April in Portugal
Les Baxter Lyrics


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I found my April dream in Portugal with you
When we discovered romance, like we never knew.
My head was in the clouds, My heart went crazy too,
And madly I said: "I love you."

Too soon I heard you say:
"This dream is for a day"
That's Portugal and love in April!
And when the showers fell,
Those tears I know so well,
They told me it was spring fooling me.

I found my April dream in Portugal with you
When we discovered romance, like I never knew.
Then morning brought the rain,
And now my dream is through
But still my heart says "I love you."

This sad reality, To know it couldn't be,
That's Portugal and love in April!
The music and the wine convinced me you were mine,
But it was just the spring fooling me.

I found my April dream in Portugal with you
When we discovered romance, like I never knew.
Then morning brought the rain,




And now my dream is through
But still my heart says "I love you."

Overall Meaning

Les Baxter's "April in Portugal" is a love song that encapsulates the beauty and heartbreak of a fleeting spring romance in the picturesque country of Portugal. The song expresses a hopeful yearning mixed with a certain melancholy and nostalgia, taking the listener on a journey through the ups and downs of an intense but ultimately short-lived love affair.


The lyrics narrate the singer's discovery of love as he wanders through the magical streets of Portugal in April. He finds his "April dream" in his lover, with whom he experiences the kind of romance he never knew before. He gets lost in his emotions, with his head in the clouds and his heart going crazy. But too soon, his lover tells him that the romance is just for a day, and the rains that come following the showers make him realize that his spring love affair was nothing more than a fleeting illusion.


The song manages to capture both the magic and the heartbreak of a whirlwind romance, setting it against the backdrop of a stunning, dreamlike country. It's a poignant reminder that, even in the midst of an idyllic relationship or a picture-perfect environment, things can change in a heartbeat.


Line by Line Meaning

I found my April dream in Portugal with you
I discovered a beautiful, romantic experience with you in Portugal during the month of April.


When we discovered romance, like we never knew.
We found a new level of love and passion that we had never experienced before.


My head was in the clouds, My heart went crazy too,
I was so swept up in the moment that my emotions and thoughts were consumed by the romance we were experiencing.


And madly I said: "I love you."
I couldn't contain my feelings and expressed my love for you in a passionate and intense way.


Too soon I heard you say: "This dream is for a day"
Unfortunately, you told me that this romantic experience we were having would not last forever and was just temporary.


That's Portugal and love in April!
This kind of fleeting, temporary romance is common in Portugal during the month of April.


And when the showers fell, Those tears I know so well, They told me it was spring fooling me.
When it started to rain and I started to cry, I realized that the romance we were experiencing was just an illusion created by the excitement of springtime.


Then morning brought the rain, And now my dream is through
The next morning, it was still raining and our romantic experience was over.


But still my heart says "I love you."
Although the romance is over, my feelings for you have not changed and I still love you.


This sad reality, To know it couldn't be, That's Portugal and love in April!
It's a heartbreaking reality to know that our romance was not real and would not last, but this is a common experience in Portugal during April.


The music and the wine convinced me you were mine, But it was just the spring fooling me.
The combination of the music and wine made me feel like you were mine, but really it was just the excitement of spring causing us to feel that way.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jimmy Kennedy, Raul Ferrao

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1949waldo

Wonderful!! Takes me back so many years !

Gustavo

Essa música não me faz lembrar apenas da tradicional Portugal de doces e vinhos, mas dos adoráveis anos 50 e toda nostalgia causada por época tão contraditória!

Dejael Long

Love this tune! Wonderful Les Baxter music!

David Todora

Awesome 🤩

James Bisset

Takes me back 70 years. Happy times, the fifties.

Jeannette Baker

Breathtaking 👍

Eric Seal

Light and refreshing!!

Manfreda

🥰🥰🥰

Pornsak Pongthong

This reminds me of March in Portugal

Nicolás

so glad!

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