It seems like dreams
Like I've always had
Could be, should be
Making me glad
Well, then why am I blue?
It's up to you to explain

I'm thinking, maybe, baby
I'll go away
Someday, some way, maybe
You'll come and say:
"It's you that I need,"
And you'll be pleading in vain...

It had to be you
It had to be you
I wandered around
And finally found
The somebody who
Could make me be true
Could make me be blue
And even be glad just to be sad
Thinking of you

Some others I've seen
Might never be mean
Might never be cross
Or try to be boss
But they wouldn't do

For nobody else
Nobody else gave ma a thrill
With all your faults, I love you still
It had to be you
Wonderful you
It had to be you

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    I love this song. It's an old jazz standard. I find it about two people who are really good friends and well they kinda find out that they're basically meant to be and it's just that "Oh god it just HAD to be you, huh?" sort of way. They looked all around for that one and it was them all along adn they're like "oh man it just HAD to be you huh?" :P that's the way I see it atleast
    Flutter49on May 09, 2006   Link
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    I think this song is really about someone trying to figure out who gave him herpes, but he's having trouble because there are so many possible sources. I think "thrill" is code for "veneral disease".
    globalwarmingon March 11, 2007   Link
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    I have the Dinah Shore version and I really love it! I havent listened to Tony's version but Im sure its just as beautiful. As much as I love rock music, I think Jazz is my favourite genre when it really comes down to it. Jazz makes me feel like dancing on my toes, spinning around in a cute little dress ;)
    LightofAuguston July 30, 2010   Link

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