Sweet Leilani
Chris Isaak Lyrics


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Sweet Leilani, heavenly flower oh.
I dreamt of paradise for two. (My lovely Leilani)
You are my paradise completed. (My lovely Leilani)
You are my dream come true.

Sweet Leilani, heavenly flower oh,
Tropic skies are jealous while they shine. (My lovely Leilani)
I think they're jealous of your blue eyes. (My lovely Leilani)
Jealous because you're mine.

I think they're jealous of your blue eyes. (My lovely Leilani)
Jealous because you're mine.

Sweet Leilani, heavenly flower oh,
Nature's fashion roses kissed with dew. (My lovely Leilani)
And then she placed them in a bower. (My lovely Leilani)




It was the start of you.
My lovely Lei-lan-i.

Overall Meaning

The song Sweet Leilani by Chris Isaak is a classic love ballad in which the singer expresses his admiration and unconditional love for his partner, Leilani. He compares her to a heavenly flower and a paradise that he has been dreaming of. He feels grateful that his dream has come true and that Leilani has completed his paradise. The singer suggests that Leilani's beauty is not simply limited to what is on the surface, but extends deep into her soul, making the skies jealous of her blue eyes, and of the fact that she is his.


The lyrics paint a vivid picture of the beauty of nature, with its roses kissed with dew, and the birth of Leilani. The name Leilani is of Hawaiian origin and means "heavenly flower." The singer is noting that Leilani's beauty is on par with nature's beauty, as lovely and as breathtaking. The last line of the song "My lovely Leilani" affirms the singer's affection for his partner.


In conclusion, Sweet Leilani is a song that encapsulates a loving and devoted relationship between two individuals who share an incredible bond. Through the lyrics, the singer acknowledges the beauty that he finds in his partner and expresses his gratitude for her presence in his life.


Line by Line Meaning

Sweet Leilani, heavenly flower oh.
Addressing and praising the beauty of the woman named Leilani.


I dreamt of paradise for two. (My lovely Leilani)
Desiring a paradise-like life with Leilani.


You are my paradise completed. (My lovely Leilani)
Finding completeness in life by being with Leilani.


You are my dream come true.
Having found and fulfilled one's dream by being with Leilani.


Tropic skies are jealous while they shine. (My lovely Leilani)
Believing the beautiful blue eyes of Leilani make even the tropical skies envious.


Jealous because you're mine.
Possessing Leilani and making her one's own, making others jealous.


Nature's fashion roses kissed with dew. (My lovely Leilani)
Comparing Leilani's beauty and grace to naturally occurring, dew-covered roses.


And then she placed them in a bower. (My lovely Leilani)
Acknowledging that the creation of Leilani was a part of nature's plan.


It was the start of you.
Accepting that nature created Leilani as a unique and special flower.


My lovely Lei-lan-i.
Repeating the beauty and majesty of Leilani's name before ending the song.




Lyrics © ROYAL MUSIC PUBLISHER, BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Harry Owens

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Comments from YouTube:

Carolyn Fe

What a great rendition. I remember doing the Hula to the song in my younger years.

Denny Doobles

what a voice. the guy is flat out the best

Dominic AaAaa

such a perfect voice

Keezie27

Great voice

Leilani Rubio

I could go to sleep perfectly with this

cuppajoe1

Chris gives Bing one helluva run for first place. Different styles. Both excellent.

Brenda Cook

We had a Hawaiian band  at our wedding, instead of the usual Disco thing,. Sweet  Leilani was our first dance,
Lovely memories from so many years ago ( 50 years now ) and still in love.

Christopher Thomas

+xrh hussar
: )

Adriana Rojas

+xrh hussar 50 years!!!!! OMG.... so unbelievable... great to hear that...

Eva Ikwoma

+xrh hussar Wonderful!!!

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