Plumb, “Need You Now (How Many Times)”

Contemporary Christian artist Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, better known as Plumb, has released Need You Now (How Many Times), a powerful rock ballad that is making its way up the Christian AC charts. I’ve wanted to write about Need You Now (How Many Times) by Plumb for several weeks now, but without a video on YouTube to link to (or even availability on the iTunes Philippines store!), I couldn’t. Now that there’s this video, I can link to it! Yay! Faster Than a Bullet will be released in digital and CD formats on Sept 4 off Curb Records.

Plumb’s Need You Now (How Many Times) is really emotion-packed and ministering. You can hear the desperation in her voice as she sings about her need for God in her situation. I am firmly convinced that Need You Now (How Many Times) will minister to so many in the faith, and this is Plumb’s strongest bet for Christian Top 10 in years. Although she has released some of her best work since joining Curb Records nine years ago, Christian AC hasn’t typically been responsive, but I’m hoping Need You Now (How Many Times) will change all that. Here’s hoping, because this is a great song.

NEED YOU NOW (HOW MANY TIMES) Lyrics
Plumb

Well, everybody’s got a story to tell
And everybody’s got a wound to be healed
I want to believe there’s beauty here
So, I guess you’re tired of holding on
I can’t let go, I can’t move on
I want to believe there’s meaning here

Chorus:
How many times have you heard me cry out
“God please take this”?
How many times have you given me strength to
Just keep breathing?
Oh I need you
God, I need you now.

Standing on a road I didn’t plan
Wondering how I got to where I am
I’m trying to hear that still small voice
I’m trying to hear above the noise

Chorus

Though I walk, though I walk through the shadows
And I, I am so afraid
Please stay, please stay right beside me
With every single step I take

How many times have you heard me cry out?
And how many times have you given me strength?

Chorus

I need you now
I need you now