"It Had to Be You" as written by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn....
I get lost, messed up and bored
When I'm alone too long
I can't sleep, function and eat
When I'm not with someone

Late last fall she ended it all
And moved to who knows where
Just like that she vanished and packed
And never even called

Do you feel a certain sense of synergy
Between yourself and me?
A kind of macabre and somber
Wonder twin type of harmony

What if it was you?
You that I needed all along
I felt like a fool
Kicking and screaming
And pretending we were wrong

Let's get wrecked on Pop-Tarts and sex
And see the Taj Mahal
Let's save birds from Prince William Sound
And skateboard through the mall

Let's fight crime with mangoes and limes
And join the PGA
Let's win big with every spin
But hurry I can't wait

Do you spend a fortune on those late night
Prepaid television scams
In search of the perfect blender
Steak knife and nonstick frying pan?

What if it was you?
You that I needed all along
I felt like a fool
Thinking we were completely wrong

It seemed like a dream
A beautiful scream
That echoed forever
And made us not afraid to feel a thing

And after it ends
We'll try to be friends
They say that what doesn't kill us
Makes us who we are

All this time and every thing's changed
But I still feel the same
All good things eventually end
And get washed down the drain

What a disaster it would be
If you discovered that I cared
A little too much for friends
But not enough to share

What if it was you?
You that I needed all along
I felt like a fool
Now that I'm sure that I was wrong

It had to be you
It had to be you
It had to be you
I knew it was you

Lyrics submitted by ellie117, edited by Nimrod97

"It Had to Be You" as written by Joshua Allen Cain Justin Courtney Pierre

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  • +1
    General CommentIn your new song “It Had to Be You,” you go on an extended riff about Pop Tarts, the PGA, Prince William and steak knives. Care to explain what it’s really about?

    Well, I was coming out of the bathroom at our rehearsal space in New York, and ran into [musician] Regina Spektor, who I love. I was writing this song, and all of the sudden I thought, “This could be a duet!” So it’s sort of sung like it would be a duet with her. But it’s…not. Anyway, it’s about realizing that the person you don’t think you want to be with is the person you should be with. But by then it’s too late.
    -Justin Pierre

    from an interview with metromix
    here; newyork.metromix.com/music/article/a-killer-soundtrack/111609/…
    sairasunshineon January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLike everybody's already said, this song is about a relationship that ended suddenly and at first you don't realise how much that person you were involved in a relationship with meant so you go into denial & slowly it starts to hit you as everything around you starts to remind you of that person which triggers memories ...good memories that make you think.
    'Hey...it wasn't maybe he/she is the one. He/She was THE one (that you feel for without even thinking about it getting this serious). I'm screwed.'

    The end.
    *Boo's and tomato's, beer bottles thrown*
    *curtains fall*
    DreamersDiseaseon March 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song describes, without flaw, my current situation.
    MisterTozzieon October 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Let's fight crime with mangos and limes"

    Brilliant. I love this song.
    shrodeson September 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.
    So far, it's my favorite.
    beckahxduhon September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe more I listen to all of the new MCS songs, the more this one sticks out to me. I think the begining has been stuck in my head since I first heard it.
    awkward/innocenton September 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a sound in Alaska and part of the 2nd largest national forest in the U.S
    sophies2on September 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti cant figure out the reference in the line "let's fight crime with mangos and limes"... anyone get it?
    allstar2003on September 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's all stuff that would be pretty much meaningless to us, but obviously Justin and someone gets it.
    shrodeson September 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a disaster it would be if you discovered that I cared
    A little too much for friends, but not enough to share.

    i don't get this part

    the new album is sweeet tho
    loveisloveon September 19, 2007   Link

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