I Have You To Thank

Album: Gavin DeGraw (2008)
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  • In this song DeGraw channels some of his longtime influences, specifically the songs of Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson and The O'Jays. He recalled: "When I listened to Sam Cooke for the first time, it changed my life. He was a master vocalist, and those kinds of songs, the emotional love songs, they bring out the 'singer' in a singer, you know? This was my tribute to that feeling. It's about how you feel when you're totally in love with someone - it feels like new love. That feeling of butterflies and the giddiness - but it's not that I just met you. It's every time I see you, it feels like new love again." (quote from Music Remedy)

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