Canadian Sunset
Romantic Strings and Orchestra Lyrics


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Once I was alone
So lonely and then
You came, out of nowhere
Like the sun up from the hills

Cold, cold was the wind
Warm, warm were your lips
Out there, on that ski trail
Where your kiss filled me with thrills

A weekend in Canada, a change of scene
Was the most I bargained for
And then I discovered you and in your eyes
I found the love that I couldn't ignore

Down, down came the sun
Fast, fast, fast, beat my heart




I knew when the sun set
From that day, we'd never ever part

Overall Meaning

The Romantic Strings and Orchestra's song "Canadian Sunset" tells the story of a once-lonely individual who unexpectedly finds love in the mountains of Canada. The lyrics paint a picture of the singer's senses being awakened as they recount the moment they met their lover. The "cold, cold wind" contrasts with the warmth of their lover's lips, heightening their experience. The use of imagery in the lyrics is reminiscent of a movie script, as the singer discovers love while skiing during a weekend trip to Canada. The singer emphasizes that they had not anticipated finding love on the trip but how "in your eyes" they "found the love that [they] couldn't ignore."


The chorus of the song is a beautiful ode to lasting love. As the sun sets behind the mountains, their heart beats fast, indicating the beginnings of love, and they know from that day on that they will "never ever part." The song evokes feelings of hope, romanticism, and the power of chance encounters. The Romantic Strings and Orchestra's use of swooning strings and soaring melodies matches the lyrics' emotion beautifully, making "Canadian Sunset" a beloved piece of romantic pop culture.


Line by Line Meaning

Once I was alone
I used to be all alone


So lonely and then
I was very lonesome


You came, out of nowhere
Then, suddenly you appeared unexpectedly


Like the sun up from the hills
Just like the sun rising from behind the hills


Cold, cold was the wind
The wind was extremely cold


Warm, warm were your lips
But your lips felt warm


Out there, on that ski trail
On that ski trail in the outdoors


Where your kiss filled me with thrills
Your kiss gave me an exciting rush


A weekend in Canada, a change of scene
I was just looking for a change of pace in Canada for the weekend


Was the most I bargained for
I didn't expect anything more


And then I discovered you and in your eyes
But then I found you and when I looked into your eyes


I found the love that I couldn't ignore
I found a love that I couldn't disregard


Down, down came the sun
Then, the sun went down


Fast, fast, fast, beat my heart
My heart was racing


I knew when the sun set
At that moment, I knew


From that day, we'd never ever part
You and I would never separate from that day




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Norman Gimbel, Eddie Heywood

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@MrJpartridge

there is no joy in aging but at least we have these songs to remember - Canadian Sunset never fails to move me

@garydavdderby7657

I'll never age to beautiful music

@briancollins1579

+jim partridge I might disagree some..aging can be rewarding if you know how to appreciate it..and do it well.

@davidlichner9349

+Brian Collins ya, agreed, appreciate life, good music helps to do that and will never get old.

@hackberryflat

Ahhh, Brian, you've been listening to the propaganda haven't you! Getting old sucks BIG TIME! I'm past my three score and ten and it's not worth a bucket of spit (that's a paraphrase of Texas Jack Varner's description of the VPOTUS job. It applies to aging. even with this body, I'd be willing to get back a decade or five.

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@dennisharvey7899

Back when the world was worth living in.

@vitameatavegamin4236

I could not have said it better my self!

@semperfi818

It still is, if you have the people you love with you -- at least, the world still is for me; may your world get better, friend.

@timtrussell9195

I was seven in 1956 and can clearly remember Dad playing this on the"Hi-Fi" on a sunny Sunday morning in Ventura County Calif. It takes me right back to that warm and safe feeling.
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