Lyrics to
I’ve Got To Have You

Released by Carly Simon in 1971
From the Album: Anticipation |

This version of I’Ve Got To Have You was released by Carly Simon in 1971.

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You came smilin’ softly, shyly movin’
Easy as a dreamer into my room.
And before I realized the danger
I found myself looking into your eyes.
Somewhere in their colours I saw promises
Of things I’d never seen before
It’s all over…I’ve got to have you.

Holding onto, talking, saying nothing.
Knowing in a moment I could lose you.
Then without a warning I remembered that
You trembled at the touch of my hand.
Knowing when you came to me that no one else
Would ever feel the same in my arms
It’s all over…I’ve got to have you.

Wakin’ in the morning to the tenderness
Of holding you asleep in my arms.
Dreaming while my hair was blowing
Softer than a whisper on my cheek.
I don’t know the feeling so I don’t know if it’s love
But it’s enough…It’s enough
I can’t help it…I’ve got to have you.
It’s all over…I’ve got to have you.


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Carly Simon has released many songs over the years besides I’Ve Got To Have You. Carly Simon released songs from 1971 to 2008 spanning across albums like Carly Simon, Anticipation, No Secrets, Hotcakes, Playing Possum, Another Passenger, Boys In The Trees, Spy, Come Upstairs, Torch, Hello Big Man, Spoiled Girl, Coming Around Again, Working Girl, Have You Seen Me Lately, My Romance, This Is My Life, Letters Never Sent, Film Noir, The Bedroom Tapes, Piglet's Big Movie, Christmas Is Almost Here Again, Moonlight Serenade, Into White, and This Kind Of Love. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Carly Simon.

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When you decide to study the lyrics to I’Ve Got To Have You, you're looking at the words, verses and background chorus from the 1971 song by Carly Simon. Some of the lyrics to I’Ve Got To Have You have clear meanings and some contain metaphorical references. Like most songs, only Carly Simon and their collaborators know the full story behind any of the their songs.

You can understand the lyrics to I’Ve Got To Have You if you take apart the structure of the words. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to I’Ve Got To Have You" means the words set to the music of I’Ve Got To Have You, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Carly Simon. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to I’Ve Got To Have You and the lyrics to I’Ve Got To Have You are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Carly Simon who came here looking just for the lyrics to I’Ve Got To Have You, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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