All This World And The Seven Seas
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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I am free as the breeze
Free to wander where I please
But All This World And The Seven Seas
Couldn′t call me away if I can stay
In these arms holding me
There's no bounds there′s no walls
Islands back and fortune calls
But All This World And The Seven Seas
Couldn't call me away if I can stay
In these arms holding me
Planes to Rome, ships to Spain
China sunsets, Xuanxue silver with rains
But what a fool I would be
To leave heaven no, not me
But All This World And The Seven Seas
Couldn't call me away if I can stay
In these arms holding me




Couldn′t call me away if I can stay
In these arms holding me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Engelbert Humperdinck's "All This World And The Seven Seas" express a sense of freedom and contentment in being held by someone special. The singer is free to explore and travel the world, but ultimately finds that nothing could pull him away from being in the arms of his loved one. The description of various destinations, from Rome to China, highlights the vastness of the world, but none of it compares to the comfort and happiness found in this relationship.


The lyrics also suggest a fear of missing out. The singer acknowledges the allure and excitement of the unknown, but ultimately decides to stay put and not risk losing what he already has. The line "what a fool I would be to leave heaven" emphasizes the idea that the love he has found is something special and not worth sacrificing for anything else.


Overall, "All This World And The Seven Seas" is a romantic song that celebrates the power of love to anchor and fulfill a person, even in the face of endless possibilities.


Line by Line Meaning

I am free as the breeze
I have the freedom to move around as I please


Free to wander where I please
I can travel to any place I desire


But All This World And The Seven Seas
Despite all the beautiful and exotic places in the world


Couldn’t call me away if I can stay
Nothing can persuade me to leave


In these arms holding me
Because I am content and happy being embraced by someone I love


There's no bounds there’s no walls
There are no restrictions or limitations to my freedom


Islands back and fortune calls
Although other places may offer opportunities and riches


Planes to Rome, ships to Spain
Even if I have the means to travel to culturally rich destinations


China sunsets, Xuanxue silver with rains
And experience sights and sounds that are otherworldly and fascinating


But what a fool I would be
However, I would feel foolish to leave my current situation


To leave heaven no, not me
As I consider the place where I am right now to be a paradise


Couldn't call me away if I can stay
Nothing can convince me to leave


In these arms holding me
As I am being held close by my loved one




Writer(s): Cindy Walker

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Comments from YouTube:

CanPat71

I remember when I purchased this album years ago, that song was one of my favourite cuts and it still is today. No one can sing that song like Engelbert in my book!! :)

Евгения Тютюнникова

Нельзя не любить такого певца,красота да и только

Joy Aroozoo Olsen

Love this song. So rarely heard. ❤️

Dennice Galea

2022 still love his voice and this song

Rui D'Souza

How wonderful. One of his oldies from the 70s. Thank you so much.

Nilda Veron

Q lindooo tema !! 💓💓💓

Dennice Galea

just love this song and engelberts voice awesome

Renate Kraus

Beautiful sung song by my favorite singer Mr.Engelbert ❤️ he is amazing and will always be my number 1 forever 🥰 ❤️ 🥰 then and now I love him 😍 🥰 ❤️ Greetings from Austria 🇦🇹 Renate

Dave Watra

one of the beautiful oldies from the 70's

Giuseppe Balsamo

Inconfondibile voce brano legato ai migliori anni della mia vita

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