Young At Heart
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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Fairy tales can come true
It can happen to you if you're young at heart
For it's hard, you will find
To be narrow of mind if you're young at heart

You can go to extremes with impossible schemes
You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams
And life gets more exciting with each passing day
And love is either in your heart or on it's way

Don't you know that it's worth
Every treasure on earth to be young at heart
For as rich as you are
It's much better by far to be young at heart

And if you should survive to a hundred and five
Look at all you'll derive out of bein' alive
And here is the best part, you have a head start
If you are among the very young at heart

And if you should survive to a hundred and five
Look at all you'll derive out of bein' alive




And here is the best part, you have a head start
If you are among the very young at heart

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Frank Sinatra's "Young at Heart" celebrate the youthful spirit and the joy of living life to the fullest no matter one's age. The song reminds us that having an open mind and a positive attitude with a young heart can make all the difference in one's quality of life. The song emphasizes how important it is to embrace life's opportunities with a positive outlook, even when things are tough, because that is what makes life worth living.


The line "Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you if you're young at heart" highlights the idea that having a youthful approach to life can lead to remarkable outcomes. The line, "And love is either in your heart or on its way," suggests the idea that one's life is never out of opportunities and how a positive attitude can attract more love and happiness. The repetition of the line "And if you should survive to a hundred and five" emphasizes how a young at heart mentality helps transform life into an adventure filled with boundless possibilities, regardless of one's age.


Overall, the song talks about the importance of having a youthful mindset in life, which can help us overcome challenges and unlock new opportunities, no matter what our age. The song embodies the spirit of youth that can remain at any age as long as we keep ourselves open-minded about exploring the world and being optimistic about what the journey has to offer.


Line by Line Meaning

Fairy tales can come true
Unimaginable things can happen


It can happen to you if you're young at heart
You must maintain a youthful mentality or outlook to experience these unimaginable things


For it's hard, you will find
It's difficult to be open to new ideas and experiences


To be narrow of mind if you're young at heart
Being open-minded and optimistic is essential for achieving a youthful outlook


You can go to extremes with impossible schemes
With a youthful mindset, you can dream big and set lofty goals for yourself


You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams
Even when things don't go as planned, you can still find joy in the journey


And life gets more exciting with each passing day
Every day brings new opportunities and experiences to be excited about


And love is either in your heart or on it's way
Love and positivity are key aspects of maintaining a youthful mindset


Don't you know that it's worth
It's important to understand the value of having a youthful outlook on life


Every treasure on earth to be young at heart
Youthfulness is more valuable than any material possessions or wealth on earth


For as rich as you are
Even if you have wealth and success, a youthful mindset is still more beneficial


It's much better by far to be young at heart
Having a youthful outlook can lead to a more fulfilling life


And if you should survive to a hundred and five
If you live a long life


Look at all you'll derive out of bein' alive
You will realize how much life has to offer


And here is the best part, you have a head start
If you already have a youthful mindset, you are already ahead in the game of life


If you are among the very young at heart
If you can maintain this youthful mindset, regardless of age, you will lead a fulfilling life




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Written by: Carolyn Leigh, Johnny Richards

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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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