You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always be around
You are the apple of my eye
Forever you'll stay in my heart
I feel like this is the beginning

Though I've loved you for a million years
And if I thought our love was ending
I'd find myself drowning in my own tears

You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always stay around
You are the apple of my eye
Forever you'll stay in my heart

You must have known that I was lonely
Because you came to my rescue
And I know that this must be heaven
How could so much love be inside of you?

You are the sunshine of my life, yeah
That's why I'll always stay around
You are the apple of my eye
Forever you'll stay in my heart

Love has joined us




Love has joined us
Let's think sweet love

Overall Meaning

Engelbert Humperdinck’s song ‘You are the sunshine of my life’ is a beautiful expression of his love for someone who has brightened up his life. In the first few lines, he declares how important this special someone is in his life, calling them the sunshine of his life and the apple of his eye. He goes on to state that he will always be around for them, expressing his dedication and commitment towards their relationship. He even acknowledges that he has loved them for a million years and will continue to do so, and if their love was to ever end, he couldn’t bear the thought of it and would drown in his own tears.


The second half of the song expresses how blessed Engelbert feels to have found the person he loves, and that they have come to his rescue at a lonely time in his life. He believes that this must be heaven because so much love is inside of this person. He then repeats that this person is the sunshine of his life and the apple of his eye, indicating how much they truly mean to him. Finally, he acknowledges that love has joined them and encourages them to think sweet love.


In short, the song is a beautiful and honest proclamation of love, gratitude, and devotion towards someone who has made the singer's life joyful and meaningful.


Line by Line Meaning

You are the sunshine of my life
You bring light and happiness into my life, making everything better.


That's why I'll always be around
I never want to leave your side because you mean everything to me.


You are the apple of my eye
You are the one I love most, and you capture all of my attention and affection.


Forever you'll stay in my heart
You will never leave my heart, and my love for you will last forever.


I feel like this is the beginning
Our love is still fresh and new, and I'm excited to see where it takes us.


Though I've loved you for a million years
It feels like I've loved you forever, and nothing could ever change that.


And if I thought our love was ending
If I ever thought our love was in danger, I would be devastated.


I'd find myself drowning in my own tears
The thought of losing you is so painful that I would cry endlessly.


You must have known that I was lonely
You had an intuitive sense that I needed love and companionship.


Because you came to my rescue
You saved me from a life without love or fulfillment.


And I know that this must be heaven
Our love is so strong and perfect that it must be a piece of heaven on earth.


How could so much love be inside of you?
I'm amazed and grateful for the incredible amount of love you have to give.


Love has joined us
Our love has brought us together and connected us in a powerful way.


Let's think sweet love
Let's continue to savor and enjoy the sweetness of our love.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: STEVIE WONDER

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

n00se

You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always be around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart

I feel like this is the beginning,
Though I've loved you for a million years,
And if I thought our love was ending,
I'd find myself drowning in my own tears

You are the sunshine of my life,
That's why I'll always stay around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart

You must have known that I was lonely,
Because you came to my rescue,
And I know that this must be heaven,
How could so much love be inside of you?

You are the sunshine of my life, yeah,
That's why I'll always stay around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart

Love has joined us, [2x]
Let's think sweet love



All comments from YouTube:

Manfred Von Richthofen

Que buen cantor todo un maestro sus temas siempre fueron un exito si uno tiene que hacer comparaciones con algunos pocos actuales no lo pueden igualar.

Elisabeth Leimer

Engelbert your rendition of this song is amazing. Thanks Maggi !

Samuel Smomoisman

Exelente voz un icono

Charmaine Jonck

Fantastic voice. I love you so much Engelbert.

pam alexander

Uplifting happy song. Great song to listen to.

Mu Dan Huang

She heard this wonderful song that she can't forget, beautiful music, charming voice, loving soul! ❤️ She love you! 💋

n00se

You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always be around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart

I feel like this is the beginning,
Though I've loved you for a million years,
And if I thought our love was ending,
I'd find myself drowning in my own tears

You are the sunshine of my life,
That's why I'll always stay around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart

You must have known that I was lonely,
Because you came to my rescue,
And I know that this must be heaven,
How could so much love be inside of you?

You are the sunshine of my life, yeah,
That's why I'll always stay around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart

Love has joined us, [2x]
Let's think sweet love

ching genetiano

wow, hw fantastic voice dear Engelburt you"the best ever.

Carmen Ebert

..eine Tolle Stimme..sehr Schön...!!!!

lennon green

GRACIAS ....saludos desde Chimbote,PERU

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