On the Street Where You Live
Vic Damone Lyrics


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Oh, the towering feeling just to know somehow you are near

I have often walked down this street before
But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before
All at once am I several stories high
Knowing I'm on the street where you live

Are there lilac trees in the heart of town?
Can you hear a lark in any other part of town?
Does enchantment pour out of every door?
No, it's just on the street where you live

And oh, the towering feeling just to know somehow you are near
The overpowering feeling that any second you may suddenly appear

People stop and stare, they don't bother me
For there's nowhere else on earth that I would rather be




Let the time go by, I won't care if I
Can be here on the street where you live

Overall Meaning

Vic Damone's "On the Street Where You Live" is a classic love song that has captured the hearts of many people since it was first released in 1956. The song is an ode to a lost love, and the singer seems to be walking down the same street where his lover once lived. The lyrics convey a sense of longing and heartache but also a sense of hope and anticipation that the singer might run into his beloved again. The towering feeling he describes when he realizes he is in the same location that his lover once lived conveys the depth of his emotion. He has often walked down this street before, but this time, everything feels different. He feels as if he is several stories high, and he knows that he is on the street where she once lived, which gives him hope that he might run into her again.


The singer then goes on to describe the street, asking if there are lilac trees and if anyone can hear a lark in any other part of town. He seems to suggest that there is something special about this street where his beloved once lived, and he wonders if it's because of the enchantment always pouring out of every door. He concludes that it's just on the street where his lover once lived that he feels this way. The song's melody gives a warm and romantic feel that enhances the passionate lyrics.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, the towering feeling just to know somehow you are near
The exhilarating and overwhelming sensation of being in proximity to someone you care for


I have often walked down this street before
I have frequently strolled down this particular street


But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before
The street was unremarkable before, but it now feels different


All at once am I several stories high
Suddenly, I feel elated and euphoric, as if I were soaring above the world


Knowing I'm on the street where you live
Realizing that I'm walking down the street where you reside


Are there lilac trees in the heart of town?
Do lilac trees grow in this urban area?


Can you hear a lark in any other part of town?
Is it possible to hear a lark singing anywhere else in the city?


Does enchantment pour out of every door?
Is every building enchanted and magical?


No, it's just on the street where you live
Only on this street where you reside do I feel this way


And oh, the towering feeling just to know somehow you are near
The stupendous feeling of being in the vicinity of someone you care for


The overpowering feeling that any second you may suddenly appear
The immense impression that you could unexpectedly appear at any moment


People stop and stare, they don't bother me
Although others look at me oddly, it doesn't bother me


For there's nowhere else on earth that I would rather be
There is nowhere else I'd rather be than here


Let the time go by, I won't care if I
I am content to let time pass by


Can be here on the street where you live
As long as I can be here on the street where you live




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@igorbicalho

Oh, the towering feeling
Just to know somehow you are near

I have often walked on this street before
But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before
All at once am I several stories high
Knowing I'm on the street where you live

Are there lilac trees in the heart of town
Can you hear a lark in any other part of town
Does enchantment pour out of every door
No, it's just on the street where you live

For oh, the towering feeling
Just to know somehow you are near
The overpowering feeling
That any second you may suddenly appear

People stop and stare, they don't bother me
For there's nowhere else on earth
That I would rather be
Let the time go by, I won't care if I
Can be here on the street where you live



All comments from YouTube:

@cf1934

In 1954 I used to take a bus passed this lovely girl's house. It was on my way home from High School. I would be filled with nervous anticipation, hoping she would be looking out the window and waving to me. I married her in October of 1955 and it lasted till she passed away in Sept. 2011. I can really relate to the feeling this song conveys.

@saramn272

what a lovely story

@cf1934

@@saramn272 Thank You!

@dennisfaust6607

Yes - such a good story! Thanks for sharing.

@Boratsajdiyev

really fam?

@MARIAM-bg8yv

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@jerrygil1965

I'm 22 and this songs makes me tear

@Koryo8

If there wasn't shows like Mad Men such beautiful music like this would get forgotten by this generation

@RobertJohnson-zg6bc

With his incredible voice, Vic Damone sings the best version of this beautiful romantic song that radiates happiness. A classic gem.

@johnmcgowan7660

He knew how to make it meaningful.

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