"You and I" as written by and Ingrid Michaelson....
Don't you worry, there my honey
We might not have any money
But we've got our love to pay the bills

Maybe I think you're cute and funny,
Maybe I wanna do what bunnies do with you,
If you know what I mean

Oh, let's get rich and buy our parents
Homes in the South of France
Let's get rich and give everybody nice sweaters
And teach them how to dance
Let's get rich and build our house on a mountain
Making everybody look like ants
From way up there, you and I, you and I

Well you might be a bit confused
And you might be a little bit bruised
But baby how we spoon like no one else
So I will help you read those books
If you will soothe my worried looks
And we will put the lonesome on the shelf

Oh, let's get rich and buy our parents
Homes in the South of France
Let's get rich and give everybody nice sweaters
And teach them how to dance
Let's get rich and build our house on a mountain
Making everybody look like ants
From way up there, you and I, you and I

Oh, let's get rich and buy our parents
Homes in the South of France
Let's get rich and give everybody nice sweaters
And teach them how to dance
Let's get rich and build our house on a mountain
Making everybody look like ants
From way up there, you and I, you and I


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"You and I" as written by Ingrid Michaelson

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  • +6
    General CommentBunnies have sex.
    leftrighton September 07, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThey are so in love.

    She says "we've got our love to pay the bills," and they have so much love that if their love really was money, they could buy everything described in the song. The sweaters, the luxury homes for their parents, a mountain-top house.

    But, all of that stuff doesn't matter because all they need is each other (you and I). They're willing to spend any money they have on things like sweaters for everyone else and homes for their parents because everyone else is an insignificant "ant."

    Basically, they're in a magical fantasy world together because they are high on love. When more voices join in the last time the chorus repeats, I also imagine it to be part of their fantasy. The love between just the two of them is so powerful it feels like a huge group of people is joining them.
    dancegirl316on January 28, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, but I always wonder if there was supposed to be a double meaning in "Oh, let's get rich and buy our parents homes in the south of France"

    Does she mean
    a) Let's buy our parents' homes - as in buy the houses FROM our parents or
    b) Let's buy our parents homes - as in buy houses FOR our parents.

    Probably b (I don't think Ingrid is so cold-hearted), but if you just listen to the song, you actually hear two different meanings. I guess that means you can either do good or bad with your money. Clever play on the apostrophe, Ingrid!
    foregotheparableon September 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so cute =]
    omghayleyon October 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso sweet. c:

    also, it's not mountaintop...just mountain.
    lauraboo438on March 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, it fits my life too.
    and laura is right, its just mountain not mountaintop..
    cupcakenibbleron May 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentadorable song.
    me love!
    aha. :)
    dancehalldruggon August 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh man.
    5 of my friends sang this at our graduation assembly.
    It was amazing.
    Half our year was in tears.
    It's just about hope and the future.
    <3
    -Broken-Habit-on October 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just discovered how great lyrics this girl writes, and this song in particular gives me a feeling of happines. Can´t stop smiling.
    For me is about not letting everyday things ruin your life. It´s ok to dream even if those dreams are silly, childish, frivolous, irrational or even stupid.
    I love the part that says: "Let's get rich and give everybody nice sweaters and teach them how to dance"
    For me that means that what really matters in life are the simpler things.
    Love the song!!!
    nesty28on January 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt Bonnaroo this summer, she called it her "care bear shitting out skittles" song. She is hilarious.
    TooFishBlueon October 18, 2010   Link

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