"Nobody Does It Better" as written by Carole Bayer Sager and Marvin Hamlisch....
Nobody does it better makes me feel sad for the rest
Nobody does it half as good as you
Baby, you're the best
I wasn't lookin' but somehow you found me
I tried to hide from your love light
But like heaven above me the spy who loved me
Is keepin' all my secrets safe tonight

Nobody does it better sometimes I wish someone could
Nobody does it quite the way you do
Did you have to be so good?
The way that you hold me whenever you hold me
There's some kind of magic inside you
That keeps me from runnin' but just keep it comin'
How'd you learn to do the things you do?

And nobody does it better
Makes me feel sad for the rest
Nobody does it half as good as you

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"Nobody Does It Better" as written by Marvin Hamlisch Carole Sager

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  • +4
    General CommentBernduck, you spaz, the song is about James Bond.
    LuckyJimon December 30, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI thought the masturbation idea was totally the result of someone projecting their own "issues" until I saw and thought about this line;

    Sometimes I wish someone would (wishes there was someone that could please her better than herself)

    Why would you be so happy (apparently) with a real lover and then wish someone would be better? I is either self-love (emotionally at least) or the fantasies of a promiscuous person who wants or needs multiple sex partners that can keep her "in tune".

    I shouls also say that as someone who was a very young adult at the taill end of the age of promiscuous behavior framed by the post-war baby boomers and the revelation that sexually transmitted diseases are more than “inconvenient” (AIDS and related serious medical consequences) I had several opportunites to have what most men consider the ultimate situation and to be honest, sex without genuine love and affection gets old pretty fast. I suppose this explains why serial sex partners never satisfy one another. Likewise, masturbation would get old after the hormones stabilize. I think the factors that lead to this are fantasy of a future “ultimate” partner, and also be elevated hormones. Once you realize that there are no ideal people no matter how physically attractive they are, the fantasies (that are in part due to expectations and hopes of future partners).

    For all of those reasons, I think that song does not make sense as “self love” motivated but that one line does need to be explained if this is supposedly a reference to a sole-mate partner. The last possibility is that the song was written for the film, and that she is totally in love with a spy and she wishes someone more accessible would offer her a better set of circumstances. The more I think about it, the more sense that last theory makes to me
    Chris2002Rockon January 18, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about the one for whom you have an attraction and can't let go of that wonderfully hypnotic feeling.
    LaurelGon August 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of my favorite songs by her...im forced to appreciate her anyways since i was named after her :)
    SkagasmiCarlyon May 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song, it's my favorite song by her!!
    im_a_hott_runneron February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds of my man, its funny cuase his name is witley james bond and the song was used in a james bond movie... But nobody does it better than my baby. ;)
    ReneaAlbyon December 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe spy who loved me was my favorite 007 movie for so long.. and this just happened to be a great song that went with it. carly simon just rocks anyway.
    hoydenon February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the sexyst song ever written. Just love it.
    mentallyon March 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood point chris2002rock
    yoTIMyoon January 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song by radiohead and roy stride :)
    I think it's a beautiful song :]
    SFGaddict22on October 19, 2009   Link

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