Gigi
Vic Damone with Percy Faith & His Orchestra Lyrics


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Gigi, am I a fool without a mind
Or have I merely been too blind to realize?
Oh Gigi, why you've been growin' up before my eyes?

Gigi, you're not at all that funny awkward little girl I knew
Oh no, overnight there's been a breathless change in you

Oh Gigi, why you were tremblin' on the brink
Was I out yonder somewhere blinkin' at a star?
Oh Gigi, have I been standin' up too close or back too far?

When did your sparkle turn to fire
And your warmth become desire?
Oh, what miracle has made you the way you are?

Oh Gigi, why you were tremblin' on the brink
Was I out yonder somewhere blinkin' at a star?
Oh Gigi, have I been standin' up too close or back too far?

When did your sparkle turn to fire




And your warmth become desire?
Oh, what miracle has made you the way you are?

Overall Meaning

In the song "Gigi" by Vic Damone, the singer is addressing a woman named Gigi, expressing his confusion at her recent transformation from an awkward girl to a desirable young woman. The song questions whether the singer has been too blind to notice Gigi's growing up, or if he has been standing too far away to fully appreciate the changes in her.


The lyrics focus on the bewilderment of the singer as he tries to understand how Gigi's "sparkle turn to fire" and her "warmth become desire". The repeated refrain of "Oh Gigi, why you were tremblin' on the brink" emphasizes this confusion, as the singer tries to determine when exactly Gigi changed and what caused the change.


The song can be interpreted as a reflection on the general experience of growing up and the different ways in which people change and mature. It speaks to the common feeling of being left behind or not fully understanding the changes happening around us.


Line by Line Meaning

Gigi, am I a fool without a mind
I feel like I'm clueless and maybe I'm not thinking properly


Or have I merely been too blind to realize?
Maybe I've missed something important because I wasn't paying attention


Oh Gigi, why you've been growin' up before my eyes?
You're growing up so quickly and it feels like it's happening right before my eyes


Gigi, you're not at all that funny awkward little girl I knew
You used to be awkward and funny, but now you've changed


Oh no, overnight there's been a breathless change in you
It seems like you've undergone a sudden and significant transformation


Oh Gigi, why you were tremblin' on the brink
I remember when you were afraid and uncertain


Was I out yonder somewhere blinkin' at a star?
Maybe I was preoccupied with something else and missed how you were feeling


Oh Gigi, have I been standin' up too close or back too far?
Perhaps I've been either too involved or not involved enough in your life


When did your sparkle turn to fire
When did your innocence and joy become passion and intensity?


And your warmth become desire?
When did your kindness and caring turn into romantic attraction?


Oh, what miracle has made you the way you are?
What caused you to transform into the person you are today?




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ALAN JAY LERNER, FREDERICK LOEWE

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