It appears in the backstager Warner Brothers musical film 42nd Street. The song was inspired by one of the women working at the Warner Brothers studio, who when asked why she was still dating a certain man, said that he was getting to be a habit with her. In the movie, it is sung by the leading lady Dorothy Brock, played by Bebe Daniels.
I don't know exactly how it started, But it started in fun; I just wanted someone to be gay with, To play with someone. But now I realize that I should never let it go, And I've found to tell you so.
Every kiss, every hug Seems to act just like a drug You're getting to be a habit with me
Let me stay in your arms, I'm addicted to your charms You're getting to be a habit with me
I used to think your love was something That I could take or leave alone But now I just couldn't do without my supply, I need you for my own
No I can't break away I must have you every day As regularly as coffee or tea You've got me in your clutches and I can't break free You're getting to be a habit with me You're getting to be a habit with me