Almost Like Being in Love
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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What a day this has been!
What a rare mood I'm in!
Why, it's almost like being in love

There's a smile on my face
For the whole human race
Why it's almost like being in love
All the music of life seems to be
Like a bell that is ringing for me
And from the way that I feel
When that bell starts to peal
I would swear I was falling
I could swear I was falling
It's almost like being in love

All the music of life seems to be
Like a bell that is ringing for me
And from the way that I feel
When that bell starts to peal
I would swear that I'm falling
I could swear I was falling
It's almost like being in love





In fact I have fallen in love

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Frank Sinatra's song "Almost Like Being in Love" express a feeling of euphoria and lightness that accompanies falling in love. The singer describes their rare and happy mood, which is almost like being in love. They feel a smile on their face for the whole human race, all the music of life seems to be ringing for them, and they swear they are falling in love. This feeling is so strong that the singer can barely distinguish it from the actual experience of falling in love. The song captures the intoxicating feeling of falling in love, where everything seems brighter and more beautiful.


The song, written by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner, was first featured in the Broadway musical Brigadoon in 1947. The song was sung by the character Tommy Albright as he realizes that he has fallen in love with Brigadoon, a magical Scottish village that appears only once every hundred years. The song went on to become one of Sinatra's signature tunes and a classic in the American songbook.


Line by Line Meaning

What a day this has been!
Today has been an amazing day!


What a rare mood I'm in!
I'm in a unique and special emotional state right now!


Why, it's almost like being in love
This feeling is so strong and enjoyable that it's similar to falling in love!


There's a smile on my face
I have a big and genuine smile on my face!


For the whole human race
I'm happy and positive towards everyone around me!


Why it's almost like being in love
This feeling is so strong and enjoyable that it's similar to falling in love!


All the music of life seems to be
Everything around me is so enjoyable and pleasant!


Like a bell that is ringing for me
All the good things in my life feel like they're happening just for me!


And from the way that I feel
Based on the emotions I'm experiencing right now!


When that bell starts to peal
When everything around me starts to feel even more amazing!


I would swear I was falling
It feels like I'm completely losing myself in this emotion!


I could swear I was falling
It feels like I'm completely losing myself in this emotion!


It's almost like being in love
This feeling is so strong and enjoyable that it's similar to falling in love!


All the music of life seems to be
Everything around me is so enjoyable and pleasant!


Like a bell that is ringing for me
All the good things in my life feel like they're happening just for me!


And from the way that I feel
Based on the emotions I'm experiencing right now!


When that bell starts to peal
When everything around me starts to feel even more amazing!


I would swear that I'm falling
It feels like I'm completely losing myself in this emotion!


I could swear I was falling
It feels like I'm completely losing myself in this emotion!


It's almost like being in love
This feeling is so strong and enjoyable that it's similar to falling in love!




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe

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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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