My Home Town
Paul Anka Lyrics


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I took a little trip to my home town
I only stopped to look around
And as I walked along the thorough-fare
There was music playing ev'rywhere
The music came from within my heart
How did it happen how did it start
I only know that I fell in love
I guess the answer lies up above

Oh what a feeling
My heart was reeling
The bells were ringing
The birds were singing

And so the music keep goes on and on
And through the night until the break of dawn
I hear a bird up in the tree
He sings a pretty little melody

Oh what a feeling
My heart was reeling
The bells were ringing
The birds were singing

And so the music keep goes on and on
And through the night until the break of dawn
I hear a bird up in the tree




He sings a pretty little melody
Ya-ya-ya-ya...

Overall Meaning

In these lyrics from Paul Anka's song "My Home Town," the singer describes taking a trip back to the town where he grew up. As he walks around, he hears music everywhere, and realizes that the music is coming from within his own heart. He's not sure how this happened, but he knows that he's fallen in love. The music continues all night, and even a bird in a nearby tree sings a pretty melody.


The song is a nostalgic tribute to the place where the singer grew up. He is overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of his home town, and the music that he hears seems to represent the joy and emotion that he feels in returning to this place. The lyrics suggest that music has a power to evoke memories and emotions, and that the simple pleasure of a pretty melody can bring us back to cherished moments from the past.


Line by Line Meaning

I took a little trip to my home town
I visited the town where I grew up


I only stopped to look around
I took a brief break from my journey down memory lane


And as I walked along the thorough-fare
I strolled down the main street


There was music playing ev'rywhere
The sounds of my past experiences filled the air


The music came from within my heart
The stirring of personal memories evoked music and emotions inside me


How did it happen how did it start
I cannot explain how my memories invoke such strong feelings


I only know that I fell in love
My trip down memory lane made me realize how much I cherish my home and town


I guess the answer lies up above
I cannot find an explanation in this earthly realm


Oh what a feeling
I experienced intense emotions


My heart was reeling
My heart was overwhelmed with emotions


The bells were ringing
The sounds of church bells accentuated the emotions I felt


The birds were singing
The sweet tweets of birds added to the sentimental experience


And so the music keep goes on and on
The memories and emotions persist


And through the night until the break of dawn
The experience persisted through the night


I hear a bird up in the tree
I heard a bird singing a particular tune


He sings a pretty little melody
The bird's tune was pleasing to my ears


Ya-ya-ya-ya...
The bird kept singing its tune




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Paul Anka

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@addicted2lipgloss872

I took a little trip to my home town
I only stopped to just look around
And as I walked along the thorough-fare
There was music playing everywhere

The music came from within my heart
How did it happen how did it start
I only know that I fell in love
I guess the answer lies up above

Oh what a feeling
My heart was reeling
The bells were ringing
The birds were singing

And so the music keep goes on and on
And through the night until the break of dawn
I hear a birdie up in the tree
I hear him sings this melody

And so he sings
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya

Oh what a feeling
My heart was reeling
The bells were ringing
The birds were singing

And so the music keep goes on and on
And through the night until the break of dawn
And every evening when the sun goes down
I'm with my love in my home town

And so I sing
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ho-ho-ho-ho
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya



@paolamariefuchsstitelmann7458

I took a little trip - to my home town
I only stopped just to look around
And as I walked along the thorough-fare
There was music playing ev'rywhere

The music came from within my heart
How did it happen how did it start -
I only know that I fell in love
I guess the answer lies up above -

Oh what a feeling .....
My heart was reeling
The bells were ringing .....
The birds were singing

And so the music keep goes on and on
And through the night until the break of dawn
I hear a bird up in the tree -
He sings a pretty little melody

Oh what a feeling .....
My heart was reeling
The bells were ringing ....
The birds were singing

And so the music keep goes on and on
And through the night until the break of dawn
I hear a bird up in the tree -
He sings a pretty little melody
ya-ya-ya-ya......



All comments from YouTube:

@CharrideGatti

Nossa como amo essa música..era pequenina e ficava a ouvir pelo rádio. Que bom ver agora é ouvir. Ele era lindo demais. E agora aos 80 anos continua lindo e carismático. Amo demais!

@addicted2lipgloss872

I took a little trip to my home town
I only stopped to just look around
And as I walked along the thorough-fare
There was music playing everywhere

The music came from within my heart
How did it happen how did it start
I only know that I fell in love
I guess the answer lies up above

Oh what a feeling
My heart was reeling
The bells were ringing
The birds were singing

And so the music keep goes on and on
And through the night until the break of dawn
I hear a birdie up in the tree
I hear him sings this melody

And so he sings
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya

Oh what a feeling
My heart was reeling
The bells were ringing
The birds were singing

And so the music keep goes on and on
And through the night until the break of dawn
And every evening when the sun goes down
I'm with my love in my home town

And so I sing
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ho-ho-ho-ho
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya
Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya

@pegfosnaugh7271

Just heard this on the radio and oh my gosh, I had forgotten about this song and how much I used to love it! What a treasure full of memories it brings from my youth😍

@pablovasquezloayza

Hermosa canción que acompañó mi niñez en los 60´s.

@MichaelDaily1

I love the coasters.I bought this record in May of 1959 and I still play it today. [MK Michael]

@CharrideGatti

Aí amo essa música. Eu tinha sete anos e ficava imaginando como seria o cantor..mal sabia eu que era lindo demais!

@lauraferreirademattosdossa6030

Essa me lembra quando ele veio ao BR e ele cantou essa musica n TV
Eu m apaixonei , eu tinha 12 ou 13 anos. E inesquecivel. I love paul anka. 💝💝💝😍😍😍😘

@Benjamin-fp5er

Simplesmente lindo , esta canção é mto linda
O Paul Anka ,era tão novinho era um rapazinho mto lindinho ,até a voz era diferente .
O Paul até hoje é lindo charmoso ,gentil ,meigo doce ,te um lindo e fácil sorriso é uma pessoa cheia impatia pelas pessoas .
O Paul Anka é um ser humano maravilhoso cheio de mtas qualidade e mtas virtudes .
Até hj j o Paul é um amorzinho de pessoa .
Ivani ,São Paulo., Brasil /27 / 10 / 23 / 01 : 57 .
😍😍😎😎❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

@carolinaafonso7190

Delicada, sublime. Parabéns

@javiermontenegrojoo5062

Great composer and singer Paul Anka!!! I used to hear him on the radio when I was a little kid and did not even understand English.

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