The Song Is You
Oscar Hammerstein II
Jerome Kern
December, 1959

"The Song Is You" is a song featured in Frank Sinatra's 1959 album, Come Dance With Me!. An alternate version with the same arrangement appears on the the 1978 Capitol release, "The Rare Sinatra." Sinatra originally recorded this song under Colubmia Records, but was only released as a single.

Under Reprise Records, Sinatra recorded this song in his 1980 album, Trilogy: Past Present Future. Billy May wrote this arrangement as well as the arrangement for the Capitol version. A live performance was also used in the album, Sinatra Saga, Vol. 2.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

I hear music when I look at you;
A beautiful theme of ev'ry
Dream I ever knew.
Down deep in my heart I hear it play.
I feel it start, then melt away.

I hear music when I touch your hand;
A beautiful melody
>From some enchanted land.
Down deep in my heart, I hear it say,
Is this the day?

I alone have heard this lovely strain,
I alone have heard this glad refrain:
Must it be forever inside of me,
Why can't I let it go,
Why can't I let you know,
Why can't I let you know the song
My heart would sing?

That beautiful rhapsody
Of love and youth and spring,
The music is sweet,
The words are true -
The song is you.

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