Writer(s): Johnny Mercer
When an irresistible force such as you meets and old immovable object like me,
You can bet as sure as you live, something’s gotta give,
Something’s gotta give, something’s gotta give.
When an irrepressible smile such as yours, warms an old implacable heart such as mine,
Don’t say no because I insist,
Somewhere, somehow, someone’s gonna be kissed.
So en garde! Who knows what the fates have in store from that vast mysterious sky.
I’ll try hard, ignoring those lips I adore, but how long can one try?
Fight, fight, fight, fight with all of your might,
Chances are some heavenly star-spangled night,
We’ll find out as sure as we live, something’s gotta give,
Something’s gotta give, something’s gotts give.