woman’s gotta have it lyrics – james taylor

once upon a time a good friend of mine
told me to tell y’all, what i say today
do the things that keep a smile on her face
say the words that make her feel better every day, yeah
you bet you better keep on you p’s and q’s
if you don’t the woman, you can easily lose

oh, oh, oh, i had a love, a true love and i lost it
no one seems to understand about the pain that it cost me
woman’s got to have it, i believe that i should know
she’s got to know that she’s that she’s needed around
when you kiss her, you got to make her feel it everyday, boy
she’s got to know that she’s not walking on shaky ground, oh
think it over

don’t take for granted
the smile upon her face
check a little bit closer
you might find a tear trace
maybe the little girl never said a mumbling word
but she’s got to know that her voice is heard

oh, oh, oh, i had a love, it was a true love and i lost it
now i’m suffering all this pain that the true love cost me
a woman’s got to have it, i believe
she’s got to know that she’s that she’s needed around
yeah

so if you’ve got a love
and maybe you’ve got eyes to keep her
you’ve got to give her what she wants when she wants it
where she wants it, all right
how she wants it
and every doggone time she thinks she needs it

your woman needs it
the same as mine
a woman got to have it
from time to time

a woman got to have it
a woman got to have it, oh oh
a woman got to have it, oh yes she does, yes she does
a woman got to have it, ooh, ooh
a woman got to have it

/ james taylor lyrics