A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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Some like a night at the movies, some like a dance or a show
Some are content with an evening spent home by the radio
Some like to live for the moment, some like to just reminisce
But whenever I have an evening to spend. just give me one like this
This is a lovely way to spend an evening. can't think of anything I'd rather do
This is a lovely way to spend an evening, can't think of anyone as lovely as you
A casual stroll through a garden. a kiss by a lazy lagoon
Catching a breath of moonlight, humming our favorite tune
This is a lovely way to spend an evening
I want to save all my nights and spend them with you
Catching a breath of moonlight, humming our favorite tune




This is a lovely way to spend an evening
I want to save all my nights and spend them with you

Overall Meaning

The song "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening," performed by Frank Sinatra, is a romantic ballad that portrays a picturesque evening spent with a loved one. The first verse starts by describing how people like to spend their evenings in different ways, such as a night at the movies, a dance or a show, or just staying at home. However, whenever the singer has an evening to spend, he desires nothing more than spending it the way described in the chorus: walking through a garden, kissing by a lazy lagoon, catching a breath of moonlight, and humming their favorite tune. These simple and timeless activities are depicted as the ultimate way to spend an evening when shared with someone special.


The lyrics of the song capture the essence of romance and the beauty of small moments spent with someone you love. The imagery painted is wholesome and nostalgic, evoking a sense of warmth and comfort. The song's melody and Sinatra's smooth vocals add to the romantic and dreamy atmosphere, making it a classic love song that has stood the test of time. This song is a perfect choice for a slow dance or a romantic evening with your significant other.


Line by Line Meaning

Some like a night at the movies, some like a dance or a show
People have different preferences for how they spend their evenings, some enjoy watching movies, some like dancing, and others enjoy going to a show


Some are content with an evening spent home by the radio
Some people are satisfied with spending an evening at home listening to the radio


Some like to live for the moment, some like to just reminisce
People have different attitudes about life, some prefer to live in the moment, while others like to reminisce about the past


But whenever I have an evening to spend. just give me one like this
The singer has a particular preference for how he likes to spend his evenings, and he wants them to be like this


This is a lovely way to spend an evening. can't think of anything I'd rather do
The singer thinks that spending an evening like this is wonderful, and he can't imagine doing anything better


This is a lovely way to spend an evening, can't think of anyone as lovely as you
The singer is spending this special evening with someone he admires greatly and thinks is incredibly lovely


A casual stroll through a garden. a kiss by a lazy lagoon
The singer is enjoying a romantic walk through a garden and a kiss by a peaceful lagoon


Catching a breath of moonlight, humming our favorite tune
The singer and his companion are enjoying the moonlight and humming their favorite song together


I want to save all my nights and spend them with you
The singer is expressing his desire to spend all his evenings with the person he is with, as he thinks they are special and enjoyable




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Reservoir Media Management, Inc., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Harold Adams, Jimmy McHugh

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Tu Anh Nguyen Hoang

Some like a night at the movies, some like a dance or a show
Some are content with an evening spent home by the radio
Some like to live for the moment, some like to just reminisce
But whenever I have an evening to spend. just give me one like this
This is a lovely way to spend an evening. can't think of anything I'd rather do
This is a lovely way to spend an evening, can't think of anyone as lovely as you
A casual stroll through a garden. a kiss by a lazy lagoon
Catching a breath of moonlight, humming our favorite tune
This is a lovely way to spend an evening
I want to save all my nights and spend them with you
Catching a breath of moonlight, humming our favorite tune
This is a lovely way to spend an evening
I want to save all my nights and spend them with you



Marcos Elias

LYRICS & LETRA

A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING...

This is a lovely way to spend an evening.
can't think of anything I'd rather do
This is a lovely way to spend an evening,
can't think of anyone as lovely as you

A casual stroll through a garden.
a kiss by a lazy lagoon
Catching a breath of moonlight,
humming our favorite tune

This is a lovely way to spend an evening
I want to save all my nights
and spend them with you

Bridge
(This is a lovely way to spend an evening.
can't think of anything I'd rather do
This is a lovely way to spend an evening,
can't think of anyone as lovely as you)

A casual stroll through a garden.
a kiss by a lazy lagoon
Catching a breath of moonlight,
humming our favorite tune

This is a lovely way to spend an evening
I want to save all my nights
and spend them with you

ESTA É UMA SEDUTORA MANEIRA DE PASSAR UMA NOITE...
(Translated to Brazilian Portuguese)

Esta é uma sedutora maneira de passar uma noite.
não consigo pensar em nada que eu prefira fazer
Esta é uma sedutora maneira de passar uma noite,
não consigo pensar em ninguém tão adorável quanto você

Um passeio casual por um jardim.
um beijo junto a uma lagoa preguiçosa
Pegando um sopro de luar,
cantarolando nossa canção favorita

Esta é uma sedutora maneira de passar uma noite
Eu quero salvar todas as minhas noites
e gastá-los com você

Ponte
(Esta é uma sedutora maneira de passar uma noite.
não consigo pensar em nada que eu prefira fazer
Esta é uma sedutora maneira de passar uma noite,
não consigo pensar em ninguém tão adorável quanto você)

Um passeio casual por um jardim.
um beijo junto a uma lagoa preguiçosa
Pegando um sopro de luar,
cantarolando nossa canção favorita

Esta é uma sedutora maneira de passar uma noite
Eu quero salvar todas as minhas noites
e gastá-los com você.



All comments from YouTube:

Christopher Manfredi

Love this song. Happens to be Paul McCartneys favorite Sinatra song.

Tu Anh Nguyen Hoang

Some like a night at the movies, some like a dance or a show
Some are content with an evening spent home by the radio
Some like to live for the moment, some like to just reminisce
But whenever I have an evening to spend. just give me one like this
This is a lovely way to spend an evening. can't think of anything I'd rather do
This is a lovely way to spend an evening, can't think of anyone as lovely as you
A casual stroll through a garden. a kiss by a lazy lagoon
Catching a breath of moonlight, humming our favorite tune
This is a lovely way to spend an evening
I want to save all my nights and spend them with you
Catching a breath of moonlight, humming our favorite tune
This is a lovely way to spend an evening
I want to save all my nights and spend them with you

Marcos Elias

He doesn't sing the first four lines !!!
But Johnny Mathis sings them

Marcos Elias

LYRICS & LETRA

A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING...

This is a lovely way to spend an evening.
can't think of anything I'd rather do
This is a lovely way to spend an evening,
can't think of anyone as lovely as you

A casual stroll through a garden.
a kiss by a lazy lagoon
Catching a breath of moonlight,
humming our favorite tune

This is a lovely way to spend an evening
I want to save all my nights
and spend them with you

Bridge
(This is a lovely way to spend an evening.
can't think of anything I'd rather do
This is a lovely way to spend an evening,
can't think of anyone as lovely as you)

A casual stroll through a garden.
a kiss by a lazy lagoon
Catching a breath of moonlight,
humming our favorite tune

This is a lovely way to spend an evening
I want to save all my nights
and spend them with you

ESTA É UMA SEDUTORA MANEIRA DE PASSAR UMA NOITE...
(Translated to Brazilian Portuguese)

Esta é uma sedutora maneira de passar uma noite.
não consigo pensar em nada que eu prefira fazer
Esta é uma sedutora maneira de passar uma noite,
não consigo pensar em ninguém tão adorável quanto você

Um passeio casual por um jardim.
um beijo junto a uma lagoa preguiçosa
Pegando um sopro de luar,
cantarolando nossa canção favorita

Esta é uma sedutora maneira de passar uma noite
Eu quero salvar todas as minhas noites
e gastá-los com você

Ponte
(Esta é uma sedutora maneira de passar uma noite.
não consigo pensar em nada que eu prefira fazer
Esta é uma sedutora maneira de passar uma noite,
não consigo pensar em ninguém tão adorável quanto você)

Um passeio casual por um jardim.
um beijo junto a uma lagoa preguiçosa
Pegando um sopro de luar,
cantarolando nossa canção favorita

Esta é uma sedutora maneira de passar uma noite
Eu quero salvar todas as minhas noites
e gastá-los com você.

Dinha

Gratidao por postar ! Um abraço.

Sam C

Frank is gone but the music is a lovely way to spend a evening.

Phillip Storey

"The Voice"....superb....love it

Cassandra

One of my favorite songs

James anonymous

this song deserves more than what is offered here.

Jo Jo

You're right, maybe even allow it to be downloaded

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