A Song A Day: You Got Me

Colbie Caillat's Breakthrough album
Colbie Caillat's Breakthrough album

Song #12 Colbie Caillat’s You Got Me

Why I Picked It: This is on my “happy song” list.  Every time I hear it, it makes me happy. You Got Me is from Colbie Caillat’s album Breakthrough.

Why I Like It: The happiness of the song is evident in its predominantly head-bopping beat and the playful chord sounds of a synth keyboard.  The simple playfulness of the song is expressed lyrically as well in the sentiment of how another person can make one happy – from the opening verse:

You’re stuck on me and my laughing eyes
I cant pretend though i try to hide
I like you
I like you
I think I felt my heart skip a beat
I’m standing here and I can hardly breathe
You got me, Yeah
You got me

And the chorus:

Oh, I just can’t get enough
How much do I need to fill me up?
It feels so good it must be love…
I give up, I give in, I let go, let’s begin
‘Cause no matter what I do
Oh, oh my heart is filled with you