Things
Bobby Darin Lyrics


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Ev'ry night I sit here by my window (window)
Starin' at the lonely avenue (avenue)
Watching lovers holdin' hands 'n' laughin' (laughin')
And thinkin' 'bout the things we used to do

(Thinkin' of things) like a walk in the park
(Things) like a kiss in the dark
(Things) like a sailboat ride (yeah-yeah)
What about the night we cried?
Things like a lover's vow
Things that we don't do now
Thinkin' 'bout the things we used to do

Memories are all I have to cling to (cling to)
And heartaches are the friends I'm talkin' to (talkin' to)
When I'm not thinkin' of-a just how much I loved you (love you)
Well, I'm-a thinkin' 'bout the things we used to do

(Thinkin' of things) like a walk in the park
(Things) like a kiss in the dark
(Things) like a sailboat ride (yeah-yeah)
What about the night we cried?
Things like a lover's vow
Things that we don't do now
Thinkin' 'bout the things we used to do

I still can hear the jukebox softly playin' (playin')
And the face I see each day belongs to you (belongs to you)
Though there's not a single sound and there's nobody else around
Well, it's just me thinkin' of the things we used to do

(Thinkin' of things) like a walk in the park
(Things) like a kiss in the dark
(Things) like a sailboat ride (yeah-yeah)
What about the night we cried?
Things like a lover's vow
Things that we don't do now
Thinkin' 'bout the things we used to do

And the heartaches are the friends I'm talkin' to




Ya got me thinkin' 'bout the things we used to do
Starin' at the lonely avenue

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Bobby Darin's song "Things" are about a heartbroken individual who sits alone by their window every night thinking about their lost love. They watch other couples holding hands and laughing while reminiscing about the things they used to do with their ex. The person remembers romantic activities such as walks in the park, kisses in the dark, and sailboat rides, but also recalls the night they cried together and the promises of love they made back then. They miss those moments and are left with memories and heartaches.


The lyrics of the song evoke a sense of nostalgia, heartbreak, and longing for the past. The second verse reveals how the memories are all that the person has left to cling onto, and the heartaches are their only companions. They recall how much they loved someone who is no longer with them and how everything around them, even the soft jukebox music, reminds them of their lost love.


In "Things," Bobby Darin's poetic and simple lyrics resonate with anyone who has gone through the pain of lost love. With its smooth melody and Darin's smooth voice, "Things" became a popular hit and has remained a beloved classic for over six decades.


Line by Line Meaning

Ev'ry night I sit here by my window (window)
Every night, I sit alone by my window.


Starin' at the lonely avenue (avenue)
I gaze out at the empty street below.


Watching lovers holdin' hands 'n' laughin' (laughin')
I observe happy couples holding hands and laughing together.


And thinkin' 'bout the things we used to do
And reminiscing about the happy times we shared.


(Thinkin' of things) like a walk in the park
(Thinking of things) such as strolls in the park.


(Things) like a kiss in the dark
(Things) such as tender kisses in the night.


(Things) like a sailboat ride (yeah-yeah)
(Things) such as sailing together on calm waters.


What about the night we cried?
Remembering the night we shed tears together.


Things like a lover's vow
Thinking about promises of love we made.


Things that we don't do now
Recalling things we no longer do together.


Memories are all I have to cling to (cling to)
My only solace are memories that I hold on to.


And heartaches are the friends I'm talkin' to (talkin' to)
My constant companions are my heartaches.


When I'm not thinkin' of-a just how much I loved you (love you)
When I'm not lost in thoughts of how deeply I loved you.


I still can hear the jukebox softly playin' (playin')
I can still hear a faint melody from the jukebox.


And the face I see each day belongs to you (belongs to you)
And the only face I see every day is yours.


Though there's not a single sound and there's nobody else around
Although there is silence and no one else is here.


Well, it's just me thinkin' of the things we used to do
It's just me, lost in thought about our past.


And the heartaches are the friends I'm talkin' to
And my heartaches are still my only companions.


Ya got me thinkin' 'bout the things we used to do
You've got me reminiscing about our past.


Starin' at the lonely avenue
Still staring down at the empty street.




Lyrics ยฉ BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bobby Darin

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Lilia Neves

I grew up listening to Bobby darin and I thank my grandpa for bringing bobby into my life thanks grandpa โ™ฅ๏ธ

Nadine Jackson

What a talent.

Traci Lay

What a perfect song in this time of quarantine and social distancing!

Jacqueline Fox

Your favourite song.? J X

Traci Lay

@Jacqueline Fox no, my favorite song is I'm gonna be (500 miles) by the Proclaimers.

Loretta Walsh

I wondered why in the world this song popped into mind, yes it is quarantine that did it :( , but I truly love this song!

MrJamieMurph4141969

Amen!

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Kitty Wisdom

Thanks for posting this. Bobby Darin was a rare talent who died too soon. He left a great legacy.

Geoff M

The great Bobby Darin, an immensely talented singer! He left us too early.

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