Everybody's Talkin'
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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Everybody's talkin' at me
Can't hear a word they're sayin'
Only the echoes of my mind
People stoppin', starin'
I can't see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes
Goin' where the sun keeps shinin'
In the pouring rain
Goin' where the weather suits my clothes
Banking off a northeast wind
Sailin' on a summer's breeze
Skipping over the ocean
Like a stone

Everybody's talkin' at me
Can't hear a word they're sayin'
Only the echoes of my mind
People stoppin', starin'
I can't see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes
Goin' where the sun keeps shinin'
In the pouring rain
Goin' where the weather suits my clothes
Banking off a northeast wind
Sailin' on a summer's breeze
Skipping over the ocean
Like a stone





And you know I'll never leave my love behind

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Engelbert Humperdinck's song "Everybody's Talkin'" reflect the singer's state of mind and his desire to disconnect from the world around him. He feels overwhelmed by the constant stream of chatter and noise from other people, to the point where he can't hear what they're saying. Instead, all he hears are the reverberations in his own mind, indicating that he is more preoccupied with his inner thoughts and struggles than with external conversations.


The line "People stoppin', starin', I can't see their faces, only the shadows of their eyes" suggests that the singer is disconnected from those around him. He may be lost in his own world and unable to engage with others on a deeper level. The shadows of their eyes represent a lack of real connection and understanding, further emphasizing his sense of isolation.


The following lines describe the singer's desire to escape and find solace in a place where he can be free. He wants to go somewhere where the sun keeps shining even in the pouring rain, metaphorically representing a place of optimism and positivity despite life's challenges. The phrase "going where the weather suits my clothes" suggests that he wants to be in a place where he feels comfortable and accepted.


The mention of "banking off a northeast wind" and "sailing on a summer's breeze, skipping over the ocean like a stone" creates a vivid image of freedom and adventure. The singer wants to navigate through life effortlessly and smoothly, just like a stone skipping over water. This can be interpreted as a metaphor for his desire to find a path that allows him to live authentically and without resistance.


Finally, the closing line "And you know I'll never leave my love behind" suggests that despite his desire for escape and solitude, he remains committed to his love. This could refer to a romantic relationship or a deeply cherished personal connection. It shows that despite his temporary desire for isolation, he values and refuses to abandon the love that he holds dear.


Line by Line Meaning

Everybody's talkin' at me
Many people are talking to me


Can't hear a word they're sayin'
I am unable to hear what they are saying


Only the echoes of my mind
Only the reflections in my thoughts


People stoppin', starin'
People pausing and looking intently


I can't see their faces
I am unable to see their facial expressions


Only the shadows of their eyes
Only the darkened areas around their eyes


Goin' where the sun keeps shinin'
Traveling to a place where the sun always shines


In the pouring rain
Even when it's raining heavily


Goin' where the weather suits my clothes
Going to a place with weather that matches my clothing preferences


Banking off a northeast wind
Using the strength of a wind coming from the northeast


Sailin' on a summer's breeze
Navigating through a gentle breeze of summertime


Skipping over the ocean
Moving swiftly over the vast sea


Like a stone
Similar to a rock's smooth and rapid motion


And you know I'll never leave my love behind
And you understand that I will always stay committed to my love




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: Fred Neil

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