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La vie en rose
Louis Armstrong Lyrics


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Hold me close and hold me fast
The magic spell you cast
This is la vie en rose

When you kiss me, Heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose

When you press me to your heart
And in a world apart
A world where roses bloom

And when you speak
Angels sing from above
Every day words
Seems to turn into love songs

Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
La vie en rose

Overall Meaning

The song La Vie En Rose by Louis Armstrong is a beautiful ode to the joy and beauty of love. The lyrics suggest a magical, almost surreal quality to love and the effect it can have on an individual. The opening lines "Hold me close and hold me fast. The magic spell you cast. This is la vie en rose" talk about how love can be a transformative experience, casting a magical spell over us, and turning our lives into something beautiful and enchanting.


The lyrics further depict the power of love in the lines "When you kiss me, Heaven sighs. And though I close my eyes, I see la vie en rose". This portrays the idea that a kiss from a loved one can make everything else fade away and make us feel like we are in heaven. The lyrics also suggest that love is a force that can create its own world- "When you press me to your heart, and in a world apart, a world where roses bloom."


The song continues to illustrate the strong feelings that love evokes in the lines "And when you speak, angels sing from above. Every day words seem to turn into love songs". It suggests that the feeling of being in love is so strong that even ordinary day-to-day conversations can become filled with immense emotion and depth.


In the chorus, the song declares that if we give our heart and soul to love, life will always be "La vie en rose" or a rose-tinted life. This phrase has come to signify seeing the world through a positive, optimistic lens, and this song is a beautiful representation of that sentiment.


Line by Line Meaning

Hold me close and hold me fast
Hold me tightly and securely with all your heart


The magic spell you cast
The enchanting feeling you give me


This is la vie en rose
This is life in pink, a world of true love and happiness


When you kiss me, Heaven sighs
The kiss from you is like heaven itself breathing a sigh of contentment


And though I close my eyes
Even when I'm not seeing the world, I can feel it


I see la vie en rose
I see life in pink, surrounded by love and exquisite beauty


When you press me to your heart
When you hold me close to your heart, I feel a world apart from others


And in a world apart
In a place that only you and I exist


A world where roses bloom
A world filled with beauty and love, where roses never stop blossoming


And when you speak
Each word you speak is like a soothing melody to my ears


Angels sing from above
Even the angels in the sky sing and dance to the tune of your voice


Every day words
The simplest words you say


Seems to turn into love songs
Makes every moment between us feel like a love song


Give your heart and soul to me
Promise me your deepest and strongest love


And life will always be
And this world of love, happiness and beauty will stay forever


La vie en rose
Life in pink, a world of true love and happiness, always and forever




Lyrics © BEUSCHER ARPEGE, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: David Mack, Edith Piaf, Louiguy

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@francescadesales306

Hold me close and hold me fast,
This magic spell you cast,
This is la vie en rose.

When you kiss me Heaven sighs,
And though I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose.

When you press me to your heart,
I'm in a world apart,
A world where roses bloom.

And when you speak
Angels sing from above,
Everyday words seem
To turn into love songs.

Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
La vie en rose.



@umacertaestudante6428

La vie en rose/Letras

Segure-me perto e me segure rápido
Hold me close and hold me fast

O feitiço mágico que você lança
The magic spell you cast

Esta é la vie en rose
This is la vie en rose
Quando você me beija, o céu suspira
When you kiss me, heaven sighs

E embora eu feche meus olhos
And though I close my eyes

Eu vejo la vie en rose
I see la vie en rose
Quando você me pressiona contra seu coração
When you press me to your heart

Estou em um mundo à parte
I'm in a world apart

Um mundo onde as rosas florescem
A world where roses bloom
E quando você fala, anjos, cante lá de cima
And when you speak, angels, sing from above

Palavras cotidianas parecem
Everyday words seem

Para se transformar em canções de amor
To turn into love songs
Dê seu coração e alma para mim
Give your heart and soul to me

E a vida sempre será
And life will always be

A vida em rosa
La vie en rose



@assa45547

Hold me close and hold me fast

The magic spell you cast

This is la vie en rose


When you kiss me heaven sighs

And tho I close my eyes

I see la vie en rose


When you press me to your heart

I'm in a world apart

A world where roses bloom


And when you speak...angels sing from above

Everyday words seem...to turn into love songs


Give your heart and soul to me

And life will always be

La vie en rose



All comments from YouTube:

@andreatrenka5689

Always gives me teary eyes...I was 16 and my dad danced with me this song saying "happy birthday to my sweet 16 girl"
Soon after dad passed away in an accident leaving all the record of Louis Armstrong to me. I dont have the LP-player anymore but I kept all those pieces and of course I still listening all the songs on CDs.

@DeathSensei

May he rest in peace love

@MariaRodriguez-bp1tl

I appreciate you sharing this thought with us

May you dad rest in peace

@flame9234

Rest in peace

@DIYtryer

Hugs. If we can just get to hug our Lost Padres once more.., until we
Meet them again up in that big blue.. ❤

@biggles4705

This song is a testament of papa love. Beautiful music. The Lil things to be appreciated, to not take happiness for granted, to feel the blessings, to feel the love for humanity. Humanity & Nature we salud you thee!!

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@MakaveliIITheDonKilluminati

What a beautiful song. There's nothing to enjoy this Sunday other than this... You listen to this type of music with a glass of whisky and a cigar while enjoying the blue sky over your face.

@kdpwt

glad to hear you're enjoying retirement in cuba

@MakaveliIITheDonKilluminati

​@@kdpwt😅😅😅

@EthanAnania

Pixar’s WALL-E brought me here!

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