Surrender
Elvis Presley Lyrics


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When we kiss my heart's on fire
Burning with a strange desire
And I know, each time I kiss you
That your heart's on fire too

So, my darling, please surrender (surrender)
All your love so warm and tender (surrender)
Let me hold you in my arms, dear
While the moon shines bright above

All the stars will tell the story
Of our love and all its glory
Let us take this night of magic
And make it a night of love

Won't you please surrender to me (surrender)
Your lips, your arms, your heart, dear (surrender)




Be mine forever
Be mine tonight

Overall Meaning

Elvis Presley's "Surrender" is a love song that speaks about the overwhelming passion and fiery desire he feels when he and his lover share a kiss. The lyrics go on to explain how the kiss ignites their hearts with an indescribable sensation that results in a mutual burning desire. This passion leads Elvis to plead with his lover to surrender their love and to let him hold them in his arms while they bask in the magical night that has presented itself. The song speaks of the glory and love that they will appreciate forever, and he implores her to surrender her heart, her lips, her arms so that they can become one. The overall message of the song is to revel in the beauty of love and the wondrous sensations it creates.


The theme of Surrender deals with the feeling of complete abandon that accompanies love, where two hearts become bound as one. The song's intro recreates the sounds of a fiery thunderstorm, emphasizing the tumultuous nature of the experience. Elvis Presley's powerful voice in the chorus, along with the song's slower melody, makes it perfect for a romantic dance. The song's lyrics, particularly the phrase 'Surrender to me,' make it a popular wedding song, perfect for a couple's first dance. Elvis Presley's performance of the song oozes passion and love, making it a timeless classic.


Line by Line Meaning

When we kiss my heart's on fire
Whenever we kiss, my heart is filled with intense passion and desire.


Burning with a strange desire
This passion and desire that I feel is unfamiliar and powerful, almost beyond my control.


And I know, each time I kiss you
Every time we kiss, I have a deep sense of certainty that you are feeling the same intense passion.


That your heart's on fire too
I am convinced that your heart is burning with the same desire that I feel.


So, my darling, please surrender (surrender)
Based on the passion we share, I am asking you to willingly give up control and let me take over.


All your love so warm and tender (surrender)
I want you to give me all the love that you have, especially the affection that is gentle and caring.


Let me hold you in my arms, dear
I want to physically embrace you and feel the closeness that comes from holding one another.


While the moon shines bright above
As we hold each other, we can see the beauty of the world around us, especially the bright moon in the clear sky.


All the stars will tell the story
The stars in the night sky are mirrors of our love and will reveal the beauty of our story.


Of our love and all its glory
Our love story is magnificent and is something to admire and treasure.


Let us take this night of magic
This is a special and enchanted evening that we will never forget.


And make it a night of love
Let's turn this special night into a romantic experience that we can share and cherish forever.


Won't you please surrender to me (surrender)
I am pleading with you to let go of any inhibitions and let me guide you in the process of expressing love.


Your lips, your arms, your heart, dear (surrender)
I want you to give yourself to me completely, including your physical affection and emotional attachment.


Be mine forever
I want to be with you forever and never let go of the love that we share.


Be mine tonight
For this night, I want to focus on enjoying the present moment with you and expressing our love.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@user-fm5bt8yz3o

Этот голос - пламя из костра
Это мощь бурлящих водопадов
Теплый луч встающего утра
Золото сверкающих закатов
Такой восторг исходит из груди
Душа страдает, тихо плачет
Когда Элвис поёт и о любви
О радостях и печалях наших
Тебе спасибо Элвис наше
За этот голос на века
Он будет вечно петь на небосклоне
Там будет жить моя душа
Любимый диск 3 golden, a Surrender слушаю больше 50-ти лет



All comments from YouTube:

@CooManTunes

Elvis had so many voices. It's really ridiculous, if you think about it. He possessed, easily, the rarest voice in recorded human history.

@mommasboy34

Not just that, but how he could seamlessly flow between them with all the vocal effects to get the desired mood in each part of the song. All artists strive for a distinct vocal identity, but not Elvis though. He was a true musical chameleon.

@Flippie123

Exactly, compare Hounddog with this song.
Compare Don't Be Cruel with Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender with Are You Lonesome Tonight, Jailhouse Rock with Blue Suede Shoes, even his Suspicious Minds voice is different if you compare it with Burning Love.
He was not from this earth.

@D.A.DreamArt

Versatility is the mark of a truly great singer. And Elvis definitely was a great singer. Some folks are just in plain denial mode.

@bisonmma-kickboxing2511

I’m a massive hip-hop fan but I always go back to Elvis.. the King 👑

@adriatorrasgomez642

The rarest official it's Mercury's

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@Gaelord

Oh my. This is one of the most hypnotizing songs I've ever heard

@aussitot8465

Oui ❤

@RichardLeslieWhereat

Because I'm expecting James Bond.

@MoosicandCritters

It is fabulous! 🎹🎶♥️

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