"I Got You Babe" as written by and Sonny Bono....
They say we're young and we don't know
We won't find out until we grow
Well I don't know if all that's true
'Cause you got me, and baby I got you

Babe
I got you babe
I got you babe

They say our love won't pay the rent
Before it's earned, our money's all been spent
I guess that's so, we don't have a plot
But at least I'm sure of all the things we got

Babe
I got you babe
I got you babe

I got flowers in the spring
I got you to wear my ring
And when I'm sad, you're a clown
And if I get scared, you're always around

Don't let them say your hair's too long
'Cause I don't care, with you I can't go wrong
Then put your little hand in mine
There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb

Babe
I got you babe
I got you babe

I got you to hold my hand
I got you to understand
I got you to walk with me
I got you to talk with me
I got you to kiss goodnight
I got you to hold me tight
I got you, I won't let go
I got you to love me so

I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe


Lyrics submitted by Zolin

"I Got You Babe" as written by Sonny Bono

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

I Got You Babe song meanings
Add your thoughts

11 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General CommentYou know what? This song is really sweet ... that's all there is to it.
    catherinekson September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about me and my ex boyfriend (we split up about 2 months ago) we are young (i'm 15 and he's 19), and i didn't tell my mum about him because i knew she'd say i was too young to spend as much time with him as i wanted to. he had to pay the rent on his flat, so was always working, and i always spend my money before i've got it! whenever i was down he cheered me up. i went through a tough time with my family when i was with him and i left home for a bit. i was scared so i went straight to him. he has long(ish) hair (which i think he's had cut since we split up) he always held my hand. we were going to go to wales to climb hills and mountains and stuff. and the list part at the bottom all relates to how we were. dammit i need a boyfriend again! :P
    blow up blondieon November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo sweet, I love this part:

    I got you to hold my hand,
    I got you to understand.
    I got you to walk with me,
    I got you to talk with me.
    I got you to kiss goodnight,
    I got you to hold me tight.
    I got you, I won't let go,
    I got you to love me so.
    neonlovechickon December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentblow up blondie- At fifteen, it's not always good to get into such a strong relationship. It's very hard to stay together during a time when both people are changing so much and growing so much, and especially because the difference between a fifteen year old and a nineteen year old is BIG... whether or not you can see it at 15... not to mention the illegal sex thing (in America, you might live elsewhere and it could be different)... Please don't say that this song is ABOUT you guys... it happens to be ABOUT Sonny and Cher, and in the song, they don't break up. However, in real life, they did, which just goes to show that no matter how much you love someone, things don't always work out.
    lizzieluvs2playon May 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentblow up blondie - Yeah, the song must be about you. Not only was is written about you, but for you, and it will always be regarded as your song.
    kenyon072on April 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit just reminds me, of my first love, which was 42 years ago, and we have recently had contact again. it brings back some lovely memories
    pam123on May 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan. This song. I know the lyrics are terribly simplistic and somewhat trite, but they're still amazing. I mean, I still say Sonny Bono was one of the greatest lyricists ever. He had a knack for making incredibly simple sentiments mean so much.
    savestheday730on May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't think "blow up blondie" meant the song was ABOUT her. i think she just meant it describes her situation and that she RELATES to it; as we all do once in a while.

    stop being such jerks to her. when my parents started dating, they were in the same situation. my mother was sixteen & my father was twenty. given that was back in the early eighties, and my father stalked my mother before actually asking her out.

    and yes, at fifteen & nineteen, those four years are a big difference. especially today. but just lay off her. those four years won't seem as bad when she's nineteen. my parents made it work.
    ohitstragikXon June 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI usually think of these type of oldschool love songs as corny and cheesy, but there's something about this one which makes me like it heh.

    This is an alarm clock song from "Groundhog Day" btw.
    Awesome

    Kabelison May 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI usually think of these type of oldschool love songs as corny and cheesy, but there's something about this one which makes me like it heh.

    This is an alarm clock song from "Groundhog Day" btw.
    Awesome

    Kabelison May 12, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain