I Get a Kick Out of You
Charlie Parker Lyrics


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I get no kick from champagne,
Mere alcohol,
Doesn't thrill me at all,
So tell me, why should it be true,
That I get a kick out of you.

Some get a kick from cocaine,
I'm sure that if,
I took even one sniff,
It would bore me terrifically,too,
Yet I get a kick out of you.

I get a kick every time I see you,
Standing there before me,
I get a kick though it's clear to see,
You obviously don't adore me.

Some get a kick in a plane,
Flying too high,
With some gal in the sky,
Is my idea of nothing to do,




But I get a kick out of you.
I get a kick, out of you.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "I Get A Kick Out Of You" by the Charlie Parker Quintet express the idea that the singer does not find pleasure in the typical vices of his time, such as champagne or cocaine. Instead, he finds joy in the simple presence of the person he is addressing in the song. In the first two stanzas, he dismisses the idea that drinking alcohol or using cocaine can bring him excitement. He admits that if he tried cocaine, it would not arouse his senses in the same way that the person he speaks to does. Despite the title of the song, the lyrics reveal that he doesn't get a kick out of external substances or activities. He gets it from being close to the one he loves, even if the love is unrequited.


In the third stanza, the lyrics intensify, and the singer declares that he gets extremely excited every time he sees the person he addresses, even though he knows that the feeling is not mutual. The final stanza returns to the idea of activities that other people find exciting, such as flying in a plane or having a romantic rendezvous. But again, the singer confesses that these activities do not give him the same level of happiness as the simple fact of being near the one he loves.


Overall, "I Get A Kick Out Of You" glorifies the power of love and connection over material pleasures, and presents an interesting perspective on the idea of addiction and excitement.


Line by Line Meaning

I get no kick from champagne
Champagne doesn't excite me or give me any thrill.


Mere alcohol
Plain alcohol with no special quality.


Doesn't thrill me at all
It has no effect on me or anything that makes me excited.


So tell me, why should it be true
Puzzled as to why some people get excited by champagne and alcohol.


That I get a kick out of you
Despite not feeling anything for champagne or alcohol, I feel excited about being with you.


Some get a kick from cocaine
Some people get high from cocaine.


I'm sure that if
I'm convinced that in case


I took even one sniff
I tried even the slightest inhalation of cocaine.


It would bore me terrifically too
It would be incredibly dull and unexciting for me as well.


Yet I get a kick out of you
Still, I feel energized and stimulated when I'm with you.


I get a kick every time I see you
I feel elated and enthusiastic every moment I lay my eyes upon you.


Standing there before me
Being in front of me and within my sight.


I get a kick though it's clear to see
It's evident that you don't feel fondly of me, yet I still get excited.


You obviously don't adore me
It's plain to see that you don't love me.


Some get a kick in a plane
Some people get thrilled by flying in a plane.


Flying too high
Flying up high in the atmosphere.


With some gal in the sky
With some girl seated beside you on the plane.


Is my idea of nothing to do
It's my concept of a boring and uninteresting activity.


But I get a kick out of you
Nonetheless, I feel delighted and thrilled being around you.


I get a kick, out of you
I feel elated and excited with you; you bring me joy.




Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Cole Porter

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