The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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Someday, when I'm awfully low
When the world is cold
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight

Yes, you're lovely, with your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft
There is nothing for me but to love you
And the way you look tonight

With each word your tenderness grows
Tearin' my fear apart
And that laugh wrinkles your nose
Touches my foolish heart

Lovely, never, never change
Keep that breathless charm
Won't you please arrange it?
'Cause I love you
A-just the way you look tonight

And that laugh that wrinkles your nose
It touches my foolish heart

Lovely, don't you ever change
Keep that breathless charm
Won't you please arrange it?
'Cause I love you
A-just the way you look tonight





Mm-mm, mm-mm
Just the way you look tonight

Overall Meaning

The song "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra is a timeless classic that expresses the beauty and charm of a loved one. The opening lyric, "Someday, when I'm awfully low, when the world is cold, I will feel a glow just thinking of you," suggests that the person being sung to serves as a source of comfort and warmth in difficult times. The use of the word "glow" conjures up images of brightness and hope, which in turn connect back to the subject of the song - the way the person being sung to looks.


The second stanza highlights the physical features of the person, with descriptive language painting an intimate portrait of the smile and soft cheeks that make the subject so lovely. The lyrics "there is nothing for me but to love you" show that for the singer, physical beauty and love are inherently tied together. This connection is further highlighted in the line "with each word your tenderness grows, tearin' my fear apart," which links love to vulnerability and openness.


The closing stanza is a plea for the person not to change, to keep their "breathless charm" intact. The word choice here of "breathless" suggests that the singer is so taken with the person's beauty that it literally takes their breath away. The final repetition of the line "just the way you look tonight" reinforces the idea that this moment and this person are perfect and should be cherished.


Line by Line Meaning

Someday, when I'm awfully low
At some point when I'm feeling blue and down


When the world is cold
During a time when everything feels cold and dark


I will feel a glow just thinking of you
I'll feel warmth and happiness just remembering you


And the way you look tonight
Especially the way you appear right now


Yes, you're lovely, with your smile so warm
You're beautiful and kind, your smile is comforting and inviting


And your cheeks so soft
The softness of your cheeks is so endearing


There is nothing for me but to love you
I can't help but love you completely


And the way you look tonight
And especially the way you look at this moment


With each word your tenderness grows
Your gentleness and affection grows with every word you speak


Tearin' my fear apart
Breaking down my worries and fears


And that laugh wrinkles your nose
Your laughter is so genuine and infectious that it even causes your nose to wrinkle


Touches my foolish heart
It melts my foolish heart


Lovely, never, never change
You're beautiful exactly the way you are, please never change


Keep that breathless charm
Please keep that enchanting charm that leaves me breathless


Won't you please arrange it?
Could you please keep that charm and beauty around me?


'Cause I love you
Because I wholeheartedly love you


A-just the way you look tonight
Exactly the way you look right now


Mm-mm, mm-mm
An interjection meant to convey pleasure or contentment




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern

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Daniel

I met Frank Jr. in Las Vegas, a real gentleman. RIP you both.

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@man-batman6775

Lycrics:
Some day, when I'm awfully low
When the world is cold
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight

Yes, you're lovely, with your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft
There is nothing for me but to love you
And the way you look tonight

With each word your tenderness grows
Tearin' my fear apart
And that laugh wrinkles your nose
Touches my foolish heart

Lovely, never, never change
Keep that breathless charm
Won't you please arrange it? 'Cause I love you
Just the way you look tonight

And that laugh that wrinkles your nose
It touches my foolish heart

Lovely, don't you ever change
Keep that breathless charm
Won't you please arrange it? 'Cause I love you
A just the way you look tonight

Mm, mm mm, mm,
Just the way you look tonight
(Thank me later just read them with song)



@junemikel9

Some day, when I'm awfully low
When the world is cold
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight
Yes, you're lovely, with your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft
There is nothing for me but to love you
And the way you look tonight
With each word your tenderness grows
Tearin' my fear apart
And that laugh, wrinkles your nose
Touches my foolish heart
Lovely, never, never change
Keep that breathless charm
Won't you please arrange it?
'Cause I love you
A-just the way you look tonight
And that laugh that wrinkles your nose
It touches my foolish heart
Lovely, don't you ever change
Keep that breathless charm
Won't you please arrange it?
'Cause I love you
A-just the way you look tonight
Mm, mm, mm, mm,
Just the way you look tonight



@gametime3552

Some day, when I'm awfully low
When the world is cold
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight

Yes, you're lovely, with your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft
There is nothing for me, but to love you
And the way you look tonight

With each word, your tenderness grows
Tearing my fear apart
And that laugh wrinkles your nose
Touches my foolish heart

Lovely, Never, never change
Keep that breathless charm
Won't you please arrange it? Cause I love you
Just the way you look tonight

[Instrumental]

And that laugh that wrinkles your nose
It touches my foolish heart

Lovely, Don't you ever change
Keep that breathless charm
Won't you please arrange it? Cause I love you
A-just the way you look tonight



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@hypnotherapist2211

Ah I loved that song....🎉

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I’m drumming this song for my school big band!

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@Fernandwinnie

Listen to Frank at least once a day...it makes the World a better place.

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+William Dryden I fully agree!

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+William Dryden Nothing truer has ever been said

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