Bobby Vee, more than I can say is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King in 1960. It was recorded as an album cut by Bobby Vee on September 30, 1961 and released as a single that December. The song peaked at number five in the Billboard Hot 100 chart of 1962. It’s been covered many times since then including versions by Billy Joe Royal (1963), Johnnie Ray (1964), The Hollies (1969) and Neal McCoy (1990). The song is about a love that’s gone sour. “Can’t you see what this has done to me?” the singer asks. A common interpretation of the lyrics is that Bobby Vee sings from his point of view, telling how much he misses and loves one girl in particular (or alternatively, himself). The Hollies’ version changes the pronouns (“I” instead of “you”), which alters the meaning slightly; it could mean I can’t believe just how much I miss somebody or something so bad. Bobby Vee: More than I Can Say – Wikipedia article on original song by Gerry Goffin and Carole King Billy Joe Royal – Covering bobby vee more than i can say 1963


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