"Something Stupid" as written by and Carson Parks....
I know I stand in line until you think you have the time
To spend an evening with me
And if we go someplace to dance, I know that there's a chance
You won't be leaving with me
And afterwards we drop into a quiet little place and have a drink or two
And then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like "I love you"

I can see it in your eyes
That you despise the same old lies you heard the night before
And though it's just a line to you, for me it's true
And never seemed so right before

I practice every day to find some clever lines to say
To make the meaning come through
But then I think I'll wait until the evening gets late and I'm alone with you
The time is right, your perfume fills my head, the stars get red and, oh, the night's so blue
And then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like "I love you"

The time is right, your perfume fills my head, the stars get red and, oh, the night's so blue
And then I go and spoil it all by sayin' something stupid like "I love you"

I love you
I love you
I love you


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  • +1
    General CommentActually Frank Sinatra is the one who COVERED this song. It was written by C. Carson Parks and originally recorded in 1966 by Parks and his wife Gaile Foote, as "Carson and Gaile".
    RonLeeon February 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dig this song. The video is super fun. Nicole & Robbie's voices work really well together. I believe this was originally done by Frank and Nancy Sinatra...I may be wrong. I love the words, too; this song is just fun.
    catherinekson May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsoft, oldies, makes me smile each time i heard this song.
    Nicole's voice is as sexy as herself
    h1pm3t4lfon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdis song is very nice..their voices go really well 2gether...
    blue_dragonflyon August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeh, its a great song! And yeh it was done by Frank and Nancy
    angel2kisson September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics for this romantic, soft and delightful song were not so classic when Frank Sinatra first sang them. But with Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman's own version, they strike the modern ears and are without a doubt one of the most romantic ones ever heard by people since it got released.

    Basically, it says: "Oh no, I did it again: I love you!"
    badnitruson March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really beautiful song. The fact that it was sung by both a male and a female really makes it work all the better. Its about true love of two lovers declaring their love for one another without taking their lover for granted. Its about treasuring each moment of their lives together as each other thinks that they are better than they deserve and for that reason they treasure each other a lot in light of this, afriad to lose each other. The song is so beautiful that it was sung by both male and the female counterpart, as it is like both of them declaring their equally strong love for each other.

    beautiful
    _teddy_on September 19, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is clearly about two lovers, who start with no strings attached, as You can see in the first verse:

    "I know I stand in line
    Until you think
    You have the time
    To spend an evening with me
    And if we go
    Someplace to dance
    I know that
    There's a chance
    You won't be
    Leaving with me"

    In further lines it occures that even though they didn't want a relationship, they fell in love with each other, but they're to shy to admit it while sober, so as they become braver after the alcohol, they finally say it.

    "Then afterwards
    We drop into
    A quiet little place
    And have a drink or two
    And then I go
    And spoil it all
    By saying something stupid
    Like I love you"

    They are stressing over admiting what they feel for each other, cause they are worried that the other person is not feeling the same.

    "I can see it in your eyes
    That you despise
    The same old lines
    You heard the night before
    And though it's
    Just a line to you
    For me it's true
    And never seemed
    So right before"

    They try to find the right words, not to get misunderstood, they try to postpone it.

    "I practice every day
    To find some
    Clever lines to say
    To make the meaning
    Come through
    But then I think
    I'll wait until the
    Evening gets late
    And I'm alone with you"

    They show how everything is perfect, but they're afraid that they're going to spoil the night, by admiting the truth.

    "The time is right
    Your perfume
    Fills my head
    The stars get red
    And oh the night's so blue
    And then I go
    And spoil it all
    By saying something stupid
    Like I love you"
    bakerblueon April 22, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentGood song, but it's a little strange that Robin Williams sings it. It's not precisely his style.
    JAYAon May 28, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYeah, I like this song really much but however I don't adore Nicole Kidman very much, she's an actress, not a singer, duh. Robbie's too good for her :D
    rumion August 02, 2005   Link

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