Thinking About You
Norah Jones Lyrics


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Yesterday I saw the sun shinin'
And the leaves were fallin' down softly
My cold hands needed a warm, warm touch
And I was thinkin' about you

But here I am lookin' for signs of leaving
You hold my hand, but do you really need me?
I guess it's time for me to let you go
And I'll be thinkin' about you

I'll be thinkin' about you

When you sail across the ocean waters
And you reach the other side safely
Could you smile, a little smile for me?
'Cause I'll be thinkin' about you
I'll be thinkin' about you




I'll be thinkin' about you
I'll be thinkin' about you

Overall Meaning

"Thinking About You" by Norah Jones is a soulful song that explores the compromises one makes in a relationship. The song begins by describing a beautiful autumn day with the sun shining, and the leaves falling softly. However, it's juxtaposed with a feeling of loneliness and the need for warmth, exemplified through the lines "My cold hands needed a warm, warm touch, and I was thinking about you." The singer feels that her partner's love isn't enough to make her feel secure, and she needs more than just holding her hand.


As the song progresses, she expresses her doubt about the future of her relationship with lines like "You hold my hand, but do you really need me?" The singer realizes that perhaps it's time to let go of the relationship but can't help think about her partner while they sail across the ocean, hoping for a smile or a goodbye. The song's melancholic tune and lyrics express a bittersweet feeling, where the singer knows she must let go but can't help thinking about her past love.


In conclusion, "Thinking About You" is a haunting track that captures the complexities of relationships' inner workings. It showcases the vulnerability of one's emotions and the difficulty in making tough decisions that require letting go of someone who was once an essential part of one's life.


Line by Line Meaning

Yesterday I saw the sun shinin'
The singer talks about a bright day, one she enjoyed.


And the leaves were fallin' down softly
As the leaves drop, they indicate that autumn is here, bringing with it a sense of change and introspection.


My cold hands needed a warm, warm touch
The warmth she seeks is ideally something personal and intimate and human that has nothing to do with inanimate objects.


And I was thinkin' about you
She is thinking about a person she wants to be with or is trying to move on from.


But here I am lookin' for signs of leaving
The artist is trying to find out whether or not someone will stay with her.


You hold my hand, but do you really need me?
The singer wonders if the person holding her hand is doing so out of necessity or just to be kind.


I guess it's time for me to let you go
The singer is contemplating breaking up with someone.


And I'll be thinkin' about you
Even after their decision to end the relationship, the artist will continue to have feelings for that person.


When you sail across the ocean waters
It is a metaphor for traveling far away and for leaving behind everything that she knows.


And you reach the other side safely
She wishes for the other person to have a safe journey.


Could you smile, a little smile for me?
She asks the other person to think of her and be happy.


'Cause I'll be thinkin' about you
Even though the other person is far away, the artist will still care for them.


I'll be thinkin' about you
The singer will always have the other person on her mind.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Fintage House Publishing
Written by: Norah Jones, Ilhan Ersahin

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@victoriaseven647

Yesterday I saw the sun shinin',
And the leaves were fallin' down softly,
My cold hands needed a warm, warm touch,
And I was thinkin' about you.

Here I am lookin' for signs of leaving,
You hold my hand, but do you really need me?
I guess it's time for me to let you go,
And I've been thinkin' about you,
I've been thinkin' about you.

When you sail across the ocean waters,
And you reach the other side safely,
Could you smile a little smile for me?
'cause I'll be thinkin' about you,
I'll be thinkin' about you,
I'll be thinkin' about you,
I'll be thinkin' about you.



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I love Norah Jones and miss the days when music like this was still popular and mainstream.

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Her voice is like a warm cup of hot chocolate on a cold night.

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This is a Bob Dylan song except written by a woman with a hypnotic voice what an immense talent...⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The two have them have saved my life on many occasions.

@Gabriel6246

I hear Norah when i'm sad, happy, confused, when i'm alone, with company.... i just love her songs!! Norah Jones ♥

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