Come On Eileen
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Come on Eileen, come on Eileen

Poor old Johnny Ray
Sounded sad upon the radio
He moved a million hearts in mono
Our mothers used to sing along
Who'd blame them?
You're grown
(You're grown up)
So grown
(So grown up)
Now I must say more than ever

Come on Eileen
Toora, loora, toora, loorye, aye
And we can sing just like our fathers

Come on Eileen
Oh, I swear, well, he means
At this moment, you mean everything

You in that dress
Oh, my thoughts, I confessed
Verge on the dirty
Ah, come on Eileen

Come on Eileen
These people round here
Wear beaten down eyes
Sun in smoke dried faces
Resigned to what their fate is

But not us
(No, never)
No, not us
(No, never)
We are far too young and clever
Remember

Toora, loora, toora, loorye, aye
Eileen, I'll let this tune forever
Toora, loora, toora, loorye, aye
Eileen, I'll let this tune forever

Come on Eileen
Oh, I swear, well, he means
Ah, come on let's take off everything

That pretty red dress
Oh, Eileen tell him yes
Oh, come on let's, ah, come on Eileen

Come on Eileen
Oh, I swear, well, he means
At this moment you mean everything

Come on Eileen, tooloorye, aye
Come on Eileen, tooloorye, aye
Toora, toora tooloorye, oh, Eileen

I said, come on Eileen oh, come on Eileen
We are far too young and clever
And things won't ever change
And I say, toora, loora, toora loorye, aye

Come on Eileen
Oh, I swear, well, he means
At this moment, you mean everything to me





Oh, to me, oh, Eileen
You mean everything

Overall Meaning

The song "Come On Eileen" by Save Ferris is a cover of the hit song by Dexys Midnight Runners in 1982. The song starts with a tribute to Johnny Ray, who was known for his emotional singing, and how he moved and touched the hearts of people with his singing, especially the mothers who used to sing along. Throughout the song, the singer addresses Eileen, who he shares a special moment with. He talks about Eileen being grown up but still being close to him, and how they can sing just like their fathers. He also talks about how the world around them is beaten down and resigned to their fate but he sees Eileen as someone who can take him away from that reality. The singer also talks about Eileen's dress and how it makes his thoughts verge on the dirty side.


The chorus of the song talks about how the singer and Eileen are far too young and clever to be like the people around them. The singer says that things won't ever change, but that's okay because they're here together now. The song ends with a declaration of love for Eileen and how she means everything to him.


Overall, the song is about two people who find solace in each other and their own little world. They're young and full of hope, ignoring the reality around them. The song is nostalgic and romantic, capturing a moment in time when everything seemed possible.


Line by Line Meaning

Come on Eileen, come on Eileen
The singer is encouraging Eileen to do something or come along with the group.


Poor old Johnny Ray
Johnny Ray, who was a popular singer in the 1950s, is painted here as somebody who has lost his touch and has become lonely.


Sounded sad upon the radio
Johnny Ray's music no longer plays on the radio as much as it used to. When it does play, it is a sad reminder of his status as washed up star.


He moved a million hearts in mono
Despite his current predicament, Johnny Ray was once so popular that he had a tremendous impact on millions of people's lives.


Our mothers used to sing along
Johnny Ray's music was popular among the singer's mothers' generation.


Who'd blame them?
The singer is justifying why their mothers loved Johnny Ray.


You're grown
Eileen has grown up and has become an adult.


(You're grown up)
The singer is repeating that Eileen is now an adult.


So grown
Eileen has grown up so much that the singer is surprised by how much she has matured.


(So grown up)
The singer again repeats that Eileen has grown up a lot.


Now I must say more than ever
The singer is compelled to express how he feels to Eileen more than ever before.


Come on Eileen
The singer is still urging Eileen on, asking her to do something or come along with the group.


Toora, loora, toora, loorye, aye
These lyrics are nonsensical and do not have a deeper meaning.


And we can sing just like our fathers
The singer is saying that they have inherited their fathers' love of music, and they can sing and play like their fathers did.


Oh, I swear, well, he means
The singer is swearing that what he is saying is true, he really means it.


At this moment, you mean everything
The singer is expressing Eileen's importance to him right now.


You in that dress
The singer is admiring the dress that Eileen is wearing.


Oh, my thoughts, I confessed
The singer is about to admit his true feelings to Eileen.


Verge on the dirty
The singer is admitting that his thoughts about Eileen may be inappropriate or scandalous.


Ah, come on Eileen
The singer is encouraging Eileen to come along with the group or do something with them.


These people round here
The singer is referring to the people in their town or neighborhood.


Wear beaten down eyes
The people in the neighborhood have a defeated or hopeless look in their eyes, as if they have given up.


Sun in smoke dried faces
The people all look tired or haggard from the sun, which has dried out their skin or exposed them to harsh elements.


Resigned to what their fate is
The people have given up and have accepted their lives as they are.


But not us
The singer is saying that they are different from the people around them.


(No, never)
The singer is repeating that they won't give up like the people around them.


No, not us
The singer is still insisting that they won't give up.


We are far too young and clever
The singer is suggesting that their youth and intelligence make them resilient and unlikely to give up on their dreams or ambitions.


Remember
The singer is urging the group to remember what they are fighting for.


Eileen, I'll let this tune forever
The singer is saying that they will always remember Eileen while listening to this song.


Come on let's take off everything
The singer is suggesting that everyone should get naked or remove their clothing.


That pretty red dress
The singer is admiring Eileen's red dress again.


Oh, Eileen tell him yes
The singer is encouraging Eileen to say yes to somebody or something.


Oh, I swear, well, he means
The singer is swearing that what he is saying is true, he really means it.


Come on Eileen, tooloorye, aye
The singer is still encouraging Eileen to come along with the group or to do something.


Toora, toora tooloorye, oh, Eileen
These lyrics are nonsensical and do not have a deeper meaning.


We are far too young and clever
The singer is repeating that they won't give up like the people around them because they are young and intelligent.


And things won't ever change
The singer is saying that nothing will change for them or for the people around them.


And I say, toora, loora, toora loorye, aye
These lyrics are nonsensical and do not have a deeper meaning.


At this moment, you mean everything to me
The singer is saying that Eileen is the most important thing in the world to him right now.


Oh, to me, oh, Eileen
The singer is emphasizing how important Eileen is to him.


You mean everything
Eileen is everything to the singer.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: James Paterson, Kevin Rowland, Kevin Adams

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@ladybirdyke

Come on Eileen, come on Eileen
Poor old Johnny Ray
Sounded sad upon the radio
He moved a million hearts in mono
Our mothers used to sing along
Who'd blame them?
You're grown
(You're grown up)
So grown
(So grown up)
Now I must say more than ever
Come on Eileen
Toora, loora, toora, loorye, aye
And we can sing just like our fathers
Come on Eileen
Oh, I swear, well, he means
At this moment, you mean everything
You in that dress
Oh, my thoughts, I confessed
Verge on the dirty
Ah, come on Eileen
Come on Eileen
These people round here
Wear beaten down eyes
Sun in smoke dried faces
Resigned to what their fate is
But not us
(No, never)
No, not us
(No, never)
We are far too young and clever
Remember
Toora, loora, toora, loorye, aye
Eileen, I'll let this tune forever
Toora, loora, toora, loorye, aye
Eileen, I'll let this tune forever
Come on Eileen
Oh, I swear, well, he means
Ah, come on let's take off everything
That pretty red dress
Oh, Eileen tell him yes
Oh, come on let's, ah, come on Eileen
Come on Eileen
Oh, I swear, well, he means
At this moment you mean everything
Come on Eileen, tooloorye, aye
Come on Eileen, tooloorye, aye
Toora, toora tooloorye, oh, Eileen
I said, come on Eileen oh, come on Eileen
We are far too young and clever
And things won't ever change
And I say, toora, loora, toora loorye, aye
Come on Eileen
Oh, I swear, well, he means
At this moment, you mean everything to me
Oh, to me, oh, Eileen
You mean everything



@adindabhadrika

"Come On Eileen"

Poor old Johnny Ray
Sounded sad upon the radio
He moved a million hearts in mono
Our mothers used
To Sing along,
who'd blame them....

you're grown... (you're grown up)
so grown... (so grown up)
now I must say more than ever

Come on eileen

Too ra loo ra, too ra loo rye aye
And we can sing just like our fathers

[Chorus:]
Come on Eileen,
oh I swear well he means
At this moment, you mean everything
You in that dress
Oh my thoughts I confess
Verge on dirty
Ah come on Eileen


Come on eileen...


These people round here
wear beaten down eyes
Sunk in smoke dried faces
Resigned to what their fate is
But not us (no never),
no not us (no never)
We are far too young and clever,
Remember


Too ra loo ra, too ra loo rye aye
Eileen I'll hum this tune forever
2x

Come on Eileen
oh I swear what he means
Ah come on let's
take off everything
That pretty red dress
Oh Eileen tell him yes
Ah come on let's,
Ah come on Eileen

Come on eileen
Oh I swear what he means,,
At this moment
You mean everything

Rege:
Come on Eileen too-loo rye-aye 
Come on Eileen too-loo rye-aye 
Too ra, too ra-too-loora
Ooo Eileen....

I said,
Come on eileen...
Oh come on eileen
We are far too young and clever
And things won't ever change
And I say....

Too ra , loo ra, too ra, loo rye aye

Come on Eileen oh I swear well he means at this moments you mean everything to meet... Oooo to mee...
Oooh to me..
Oh Eileen....
You mean everything......



@jcav9410

Whenever I listen to this song, I wonder of SEGA's music department was inspired by this new version to make "Escape from the City" from Sonic Adventure 2.

Original lyric (City Escape lyric)

"Poor old Johnnie Ray (Rolling around at the speed of sound)
Sounded sad upon the radio, set a million hearts in mono (Got places to go, gotta follow my rainbow).
Our mothers cried (Can't stick around, have to keep moving on),
Sang along, who'd blame them (Guess what lies ahead, only one way to find out!)
Now you're grown, so grown... (Must keep on moving ahead)
Now I must say more than ever (No time for guessing, follow my plan instead.)
Go toora loora toora loo rye aye (Trusting in what you can't see)
And we can sing just like our fathers (Take my lead I'll set you free)
Come on Eileen, oh I swear (what he means) (Follow me, set me free)
At this moment, you mean everything (Trust me and we will escape from the city)"

Try singing the lyrics to City Escape with an instrumental of this song... It sounds like they were meant to be mashed up.



All comments from YouTube:

@addysenfawcett1938

My step sister plays this song every time before her hockey tournaments... it brings joy to the whole family. I haven't seen her in about a month and I've heard this song 18 times. I think it's a sign she misses me as much as I do.

@XxBl00dySkvllzxX

What happened? Is she okay??

@anchorpoint3631

lmfao

@snails5305

I can see why she listens to it so often...

@cheeseybeaver

This was my best friends song (the original) who unfortunately passed away whilst were studying together at Uni. It usually brings up a lot of emotions for me, this version is less likely to make me cry.

He was my smoking buddy but we had made a pact to stop smoking by the time we graduated - he never graduated, so I never quit...
It came on the radio the other day whilst I was driving and I heard in his voice "Come on, Mikey..." I instantly threw my cigarette out of the window. And have since quit.

Amazing song.

@ismarwinkelman5648

But I still think you should try to attend one of her hockey tournaments 😎

@briancollins1296

Okay, ignoring the fact that I can't hear this song without imagining Spitfire singing it, this a great cover of the original.

@XxBl00dySkvllzxX

@WhiteDrink DEAD

@counterCanter

I just discovered it and I couldn't be more elated

@Hurricane3459

Same here lol

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