April In Portugal
Vic Damone 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 Portugal 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 song “April in Portugal” by Vic Damone depicts a nostalgic memory of a short-lived yet impactful romantic encounter. The song begins with the singer reminiscing about how he found his ‘April dream’ in Portugal with his lover. The lines “My head was in the clouds, my heart went crazy too, and madly I said, ‘I love you’” suggest the singer was overtaken by his emotions and swept into a whirlwind of romance. However, his lover quickly reveals that their relationship was only meant to last for a day, which is in line with the lyrics “This dream is for a day”. The singer, understandably, is heartbroken after hearing this news and the following lyrics “Those tears I know so well, they told me it was spring fooling me” indicate his disillusionment.


In the second verse, the singer explains how the music and wine, along with the ambiance of spring, convinced him that he was meant to be with his lover, but later he realizes that it was the spring that was deceiving him. He concludes that despite the rain and his dream being shattered, his heart still says “I love you” to his lover. The song expertly highlights how a brief affair can have a long-lasting impact on someone’s heart and memory, even if their love was only meant to last for a day.


Line by Line Meaning

I found my April dream in Portugal with you
I found a wonderful, impossible dream in Portugal with you. It was something that only happened in April and was fleeting.


When we discovered romance, like we never knew.
We found a love that was unlike anything we had experienced before.


My head was in the clouds, My heart went crazy too,
I was completely swept off my feet and consumed by the feeling of love.


And madly I said, "I love you."
I couldn't contain my feelings and expressed my love fervently.


Too soon I heard you say, "This dream is for a day"
Unfortunately, our dream couldn't last long and you reminded me of that fact.


That's Portugal and love in April!
This is the nature of romance during this time and in this place.


And when the showers fell, Those tears I know so well,
When it started to rain, I was reminded of all the heartache I had experienced before.


They told me it was spring fooling me.
I realized that what I thought was love was just a trick of the season.


Then morning brought the rain, And now my dream is through
The next day, reality had set in and my dream was over.


But still my heart says "I love you."
Despite knowing it can't be, my heart still holds onto those feelings of love.


This sad reality, to know it couldn't be,
It's a painful realization that what we had was only temporary and couldn't last.


The music and the wine convinced me you were mine,
The ambiance of Portugal and the romantic setting made me believe that we had something special.


But it was just the spring fooling me.
In the end, my feelings were just a product of the season and fleeting emotions.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jimmy Kennedy, Raul Ferrao

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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"

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"

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"

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