Prelude to a Kiss
Vic Damone Lyrics


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If you hear
A song in blue
Like a flower crying
For the dew
That was my heart serenading you
My prelude to a kiss

If you hear a song that grows
From my tender sentimental woes
That was my heart trying to compose
A prelude to a kiss

Though it's just a simple melody
With nothing fancy
Nothing much
You could turn it to a symphony
A Shubert tune with a Gershwin touch

Oh how my love song gently cries
For the tenderness within your eyes
My love is a prelude that never dies
A prelude to a kiss

Though it's just a simple melody
With nothing fancy
Nothing much
You could turn it to a symphony
A Shubert tune with a Gershwin touch

Oh how my love song so gently cries
For the tenderness within your eyes




My love is a prelude that never dies
A prelude to a kiss

Overall Meaning

The song "Prelude to a Kiss" by Vic Damone is a beautiful and romantic ballad that expresses the feelings of the singer towards his beloved one. The song starts by the singer stating that if his beloved hears a song that seems sad and melancholic like a flower that is longing for the dew, it is actually his heart serenading her. He then explains how the song that grows from his sentimental woes is actually his heart trying to compose a prelude to a kiss. The singer acknowledges that the melody is simple and not fancy, but with the right touch, it could become a symphony, just like a Shubert tune with a Gershwin touch.


The singer continues expressing his feelings by describing how his love song gently cries for the tenderness within his beloved's eyes. He believes that his love is a prelude that never dies, and therefore, will always be present in his life. The song ends with the phrase "a prelude to a kiss", which signifies the singer's desire to establish a deeper connection with his beloved.


Line by Line Meaning

If you hear
If you listen carefully


A song in blue
A melancholic melody


Like a flower crying
Like a flower shedding dewdrops


For the dew
For lost love


That was my heart serenading you
That melody was my heart singing to you


My prelude to a kiss
A small introduction to a romantic gesture


If you hear a song that grows
If a happy melody follows


From my tender sentimental woes
From my emotional feelings for you


That was my heart trying to compose
That was me trying to write the perfect melody for you


A prelude to a kiss
A small introduction to a romantic gesture


Though it's just a simple melody
Even though it's not complex


With nothing fancy
Without any extravagant elements


Nothing much
Not much to it


You could turn it to a symphony
It has the potential to be a grand composition


A Shubert tune with a Gershwin touch
A romantic piece with a mix of elegance


Oh how my love song gently cries
Oh, how my emotions are expressed through my song


For the tenderness within your eyes
For the gentleness that you exude


My love is a prelude that never dies
My affection for you will never fade


A prelude to a kiss
A small introduction to a romantic gesture




Lyrics © DistroKid, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave
Written by: DUKE ELLINGTON, IRVING MILLS, IRVING GORDON

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Comments from YouTube:

@redsal09

'38 that was a good year...The year I was born: ). A beautiful song done by Damone. Also one of my favorite movies.
Sal

@RobertSilvestri86

Thanks Sal. It's one of those that was finished awhile ago and just sitting in my Damone folder.

@katherinescarletvaldescald9313

Hello 👋, magnificent song retro. Thank you for sharing.

@RobertSilvestri86

Thank you Katherine. I appreciate your comment.

@toodlepipchen

Beautiful song, beautiful video by a beautiful person....my Bro!

@RobertSilvestri86

Thanks Sis. I hoped you would like it.

@luvperu1

Very lovely Robert ..Love the
song and images !! Thank you
for the info on the song !!!

@RobertSilvestri86

Thanks Polly. Glad you like it.

@luvperu1

Happy weekend to you !!