There were bells on a hill
But I never heard them ringing
No, I never heard them at all
'Til there was you

There were birds in the sky
But I never saw them winging
No, I never saw them at all
'Til there was you

Then there was music and wonderful roses
They tell me in sweet fragrant meadows
Of dawn and dew

There was love all around
But I never heard it singing
No, I never heard it at all
'Til there was you

Then there was music and wonderful roses
They tell me in sweet fragrant meadows
Of dawn and dew

There was love all around
But I never heard it singing
No, I never heard it at all
'Til there was you
'Til there was you


Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Till There Was You (Meredith Wilson cover) song meanings
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    General CommentWhen I was really small my mom sang this song to put me to sleep. Its about how much you can love someone, and how you can walk through the world blindly, then suddenly someone comes into your life to open your eyes to the world. Suddenly, you can see everything crystal clear and life means so much more. Great, great, great song.
    chelzadoron March 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's a cover version of a song from the musical "The Music Man". Paul liked this song, so they included it among the Beatles originals on the album
    butterfingersbeckon March 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is very deep. It is a love song obviously but it says much more than the common oh I love you songs. It gives a meaning to what love really is and means. In this song the beatles say yes there were beautiful things in the world like birds, music, and all of the other beautiful things that mother nature provides, but it wasn't until love hits that you realize these things and truely appreciate them.
    fabi_jaraon September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAlmost nobody knows it, but this song was written by a brazilian composer.
    rayneon September 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWillson, apparently. I can't recall his nationality off the top of my head. It definitely has that South American vibe to it...
    Bobo192on March 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit just rocks the best song ever
    amiton March 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMeredith Wilson wasn't Brazilian. He was born in Iowa (pretty ironic because that's where "The Music Man" takes place.) Anyhoo, it's about Harold Hill and Marian Paroo declaring their love for one another. Harold is the charming con artist and Marian the Librarian is the hard-to-get woman.
    ryoubaon May 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a great song. shows the true depth of someone's feelings when they're in love. you begin to realize all the beautiful things around you after you've found someone beautiful.
    'there was love all around, but i never heard it singing. no i never heard it at all, til there was you'
    nessa4488on November 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell The Music Man is one of my all time fave musicals, I was in the pit orchestra when my high school did it my junior year and this is from the footbridge love scene in the moive if I recall correctly (its been four years ago!) and my fave band singing the song, doesn't get much better eh? Any way....I take it as being a song that describes the essence of what love really is, something that makes everything seem brighter all over.
    MayorMenleyon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's about an admiration to a love one.
    Glennoxon December 08, 2004   Link

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