Five Minutes More
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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Dear, this evening seemed to go so awfully fast
We had so much fun and now you're home at last
I look forward to a kiss or two at the garden gate
But she gave me just one peck and insisted it was late

Give me five minutes more, only five minutes more
Let me stay, let me stay in your arms
Here am I, begging for only five minutes more
Only five minutes more of your charms

All week long I dreamed about our Saturday date
Don't you know that Sunday morning you can sleep late?

Give me five minutes more, only five minutes more
Let me stay, let me stay in your arms

All week long I dreamed about our Saturday date
Don't you know that Sunday morning you can sleep late?





Give me five minutes more, only five minutes more
Let me stay, let me stay in your arms, ah, come on

Overall Meaning

The song "Five Minutes More" by Frank Sinatra is a classic love ballad that speaks of longing and desperation. The song is about a couple who had a great evening together, but now it's time to say goodbye, and the singer is not ready to let go. He wishes he could stay in his lover's arms for just five more minutes before parting ways. The lyrics give a sense of urgency to his request, as they indicate that he can't bear the thought of leaving his beloved.


The lyrics tell the story of a perfect evening that seemed to fly by way too quickly. The couple had so much fun together that they lost track of time. When they finally arrived at their destination, the singer was hoping for a few kisses at the garden gate, but his partner was in a rush to get home. The singer pleads for just five more minutes with the person he loves, even though he knows that it's time to go home. He is desperate to stay in the moment and not let go of the wonderful feeling they had when they were together.


The song is a classic love song that captures the essence of what it means to be in love and the longing that comes with parting ways. It shows how much people want to hold onto the moment when they are with the one they love. The lyrics are simple, yet powerful, and the melody is catchy, making it a beloved classic that has stood the test of time.


Line by Line Meaning

Dear, this evening seemed to go so awfully fast
The night was so much fun that it went by quickly, and now it's over.


We had so much fun and now you're home at last
We enjoyed each other's company, but now you're back home.


I look forward to a kiss or two at the garden gate
I anticipate some affection when we say goodbye outside.


But she gave me just one peck and insisted it was late
However, she only gave me a quick kiss and said it was time to go to bed.


Give me five minutes more, only five minutes more
I'm asking for a brief extension of our time together.


Let me stay, let me stay in your arms
I want to continue being close to you and feeling your embrace.


Here am I, begging for only five minutes more
I am pleading with you to let me have a few more moments with you.


Only five minutes more of your charms
I only need a little bit more time to be charmed and captivated by you.


All week long I dreamed about our Saturday date
I have been eagerly looking forward to spending time with you on Saturday all week.


Don't you know that Sunday morning you can sleep late?
Remember that you don't have to wake up early on Sunday, so we have a little extra time.


Ah, come on
Please, just give me a little more time with you.




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JULE STYNE, SAMMY CAHN

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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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