Long Ago and Far Away
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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Way past your bedtime
(Crowd laughs and then subsides)
Only kiddin', kids

Long ago and far away
I dreamed a dream one day
And now that dream is here beside me
Long the skies were overcast but
Now the clouds have passed
You're here at last

Chills run up and down my spine
Aladdin's lamp is mine
The dream I dreamed was not denied me
Just one look and then I knew
That all I longed for long ago was you

Chills run up and down my spine
Aladdin's lamp is mine
The dream I dreamed was not denied me




Just one look and then I knew
That all I longed for long ago was you

Overall Meaning

"Long Ago and Far Away" is a song originally recorded by Perry Como in 1944, but it was later popularized by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Doris Day. The song is a beautiful romantic ballad that speaks about a person who once dreamed of finding their true love but after many years of waiting, they have finally found them. The lyrics are poetic and sentimental, as the person talks about how all they longed for long ago was their significant other who is now in their life.


The song expresses a sense of nostalgia as the person reflects on their past and how the dream of finding true love was always present in their mind. The opening lines of "Long ago and far away, I dreamed a dream one day" are symbolic of the distant past and the dream that once seemed impossible but has now come to fruition. The lyrics also imply that the person has waited a long time for their love to arrive, but now that they are together, they feel a sense of satisfaction, happiness, and excitement.


Line by Line Meaning

Long ago and far away
Once upon a time in a remote past


I dreamed a dream one day
I had an ambitious and exciting dream once


And now that dream is here beside me
And now, that far-fetched dream is real and close to me


Long the skies were overcast
For a long time, the sky was gloomy and hopeless


But now the clouds have passed
But now, the dark times are over


You're here at last
The one I desired and waited for has finally arrived


Chills run up and down my spine
I feel a shiver of intense emotion and anticipation


Aladdin's lamp is mine
I have gained a magical power and everything I wished for seems possible


The dream I dreamed was not denied me
The impossible dream I had was not rejected or impossible to achieve


Just one look and then I knew
At the very first sight of you, I realized


That all I longed for long ago was you
That you were the only thing I have been longing for all along




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Written by: JAMES TAYLOR

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@zarintaa

Way past your bedtime
Only kiddin', kids

Long ago and far away, I dreamed a dream one day
And now that dream is here beside me
Long the skies were overcast but now the clouds have passed
You're here at last

Chills run up and down my spine, Aladdin's lamp is mine
The dream I dreamed was not denied me
Just one look and then I knew
That all I longed for long ago was you

Chills run up and down my spine, Aladdin's lamp is mine
The dream I dreamed was not denied me
Just one look and then I knew
That all I longed for long ago was you



All comments from YouTube:

@Imani_AM

When I heard this song for the first time, in a very special movie to me, Cover Girl (1944) I felt that this was the most beautiful song I'd ever heard. Now, hearing it sung for the first time by my favorite singer, I am in tears 🎼💙

@phaasch

I can never hear this song without getting a lump in my throat. I think everyone has a " long ago and far away" Moment in their lives with which they can identify. It is sublime. music from this era works on a completely different part of our psyche from what we have nowadays. deeper, more resonant. I'm glad the song means as much to you as it does to me.

@IgnacioCacace

I never watched that movie. Good recomendation by the way. I will watch tonigh. Thank you!.

@oct1402

always, always makes me calm.

@jackiemcmeekin6551

Such passionate and romantic lyrics to a beautiful melody sung by a commensurate vocalist, Mr. Sinatra. 🥰👍☺️

@OperaJH

Consummate

@fineart10

Voice, lyrics.... This tune has whole that music must be.....

@bjornkok29

great to hear and see Mom & Dads old Recors, thank u Frank

@zarintaa

Way past your bedtime
Only kiddin', kids

Long ago and far away, I dreamed a dream one day
And now that dream is here beside me
Long the skies were overcast but now the clouds have passed
You're here at last

Chills run up and down my spine, Aladdin's lamp is mine
The dream I dreamed was not denied me
Just one look and then I knew
That all I longed for long ago was you

Chills run up and down my spine, Aladdin's lamp is mine
The dream I dreamed was not denied me
Just one look and then I knew
That all I longed for long ago was you

@richardc3044

Thanks for posting the lyrics great job

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