded 10 years after the first “An audience with Shirley Bassey”.

elvis postzegel 002aAfter singing “You needed me”  Shirley answers question from the audience and she tells about her encounter with Elvis Presley in Las Vegas.  (Here is a genuine US. mail Elvis-stamp).
Shirley also performed many time in Las Vegas. Here is a newspaper clip from 1995 about Shirley performing in Las Vegas and a picture of Shirley in the audience at an Elvis Presley concert there. See also previous posts about this:

https://shirleybassey.wordpress.com/2008/05/15/is-this-dsb-watching-elvis/

https://shirleybassey.wordpress.com/2008/05/18/yes-it-was-dame-shirley-watching-elvis/

Vegas

Lyrics You needed me:

I cried a tear,
You wiped it dry.
I was confused,
You cleared my mind.
I sold my soul,
You bought it back for me,
And held me up and gave me dignity
Somehow you needed me.

You gave me strength,
To stand alone again.
To face the world,
Out on my own again.
You held me high upon a pedestal,
So high that I could almost see eternity.
You needed me,
You needed me,

And I can’t believe it’s you I can’t believe it’s true.
I needed you and you were there,
And I’ll never leave, why should I leave
I’d be a fool
‘Cause I’ve finally found someone who really cares.

You touched my hand.
When it was cold,
When I was lost,
You took me home.
You gave me hope,
When I was at the end,
And turned my lies,
Back into truth again
You even called me friend.

You gave me strength,
To stand alone again.
To face the world,
Out on my own again
You put me high upon a pedestal,
So high that I could almost see eternity.

You needed me,
You needed me,
You needed me,
You needed me,
You needed me.

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…….And it still bloody came off!

(With special thanks to Janice, Audrey and Hope)

4 thoughts on “You Needed Me”

  1. Thank you Pieter, Janice, Audrey and Hope for sharing this archive. I had heard about DSB’s admiration of Elvis Presley and meeting and attending his concerts. Such a funny story by DSB of his doodling on her skin. She said she left it on but it finally rubbed off…LOL! I love this song which is sang so expressively by DSB. I enjoyed each of her Birthday celebrations including the recent one. Happy New Year to each of you as well as all her fans.

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  2. This is a great song from Dame Shirley, I love her interpretation of it. We certainly do ‘Need’ her … keep going Dame Shirley.
    Thanks Pieter – Happy New Year to you all – Terry.

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  3. Great article, thanks! Her vocal talent together with her expression make this song so special!
    I need to wish you all a happy 2017 !!
    Special thanks to Pieter who gave us so many
    Dame Shirley ! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
    🍾🥂🌹💫🎼🎊🎉📯🌟✨💖

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