Secret Love
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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Once I had a secret love that lived within the heart of me
All too soon my secret love became impatient to be free
So I told a friendly star the way that dreamers often do
Just how wonderful you are and why I'm so in love with you
Now I shout it from the highest hills even told the golden deffodils
And now my heart's an open door and my secret love's no secret anymore
Now I shout it from the highest hills...




Overall Meaning

The song Secret Love by Engelbert Humperdinck is a beautiful expression of love that was once hidden within the singer's heart. The lyrics reveal that they had kept this love a secret for a long time, perhaps due to fear or uncertainty. However, this love became too strong to be contained within the singer's heart.


In the second line, the singer expresses how their secret love became impatient to be free. This line signifies how powerful love can be and how it cannot be hidden forever. Love, like everything else, needs to be expressed to be truly experienced.


The singer then goes on to reveal that they confided in a friendly star to express their love for someone. This line is incredibly poetic and signifies that the singer's love was so pure and strong that they felt the need to confess it to the universe. The line "Just how wonderful you are, and why I'm so in love with you," is beautifully written and showcases how the singer is head over heels in love with the person they are addressing.


Line by Line Meaning

Once I had a secret love that lived within the heart of me
I used to have a hidden feeling of affection that was within me.


All too soon my secret love became impatient to be free
My suppressed love quickly became eager to be expressed.


So I told a friendly star the way that dreamers often do
Like many dreamers, I confided in a star that seemed approachable.


Just how wonderful you are and why I'm so in love with you
I praised how amazing you are and explained why I have strong feelings for you.


Now I shout it from the highest hills even told the golden deffodils
I now declare my love loudly and proudly to everyone, even including nature.


And now my heart's an open door and my secret love's no secret anymore
My heart is now receptive to expressing my love, and my hidden feelings are no longer hidden.




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@user-gi3vz1nz2g

Love this song wow such a handsome man so young here his voice is so dreamy the king of love and romance❤

@karenmorin7671

Enge is absolutely Stunning man with a Golden Voice There will never be another Enge in this world. He's absolutely the best man on the planet

@cherylrodriguez7604

You are my secret love! I never want to be free from you. What a heavenly voice. Stunning man! Gosh! How I love you.

@shirleyspahn6139

I feel the same way!Love him forever!❣️

@felys.mercado6930

This song reminds me of my younger days. Thank you Engelbert Humperdinck for singing this.

@estrellaigot6837

What a power voice.its a gift from God.

@millieoutten8054

Voice at its greatest!! I love his beautiful range and romantic style at this age in his life. Awesome. So handsome!!💞💞

@tinaartucilla1477

I like this song idol ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK ❤️

@annpavlic6906

Your voice is like velvet, Engelbert. I wake up to "After the Lovin" every morning and I fall asleep to your version of "Hello" every night because you say "I love you" at the end of the song, and I like to pretend that you're saying that directly to me...silly I know, but, like every other female fan, I wish you truly loved me....silly again, right?

@elisabethleimer6835

Believe me Ann, you are not the only one who wants to be loved by Engelbert!

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