I've got you under my skin
I've got you deep in the heart of me
So deep in my heart that you're really a part of me
I've got you under my skin

I try so not to give in
I said to myself this affair, it never will go so well
But why should I try to resist when baby, I know damn well
That I've got you under my skin

I'd sacrifice anything come what might
For the sake of having you near, in spite
Of a warning voice that comes in the night
It repeats, repeats in my ear

Don't you know you fool, you never can win
Use your mentality, wake up to reality
But each time I do, just the thought of you makes me stop just before I begin
Because I've got you under my skin

I would sacrifice anything come what might
For the sake of having you near, in spite
Of a warning voice that comes in the night
It repeats, how it yells in my ear

Don't you know you fool, ain`t no chance to win
Why not use your mentality, get up, wake up to reality
And each time I do, just the thought of you
Makes me stop just before I begin
Because I've got you under my skin

And I like you under my skin


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  • +2
    General CommentI'm 16 years old, and I don't consider that young or old... or important information for anyone to know regarding my opinion on this song.
    YourEuphoriaon April 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite Frank Sinatra song :) So good
    lyrastaron April 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favs too. Very good.
    kmk_natashaon February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentElla Fitzgerald sings it best.
    ohfoolon June 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one needs little interpretation. But it is still an excellent song.
    By the way, it's "sacrifice".
    whitedaisiesxoon May 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell, frank sinatra was a huge alcoholic, wasn't he?
    i'm wondering if this has to do with his addiction to alcohol...lol. i mean, it works.
    x_soulrebel_xon October 25, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI think it's about that someone who you get so used to. You can't imagine living your life without them anymore, you're so used to loving them that you feel them "under your skin" - you simply can't be alone because they're so deep in your heart.
    You simply got love under your skin, and you carry it with you wherever you go.
    Marmeladeon November 29, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI think it's about that someone who you get so used to. You can't imagine living your life without them anymore, you're so used to loving them that you feel them "under your skin" - you simply can't be alone because they're so deep in your heart.
    You simply got love under your skin, and you carry it with you wherever you go.
    Marmeladeon November 29, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI think it's about that someone who you get so used to. You can't imagine living your life without them anymore, you're so used to loving them that you feel them "under your skin" - you simply can't be alone because they're so deep in your heart.
    You simply got love under your skin, and you carry it with you wherever you go.
    Marmeladeon November 29, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionThe idea that this is about some chick he's in love with is just the surface meaning. What this is really all about is drugs, and specifically, injected drugs such as heroin.

    "I've got you under my skin". Does it have to be spelled out?

    "I would sacrifice anything" - we know that addicts will stop at nothing to get their fix.

    "wake up to reality" - under the influence of the drug, he is detached from reality.

    "So deep in my heart that you're really a part of me" - the addict is so far gone that he identifies with the substance.

    Just all so obvious, really.
    scottmeon February 14, 2013   Link

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