"All the Man That I Need" is a song written by American songwriters Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore. The song was first recorded as "All The Man I Need" by Linda Clifford in 1982, for her album I'll Keep on Loving You. Pitchford and Gore (who wrote the song "Red Light" from Fame for her in 1980) had in mind Clifford and her husband when they wrote the song.
Dean Pitchford (born July 29, 1951, Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American songwriter, screenwriter, director, actor, and novelist. His work has earned him an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award, as well as nominations for three additional Oscars, two more Golden Globes, eight Grammy Awards and two Tony Awards.
Michael Gore (born March 5, 1951) is an American composer. He, along with lyricist Dean Pitchford, won the Oscar in 1981 for best original song for "Fame" from the film of the same title. He also won the award that year for best original score. Gore is the younger brother of singer/songwriter Lesley Gore. Thanks for watching! Lyrics "All The Man That I Need"
I used to cry myself to sleep at night But that was all before he came I thought love had to hurt to turn out right But now he's here It's not the same, it's not the same
[Chorus:] He fills me up He gives me love MORE love than I've ever seen He's all I've got, He's all I've got in this world But he's all the man that I need
And in the morning when I kiss his eyes He takes me down and rocks me SLOW And in the evening when the moon is high He holds me close and won't let go He won't let go