The Very Thought Of You
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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The very thought of you and i forget to do
The ordinary things that everyone ought to do.
I'm living in a kind of daydream, I'm happy as a king,
Foolish though it may seem, to me that's everything.
The mere idea of you, the longing here for you,
You'll never know how slow the moments go till I'm near to you.
I see you face in every flower, your eyes in stars above,
It's just the thought of you, the very thought of you, my love.




Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Frank Sinatra's The Very Thought of You reveal the depth of love and infatuation that the singer has for his beloved. He says that the very thought of his love makes him forget all the mundane tasks that he ought to complete. He admits that he is living in a daydream and is happy, despite it being foolish. The idea of his love is so overwhelming that it means everything to him.


The singer expresses how slow time seems to go until he is near his love. He associates everything around him with his beloved - face in every flower, eyes in stars above. The mere thought of his love, fills him with joy and contentment. The lyrics convey how the singer has been consumed by love and how it has become the center of his world.


The song reveals the depth of emotion that love can evoke in someone. It highlights how the very idea of a person can make one forget all their worries and make them feel complete.


Line by Line Meaning

The very thought of you and i forget to do
Just thinking about you makes me forget about my daily routines.


The ordinary things that everyone ought to do.
Mundane tasks become unimportant and insignificant in my mind.


I'm living in a kind of daydream, I'm happy as a king,
The mere thought of you takes me to a state of bliss, like being in a dream, so much so that I feel like royalty.


Foolish though it may seem, to me that's everything.
Even though people might think it's silly, just the mere thought of you means everything to me.


The mere idea of you, the longing here for you,
The very idea of you and the desire to be with you is always present in my mind.


You'll never know how slow the moments go till I'm near to you.
Being away from you makes time feel like it's at a standstill and only when I'm near you does time begin to move.


I see you face in every flower, your eyes in stars above,
Everywhere I look, I see your beauty and your eyes in everything around me.


It's just the thought of you, the very thought of you, my love.
The very thought of you is enough to bring me happiness, my dear love.




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Written by: Ray Noble

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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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