Also, she's telling Nick this. It can read as if she's trying to convince him, maybe she thinks/senses his diffidence, and needs to break down his shell, saying...people like you need to admit to needing other people, open yourself up...
And then, in the reprise at the end of the scene, she realizes she hasn't known what it means to need people until now, after the man of her dreams has just expressed feelings for her. She realizes a new depth to what she thought ... a believable and familiar process of maturing.
I come to love the song even more!
And a touch of imprecision? Well, it may be the exception that proves the rule.
Although, what does George's mother mean in Sunday in the Park .... when she says, at the end of "Beautiful":
"You make it beautiful."
Is she saying, "in spite of all the ugliness, the fact of your existence ("you") makes it beautiful, or is she saying "Make it beautiful (lasting - 'what the eyes arranges') through your art." ?? Is the verb indicative or imperative?
Maybe there are more lyrics that are exceptions... RARE though they may be. (Pop song writers need not apply!)