Song Lyric Sunday — Beyond The Sea

Jim Adams is once again our gracious host for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. The theme he chose is “Ocean/Sea/Lake/Bay.” And the song I chose is the Bobby Darin recording of “Beyond The Sea.”

“Beyond The Sea” was written by Albert Lasry, Charles Trenet, and Jack Lawrence. It was originally released by Trenet in 1946 as a French song titled “La Mer,” which means “the sea.” Trenet had composed “La Mer” as an homage to the changing moods of the sea. For the English version, Lawrence added the word “Beyond” to the song’s title, turning it into a love song.

Bobby Darin’s version was released in late 1959, and is regarded as the best known rendition. It reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 15 on the U.S. R&B chart. Darin died at the age of 37 following a heart operation in Los Angeles.

In addition to being one of Darin’s most popular pop standards, “Beyond The Sea” was also the title for the movie about Bobby Darin’s life starring Kevin Spacey as the singer. Spacey performed most of the music for the movie himself.

Here are the lyrics to the song.

Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waitin’ for me
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailin’

Somewhere beyond the sea
She’s there watchin’ for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to her arms, I’d go sailin’

It’s far beyond a star
It’s near beyond the moon
I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon

We’ll meet beyond the shore
We’ll kiss just as before
Happy we’ll be beyond the sea
And never again I’ll go sailin’

I know beyond a doubt, ah!
My heart will lead me there soon

We’ll meet, I know we’ll meet beyond the shore
We’ll kiss just as before
Happy we’ll be beyond the sea
And never again I’ll go sailin’

No more sailin’
So long, sailin’
Bye bye, sailin’
Move on out, captain

16 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday — Beyond The Sea

  1. pensitivity101 February 3, 2019 / 6:00 am

    Nice choice. Love the Big Band sound and Michael Buble brought back some of the old time greats.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. newepicauthor February 3, 2019 / 7:49 am

    I wonder what it would be like “If I could fly like birds”? Great lyrics and a lovely song Dango.

    Liked by 1 person

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