Bali Hai
Romantic Strings and Orchestra Lyrics


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Most people live on a lonely island
Lost in the middle of a foggy sea
Most people long for another island
One where they know they will like to be

Bali Ha'i may call you
Any night, any day
In your heart, you'll hear it call you:
"Come away... Come away"

Bali Ha'i will whisper
On the wind of the sea
"Here am I, your special island!
Come to me, come to me!"

Your own special hopes
Your own special dreams
Bloom on the hillside
And shine in the streams

If you try, you'll find me
Where the sky meets the sea
"Here am I, your special island
Come to me, Come to me."

Bali Ha'i, Bali Ha'i, Bali Ha'i

Someday you'll see me, floatin' in the sunshine
My head stickin' out from a low-flying cloud
You'll hear me call you, singin' through the sunshine
Sweet and clear as can be:
"Come to me, here am I, come to me..."

If you try, you'll find me
Where the sky meets the sea
"Here am I, your special island
Come to me, Come to me"





Bali Ha'i, Bali Ha'i, Bali Ha'i

Overall Meaning

The song "Bali Hai" by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, as interpreted by Romantic Strings and Orchestra, speaks about the universal feeling of dissatisfaction and longing for something better. The song starts with a description of how most people feel isolated and alone in a foggy and obscure sea, and how they wish to find a place where they truly belong. In this case, Bali Hai, a mythical island in the Pacific, becomes a symbol of hope and a promise of a new beginning. The island represents a place where people can fulfill their aspirations and dreams without any constraints. The song conveys a message of self-discovery, urging the listener to search within themselves to find their own special hopes and dreams that they can pursue in Bali Hai.


The chorus of the song reinforces the idea that Bali Hai is always present, calling out to those who are willing to follow their dreams. The island's voice is imagined as the wind of the sea, whispering to the listener to come and find it. The song portrays Bali Hai as a paradise that the listener can only imagine, where all their wishes and desires can come true. The last verse of the song becomes a personal invitation from Bali Hai. The singer describes how they will be floating in the sunshine, singing and calling out to the listener to come and join them in the special island.


Overall, "Bali Hai" is a song that communicates a universal feeling of yearning and a desire for a place to belong. It suggests that everyone has their own special hopes and dreams that they can find in the paradise of Bali Hai, given they are willing to search within themselves to find them.


Line by Line Meaning

Most people live on a lonely island
Many people live their lives feeling isolated and disconnected from others


Lost in the middle of a foggy sea
These people feel trapped and unable to find their way to a more fulfilling existence


Most people long for another island
Many people yearn for a different life and a happier place where they truly belong


One where they know they will like to be
A place where they can be free, happy and feel at home


Bali Ha'i may call you
The island of Bali Ha'i can speak to you in a way that touches you deeply


Any night, any day
It can reach you at any moment, without warning


In your heart, you'll hear it call you:
You will feel the call to Bali Ha'i deeply and intimately, as if it were part of your soul


"Come away... Come away"
It will invite you to leave behind the life you know and travel to the island, to find the happiness you seek


Bali Ha'i will whisper
The island itself will seem to speak to you, calling out from across the sea


On the wind of the sea
The ocean breeze will carry this message to you, making you feel its pull


"Here am I, your special island!
Bali Ha'i is a place unlike any other, one that is unique and magical


Come to me, come to me!"
It beckons you to travel to the island and be embraced by its beauty and wonder


Your own special hopes
The dreams and desires that are uniquely yours


Your own special dreams
The aspirations that fill your heart and soul


Bloom on the hillside
They can blossom and thrive in a place like Bali Ha'i


And shine in the streams
They can shine like the sun on the water, reflecting back the joy they bring


If you try, you'll find me
If you make the effort, you can find Bali Ha'i and all it has to offer


Where the sky meets the sea
There is a magical place where these two elements converge, creating a unique and special world


"Here am I, your special island
Bali Ha'i will always be there, waiting for you to arrive and discover its secrets


Come to me, Come to me."
It will never stop calling to you, urging you to come and experience its magic and beauty


Someday you'll see me, floatin' in the sunshine
There may come a time when you catch a glimpse of Bali Ha'i, seemingly floating in the endless blue sky and sparkling sun


My head stickin' out from a low-flying cloud
Perhaps you will see the outline of the island in the distance, rising up from the clouds and beckoning you to visit


You'll hear me call you, singin' through the sunshine
You will feel the island's pull and hear its siren song, carried on the warm tropical winds and bright sunshine


Sweet and clear as can be:
The call will be irresistible, sweet and clear as the crystal blue waters surrounding the island


"Come to me, here am I, come to me..."
Bali Ha'i will always be waiting, inviting you to listen to its call and discover its endless wonders and joys.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Oscar II Hammerstein

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Lovely my favorite songs,Many Thanks Sir.
Time-Melodies Index
00:00 1)bali hi
02:18 2)moonlight in vermont
05:28 3)canadian sunset
08:10 4)love me with all your heart
11:15 5)yellow bird
14:24 6)arrived roma
18:05 7)under paris skies
20:30 8)manha de carnival
24:00 9)a foggy day
26:30 10)what a wonderful world
29:10 11)that's amore
31:45 12)edelwiess
35:20 13)la vie en rose
39:00 14)april in portugal
41:45 15)spanish eyes
44:35 16)darling, je vous aime beaucoup
48:00 17)auf wiederseh'n,sweetheart
51:55 18)hawaiian wedding song
54:52 19)vaya con dios
The End



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