Nat King Cole Lyrics

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That's what you are
Though near are far
Like a song of love that clings to me
How the thought of you does things to me
Never before has someone been more
In every way
And forever more
That's how you'll stay
That's why, darling, it's incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too

That's why, darling, it's incredible

That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too

Overall Meaning

The power of love and the impact that a person can have on someone's life are the central themes of Nat King Cole's song "Unforgettable." The song is structured as a tribute to an unforgettable person, whose image and memory have stayed with the singer. The lyrics stress the idea of being unable to forget someone, whether it is someone far away or right next to you.

The song's tone is a mixture of romance, nostalgia, and longing, as portrayed in the line "Like a song of love that clings to me," where the word song represents the emotional connection that the singer feels for this individual. The song goes on to describe how the thought of this individual affects the singer. The lyrics tip towards the melancholy side when it is revealed that the person in question is unreachable. The singer is miles apart from the unforgettable figure, but the memory of him/her is strong enough to bridge the gap. The last line, "Thinks that I am unforgettable too" indicates that this is a two-way relationship or that the singer hopes it to be, emphasizing the mutual admiration.

Line by Line Meaning

You are impossible to forget

That's what you are
This is the exact way to describe you

No matter the distance or time, you remain unforgettable

Though near or far
Our physical distance doesn't affect how unforgettable you are

Like a song of love that clings to me
Just like a song that constantly plays in my head, the thought of you sticks with me

How the thought of you does things to me
Thinking of you has a profound effect on me

Never before has someone been more
I have never encountered anyone else who embodies the concept of 'unforgettable' more than you

Unforgettable in every way
Every aspect of you is unforgettable

And forever more, that's how you'll stay
Your unforgettable nature will persevere for all time

That's why, darling, it's incredible
It's so amazing to me that you, who are so unforgettable, also find me unforgettable

That someone so unforgettable
It's remarkable that someone with your unforgettable qualities

Thinks that I am unforgettable too
Believes that I too possess the same level of unforgettable qualities

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Irving Gordon

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I am sitting in my mother' s hospice room right now, playing some of her favorite songs for her to help make her transition from this world to the next as peaceful and calm as possible and I am dedicating this song to her with gratitude and love. Because she Is Unforgettable


Hey Chris! I will be praying for you and your family. May God watch over you


Your mother's transition will be peaceful, God bless you both x


Praying for you!! Hugs, I've been there!! Day by day..


Doing the same for my G-pa rn. Thx for sharing. Peace


RIP to your mother. I hope you’re okay

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You know an artist is good when they make you feel nostalgia for a time you weren't alive.






I feel like this song would play in the aftermath of an atomic fallout, with traces of life still left. Calling the human race unforgettable.

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