I Love Paris
Les Baxter Lyrics


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When days are long and nights are lonely
And all my daydreams have gone astray
I think about the one and only
Who's bound to find me some golden day

The one I love is coming along some day
And I'll have none except the one I love
He/She may be near or ever so far away
But I'll have none except the one I love

And though our meeting is left to chance
Until our meeting
I still will have my dream romance




And through the night I pray to the moon above
To please be kind and find the one I love

Overall Meaning

In the opening lines of the song "I Love Paris," Les Baxter with his Orchestra & Chorus speaks to the singer's loneliness and unfulfilled daydreams. The singer pines for a lover, a significant other, who he/she hopes will find him or her on some glorious day. The verses of the song are filled with melancholy, with the singer dreaming of the day their significant other will come to them. The refrain of the song is where the true heart of the singer's feelings can be seen. The singer declares that they will have none other than the one they love. This person, the one, may yet be close or far away, but the singer is steadfast in their declaration that only this one is held high in their affections.


The chorus of "I Love Paris" brings the song together with its dreams of romance. The singer of the story understands that finding the one they love is left to chance, and until that time, they indulge in dream romance. Through the night, the singer prays to the moon above to help them find the one they love. As the song finishes up, though, the melancholy tune is removed and replaced with a bouncy, optimistic tune. The song then takes on a joyous and entertaining feel.


Line by Line Meaning

When days are long and nights are lonely
During the times when the days seem never-ending and the nights are spent in isolation


And all my daydreams have gone astray
When all of my hopes and aspirations seem to have disintegrated


I think about the one and only
I contemplate the one and only person who holds a special place in my heart


Who's bound to find me some golden day
This person is bound to help me find happiness in life in the future


The one I love is coming along some day
The person I love will eventually make their way into my life at some point


And I'll have none except the one I love
I will not settle for anyone else but the person I truly love


He/She may be near or ever so far away
The person I love could be close by or they could be far away


But I'll have none except the one I love
However, I will not choose someone else, I will wait for the one I love


And though our meeting is left to chance
Although the possibility of us meeting is left up to fate


Until our meeting
Until the time we have the chance to meet each other


I still will have my dream romance
I will continue to imagine and hope for a romantic future with the person I love


And through the night I pray to the moon above
At every nightfall, I turn towards the moon and pray for my heartfelt wishes to come true


To please be kind and find the one I love
I beseech the moon to play a hand in bringing the one I love into my life




Lyrics © Royalty Network, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bronislaw Kaper, Gus Kahn, Walter Jurmann

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