"You Really Got Me" as written by and Ray Davies....
Girl, you really got me goin'
You got me so I don't know what I'm doin' now
Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night

Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I don't know what I'm doin' now
Oh yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night

You really got me
You really got me
You really got me

See, don't ever set me free
I always want to be by your side
Girl, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night

Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I don't know what I'm doin' now
Oh yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night

You really got me
You really got me
You really got me
Oh no

See, don't ever set me free
I always want to be by your side
Girl, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night

Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I don't know what I'm doin' now
Oh yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can't sleep at night

You really got me
You really got me
You really got me


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"You Really Got Me" as written by Ray Davies

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  • +1
    General CommentThe thing is, this song now would be way more explicit, you know? "You really got me now" says a lot, but is still vague by today's standards.
    Today the message in YRGMN would be conveyed WAY more obviously.
    ...say along the lines of "I wanna lick lick lick you from your head to your toes" or something.
    ...
    Kinks rocked, underrated man.
    iloveicecream419on December 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI read somewhere that the near-demonic riffs used by Dave Davies were created by him slitting the speaker cones on his favorite amplifier. According to the article, that move may have helped launch the entire hard rock genre. It definitely saved the band's relevance. This is one of the best tunes ever written too.
    OpinionHeadon April 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwoooo i love this song :D
    Indie/Rock/Rollon April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy hasnt anyone commented on any of these songs? true classics.. these songs really get you singing.. lol
    facethetruthon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomfg i can't believe it... only one comment before me? damn! this music was like the shit then and its even more of the shit now~ not the smelly shit, the cool koind too! don't ask~
    UnwrittenMestUpGurlyon September 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod everytime i hear this song, i cant help singing and tapping my toe to the beat... no one can not enjoy this classic
    Just a Girlon May 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought there'd be a whole lot more comments on this song! its top notch!
    sOCS479on November 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree. hey if it wasn't for Dave and his guitar sound on YRGMG, there wouldn't be heavy metal or hard rock music as we know it.
    LolaBaton November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentapently they cut holes into the amplifier to get tht muddy sounding effect on the guitar. as lola sed, basis for later heavy metal groups, the power chords from this song were frequently used in metal, aswell as mental solos like the 1 in "you really got me"...
    Davetheinvincibleon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti hate people sayin this is a classic!! dont treat it like an 'oldie', if this was out now it wud be the sexiest, hippest song around, go on, admit it. it sounds new every time you listen to it
    lidzon January 03, 2005   Link

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