Embraceable you
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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Dozens of girls would storm up
I had to lock my door
Somehow I couldn't warm up
To one before

What was it that controlled me
What kept my love life lean
My intuition told me
You'd come on the scene

Lady listen to the rhythm of my heartbeat
And you'll get just what I mean

Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you
Embrace me, you irreplaceable you
Just one look at you my heart grew tipsy in me
You and you alone bring out the gypsy in me

I love all the many charms about you
Above all I want my arms about
Don't be a naughty baby
Come to papa come to papa do





My sweet embraceable you

Overall Meaning

In the song "Embraceable You," Engelbert Humperdinck sings about his search for true love. He describes being pursued by dozens of girls, but not being able to connect with any of them. He wonders what is holding him back and keeping his love life stagnant, until his intuition tells him that the right person will come along. Finally, when he meets the special lady, he asks her to embrace him and brings out the gypsy in him.


The lyrics are powerful because they capture the search for true love that so many people can relate to. It also shows the struggle that many people face in finding the right person and the uncertainty that comes with it. The song is a classic love song that has been covered by many artists over the years.


Line by Line Meaning

Dozens of girls would storm up
There were many girls who wanted to be with me.


I had to lock my door
I had to lock my door to keep the girls from coming in.


Somehow I couldn't warm up
Despite having so many girls, I couldn't seem to feel anything for any of them.


To one before
I had never felt this way before about a girl.


What was it that controlled me
I couldn't understand why I was so drawn to you.


What kept my love life lean
My love life had always been lacking and unfulfilling until I met you.


My intuition told me
I had a gut feeling that you were the one for me.


You'd come on the scene
I knew that I would meet you soon.


Lady listen to the rhythm of my heartbeat
Listen to my heart and my emotions that show how much I adore you.


And you'll get just what I mean
You will understand my love for you if you hear me out.


Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you
Hold me in your arms, my love.


Embrace me, you irreplaceable you
You are irreplaceable, my love.


Just one look at you my heart grew tipsy in me
I fell in love with you at first sight.


You and you alone bring out the gypsy in me
Only you have the power to awaken my inner wildness and passion.


I love all the many charms about you
I adore everything about you.


Above all I want my arms about
I want to hold you close more than anything else.


Don't be a naughty baby
Don't resist or push me away, my love.


Come to papa come to papa do
Come to me, my love, and fulfill my heart's desire.


My sweet embraceable you
You are my sweet and perfect love.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN

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Zsuzsa Kotnyek

Enge. Profeszora klasszikus zenenek. Nagyon szeretem.Lelekben gazdag zene.udv.zsuzanna

Zsuzsa Kotnyek

Enge. Profeszora klasszikus zenenek. Nagyon szeretem.Lelekben gazdag zene.udv.zsuzanna

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