From the recording Odd Symmetry

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Lyrics

It Had to Be You
© Erick Duran Manard, 2021

VERSE 1—
We’ve traveled down that stormy road a thousand times
Where I play the fool at fault on the days we fuss and fight

PRE-CHORUS 1—
But in my heart I regard you as the rhythm to my rhyme
For the passion we share
And your generous care
I’m the luckiest man alive

CHORUS 1—
It had to be you—
Taking me by the hand
Making me a better man
Baby, please know it’s true
You’re my friend and my lover
You’re like no other
Nobody else could ever understand me the way that you do
Lady, it had to be you

VERSE 2—
We’ve surely seen our share of ups and downs, it’s true
Yet the good Lord’s providence directs all to see us through

PRE-CHORUS 2—
And if one breath I had left, I would whisper that "I love you"
For your tender embrace
And your limitless grace
You’re my treasure I'll come home to

CHORUS 2—
It had to be you—
Taking me by the hand
Making me a better man
Baby, please know it’s true
You’re my friend and my lover
You’re like no other
Nobody else could ever understand me the way that you do
Lady, it had to be you

BRIDGE
Though the winds of change may blow
Tossing this house to and fro
Your love never fails to show
My arms will never let you go

GUITAR SOLO

CHORUS 3—
It had to be you—
Taking me by the hand
Making me a better man
Woman, it had to be you
You’re my friend and my lover
You’re like no other

CHORUS 4—
God knows, it had to be you
Taking me by the hand
Making me a better man
Baby, please know it’s true
You’re my friend and my lover
You’re like no other
Nobody else could ever understand me the way that you do
Nobody else could ever teach me love so true
Nobody else could ever compare in my view
No doubt, it had to be you

REPRISE—
My lady, it had to be you…