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It Should've Been Me
Ray Charles Lyrics


As I passed by
A real fine hotel
A chick walked out
She sure looked swell
I gave her the eye
And started to carry on
When a Cadillac cruised up, and swish
She was gone

It should've been me
(With that real fine chick)
It should've been me
(With that real fine chick)
It should have been me
Driving that Cadillac

A little later on
A theater I passed
I spotted another chick
And did she have class
I was all set
To write her name in my book
When her husband came up and gave me a
Real dirty look

It should've been me
(With that real fine chick)
It should've been me
(With that real fine chick)
It should've been me
To have been her chaperone

I walked to the corner
Then saw a sharp cat
With a three-hundred-dollar suit on, and a
Hundred-dollar hat
He was standing on the sidewalk
By a DynaFlow
When a voice within said
"C'mon daddy, let's go"

It should've been me
(With that real fine chick)
It should've been me
(With that real fine chick)
It should've been me
Driving that DynaFlow

I ate a bowl of chili
And I felt okay
At least until I passed
This fine cafe
I saw a guy eatin'
A great big steak
While a waitress stood by feedin' him
Ice cream and cake

It should've been me
(With that real fine chick)
It should've been me
(With that real fine chick)
It should've been me
Eatin' ice, cream and cake

It should've been me
(Gettin' my natural kicks)
It should've been me
(Gettin' my natural kicks)
It should have been me
Lovin' those crazy chicks

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Eddie Memphis Curtis

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morganfisherart

You gotta give Ray Charles some kudos - nearly the whole song is about things or people he saw. The dude is blind!

morganfisherart

@Pawel Kuczera from Wiki:
"Charles started to lose his sight at the age of four or five, and was blind by the age of seven, likely as a result of glaucoma."
Maybe a little too young to have been interested in real fine chicks and Cadillacs! 😉

Matt Adams

Ray didn't write the song or the lyrics to it. But he did make a great piano version

Pawel Kuczera

Obviously there was a time when he could see.

Pawel Kuczera

Amen.

Gregory Kobb

Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, in many ways can see the world better then most of us

C Synch

These early Atlantic recording just make me shiver, his technique and flow was groundbreaking, few fit this mold in that time. Ray was doing things no other's were. Bless you Ahmet Ertegun.

donenonly03

Best of the Best!  Ray is the man!

Gibstock Beats

Love this track, thanks!

morganfisherart

The cool guy doing the back vocals is Jesse Stone - read his wiki entry and you'll know why he sounds so damn cool.

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