Release Me
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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Please release me, let me go
For I don't love you anymore
To waste our lives would be a sin
Release me and let me love again

I have found a new love, dear
And I will always want her near
Her lips are warm while yours are cold
Release me, darling, let me go

(Please release me, let me go)
For I don't love you anymore
(To waste my life would be a sin)
So release me and let me love again

Please release me, can't you see
You'd be a fool to cling to me
To live our lives would bring us pain




So release me and let me love again
(Let me love, let me go)

Overall Meaning

Engelbert Humperdinck's "Release Me" is a powerful ballad about the end of a romantic relationship. The singer has found a new love and no longer loves the person they are currently with. They are asking for their partner to "release" them so they can move on to a new chapter of their life. The lyrics are full of emotion, with the singer pleading for their partner to let them go so that they can find happiness and live life to the fullest.


The first stanza of the song makes it clear that the singer no longer loves their partner and that staying in the relationship would be a waste of both of their lives. They are asking to be released from the relationship so that they can love again. In the second stanza, the singer emphasizes the differences between their current partner and their new love, saying that their new love's lips are warm while their current partner's are cold. The final stanza is a plea for their partner to see that clinging to the relationship would only bring them pain, and that letting go would allow them to find love and happiness elsewhere.


Overall, "Release Me" is a song about the difficulties of ending a long-term relationship and the pain that comes with moving on. It's a song that has resonated with audiences for decades and continues to be a beloved classic today.


Line by Line Meaning

Please release me, let me go
I urge you to free me from this relationship and allow me to leave


For I don't love you anymore
I have fallen out of love with you and moved on emotionally


To waste our lives would be a sin
It would be unfortunate and regrettable to spend our lives unhappy and unfulfilled


Release me and let me love again
I request that you release me from this relationship so that I can love and be with someone else


I have found a new love, dear
I have discovered a new love and affection for someone else


And I will always want her near
I cherish the presence of my new love and desire her proximity always


Her lips are warm while yours are cold
I find comfort and passion in the kisses of my new love, while I feel distant from and unfulfilled by yours


Please release me, darling, let me go
My beloved, I plead with you to set me free and allow me to move forward in my life without you


(To waste my life would be a sin)
(It would be a great loss to spend my life unhappy and unfulfilled)


Please release me, can't you see
I implore you to understand my position and release me from this relationship


You'd be a fool to cling to me
It would be unwise and foolish to continue holding onto a love that has faded


To live our lives would bring us pain
Remaining together in this unfulfilling relationship would only bring us both suffering and heartache


So release me and let me love again
Therefore, I ask you to set me free so that I can find love once more and move on from our relationship


(Let me love, let me go)
(Allow me to love someone else by letting me go)




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Dub Williams, Eddie Miller, Robert Yount

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@francinefernandes2007

I'm here in October 2023 listening to this masterpiece by the Maestro of the romantic ballads Mr Engelbert Humperdinck, nobody sings like him, his diction is clear and every word clearly understood ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

@aldaours8108

Also true for a cold January 2024!

@NinochkaN

2024 we still with this amazing song and voice 🤩

@user-ls6ew9jo8n

Who's listening to in the 2023

@rodolfoortiz8252

Yesterday, November 4, 2022, I had the opportunity to take my wife to see Engelbert sing live one more time to celebrate our 42nd. anniversary. This great singer, despite having physical problems, has not lost anything of his great voice. Best of all, my wife was thrilled to see her favorite singer so close to her. Time shouldn't go through this kind of stars that make us happy, and at the same time make us dream awake. Let's keep listening to Mr. Engelbert Humperdinck so that he will never be forgotten by the new generations.

@Turrican60

Lovely words and a fine tribute to this truly great singer. Talent like this should never be forgotten.

@davidgibbs7232

👍💯

@jolantasinclair389

Long long time ago I listened to this song and others of EH. I did not pay attention to the words, I was a school kid, listening to the music after school, music recorded by my father..we had tape recorders..remember ?😉.
Today, when I listen to the same song, I hear words perhaps better, but they are still not that relevant, because yet again, like long time ago, these songs are transporting me in the world of dreams...

@SW2799

Is anyone still listening to this in 2023? I sure am, beginning of May 2023 here!

@user-gx5bg5cs2o

I always love this song and all his albums they are all great to hear❤❤❤

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