April In Portugal
Stanley Black & His Orchestra Lyrics


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I found my April dream in Portugal with you
When we discovered romance, like we never knew.
My head was in the clouds, My heart went crazy too,
And madly I said: "I love you."

Too soon I heard you say:
"This dream is for a day"
That's Porugal and love in April!
And when the showers fell,
Those tears I know so well,
They told me it was spring fooling me.

I found my April dream in Portugal with you
When we discovered romance, like I never knew.
Then morning brought the rain,
And now my dream is through
But still my heart says "I love you."

This sad reality, To know it couldn't be,
That's Portugal and love in April!
The music and the wine convinced me you were mine,
But it was just the spring fooling me.

I found my April dream in Portugal with you
When we discovered romance, like I never knew.
Then morning brought the rain,




And now my dream is through
But still my heart says "I love you."

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "April In Portugal" by Stanley Black & His Orchestra convey a story of a fleeting romance that takes place in the beautiful country of Portugal. The singer describes finding their "April dream" in Portugal with their loved one, where they experienced a newfound romance that surpassed anything they had ever known before. This new love made them feel euphoric, as their head was in the clouds and their heart was overwhelmed with passion. They couldn't contain their feelings and declared their love madly.


However, the dreamlike state abruptly shatters when the singer hears their loved one utter the words, "This dream is for a day." These words come as a painful revelation that the romance they shared was only temporary, similar to the transient nature of April in Portugal. The rainy showers, which symbolize tears and sadness, confirm this realization. The singer acknowledges that they were fooled by the arrival of spring and the illusions it created.


The second verse reiterates the feeling of disbelief and disappointment. The reality sets in that their romantic connection with their partner was not meant to last. The music and the wine that once convinced the singer that their loved one was theirs turned out to be mere illusions. The arrival of morning and the rain further emphasize the end of their dream and the conclusion of their romance. Despite this, the singer's heart still holds onto the love they felt, unable to let go.


The lyrics of "April In Portugal" portray a bittersweet love story that encapsulates the fleeting nature of romance. It captures the euphoria, the fleeting happiness, and the eventual heartbreak that the singer experiences during their time in Portugal. It serves as a reminder that sometimes, even the most intense and beautiful romances are destined to be short-lived, leaving the singer longing for what once was.


Line by Line Meaning

I found my April dream in Portugal with you
I discovered a beautiful, idealized vision of love in Portugal with you


When we discovered romance, like we never knew
When we experienced a deep and passionate love that surpassed any previous encounters


My head was in the clouds, My heart went crazy too
I was euphorically lost in love, completely captivated and overwhelmed


And madly I said: "I love you."
And with intense emotion, I proclaimed my profound love for you.


Too soon I heard you say: "This dream is for a day"
Unfortunately, you quickly expressed that our love was only temporary and would not last


That's Portugal and love in April!
That's the nature of love and romance in Portugal during the month of April - fleeting and transient


And when the showers fell, Those tears I know so well
And when the rain started to pour, I could not help but shed tears of sadness


They told me it was spring fooling me
Those tears served as a reminder that it was the deceptive illusions of springtime playing tricks on my emotions


Then morning brought the rain, And now my dream is through
Subsequently, the morning arrived with even more rain, signaling the end of my cherished dream


But still my heart says "I love you."
However, my heart still remains steadfast in proclaiming its love for you


This sad reality, To know it couldn't be
This heartbreaking truth of knowing that our love could not become a lasting reality


The music and the wine convinced me you were mine
The enchanting combination of music and wine made me believe wholeheartedly that you belonged to me


But it was just the spring fooling me
Yet, it was merely the deceptive nature of springtime playing tricks on my emotions once again


And now my dream is through, But still my heart says "I love you."
And now, my cherished dream has come to an end, but my heart continues to express its unwavering love for you




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jimmy Kennedy, Raul Ferrao

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