Unchained Melody
Les Baxter Lyrics


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Unchain me, unchain me, unchain me, unchain me, unchain me
Unchain me, unchain me, unchain me, unchain me
Ah, ah-ah, ah, ah

Oh, my love, my darling
I've hungered for your touch a long, lonely time
Time goes by so slowly and time can do so much
Are you still mine?
I need your love, I need your love




God speed your love to me
(Oh, oh, oh)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Les Baxter's "Unchained Melody" represent a deep longing for love that has felt absent for a long time. The repeated refrain of "unchain me" signifies a desire to be released from a state of emotional imprisonment and to finally experience the fullness of love. The lyrics in the first verse of the song convey the sentiment of feeling incomplete and incomplete without being in the arms of the one who is deeply loved. The following lines project the apparent everlasting qualities of love while questioning the fate of the relationship. The singer of the song reveals how much they need to be loved, be needed and to feel the presence of their beloved's love.


In essence, the song conveys a yearning for love that spans time and distance as the person is separated from their lover. It is an emotional plea for the loved one to come back either physically or emotionally, presenting a melancholy and wistful tone that translates into an unforgettable melody.


Line by Line Meaning

Unchain me, unchain me, unchain me, unchain me, unchain me
Please remove the chains that bind me and set me free


Unchain me, unchain me, unchain me, unchain me
I long to be free and not restricted by anything


Ah, ah-ah, ah, ah
Expressing intense desire and longing


Oh, my love, my darling
Addressing my beloved with deep affection and endearment


I've hungered for your touch a long, lonely time
I have yearned for your physical and emotional closeness for an extended period of isolation and emptiness


Time goes by so slowly and time can do so much
The wait has seemed endless and time has profound effects on our lives


Are you still mine?
Expressing concern and anxiety about the strength and endurance of our love


I need your love, I need your love
I can't live without your love and emotional support


God speed your love to me
Asking for divine intervention and blessings to bring us back together


(Oh, oh, oh)
A vocalization of strong emotions and feelings




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Written by: Alex North, Hyman Zaret

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@cf1934

This was my favorite song from 1955, the year I was wed to my beautiful Shirley. She passed away in 2011 but she'll remain in my heart forever.

@williammclean5040

May Your Shirley Rest In Peace.

@kinglear5952

Bless you both

@Mister.youtube

@cribmum31

What a sweet story ❤

@mikekemper9566

Yep.... lost mom, dad, brother, and oldest daughter...😢

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@lindaeasley5606

This is the most beautiful version of Unchained Melody in my opinion

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@johnadams8025

Memory Lane @ 71 yearsold now, was married and 4 kids and now retired. What a journey!

@paulpine6511

This version is phenomenal. The beginning emerges out of a mist. The ending evokes to me an ascendance to heaven.

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