To Each His Own
Freddy Martin Lyrics


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A rose must remain with the sun and the rain
Or its lovely promise won't come true
To each his own, to each his own
And my own is you

What good is a song if the words just don't belong?
And a dream must be a dream for two
No good alone, to each his own
For me there's you

[Chorus:]

If a flame is to grow there must be a glow
To open each door there's a key
I need you, I know, I can't let you go
Your touch means too much to me

Two lips must insist on two more to be kissed
Or they'll never know what love can do




To each his own, I've found my own
One and only you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Freddy Martin's To Each His Own depict a beautiful love story that is as much about the importance of individuality as it is about togetherness. The idea of "to each his own" is repeated throughout the song as a reminder that everyone has their own path in life, their own preferences, and their own destiny to fulfill. The first verse talks about how a rose needs both the sun and the rain to bloom, and similarly, everyone needs certain things to fulfill their destiny. The second verse talks about how a song needs the right words to be beautiful, and dreams need to be shared to come true.


The chorus emphasizes how a relationship needs reciprocity to work. A flame cannot grow without a spark, just as opening doors requires keys. The singer cannot let their partner go, as the touch is too important. The final verse talks about how love is incomplete until it is shared with another. Two lips must come together to know what love truly is. The singer has found their one and only love, and is content in knowing that they have found what they were searching for.


Line by Line Meaning

A rose must remain with the sun and the rain
Just like a rose, one must face the good and bad times to fulfill their promises


Or its lovely promise won't come true
A rose can't reach its potential if it's only exposed to the sun or the rain, it needs both to thrive


To each his own, to each his own
Everyone has their own path and choices to make in life


And my own is you
My path and choice is to be with you


What good is a song if the words just don't belong?
The lyrics of a song must match the true feelings of the singer to have value


And a dream must be a dream for two
A dream of love is not complete without two people involved


No good alone, to each his own
Being alone can be no good, everyone has their own path


For me there's you
For me, my path includes being with you


If a flame is to grow there must be a glow
To grow love, there must be a spark between two people


To open each door there's a key
To find and unlock the potential of love, there must be a key, a special someone


I need you, I know, I can't let you go
I need you in my life, I can't let you go


Your touch means too much to me
Your touch, your presence, means the world to me


Two lips must insist on two more to be kissed
Two people must come together to experience the full potential of love


Or they'll never know what love can do
Without that union, they'll never know the heights of what love can truly achieve


I've found my own, one and only you
I have found my path in life, and it's with you, my one and only




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Ray Evans, Jay Livingston

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Comments from YouTube:

@singsonggirl9267

This was my parent's song. I love it.

@lesterwyoung

Though not by any stretch a jazz player, Freddy Martin was the favourite saxophonist of many jazz player. They admired him for his tone and musicianship.

@billlee8012

By chance I just found this record. My parents always told me it was Thier song when they got married in 1946,Los Angeles.

@raymondprice2693

Their not thier

@emmarose4234

My favorite version of this song!

@raymondprice2693

You are right on.

@sauquoit13456

According to the October 5th, 1946 issue of Billboard magazine there were five versions of "To Each His Own" on its 'Records Most Played On The Air' Top 10 chart...
At #2. Eddy Howard
#4. Freddy Martin
#6. Tony Martin
and two tied at #10. The Modernaires and The Ink Spots
And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the #1 record at the time was "Five Minutes More" by Frank Sinatra, plus the rest of the Top 10 was:
#3. "South America, Take It Away" by Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters
#5. "Rumors Are Flying" by Frankie Carle
#6. "Five Minutes More" by Tex Beneke with the Glen Miller Orchestra
#9. "South America, Take It Way" by Xavier Cugat...

@rubewaddell1704

Australia's 47th number 1 hit along with a version by The Ink Spots.

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