She & Him: You really got a hold on me

What a pretty interpretation of the Beatles’ classic, by She & Him.

I don’t like you
But I love you
Seems that I’m always
Thinkin’ of you
Oh, ho, ho, you treat me badly
I love you madly

You’ve really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)
You really got a hold on me

(You really got a hold on me)
I don’t want you
But I need you
Don’t wanna kiss you
But I need to
Oh, ho, ho You do me wrong now
My love is strong now

You’ve really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)
You really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)

Baby
I love you and all I want you to do
Is just

Hold me
Hold me
Hold me
Hold me

I wanna leave you
Don’t wanna stay here
Don’t wanna spend another day here
Oh ho ho, I wanna split now
I just can’t quit now
You’ve really got a hold on me

(You really got a hold on me)
I love you and all I want you to do
Is just
Hold me (please)
Hold me (squeeze)
Hold me
Hold me

You really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)

song of the week :-) englisch lernen mit liedern

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

12 thoughts on “She & Him: You really got a hold on me”

  1. Hi Anne,
    Beautiful, she’s good – even though I’ve been hooked on Emmylou Harris in recent times, I find this lady’s voice also extremely pleasant.

    Just to clarify, you probably know anyhow, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles wrote the song and it was a top 10 hit for them in 1962.
    The Beatles covered it on their second album a year later in 1963.
    Big hugs, Joanxx

  2. Wow, totally forgot about that original version. Thanks! Big Smokey Robinson fan here. YouTube has them and the Beatles, too; I actually remember watching the Beatles Cartoons :)


  3. Hi Chris, hmm, no idea. California I thought. I mean, I think Zooey Deschanel’s of Irish and French descent, but has a bona fide L.A. full-time-entertainer pedigree. She might do some accents as a part of her acting. I actually don’t really think there is anything ‘authentic’ about her. Anyway. But it’s quite entertaining watching her on Craig Ferguson, though.

  4. Yep! Sorry, Chris, I should take this blogging business a bit more seriously. *straightens t-shirt*:
    She = Zooey Deschanel, an actress (eg “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”; latest: “(500) Days of Summer”) dabbling in music; Him = Matt Ward, Portland Oregon guitarist, has played with the likes of My Morning Jacket, Norah Jones, Cat Power. She & Him have made two albums. Nothing fancy. But nice.

  5. Don’t worry Anne – it’s me.
    I had a friend at university, another friend’s girlfriend.
    She changed her hairstyle and i met her at a party, didn’t recognise her, flirted , thought – hey she likes me – felt very very stupid.
    Come to think of it i don’t recognise myself after a haircut.
    But if someone is in a different context, looks diffrent and sounds different i’m confused.
    Hmm, my wife is an actress, maybe thta’s why i’m so confused…..
    I saw Ms Zooey in Yes man, fell in love etc tec.
    I recognised her laugh in the TV interview but didn’t recognise her in tnhe singing clip.
    Dur.
    My daughter did INSTANTLY.
    Hmm, did someone say something about men and women and……?

  6. Oh, that’s right, you blogged about Yes Man. – Maybe it has to do with eye makeup. Manliner hasn’t really caught on, but god help us women when it does.

  7. Oops. Must have mixed it up with Inglorious Basterds. (Don’t ask.)
    OK, one last little happy “note” to round this out, the last scene to The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe :-)

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