Sweet Talkin' Guy
The Chiffons Lyrics


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Sweet talking guy, talking sweet kinda lies
Don't you believe in him, if you do he'll make you cry
He'll send you flowers and paint the town with another girl
He's a sweet talkin' guy
(Sweet talkin' guy)
But he's my kind of guy
(Sweet talkin' guy)
Sweeter than sugar, kisses like wine
(Oh he's so fine)
Don't let him under your skin, cause you'll never win
(No you'll never win)
Don't give him love today, tomorrow he's on his way
He's a sweet talkin' guy
(Sweet talkin' guy)
But he's my kind of guy
(Sweet talkin' guy)

Why do I love him like I do

He's a sweet talkin'
(Sweet talkin')
Sweet talkin'
(Sweet talkin') guy

Stay away from him, stay away from him, don't believe his lyin'
(Stay away from him)
No, no, no you'll never win, no you'll never win, loser's in for cryin'
(No you'll never win)
Don't give him love today, tomorrow he's on his way
He's a sweet talkin'
(Sweet talkin')
Sweet talkin'
(Sweet talkin')
Sweet talkin'
(Sweet talkin')
Sweet talkin'
(Sweet talkin') guy

Stay away from him
(Sweet sweet, sweet talkin' guy)




No no no you'll never win
(Sweet sweet, sweet talkin' guy)

Overall Meaning

The Chiffons’ song “Sweet Talkin' Guy” is about a man who says all the right things to his woman, but doesn’t truly mean them. The lyrics warn the listener not to believe in his lies, as he will only make them cry. The chorus repeats several times, that he is a “sweet talkin' guy,” but also the singer's kind of man.


The verses describe how he showers his woman with gifts and attention, but he will also do the same with other women. The singer advises to not let him under your skin because he will never truly be won over. Despite this warning, the song ends on a contradicting note as the singer confesses to loving him anyway.


The song is catchy, upbeat, and has become a classic of the 1960s girl group sound. It’s an exploration of the blurry line between genuine romantic sentiment and smooth-talking seduction. It also serves as a warning to not be seduced by empty promises.


Line by Line Meaning

Sweet talking guy, talking sweet kinda lies
A man who speaks charmingly but tells false stories


Don't you believe in him, if you do he'll make you cry
If you believe in his sweet talk, he will hurt you and make you shed tears


He'll send you flowers and paint the town with another girl
He will give gifts to you while seeing other women in the city


Sweeter than sugar, kisses like wine
He is very sweet and passionate


(Oh he's so fine)
He is such an attractive man


Don't let him under your skin, cause you'll never win
Never be too trusting of him, you will never win him over


(No you'll never win)
You will always lose in the end


Don't give him love today, tomorrow he's on his way
Don't give him too much love now, he will leave you the next day


He's a sweet talkin' guy
He is a man who uses smooth words to win people over


(Sweet talkin' guy)


But he's my kind of guy
Despite his bad behavior, I still like him


Why do I love him like I do
I'm not sure why I am attracted to him the way I am


Stay away from him, stay away from him, don't believe his lyin'
Stay away from this man and don't believe anything he tells you


(Stay away from him)


No, no, no you'll never win, no you'll never win, loser's in for cryin'
You will never win his heart, and you will regret trying


(No you'll never win)


(Sweet, sweet, sweet talkin' guy)




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: BARBARA J BAER, DOUG MORRIS, ELIOT GREENBERG, ROBERT MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

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Comments from YouTube:

Ron Koestlinger

The interweaving of the vocals on this song are phenomenal. Listen to the lead vocalist then listen to how the rest of the group blend in you'll be amazed

Ariel Sea

I remember hearing this song on the radio. It’s very nostalgic for me. The harmonies are great.

R W

Absolutely brilliant 👏

Marla White💖

The the sounds and lyrics at the end of the song are beautifully well done !
So sad that you don't hear music like this no more.
Sweet sweet !
Sweet Talking Guy!
Sweet sweet!
Talking Talking Guy!

Francesco C

My favourite aspect of the song this, the whole layering of vocals and harmonies. Especially towards the end, love how it's all arranged. Cracking stuff. It's too short though! All the good 50s tracks are barely 3 minutes! Blink and you'll miss 'em!

Mike Molle

I just love the oldies. I just can't get enough of them.

mike smith

I just LOVE the harmonies in this song , wow just stunning 4 part harmonies , love the sweet talking x 5 then "GUY " bit ,makes my hairs on the back of my neck stand up , fabulous !

Diane Ashworth

Sadly, our generation is slowly fading away, but our volume of music will live on long after we're all gone!

R W

This is flawless. Love it.

Patricia O'reilly

Speak for yourself I am alive & kicking & enjoying & living life its down to you to grab life by the balls & have fun

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