I'll Be Around
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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I'll be around no matter how you treat me now
I'll be around from now on
Your latest love can never last
And when it's past, I'll be around when he's gone

Goodbye again and if you find a love like mine
Just now and then drop a line
To say you're feeling fine
And when things go wrong
Perhaps you'll see you're meant for me
So, I'll be around when he's gone
Goodbye again

Now and then
Drop a line
To say that you're feeling fine
And when things go wrong




Perhaps you'll see you're meant for me
So, I'll be around when he's gone

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Frank Sinatra's song "I'll Be Around" convey a sense of determination and persistence in the face of romantic rejection. The opening line, "I'll be around no matter how you treat me now," implies that the singer has been mistreated or taken for granted by the person they love, but they will continue to persist in the relationship despite this treatment. The following lines, "Your latest love can never last/And when it's past, I'll be around when he's gone," suggest that the singer believes their lover's new relationship is doomed to fail, and they will be waiting in the wings when it does.


As the song progresses, the singer bids farewell to their lover, but not without the promise to return. The lines "Goodbye again and if you find a love like mine/Just now and then drop a line/To say you're feeling fine" convey a sense of resignation, as if the singer is accepting that the relationship has come to an end, but still hopes to hear from their lover in the future. The final lines, "And when things go wrong/Perhaps you'll see you're meant for me/So, I'll be around when he's gone," suggest that the singer still holds out hope for a future with their lover, even as they move on to other relationships.


Overall, "I'll Be Around" is a song that captures the complexities of romantic relationships, from the pain of rejection to the persistence of hope. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of a person who is willing to weather any storm in order to be with the one they love, even as they navigate the ups and downs of love and heartbreak.


Line by Line Meaning

I'll be around no matter how you treat me now
No matter how you treat me, I'll always be there for you.


I'll be around from now on
I'll always be here for you from now on.


Your latest love can never last
The love you have at present won't last forever.


And when it's past, I'll be around when he's gone
When the love is over, I'll still be here for you.


Goodbye again and if you find a love like mine
Saying goodbye but if you can find someone who loves you the way I do.


Just now and then drop a line
Please keep in touch occasionally.


To say you're feeling fine
Tell me you're doing well.


And when things go wrong
When things aren't right for you.


Perhaps you'll see you're meant for me
Maybe you'll realize that we are meant to be together.


So, I'll be around when he's gone
I will always be here for you, when he is not there for you.


Goodbye again
Saying goodbye for now.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: CHARLES JACKSON, MARVIN JEROME YANCY

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@palmershort5089

I sang this for a buddy who had just got a dear John letter when we were in Korea in 1956. Been trying to contact him but so far no luck

@amazedbysuchgrace5369

Did you manage to get in touch with the bloke?

@Berkcam

My older brother had this disc when I was a kid. I remember that cover... and this great song.

@TheJDWilliams

Sinatra at the top of his game. Beautiful!

@ttwya

Perfection.

@IamSuperEffective

Absolute banger

@Corrie121

Fantastic 5* post. Thank you for sharing this gem.

@mikehuffman5460

not generally a Sinatra fan but this album is superb!!!

@MindyLeahWilkinson

Carly Simon does a very good job on this.

@gdjones6325

Singing about Ava Gardner that's why he sounds so good

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