Rare Janet Jackson: "You Need Me"

So here's the word around the campfire: after "control", and before "Rhythm Nation", the follow-up to "Control" was to be an album called "Scandal", airing out a lot of dirty laundry in the Jackson family (or at least that was the rumor). The first single given to A&M Records (her label at the time) was a song called "You Need Me".

It sheds a whole lot of light as to what the Jackson kids went through, especially shedding light on the douchebag that is Joe Jackson.

If you doubt his douchebagery, check this clip.

Otherwise, peep this joint: "You Need Me", was eventually released as the B-Side to "Miss You Much". Enjoy... lyrics below. Let me know what you think. Shouts to LeMar for the hookup.



Janet Jackson
"You Need Me"
(B-Side To "Miss You Much")


As a child
I missed a lot
of love I never had
And daddy he was distant
Never there to hold my hand
Never bought the things he'd
always promise to give me
Mother made up for him
always watching over me
Days would go by and we
would never see his face
In my mind I'd wonder "Does he
have another place?"
If and when he'd come in he
would always be upset
All the kids were
scared his next
syndrome would be
a fret

Now that you are older
and you begin to see
Family's important to be there if you need
Father never taught us these
things mom said to me
Now the table's turned so
tell me you need me

Tell me
Tell me
Tell me
Just to me
You need me

Daddy daddy dearest, what is
it you want from me
(Tell me)
I won't turn my back on you
the way you did with me
Now you try to give and
always faking not to cry
I'll give you what I can
but I can't give what I
don't have
Mother lends a shoulder, to
cry on if you need
But are you there for mother when
she needs your company?


Father never taught us, these
things mom said to me
Now the table's turned so tell me
You need me

Tell me
Tell me
Tell me
Tell me
Say
You need me

If you realize we need each
other, we will be a closer
family.
I need you, yeah
I need you, and you know that
Say
You need me

Now that you are older
and you begin to see
Family's important to be there if you need
Father never taught us, no
no never taught us
Just to me
You need me

Tell me that you need me
Tell me that you love me
Tell me that you need me
Just to me
Say
You need me

Now that you are older
and you begin to see
Family's important to be there if you need
Father never taught us these
things mom said to me
Now the table's turned so
tell me you need me

Tell me
Tell me
Tell me
Just to me
You need me

Mother lends a shoulder to
cry on if you need
But are you there for mother when
she needs your company?
Are you there for mother?
Are you there for mother?
Are you there for mother?
Father never taught us these
things mom said to me
Just to me
You need me

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