How Deep Is the Ocean
Vic Damone Lyrics


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How much do I love you?
I'll tell you no lie
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?

How many times a day do I think of you?
How many roses are sprinkled with dew?
How far would I travel
To be where you are?
How far is the journey
From here to a star?

And if I ever lost you, how much would I cry?
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?

How far would I travel
To be where you are?
How far is the journey
From here to a star?

And if I ever lost you, how much would I cry?
How deep is the ocean?




How high is the sky?
How high is the sky?

Overall Meaning

Vic Damone's song "How Deep Is the Ocean" is a romantic ballad that speaks of the depth and intensity of love. The song's central theme is the enduring relationship between two people, and the lyrics convey the idea of the infinite nature of love. The song employs similes to convey the boundless love the singer has for his beloved. The opening lines of the song ask, "How much do I love you? I'll tell you no lie." The lyrics then employ the two similes that become a recurring motif for the rest of the song: "How deep is the ocean? How high is the sky?"


The following lines continue to employ the same similes to relay the intensity of the love the singer has for his beloved. He asks, "How many times a day do I think of you? How many roses are sprinkled with dew?" which further reinforces the idea that his love is immeasurable.


Finally, the singer asks the ultimate question of love, "And if I ever lost you, how much would I cry?" The repetition of the "How deep is the ocean? How high is the sky?" serves to emphasize the extent of the singer's love, which is as vast and enduring as the ocean and sky. Overall, the song speaks to the power of love to transcend boundaries and endure.


Line by Line Meaning

How much do I love you?
I want to express the depth of my love for you.


I'll tell you no lie
I am honest about my feelings and won't deceive you.


How deep is the ocean?
I am comparing the magnitude of my love to the vastness of the ocean.


How high is the sky?
I am comparing the magnitude of my love to the infinite height of the sky.


How many times a day do I think of you?
I think of you constantly throughout the day.


How many roses are sprinkled with dew?
I am making a poetic comparison to express the frequency of my thoughts of you.


How far would I travel
I am willing to go to great lengths to be near you.


To be where you are?
Being near you is my top priority.


How far is the journey
I acknowledge that reaching you may be a difficult and long journey.


From here to a star?
I am again making a poetic comparison to the vast distance that separates us.


And if I ever lost you, how much would I cry?
I dread the thought of losing you and know that it would be devastating.


How high is the sky?
I am comparing the depth of my sorrow to the infinite height of the sky.


How high is the sky?
I am asking this question a second time to emphasize the magnitude of my emotions.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave
Written by: Irving Berlin

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Comments from YouTube:

HOLLYWOODLAND

Vic Damone sings any song and it's always the best version. I'm a big Damone fan.

djangowoof

Frank deVol did the gorgeous arrangement of the best rendition of this song by a fantastic singer! No one could sing as beautifully - djangowoof

1408alan

I have never really appreciated Vic Damone before, but as I age like a good wine (!) I find myself listening more and more to this type of romantic and tuneful music. Mmmmmm.

Johnnralph

Vic Damone (12 June 1928 - 11 February 2018)

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