This Is My Love
Frank Sinatra Lyrics

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What is this thing called love?
This funny thing called love?
Just who can solve its mystery?
And why should it make a fool of me?
I saw you there, one wonderful day
But you took my heart and you threw my heart away
That's why I ask the Lord up in Heaven above
Just what is this thing called love?

Overall Meaning

The song "The Things I Love" by Frank Sinatra is a beautiful composition that explores the nature of love and its universal mystery. The first verse sets up the central theme in a conversational manner by asking a series of questions about what love is and why it can be so difficult to understand. The lyrics suggest that love can be a capricious force that can sometimes make us feel foolish, as if we are under its spell without truly understanding why.

The second verse is more personal in nature and describes a specific experience of falling in love with someone who did not reciprocate those feelings. The singer describes how their heart was taken and then thrown away, leaving them feeling disillusioned and questioning the nature of love itself. The chorus brings it all back to the central question and asks for divine intervention in solving the mystery of what love truly is.

Overall, the song is a poignant meditation on the nature of love and its many complexities. It suggests that while love can be elusive and difficult to understand, it is still a powerful force that can inspire us to great emotions and experiences. Ultimately, the lyrics seem to suggest that the search for love is worth taking, even with all its ups and downs, because it can lead to a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Line by Line Meaning

What is this thing called love?
Love is a feeling or emotion that is difficult to understand or define.

This funny thing called love?
Love can be unpredictable and can lead to unexpected outcomes.

Just who can solve its mystery?
It is a mystery why people fall in love and what causes them to feel this way.

And why should it make a fool of me?
Love can make people act in foolish ways, such as taking risks or making poor decisions.

I saw you there, one wonderful day
The artist saw someone they were attracted to and felt a connection with.

But you took my heart and you threw my heart away
The object of the singer's affection did not feel the same way and rejected them.

That's why I ask the Lord up in Heaven above
The singer is seeking guidance or answers from a higher power about love and why it can be so difficult.

Just what is this thing called love?
The artist is still trying to understand love and its complexities, even after experiencing heartbreak.

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Written by: Cole Porter

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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

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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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