I Need Some Touch

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"I Need Some Touch"
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Recorded January, 1993
Length 3:57
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson
RC# 150
COR# n/a
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"I've Thrown It All Away"
(RC# 149)
"I Need Some Touch"
(RC# 150)
"Comin' Home (Left My Broken Heart in Carolina)"
(RC# 151)

"I Need Some Touch" (also known as "Afraid of What We Need The Most" and "Keep Your Distance") is a song written by Rivers Cuomo and Pat Wilson and recorded in 1993. During the early 2000s, on the Rivers Correspondence Board, this song was leaked by mistake (Cuomo had intended to submit "Comin' Home (Left My Broken Heart in Carolina)").

Lyrics

Monkey in a cage
Cries and fits of rage
When deprived of simple touch
All of the white coats give

Do they understand?
Do they see that man?
Who’s king of all the monkeys true
Yet true, too, that each man is caged

Afraid it’s not your style
Afraid it’s not right
Afraid of coming on too strong
All of my teachers say watch your distance
That’s true, but I need some touch

Cats and dogs the same
Never ask my name
Come to me and freely touch
and I’ll freely touch them, too

How can this be so?
That I’d be afraid of Joe

Afraid it’s not your style
Afraid it’s not right
Afraid of coming on too strong
afraid to seem-do-do…do do do do do…

How can this be so?
That I’d be afraid of Joe
He and me will always be
Afraid of what we need the most

Afraid it’s not your style
Afraid it’s not right
That’s what my teachers say
That’s what they learned
That’s how I’m going to live

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