Zing Went the Strings of My Heart
The Skyliners Lyrics


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Dear when you smiled at me, I heard a melody
It haunted me from the start
Something inside of me started a symphony
Zing! Went the strings of my heart

'Twas like a breath of spring, heard a robin sing
About a nest set apart
All nature seemed to be in perfect harmony
Zing! Went the strings of my heart

Your eyes made skies blue again
What else could I do again
Keep repeating through again
"I love you, love you"

I still recall the thrill, guess I always will
I hope 'twill never depart
All nature seemed to be in perfect harmony
Zing! Went the strings of my heart

Your eyes made skies blue again
What else could I do again?
Keep repeating through again
"I love you, I do love you"

I still recall the thrill, I guess that I always will
I hope 'twill never depart




All nature seemed to be in perfect harmony
Zing! Went the strings of my heart

Overall Meaning

The song "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart" by The Skyliners is a romantic love song that expresses the feeling of falling in love. The opening line of the song, "Dear when you smiled at me, I heard a melody," describes the feeling of a person who is completely taken aback by the sight of their lover's smile. The melody that they hear is so captivating that it has haunted them from that moment on. This melody is so powerful that it feels like a symphony has started inside of them, and it causes the strings of their heart to start "zinging" or singing.


The song uses the metaphor of the awakening of nature to describe the way the singer feels when they fall in love. The robin singing about a nest set apart is a symbol of finding something special and unique that resonates with the singer. The mention of blue skies is a common motif in love songs and refers to the feeling of happiness and optimism that accompanies falling in love. The chorus, "Zing! Went the strings of my heart," is an expression of the sheer joy and excitement that the singer feels in their heart.


In short, the song is a celebration of the feeling of falling in love and the way that it can awaken powerful emotions and sensations within a person. The melody, the metaphor of nature, and the expression of joy all combine to make "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart" a classic love song that has stood the test of time.


Line by Line Meaning

Dear when you smiled at me, I heard a melody
When you smiled at me, I felt a sense of joy that was accompanied by a beautiful tune.


It haunted me from the start
This melody stuck with me and constantly played in my head.


Something inside of me started a symphony
The joy and happiness I felt from your smile inspired a beautiful orchestral composition within me.


Zing! Went the strings of my heart
The intense emotions I felt made my heartstrings vibrate and produce an audible sound.


'Twas like a breath of spring, heard a robin sing
Your smile and the accompanying melody felt as refreshing as the first breath of spring, and it was as if even the birds were singing about it.


About a nest set apart
The robin's song was about a special and unique nest, much like the extraordinary feelings I had for you.


All nature seemed to be in perfect harmony
The world around me seemed to be in sync and at peace, reflecting the contentment I felt in my heart.


Your eyes made skies blue again
Simply by looking into your eyes, my world brightened and the beauty of the sky was revived.


What else could I do again
I couldn't help but repeat this feeling of elation and love.


Keep repeating through again
I expressed my love for you repeatedly, unable to contain the overwhelming emotion within me.


"I love you, love you"
The phrase I kept repeating was simply, "I love you."


I still recall the thrill, guess I always will
The excitement and happiness I felt in that moment have remained with me, and I know they always will.


All nature seemed to be in perfect harmony
The natural world was still in harmony with my own feelings, as if the universe itself was rejoicing in our love.


Zing! Went the strings of my heart
Once again, the intense emotions I felt could not be contained and made my heartstrings vibrate with a beautiful melody.




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: James F. Hanley

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