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Sway
Dean Martin Lyrics


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When marimba rhythms start to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
Hold me close, sway me more

Like a flower bending in the breeze
Bend with me, sway with ease
When we dance you have a way with me
Stay with me, sway with me

Other dancers may be on the floor
Dear, but my eyes will see only you
Only you have the magic technique
When we sway I go weak

I can hear the sounds of violins
Long before it begins
Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now

Other dancers may be on the floor
Dear, but my eyes will see only you
Only you have the magic technique
When we sway I go weak

I can hear the sounds of violins
Long before it begins
Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now
You know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Dean Martin's "Sway" is a love song that speaks about the desire and passion felt by the singer towards his dance partner. The song starts with an introduction to the marimba rhythms and how they make the singer want to dance with his partner. He desires to sway with her like the ocean hugs the shore in a lazy manner. He then compares his partner to a flower that sways with ease and grace, and asks her to sway with him.


The chorus of the song emphasizes the singer's love for his partner and how she has a unique technique that makes him go weak when they sway together. As the song progresses, the singer mentions other dancers on the floor, but his focus is solely on his partner, who he believes is the only one with the magic technique. The song concludes with the repetition of the chorus, and the singer asks his partner to sway him smooth, and sway him now.


Overall, the lyrics of "Sway" convey the sense of desire, passion, and love felt by the singer and his partner as they dance together. The words paint a picture of two people lost in the moment, swaying to the marimba rhythms, lost in each other's company.


Line by Line Meaning

When marimba rhythms start to play
As soon as the marimba music begins playing


Dance with me, make me sway
Let's dance together and move fluidly as one


Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
Hold me close and move with the same calm, slow rhythm as the ocean waves hugging the shore


Hold me close, sway me more
Stay close to me and keep moving in a smooth, swaying motion


Like a flower bending in the breeze
Just like a flower bending in the wind, let's move together with grace and ease


Bend with me, sway with ease
Bend and move with me, in a gentle and effortless way


When we dance you have a way with me
When we dance together, you have a special connection with me


Stay with me, sway with me
Stay close to me, and let's continue to sway together


Other dancers may be on the floor, dear, but my eyes will see only you
Although there may be other dancers around, I am focused only on you


Only you have the magic technique
You have a special ability to move in a captivating way


When we sway I go weak
I am overwhelmed and mesmerized by our movements together


I can hear the sounds of violins, long before it begins
I can already hear the beautiful music in my mind, before it even starts playing


Make me thrill as only you know how
Bring me excitement and joy, in the way that only you can


Sway me smooth, sway me now
Move me in a soft and graceful way, right at this moment


You know how
You have the ability and talent to dance and move in an entrancing way




Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Luis Demetrio Traconis Molina, Norman Gimbel, Pablo Beltran Ruiz

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Comments from YouTube:

@osamaoomoo3665

Omg his voice was so good ❤ the king of cool 😊

@elainestone3341

Fabulous song, and l😅ve to hear Dean sing it, he was the greatest ❤️

@niccolopaganini1782

His voice! ❤ 😩

@RealGoneDame

I'll never understand how Sinatra was bigger than Dean... listen to this velvety smooth voice.. ❤

@usaneebeilles9510

Beautiful as always.
Simply loved his music.

@HereForTheComments

It's probably not a coincidence that Dean Martin and Nat King Cole both uploaded songs today at the exact same minute. Is this your Valentine's song this year, Deanie Martini?

@alinagina1268

😂

@Mariajesus-fu3ry

Gracias gracias mi mamá está en el hospital se lo voy a guardar para que lo vea le encanta gracias bendiciones la gusta mucho Dean Martin❤

@safeershah93

Yooo this actually slapssssss

@Oldgreycowboy

I have most of his recordings on my phone. I listen to them a lot. 👍

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