All the Things You Are
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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Time and again I've longed for adventure
Something to make my heart beat much faster
What did I long for, I never really knew.
Finding your love, I found my adventure,
Touching your hand my heart beat much faster
All that I want in all of this world is you.

You are the promised kiss of springtime
That makes the lonely winter seem long
You are the breathless hush of evening
That trembles on the brink of a lovely song.
You are the angel glow that lights the star,
The dearest things I know are what you are.
Someday my happy arms will hold you,




And someday I'll know that moment divine
When all the things you are, are mine.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "All the Things You Are" convey the singer’s deep sense of longing for love, adventure, and the perfect partner. The verses describe the yearning for excitement and the unknown that Frank Sinatra feels but finds difficult to define. He finds his adventure in the promise of love being found in his partner, the one he had been searching for. Sinatra refers to his love interest as “the promised kiss of springtime” – a metaphor representing the ecstasy and joy that comes from meeting the perfect partner.


The next verse of the song speaks to the different ways in which his partner sets him ablaze with desire. She is described as the “breathless hush of evening,” representing the intense feeling of passion just before the point of no return. He then goes on, saying that his love is the light that sparks the fire and ignites in him an angelic glow. Finally, the verse ends by saying that the dearest things Sinatra knows are "what you are", a clear indication that he only desires his love interest.


The final stanza conveys Frank Sinatra’s anticipation and eagerness for a future where his partner reciprocates his feelings. He longs to hold his love interest in his arms and make all the things his partner is, his own. The song ends on the note of hopeful expectation and the anticipation of the ultimate joy and ecstasy of love.


Line by Line Meaning

Time and again I've longed for adventure
I have often felt the desire for something exciting and new.


Something to make my heart beat much faster
Something that will excite me and get my pulse racing.


What did I long for, I never really knew.
I wasn't sure exactly what I was looking for.


Finding your love, I found my adventure,
Now that I have you, my life has become an exciting adventure.


Touching your hand my heart beat much faster
Just being near you makes my heart race with excitement.


All that I want in all of this world is you.
You are all I could ever want or need in this world.


You are the promised kiss of springtime
You bring the promise of renewal and new beginnings.


That makes the lonely winter seem long
Without you, the bleak winter seems even longer and more lonely.


You are the breathless hush of evening
You are the sweet silence that descends upon the world at night.


That trembles on the brink of a lovely song.
A feeling of anticipation and excitement, waiting for the beauty that is to come.


You are the angel glow that lights the star,
You are the shining beacon of hope and light that guides me through the darkness.


The dearest things I know are what you are.
You are the most precious thing in my life.


Someday my happy arms will hold you,
I long to hold you close and feel your warmth and love.


And someday I'll know that moment divine
One day, I will experience an indescribable moment of pure bliss.


When all the things you are, are mine.
When I have you completely and entirely to myself, and all of your wonderful qualities are mine to enjoy forever.




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@LordFrancisco1000

Time and again I've longed for adventure
Something to make my heart beat much faster
What did I long for, I never really knew.
Finding your love, I found my adventure,
Touching your hand my heart beat much faster
All that I want in all of this world is you.
You are the promised kiss of springtime
That makes the lonely winter seem long
You are the breathless hush of evening
That trembles on the brink of a lovely song.
You are the angel glow that lights the star,
The dearest things I know are what you are.
Someday my happy arms will hold you,
And someday I'll know that moment divine
When all the things you are, are mine.



All comments from YouTube:

@mariesimmons7602

I am 87 years old and I just hadn't heard this beautiful song in years. I just wish I could have remembered it long ago and sang it to my now deceased wonderful husband!
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@clintonivins3280

What a lovely sentiment! Years ago, when my father was 88 and I about 53, my parents were dining at our house. My wife was playing a CD with old songs, and just after dinner my father spontaneously started singing this song to my mother. After dinner they walked hand in hand back to their home only a few houses away. They’re both gone now, but despite that fact that he could be a very difficult man, that evening is forever etched in my mind as a reminder that way down deep, he had a very sentimental side.

@ricktomaski603

I thought I knew all of Frank's song, but this was a great surprise to find. Lady Ella did a remarkable version of this one too. Then again, both of these singers came up in the same era, and graced us with some outstanding music.

@awenindoe

This is not a "Frank's song" like so many of his songs. Like so many beautiful songs of this era it is composed by Jerome Kern. Maybe 20 or more versions of this were recorded before Frank ever sung this. But this is a lovely version all the same.

@manguera9

this is the best vocal of Frank Sinatra ever,and showed how good he was...

@racprint

Try the original "I've Got You Under My Skin" from the album "Songs for Swingin' Lovers" from 1957

@Manu1962able

Why do I feel so warm and happy when I listen to his voice?

@petersurdo4984

Manuela alberto
It's magic. Just go with it.

@carlhopkinson

It's called LOVE....let's welcome her back.

@attiliomalambri

Feel at home...

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