Plaisir d'Amour
The Seekers Lyrics


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The joy of love is but a moment long;
The pain of love endures a whole life long.
Your eyes kissed mine; I saw the love in them shine;
You brought me heaven right then when your eyes kissed mine.
My love loves me, and all the wonders I see;
A rainbow shines in my window; my love loves me.
But now he's gone, like a dream that fades into dawn,
But the words stay locked in my heartstrings, "My love loves me."
The joy of love is but a moment long,




The pain of love endures a whole life long.

Overall Meaning

The Seekers' rendition of the classic French love song "Plaisir d'Amour" tells of the fleeting nature of love and how the joy of being loved by someone can transcend time through memories and the power of the heart. The opening line declares that the pleasure of being in love may be a temporary emotion while the pain of lost love can last a lifetime. However, the singer finds solace in having experienced the love of another and how it has affected her life. The second verse expands on this joy, describing how the love between the two people brought heaven to the singer in that moment.


The chorus again repeats the opening sentiment, but adds a twist with the final line that her love still exists even though he is gone. This statement reinforces the idea that while love may come and go, the feeling can still live on through memories and emotions, especially when it is felt deeply.


Line by Line Meaning

The joy of love is but a moment long;
Love is fleeting and only brings happiness for a short while.


The pain of love endures a whole life long.
The pain of love can last a lifetime, even after the love is gone.


Your eyes kissed mine; I saw the love in them shine;
When you looked into my eyes, I could see the love you had for me.


You brought me heaven right then when your eyes kissed mine.
In that moment, when our eyes met, I felt complete bliss and happiness.


My love loves me, and all the wonders I see;
Because my love loves me, I am able to see and appreciate all the beauty in the world.


A rainbow shines in my window; my love loves me.
My love's love for me makes everything seem brighter and more vibrant, even a rainbow in my window.


But now he's gone, like a dream that fades into dawn,
My love has left me, and it feels like it was all just a dream that quickly faded away.


But the words stay locked in my heartstrings, "My love loves me."
Even though my love is gone, the memory of them saying "My love loves me" still holds a special place in my heart.




Lyrics © RAOUL BRETON EDITIONS, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: TRADITIONAL, TERRY RENDALL

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Comments from YouTube:

John Wildig

The most beautiful song ever, sung by an angel. Hopefully Judith you're still singing in Heaven . If I'm lucky maybe I'll hear you there.. God Bless

kindface

Judith is, to me, quite simply one of the most beautiful and under-rated voices of all time. Amazing, amazing voice. We are very fortunate to be able to listen to her over and over again.

Deborah N.

YES... you are right... she had perfect pitch and control... Lovely.

Angie Payne

What a beautiful voice Judith has The Seekers were my favorite group of the 6Os she's still the most talented performer if all tines

Knut Arne Aakra

From the bottom of my hart i agree

Kyle Kennedy

It must rate as one of the most beautiful and angelic renditions ever of this timeless song.
Bravo, Bravo, Bravo🎶🎵🎶🎵🎶

James Sullivan

A beautiful pure voice. I tear up when ever I hear her sing. Oh I yearn for the old days

Brian Harbut

Nicely put James 👍

John Schuh

I have heard many a fine voice sing this song, but not many bring me to tears.

mike clarke

staggering to think that this song was written in the 1700's and still going ....incredible.... good music never dies

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