All Of Me
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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All of me
Why not take all of me
Can't you see
I'm no good without you

Take my lips
I want to lose them
Take my arms
I'll never use them

Your goodbye
Left me with eyes that cry
How can I
Get along without you

You took the part
That once was my heart
So why not, why not
Take all of me

All of me
Come on get all of me
Can't you see
I'm just a mess without you

Take my lips
I want to lose them
Get a piece of these arms
I'll never use them

Your goodbye
Left me with eyes that cry
How can I
Ever make it without you

You know you got the part
That used to be my heart




So why not, why not
Take all of me

Overall Meaning

The song "All of Me" is a heartfelt plea from a lover to their significant other to take all of them. The singer in the song is undoubtedly pleading with their lover to come back to them after a separation. They are showing vulnerability and honesty by admitting that they are not good without their lover. The lyrics, "Take my lips, I want to lose them, Take my arms I'll never use them" show the extent of the singer's devotion to their lover. They are willing to give everything up for their lover in the hopes of being reunited with them.


The lyrics of the song carry a strong emotional weight that is universal in its appeal. Anyone can relate to the feeling of desperately wanting someone to come back to them. Besides the lyrics, the beautiful melody combined with Frank Sinatra's distinctive voice creates an unforgettable experience for the listener.


Line by Line Meaning

All of me
The singer is willing to give themselves completely to the person they love


Why not take all of me
The singer is encouraging their lover to take all of their love, rather than just part of it


Can't you see
The singer is clearly expressing their feelings to their lover, and hoping they will reciprocate


I'm no good without you
The artist feels incomplete and lost without their lover


Take my lips
The artist is willing to give their lover a physical part of themselves


I want to lose them
The singer wants their lover to have their lips forever


Take my arms
The singer is willing to give up a part of themselves that they would normally use to hold their lover


I'll never use them
Without their lover, the artist will never find a use for their arms


Your goodbye
The artist feels heartbroken and lost after their lover has left them


Left me with eyes that cry
The artist has cried many tears since their lover left them


How can I
The singer is questioning how they will be able to carry on without their lover


Get along without you
The artist knows they cannot continue without their lover


You took the part
The singer is acknowledging that their lover has taken their heart


That once was my heart
The singer is talking about the love they used to have before their lover left


So why not, why not
The singer is encouraging their lover to take all of their love, because they cannot live without them


Come on get all of me
The artist is urging their lover to take everything they have to offer


I'm just a mess without you
The artist feels like they are out of control and helpless when their lover is not with them


Get a piece of these arms
The singer wants their lover to take a part of them that they would normally use to hold onto their lover


Ever make it without you
The singer knows that they will never be able to move on or find love again without their lover


You know you got the part
The artist is reminding their lover that they still have their heart, even though they are not together


So why not, why not
The artist is still encouraging their lover to take all of their love and heart, rather than just part of it




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Capitol CMG Publishing, Cloud9, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons

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Mike


on The Lady Is A Champ

eight

She gets too hungry for dinner at eight
She can't eat late and stay up all night, because unlike society types, she has to get up in the morning.

She likes the theatre and never comes late
She cares more about seeing the play than being seen making an entrance.

She never bothers with people she'd hate
Her friends are friends, not social trophies.

Doesn't like crap games with barons or earls
While barrns and earls probably don't play craps, she associates with friends, not people to be seen with.

Won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls
She doesn't "slum", the practice of the rich in the 30's, when the song was written, of touring poor neighborhoods dressed in rich clothes to "tut, tut" about the deplorable conditions, and congratulate each other for "caring about the poor"

Won't dish the dirt with the rest of the girls
Doesn't trade gossip for acceptance among an in-crowd


She likes the free, fresh wind in her hair
She cares more about how her hair feels than conforming with current hair fashions

Hates California, it's cold and it's damp
Since most of California is noticeably warmer and / or drier than New York, where the play the song was written for is set, this is probably a facetious excuse to like what she likes.


And she won't go to Harlem in Lincoln's or Ford's
Another reference to slumming, but facetious, since Lincolns and Fords were middle-class, not luxury brands when the lyric was written

Anonymous


on Try a Little Tenderness

Here are the correct lyrics

Try A Little Tenderness - Frank Sinatra - Lyrics

Oh she may be weary
Women do get wearied
Wearing that same old shabby dress
And when she’s weary
You try a little tenderness

You know she’s waiting
Just anticipating things she’ll may never possess
While she is without them
Try just a little bit of tenderness

It’s not just sentimental
She has her grieve and her care
And the words that soft and gentle
Makes it easier to bear
You wont regret it
Women don't forget it
Love is their whole happiness
And it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Musical Interlude

And, it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Daniel


on The Way You Look Tonight

I met Frank Jr. in Las Vegas, a real gentleman. RIP you both.

Giorgi Khutashvili


on Theme from New York, New York

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