Just Between You and Me
The Chordettes Lyrics


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Sitting in the sand
We were holding hands.
You whispered I love you
Just between you and me

Everyone had gone
We stayed on and on
Vowing to be lovers
Just between you and me

I won't tell my mother
I won't tell my brother
They don't think that we're of age
No congratulations, until graduation
Then we'll turn life's page

'Til we tell the world
We will both agree
It's our little secret
Just between you and me

Just between you and me




Just between you and me
Just between you and me

Overall Meaning

The Chordettes’ song “Just Between You and Me” is a narrative about keeping a secret relationship. The song is about two young lovers that refuse to disclose their feelings to anyone. The story begins with the couple enjoying a date together by holding hands and whispering their love for one another while sitting in the sand. They are so joyful that even after everyone else leaves, they continue to stay on, relishing the moment. They make a vow to each other to keep their love and relationship private.


The interesting aspect of the lyrics is the reason why they refuse to tell anyone. The girl explains that she doesn't want to tell her mother, and brother as they don't think they are old enough to be in a serious relationship. It becomes apparent that they are perhaps in a teenage relationship and fear their families may disapprove of their relationship. They have decided to keep their relationship a secret until their graduation. They both agree to keep it that way and keep it "Just between you and me."


In conclusion, the song “Just Between You and Me” by The Chordettes is a sweet and romantic narrative about a secret teenage relationship. The lyrics depict a couple who believe that their need to keep their relationship private is what makes it special. It is a story about a bond that is so meaningful that keeping it hidden is worth the risk. It's interesting how the song highlights the importance of keeping young love while inadvertently exploring the pressures of teenage relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

Sitting in the sand
We are in a calming environment.


We were holding hands.
We are romantically connected.


You whispered I love you
You expressed your love to me in a personal manner.


Just between you and me
This is a secret between us and nobody else knows.


Everyone had gone
We are the only ones left in this place from our group of people.


We stayed on and on
We decided to stay in this place for a longer time.


Vowing to be lovers
We made a promise to each other to continue our romantic relationship.


I won't tell my mother
I will not share this secret with my mother.


I won't tell my brother
I will not share this secret with my brother.


They don't think that we're of age
Our family members do not think that we are old enough for a romantic relationship.


No congratulations, until graduation
We will keep our relationship a secret until we graduate.


Then we'll turn life's page
After graduation, we will start a new chapter.


'Til we tell the world
Until we reveal our secret to everyone,


We will both agree
We will maintain our agreement to keep our relationship a secret.


It's our little secret
This is a small secret between the two of us.


Just between you and me
This is our secret and we are the only ones who know about it.


Just between you and me
This is our secret and we are the only ones who know about it.


Just between you and me
This is our secret and we are the only ones who know about it.




Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jack Clement

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bernie cahane

My fave from the Chordettes. One of my all-time faves from the 20th Century. The memory of Archie Bleyer and the Chordettes will live forever!!

oldiesrnow

I remember listening to this song late at night on my tinny transistor radio. Great song and your video was just...perfect. Thanks!

Ray Kerwin

Love the Chordettes and memories of growing up in the '50's. Love the 50's music.

AnthonysDen

A very pretty song from the girls who gave us 'Mr. Sandman' & 'Lollipop'.Nice to hear this one again--I missed it terribly!Thanks partner!

Vern Smith

It's been over 50 years since I have heard this song. Great memories!

TheGman2421

Great song and good job with the photos thanks much for the posting. You just don't hear songs like this anymore and never will. These ladies were the real deal.

Boozookee

Very charming photos to match this very beautiful song. Nice creative job!

Michael Webb

This song makes me feel like I'm living in the 1950s!

thevoiceoftheBBs

A great--and often overlooked hit--from The Chordettes. Of course, most know this great quartet from "Mr. Sandman" and "Lollipop," but they recorded dozens of singles--some cover songs of other popular songs of the day. Janet Ertel--a founding member of the group--was married to the group's producer, Archie Blyer, one of the great 'record men' of the rock era. His label, Candence Records, also had Andy Williams, seen on the "Lollipop" video, The Everly Brothers and Lenny Welch. A super song man.

vinylsingleman

Thanks for posting this one. Great tune.

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