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 wanna 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 wanna 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 Lyrics as written by Ray Davies

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    General Comment

    The 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
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    I 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 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I'ts about a guy who's in love.

    Catalonia ISNT_Spaon July 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    woooo i love this song :D

    Indie/Rock/Rollon April 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Yeah, I don't think it's drugs

    Zetafang666on January 13, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    why hasnt anyone commented on any of these songs? true classics.. these songs really get you singing.. lol

    facethetruthon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    omfg 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 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    god 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 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    i thought there'd be a whole lot more comments on this song! its top notch!

    sOCS479on November 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    I 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 21, 2004   Link

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