"I've Got You and You've Got Me (Song of Contentment)" as written by and Sally Mary Seltmann....
I wanted it so bad
Making all the props
Sitting on my swing
Giving all I've got
But when they dim the lights
Forgetting my stage fright
I find that little smile
Cause I've got you and you've got me
I've got you and you've got me

I light his cigarette
Acting with regret
Saying all my lines
Pretending things are fine
But when the curtains close
Everybody knows
I climb into the space
Where I've got you and you've got me
I've got you and you've got me

What happens when I say
This may be the last beautiful day?

I'm dancing in my sleep
With promises I'll keep
Feeling so complete
Cause I've got you and you've got me
I've got you and you've got me

I've got you and you've got me
I've got you and you've got me
I've got you and you've got me
I've got you and you've got me
I've got you and you've got me
I've got you and you've got me
I've got you and you've got me
(Everybody knows, everybody knows) I've got you and you've got me
(Everybody knows, everybody knows) I've got you and you've got me
(Everybody knows) I've got you and you've got me


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    General CommentI think this song is so pretty and I find it bizarre that it is in what I believe is a toothpaste commercial?
    My favorite part is "I'm dancing in my sleep with promises I'll keep, feeling so complete 'cause I've got you and you've got me"
    adamanteveon April 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah I heard it too on a commercial! That was pretty strange. Crest! I heard it while laying down so I didn't know if the song was coming from the tv or my computer. Weird. Haha.

    Anyway, this song is really nice.
    Pretty self explanatory, I think.
    About two people in a relationship, perhaps they just got together?
    She sings that she's content to be with her partner.

    The first two stanzas are talking about her performance on stage. So I guess it's directly about Sally and her life with her husband?

    Or if you really want to be general, it can be about one person that's extremely content he or she is in a relationship with someone he or she loves.
    yyy_ytuon May 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGosh, her voice is so beautiful.
    raberetamiason May 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't get the line 'what happens when i say this may be the last beautiful day.' also, i think it's in everybody's best interest to see her live, absolutely beautiful. lastly, the version2 of this song on her ep is ten times better in my opinion
    nopartyon May 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe toothpaste commercial!!!
    omg. i fell in love with this song when i saw that commercial. i was like "whats that song?!?" i didnt have a pen and paper with me the first time i heard it so i sat my ass down on the couch and scanned through all the channels lookin for it xP
    her voice is amazing!
    myfavritknickerson June 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentas wonderful as this song is, it's definitely NOT the kind of thing you want to hear on one of those long lonely nights with the rain pouring down outside...
    windmills221bon July 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've only heard the broken social scene remix of this song and it is just beautiful
    stellawasadiveron January 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the Broken Social Scene Remix more.
    It's very beautiful, one of those songs you listen to at night while lightly moving your feet on the ground.
    TheShorelineon May 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan anyone send me the broken social scene remix? i really wanna hear it.
    d00d kelseyon June 30, 2008   Link

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