Roy Orbison – You Got It

Roy was making a great comeback in the late eighties. He was a member of the Traveling Wilburys and he finished a new album called Mystery Girl in November of 1988. He confided in Johnny Cash that he was having chest pains and he would have to have it looked at…he never did.

The Traveling Wilburys Vol 1 was rising in the charts and he flew to Europe to do a show and came back and did a few more in America. On December 6, 1988, he flew model planes with his kids and after dinner passed away at the age of 52.

I remember watching the Traveling Wilburys video “End of the Line”. They made the video after Roy passed away… when his part came up they showed an empty rocking chair with Roy’s picture beside it.

You Got It featured Jeff Lynn, Tom Petty, and Phil Jones.

You Got It was released in 1989 and it peaked at #9 on the Billboard 100, #3 in the UK and #26 in Canada.

 You Got It

Every time I look into your lovely eyes,
I see a love that money just can’t buy.
One look from you, I drift away.
I pray that you are here to stay.Anything you want, you got it.
Anything you need, you got it.
Anything at all, you got it.
Baby! 

Every time I hold you I begin to understand,
Everything about you tells me I’m your man.
I live my life to be with you.
No one can do the things you do.
Anything you want, you got it.
Anything you need, you got it.
Anything at all, you got it.
Baby!
Anything you want
Anything you need
Anything at all

I’m glad to give my love to you.
I know you feel the way I do.
Anything you want, you got it.
Anything you need, you got it.
Anything at all, you got it.
Baby! 
Anything you want, you got it
Anything you need, you got it
Anything at all, you got it
Baby
Anything at all
Baby
You got it

 

 

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

11 thoughts on “Roy Orbison – You Got It”

  1. Let me see if I can remember how this writer from the Rolling Stone put it…Something like, “…With that voice, with that talent, if Roy Orbison had looked anything like Elvis Presley did, he could have ruled the world.” True.

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    1. YES… he had such a voice. Everyone has the same story about him. He would go to the mike and you could hardly hear him sing…but when it came through it was huge.

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  2. Great voice for sure. I love his duet with kd lang too. This song (“You got it”) has a sort of timeless , classy feel… could’ve come from the late-50s as easily as the ’80s

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