When I'm alone in my room
Sometimes I stare at the wall
And at the back of my mind I hear my conscious call
Telling me I need a boy who's as sweet as a dove
For the first time in my life, I see I need love
There I was giggling about the games that I had played with many hearts
And I'm not sayin' no names.
Then the thought occurred, tear drops made my eyes burn
As I said to myself when am I gonna learn?
I can feel it inside, I can't explain how it feels
All I know is that I'll never dish another raw deal
Playin' make believe, pretending that I'm true, 
Holding in my laugh as I say that I love you.

Saying no more, kissing you on the ear, 
Whispering 'I love you and I'll always be here, 
Although I always reminisce, I can't believe that I found
A desire for true love floating around inside my soul
Because my soul is cold, one half of me deserves to be this way
Until I'm old, but the other half needs affection and joy
And the warmth that is created by a girl and a boy

I need love, I need love
I'm a lady
I need love, I need love
I'm a lady

I had a dream that you and I were both 16
Holding hands after school, 
We didn't care who would see

You'd tell me that I was pretty and that you'd love me for life
Take care of me forever 'cause you'd make me a wife
When the girls call me up and try to mess with my head
Tell 'em all that if I left you, you'd be better off dead
'Cause you'll never love another, they just don't understand
That your life would be over if I found another mate, 
You call me up on the phone, we were talking til we fell asleep, 
Without you I'd rather be in hell
Life just wouldn't be as fun, it wouldn't be the same, 
I wanna stay with you forever and even take your last name
'Cause there's no one in my life that makes me feel as good as you
The way we cuddle on the couch and share the secrets that we do
With all the little jokes that no one else could ever know and the part of me
That you can see 'cause you're the one I show
I know we gotta make it work, 'cause baby you're the man for me
Without you by my side my world would be incomplete
And if you ever leave me lonely, boy my heart would be crushed
Right now I know that boy

I need love, I need love
I'm a lady
I need love, I need love
I'm a lady
I need love, I'm a lady