Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love - Live At Woodstock, August 17, 1969 (Remastered Audio)





This was written by Grace Slick's brother-in-law, Darby Slick, in 1965. They were in a San Francisco band called The Great Society, which also included Jerry Slick, who was Grace's husband and Darby's brother (Jerry played drums; Darby played guitar). The Great Society released the song as a single in late 1965 with another Darby Slick composition, "Free Advice," on the B-side.


San Francisco in the mid-'60s was the epicenter of free love, but Darby Slick saw a downside to this ethos, as it could lead to jealousy and disconnect. This song champions loyalty and monogamy, as the singer implores us to find that one true love that will nurture us and get us through the tough times.




Lyrics


When the truth is found

To be lies

And all the joy

Within you dies


Don't you want somebody to love

Don't you need somebody to love

Wouldn't you love somebody to love

You better find somebody to love, love


When the garden flowers

Baby, are dead, yes

And your mind, your mind

Is so full of red


Don't you want somebody to love

Don't you need somebody to love

Wouldn't you love somebody to love

You better find somebody to love


Your eyes, I say your eyes

May look like his

Yeah, but in your head, baby

I'm afraid you don't know where it is


Don't you want somebody to love

Don't you need somebody to love

Wouldn't you love somebody to love

You better find somebody to love


Tears are running

They're all running down your dress

And your friends, baby

They treat you like a guest


Don't you want somebody to love

Don't you need somebody to love

Wouldn't you love somebody to love

You better find somebody to love




Songwriters: Darby R. Slick

Somebody to Love lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC







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