When I Grow Too Old to Dream
Rose Murphy Lyrics


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We have been gay, going our way
Life has been beautiful, we have been young
After you've gone, life will go on
Like an old song we have sung

When I grow too old to dream
I'll have you to remember
When I grow too old to dream
Your love will live in my heart
So, kiss me my sweet
And so let us part

And when I grow too old to dream
That kiss will live in my heart
And when I grow too old to dream
That kiss will live in my heart

So, kiss me my sweet
And so let us part




And when I grow too old to dream
That kiss will live in my heart

Overall Meaning

Rose Murphy's When I Grow Too Old to Dream is a beautiful song about love and the memories that remain as life goes on. The lyrics describe the journey of two people who have been happy together, enjoying their youth and the beauty of life. But as they age, life will go on, and they will be left with memories of the love they shared.


The singer of the song expresses her gratitude for having her partner in life, as she knows that when her days are behind her, the love they shared will live on in her heart. The sweet sentimentality of the song is emphasized throughout, culminating in the final lines where she urges her lover to kiss her before they part, knowing that their last embrace will remain in her heart even when she's grown too old to dream.


Rose Murphy's vibrant and smooth voice effortlessly provides a beautiful portrayal of this song's meaning, evoking a feeling of nostalgia and warmth. Overall, this song is a tribute to everlasting love and how it lives on even beyond death.


Line by Line Meaning

We have been gay, going our way
We have been happy, living our lives


Life has been beautiful, we have been young
Our life has been splendid due to our youthfulness


After you've gone, life will go on
Life will continue after you depart


Like an old song we have sung
Our love and memories will stay familiar, like a song we know by heart


When I grow too old to dream
When I approach old age and can no longer dream


I'll have you to remember
I will always remember you in my heart and mind


Your love will live in my heart
The love that you shared with me will always reside in my heart


So, kiss me my sweet
I request a final kiss before we part ways


And so let us part
It's time for us to part ways


That kiss will live in my heart
The memory of that final kiss will always exist in my heart




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