"Unchained Melody" as written by and A. North H. Zaret....
Oh, my love, my darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long, lonely time
Time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me

Lonely rivers flow
To the sea, to the sea
To the open arms of the sea
Lonely rivers sigh
"Wait for me, wait for me"
I'll be coming home, wait for me

Oh, my love, my darling
I've hungered, for your touch
A long, lonely time
Time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me


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"Unchained Melody" as written by Hy Zaret Alex North

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  • +4
    General CommentOk...this song is a different meaning for me...ok not different but it makes me tear up each time i hear it. The day my boyfriend left to go to Kuwait....i talked to him for a half hour before he left then you know i cried...but when i got in the car to go to work...this song came on and it just made me cry more because of what he says "time goes by so slowly, and time can do so much are you still mine?" "lonely rivers sigh wait for me, i'll be coming home wait for me" it was almost like it was meant to be sung to me from my boyfriend. but he didnt sing it to me so...eh..but it still makes me sad when i hear it cause i miss him so damn much
    my3twinklystarson April 17, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe best love song of all time
    KaTeSbAdDAYon June 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song describes me perfectly. My girlfriend decided that we needed to go on a break for 3 months, and all I want is to be back with her.
    RaZoRon October 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti wish my boyfriend would write something like this for me.this has a lot of meaning for me.the meaning's pretty obvious..he wants to know if she still loves him because he needs her so much
    amiller_10on August 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song reminds me of a girl i love very dearly.
    tnayemon November 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis song is one of the most romantic songs to slow-dance to. The beat is so slow, with each word drawn out like a beautiful lullabye. It really makes you go slow and savor dancing with someone special.

    While it's a love song, I have a hard time getting through it without tearing up! The lyrics are romantic and illustrate that deep, never-ending kind of love...but there's also a sadness to it. The part about the river flowing to the sea makes me think of death....like the river eventually meets the great ocean, so do we flow forward to our eventual return to something bigger than us. It makes me think he has passed and is telling his love to wait, until we meet again.

    One of the only songs that makes me so sad and happy at the same time!
    thesilverswanon February 26, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. the Righteous Brothers are so awesome.
    jaxgrrlon April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is really good. it makes me cry... its sad in that romantic kinda way... its definetly one of the alltime best slow dance songs.
    RaspberryPerfumeon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta song to slow dance too...:) its so romantic. makes me want to hug someone.
    PunkStarron June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeh....what stupid movie?
    HxChrison July 03, 2002   Link

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