Something’s Gotta Give (1955)
(wm) Johnny Mercer (I) Film: Daddy Longlegs by Fred Astaire (CR) Ella Fitzgerald
When an irresistible force such as you,
Meets an old immovable object like me,
You can bet as sure as you live:
Something’s gotta give, something’s gotta give,
Something’s gotta give.
When an irrepressible smile such as yours,
Warms an old implacable heart such as mine,
Don’t say no because I insist:
Somewhere, somehow, someone’s gonna be kissed.
So en garde!
Who knows what the fates have in store from their vast mysterious sky?
I’ll try hard ignoring those lips I adore.
But how long can anyone try?
Fight, fight, fight, fight, fight it with all of our might,
Chances are some heavenly star-spangled night
We’ll find out as sure as we live:
Something’s gotta give, something’s gotta give, Something’s gotta give.