Charles, Ray - It Should've Been Me 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
Hey hey hey, hey, 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
When I got to the corner
I saw a sharp cat
With a 300 dollar suit on
And a 100 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
Hey hey hey, hey, driving that, DynaFlow
I ate a bowl of chili
And I felt OK
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
You know, 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
Hey hey hey, hey, lovin' those, crazy chicks





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Charles, Ray It Should've Been Me Comments
  1. Jay Swartz

    or sung it, as the case may be

  2. Jay Swartz

    Dude, he didn't write the song! He only song it! Others recorded it well before he did

  3. Kevin Powell

    one of my favorite songs

  4. 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.

  5. Ben Alfonso

    7th at whaley,,,,,,,,,,,fock on, COMPTON !!!!

  6. General Kenobi

    It really do be like that.

  7. morganfisherart

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

    Gregory Kobb

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

  8. DENNY R MAN

    $300 DOLLAR SUIT ON AND A $100 HAT HE WAS STANDING ON A CORNER BY A DYNAFLOW THE MUSIC MAN

  9. Wally Flash

    this nigga seeing a lot of shit

  10. dabigdikdangler

    Somebody gave my elderly mom Ray Charles' greatest hits, she doesn't like it half as much as I do

    Ms Junior Bee

    dabigdikdangler I love it!!! Cannot stop listening some real talent going on here!!! ❤

  11. Einaras Juodelis

    I swear that sounds like BB king, the ‘real fine chick’ line

  12. infinitelymusical

    Yeah! Love it.

  13. 59cadcoupe

    Cadillac's and Dynaflow's!  Yeah!

  14. kathleen knight

    Ate a bowl of chili...felt OK

  15. Donald Morrow

    On this record and "Greenbacks," Ray Charles was rapping before the Sugar Hill Gang was born.  Ain't that something else?

    Shorty Macc

    Yep your right

    Shorty Macc

    One of the original rapper's

    Ewan McFadyen

    There is rapping in baroque opera! Only they called it recitative

  16. The Undertaker's Hat

    Ray Charles

  17. Richard Oshen

    thank you so much @morganfisherart!! Jessee Stone huge bio!! Would have never known.

  18. Gibstock // Music // Art

    Love this track, thanks!

  19. zoé amsterdam

    how does he know she looks swell? 

  20. BUDDERMANRULES

    I ate a bowl a chili and I was felt at least until i passed a fine cafe... I saw a guy eating a great big cake, while a waitress stood by him feeding him ice cream and cake

    BUDDERMANRULES

    One of my favorite pars

    prtrice2003

    a great big steak

  21. donenonly03

    Best of the Best!  Ray is the man!

  22. 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.

  23. alberts1985

    fried some skunk

  24. william lehman

    Is that B.B. King doing the background vocals?

    Einaras Juodelis

    william lehman im wondering myself

    Ed Harris

    That's Cool Jesse Stone in the back round...Not B.B. King..