Just Close Your Eyes
Frank Sinatra Lyrics

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Just close your eyes
Dream a lovely dream
As our arms entwine
Your lips on mine

Just close your eyes
Let your heart reveal
What you're thinking of
Please say it's love

Don't let this glow
Forever disappear
Let me always know
That you'll be near, dear

Just close your eyes
And perhaps you'll see

Where our future lies
When you re-open your eyes

Overall Meaning

Frank Sinatra's song "Just Close Your Eyes" tells the story of a person who is deeply in love with someone and wants to know if their feelings are mutual. The lyrics are full of romantic imagery, with the two lovers embracing each other, entwined in each other's arms, and exchanging a passionate kiss. The singer urges their partner to close their eyes and let their heart reveal their true feelings. The song expresses a desire for a lasting love that will not fade away and a hope that their future together will be bright.

The opening line "just close your eyes" sets the tone for the entire song. The singer is asking their partner to forget everything else and just focus on their love for each other. The line "dream a lovely dream" suggests that the singer hopes their partner will think of a beautiful future together. When their arms entwine and their lips meet, it shows the physical connection between them. Throughout the song, the singer encourages their partner to express their love openly, and not to let it fade away.

Overall, "Just Close Your Eyes" is a passionate and romantic song about two people in love who are exploring their feelings for each other. With its lush, sweeping melody and emotive lyrics, the song captures the joy and excitement of new love and the hope that it will last forever.

Line by Line Meaning

Just close your eyes
Take a moment to relax and forget about everything else

Dream a lovely dream
In this moment, imagine a wonderful scenario in your mind

As our arms entwine
As we embrace each other

Your lips on mine
Our kiss confirms the mutual attraction between us

Let your heart reveal
Honesty is key, so please tell me what you truly feel

What you're thinking of
Your innermost thoughts, hopes, and fears

Please say it's love
I hope you feel as strongly about me as I do about you

Don't let this glow
Let's keep the spark alive and not let the flame go out

Forever disappear
Don't let our love fade into nothingness

Let me always know
Assure me that you'll always be there for me

That you'll be near, dear
Your presence means the world to me, and I can't bear to lose you

And perhaps you'll see
Maybe after this moment, you'll have a clearer vision of our future

Where our future lies
We might finally see a path ahead for us

When you re-open your eyes
Once this brief momentary break is over, our reality will come back into focus

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on The Lady Is A Champ


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


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


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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