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

Somewhere beyond the sea
She's there watching for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to her arms
I'd go sailing

It's far beyond the stars
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 sailing

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 sailing

No more sailing
So long sailing
Bye bye sailing

Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by odgaymanz0, Mellow_Harsher

Beyond the Sea Lyrics as written by Charles Trenet Albert Lasry


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  • +1
    General CommentDoes anyone else think the lyrics are about death, love, and the afterlife?
    zeebon April 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't know when this song came out, but it seems like a World War 2 song to me. He's singing it for the soldiers across the Atlantic or Pacific, who just want to be home with the girl they love. Beautiful.
    CaptainHaddockon April 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is talking about how there's his soul mate waiting for him and how he's looking for her (sailing) and when he finds her he wont have to look (sail) anymore
    rockchick10114on August 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery, very classy song. One of these days I'm gonna shock the color out of my wife's skin and sing this on karoake for her.
    Seahawkfanon March 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is such a classic, It's great
    Has anyone seen "beyond the sea" ? It's a movie all about Bobby Darin's life. It's really good.
    Everyone go out and buy/rent it!
    h_driver13on April 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust a classy love song! didn't robbie williams sing it for the film finding nemo?
    da_kool_kingon December 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song really was a nice touch to the game Bioshock. It can be heard on the commercial and also on a jukebox while you are running around exploring.
    Doggeron August 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song was originally written in 1943 as "La Mer" by a Frenchman named Charles Trenet. An American named Jack Lawrence wrote new English lyrics to it and re-named it "Beyond the Sea".
    ascrodinon December 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't know, it seems like a depressing song.

    It's a guy who will give up everything for his woman, even his love for the sea.

    The guy sacrifices his happiest pass-time for love.

    Poor guy...
    voice.of.reason?on January 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor some reason, I find this song to be maybe the saddest song I've ever heard.

    When I hear it I think of someone who I thought I loved but ended up being someone completely different then I thought they were.

    This song is about wanting the idea of that person, even though they don't exist. Holding on to the fantasy that maybe somewhere out there, they stand waiting for you in paradise.
    crunkalunkaon April 21, 2011   Link

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