Something
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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There was a time
I was everything and nothing all in one
When you found me
I was feeling like a cloud across the sun

I need to tell you
How you light up every second of the day
But in the moonlight
You just shine like a beacon on the bay

And I can't explain
But it's something about the way you look tonight
Takes my breath away
It's that feeling I get about you, deep inside
And I can't describe
But it's something about the way you look tonight
Takes my breath away
The way you look tonight

With you smile
You pull the deepest secrets from my heart
In all honesty
I'm speechless and I don't know where to start

And I can't explain
But it's something about the way you look tonight
Takes my breath away
It's that feeling I get about you, deep inside
And I can't describe
But it's something about the way you look tonight
Takes my breath away
The way you look tonight

And I can't explain
But it's something about the way you look tonight
Takes my breath away
It's that feeling I get about you, deep inside
And I can't describe
But it's something about the way you look tonight




Takes my breath away
The way you look tonight

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of “Something About The Way You Look Tonight” by Engelbert Humperdinck Feat. Elton John depict a deep admiration and infatuation for someone. The song’s opening lines reveal the singer's complex and contradictory emotions; they see themselves as both everything and nothing when they found their admiration being reciprocated. The singer was likely in a state of limbo before being struck by a feeling of enamoration upon meeting the person they sing about. The singer then admits to their inability to communicate the depth of their emotions in a more specific manner, and the person's mere presence and appearance take their breath away.


The song also touches upon the transformative power of love. The object of the singer's affections is described as having a smile that helps surface the deepest secrets of their heart. The singer is humbled and in awe of the power this person exerts over them. The lyrics are essentially a celebration of the transformative and inexplicable nature of love.


Line by Line Meaning

There was a time
In the past, there existed a particular time


I was everything and nothing all in one
I experienced a range of emotions, feeling both complete and empty simultaneously


When you found me
At the moment of your discovery of me


I was feeling like a cloud across the sun
My emotional state was similar to that of a cloud blocking out the sun


I need to tell you
It's imperative that I communicate this to you


How you light up every second of the day
You brighten each and every moment of my day


But in the moonlight
However, specifically under the illumination of the moon


You just shine like a beacon on the bay
Your radiance is akin to a guiding light on a harbor


And I can't explain
I'm unable to articulate


But it's something about the way you look tonight
It's your appearance this evening that is indescribable


Takes my breath away
Your beauty leaves me breathless


It's that feeling I get about you, deep inside
It's the emotion I experience towards you, from within


And I can't describe
I'm incapable of putting it into words


The way you look tonight
Your appearance during this moment is truly remarkable


With your smile
When you exhibit that grin of yours


You pull the deepest secrets from my heart
You possess the ability to elicit my most profound inner thoughts and desires


In all honesty
To be forthright with you


I'm speechless and I don't know where to start
I'm at a loss for words and struggle to begin




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN

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