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Can't Help Falling in Love
Elvis Presley Lyrics


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Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay?
Would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you?

Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be

Take my hand
Take my whole life, too
For I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be

Take my hand
Take my whole life, too
For I can't help falling in love with you
For I can't help falling in love with you

Overall Meaning

Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" is a timeless love song with lyrics that speak of the inevitability of passion and how love can sometimes surprise us. The song has a slow, graceful melody that complements its lyrics, which begin with "Wise men say / Only fools rush in." These lines suggest that it is foolish to rush into a new relationship without giving it some thought. The song goes on to ask the question of whether staying in the relationship would be a sin, because despite being cognizant of the risks, the singer is unable to help falling in love with the other person.


The lyrics use powerful imagery to explain the deep, natural forces that guide the course of love. The line "Like a river flows, surely to the sea," speaks to the inevitability of love, the feeling that it is a natural, unstoppable force. The song shifts from the narrative about wise men and rivers to a more direct appeal from the singer to his beloved. The lyrics "Take my hand / Take my whole life, too / For I can't help falling in love with you" reflect a deep sense of surrender to the pull of love. The singer is resigning himself to a life of love with the other person, knowing that he can't resist the feeling.


Line by Line Meaning

Wise men say
According to wisdom and experience, it is not advisable to act impulsively in matters of the heart


Only fools rush in
Only those who are foolish or naive would act recklessly and quickly without thinking when it comes to love


But I can't help falling in love with you
Despite knowing the risks, I cannot resist or control my feelings of love for you


Shall I stay?
Should I remain with you and pursue this love?


Would it be a sin
Is it morally wrong or forbidden to feel this kind of love?


If I can't help falling in love with you?
If my heart is so drawn to you that I cannot resist, is it really a mistake or a fault?


Like a river flows
Comparing the natural and constant movement of a river to the inevitability of fate or destiny when it comes to love


Surely to the sea
Just as a river's end point is predetermined, so too is the outcome of a true love


Darling, so it goes
My feelings for you are just a fact of life and cannot be changed


Some things are meant to be
The universe has a plan and destiny for certain things, such as the love between us


Take my hand
Partner with me in life, come what may


Take my whole life, too
I give you all that I am and all that I have, as a symbol of my love and devotion


For I can't help falling in love with you
My love for you is real and uncontrollable, and I will stay with you no matter what happens




Lyrics © Raleigh Music Publishing LLC, Too Lost LLC, O/B/O DistroKid
Written by: Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George Weiss

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@zangg

Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay?
Would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you?

Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be

Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be

Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you
For I can't help falling in love with you



@MeraNaamBunny

Lyrics : -

… Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay?
Would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you?
… Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be
… Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you
… Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be
… Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you
For I can't help falling in love with you



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