"She" as written by and Herbert Kretzmer....
She may be the face I can't forget
The trace of pleasure or regret
May be my treasure or the price I have to pay
She may be the song that summer sings
Maybe the chill that autumn brings
Maybe a hundred different things
Within the measure of a day

She may be the beauty or the beast
May be the famine or the feast
May turn each day into a Heaven or a Hell
She may be the mirror of my dreams
A smile reflected in a stream
She may not be what she may seem
Inside her shell

She, who always seems so happy in a crowd
Whose eyes can be so private and so proud
No one's allowed to see them when they cry
She may be the love that cannot hope to last
May come to me from shadows in the past
That I remember 'till the day I die

She maybe the reason I survive
The why and wherefore I'm alive
The one I'll care for through the rough in many years

Me, I'll take her laughter her tears
And make them all my souvenirs
And where she goes I've got to be
The meaning of my life is
She, she
Oh, she

Lyrics submitted by BassGrl127, edited by Dorsetbear, Sylvanus

"She" as written by Chad David Taylor Chad Alan Gracey

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, T.R.O. INC.

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about someone who has fallen in love with a woman who is somewhat mysterious and has a bit of a front - "inside her shell" "No-one's allowed to see them when they cry" and he is intrigued by her.

    The first few verses are him weighing up the pros and cons - she could be bad for him, leave him emotionally scarred, but she could also be the best thing in his life - There is no way for him to be sure and the front she has on makes it difficult for him to work her out. He realises there are emotional risks for him to become involved with her despite how special he thinks she is.

    The last verse I think shows his decision - He's decided that she could be the one , "The reason I survive" and the love of his life, and that she's worth the risk. He loves her despite the fact she has a front and he is willing to be there for her "laughter and tears" and make them his "souvenirs" (I.e. treasure every moment, even if it isn't happy) Very beautiful optimistic song and one I think many people could relate to.
    CHMon July 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentabsolutely beautiful song. there really isnt much more else to say but that,
    LiveUrLifeon May 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is my last hope.. =(... i hope it work..i love that girl..i dont wanna loose her ..=(
    emilio_a8on October 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the only good part of the movie ' Notting Hill' ...too bad it's supposed to be Julia Roberts.
    It is a very romantic song.
    Todsgirlon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me cry!
    So nice!
    U2babeon September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSweet sweet sweet song. Very very very nice. It's really deep, and I'm too young to quite understand all the deepness, but nevertheless, an excellent song.
    dweebon April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea agree with every1!! it is a really lovely song!! its so nice!! he has an amazing voice!! he is brilliant!!! well done!!! n thanks 4 this song!!!
    ive_got_issueson June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe are all aware that this is a Charles Aznavour song, yes?
    chaordicon April 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes Indeed, Charles Aznavour was the original artist. One of the top 10 french singers that is for sure. THe thing is, he wanted to express his songs to a wider audience, so he translated some of his greatest hits into english with mixed results ("Hier encore" became "Yesterday, when I was young", La boheme was made in english). Not only did it'S french audience boohed him, but he had no success at all. So I think if I recall correctly that this was his only original english composition that really had any success whatsoever.

    And I like the Elvis Costello interpretation much better. It cannot touch Aznavour's usual french lyrics from his famous songs, but Aznavour clearly showed here that he could write beautiful english rhymes. In his original interpretation, Azvavour is very cold, he seems not at ease with the recording, it was really missed. He is not a great english singer, period.

    However, Elvis Costello made it good. I like his style. Sure it's not going to be a beautiful melody, but his unique style made the song a hit, and I like his. Anyway, Aznavour also recorded She, so you can listen to his version and compare if you feel like it.
    Peralphon January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'she' is absolutely gorgeous! Far better than the more popular 'i want you' if you ask me.
    blondton October 01, 2005   Link

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