I gotcha, uh huh, huh
You thought I didn't see ya now, didn't ya, uh huh, huh
You tried to sneak by me now, didn't ya, uh huh, huh
Now gimme what you promised me, give it here
Come on

Hey

Good God

Hey

Hey

You promised me the day that you quit your boyfriend
I'd be the next one to ease on in
You promised me it would be just us two, yeah
I'd be the only man kissin' on you, yeah
Now, kiss me
Hold it a long time, hold it
Don't turn it a-loose, now hold it
A little bit longer, now hold it
Come on

Hold it
Hold it
Hold it
Hold it
Now ease up on me now, good god
Hey

Good God
Hey

The girl's alright, y'all
Ha ha

Good God

You made me a promise and you're gonna stick to it
You shouldn't have promised if you weren't gonna do it
You saw me and ran in another direction
I'll teach you to play with my affection
Now, give it here

You never should've promised to me, give it here
Don't hold back, now give it here
Don't say nothin', just give it here
Come on, give it here

Give it here
Give it here
Give it here
Give it to me, now

Good God

Hey

I gotcha
Shouldn't made a promise to me
I gotcha

You never should've promised to me, gotcha
Give it on, here
I gotcha

You thought you got away from me, didn't ya?
I gotcha
Ha ha ha
Oh, I gotcha

Give it on up, I gotcha
Give it on here, I gotcha

You tried to sneak by me, now didn't ya?
Ha ha
I gotcha
Oh, I gotcha


Lyrics submitted by Nelly, edited by tjareth

I Gotcha Lyrics as written by Joe Tex

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    Song MeaningAlmost too creepy to play for other than dark humor or irony.

    The narrator of the song felt a connection with a girl in a relationship she knew was doomed. She rejected his advances at the time, asking him to wait until she officially broke it off, promising they could be together then. It's possible he read more into her words than she actually said, or she was leading him on, or any number of possibilities, but for whatever reason, once it was done she got cold feet and started avoiding him.

    He manages to confront her and declares that she owes him her affections because of her promise. He demands it, like a lender collecting a debt.

    On one level, a catchy, funky song invoking "the chase" of an amorous man pursuing a reluctant woman. But I think that the songwriter is intentionally deconstructing it, revealing a frighteningly predatory attitude. The man's gone Yandere, which is what the song is really about.
    tjarethon June 20, 2019   Link

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