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Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody Meaning

Song Released: 1965


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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.....

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    anonymous
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    Jul 19th, 7:54am report


    Zaret chose to focus on someone who pines for a lover he has not seen in a "long, lonely time".
    - from wikipedia



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    anonymous
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    Jul 18th, 7:29am report


    This song should came from book of song of Solomon. Shulamite has long and desired for her lover . Then she was going out to search the lover of her soul. From street to street could not found him. Finally her lover appears to her and brought her together in his chariot and inhabitants in the city witnessed they love.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 2nd, 2018 4:02pm report


    It reminded me of my precious daughter that passed away and I will be with her again someday , she is my baby Angel 17 years old , she was 4and 1/2. Months old when she passed away ! Love her forever ! ❤️



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    anonymous
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    Jan 28th, 2018 1:07am report


    This song touches me deep in my soul and my meaning of ot would be ..I have finally met my soulmate was with someone for 30 yrs and always felt he wasnt it and so we Are divorcing .. When I met the one I felt was my soulmate I knew but for reasons Im not going into we cant be together right now so when I hear this song I cry and long for the day I will be in his arms again



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    anonymous
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    Jan 28th, 2018 1:06am report


    This song touches me deep in my song and my meaning of ot would be ..I have finally met my soulmate was with someone for 30 yrs and always felt he wasnt it and so we Are divorcing .. When I met the one I felt was my soulmate I knew but for reasons Im not going into we cant be together right now so when I hear this song I cry and long for the day I will be in his arms again



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    anonymous
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    Nov 3rd, 2017 11:28am report


    To me, according to my interpretation, Unchained Melody is a melodic composition of everlasting love. A type of love so strong; one that connects two souls, so deeply in tune, with the spirit of each other. The type of love that may not be clearly understood, but is felt on an inarticulate and purely spiritual level. A higher level of love much greater than many can recognize, identify, or make reason of. A type of connection that unites the past, present, and future.

    Those of you that are enlightened through experience or intuition and have developed the ability to acquire perspective while grasping the concept of the relationship between what the past, present, and future share are those who can truly value the strong meaning and can comprehend the balance between the symbolic lyrics and powerful melody.

    Perhaps, to some, it may represent a love that is seemingly lost, but not forgotten and remains unconditionally unchanged.
    Others may relate to a present situation that a life obstacle has created physical and/or emotional distance for unknown reasons while maintaining hope for what the heart desires.

    The future driven folks may associate the strong lyrical expressions to a love that has not yet occurred, but their awareness remains awake of their souls counterpart, while waiting patiently for their arrival.

    There are so many ways to analyze the true meaning of the song, but one constant exists: perspective and awareness of the greater picture...LOVE.

    Much love to all who have read my interpretation and can appreciate how the sentiment of this meaningful and special art form is❤️
    Ps--- I always knew my love was out there...and when he found me...this song played in my head when he first kissed me. It was in that moment, my past, present and future aligned and I knew we were finally united☺️



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    anonymous
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    Oct 9th, 2017 10:04am report


    A correction on the previous correction. Our city ran the camp. Non resident day visitors had to exit the camp/dance premises by 10 o'clock pm - which is when the Moody Blues song "Go Now" was played. Those people actually camping in one of the 3 "Villages" were allowed to stay and continue dancing. I was right the first time - the Righteous Brothers song, "Unchained Melody" was always the very last song of the evening played at the teen dance. I remember hoping to be asked to dance to that last song - never happened ☹️. Still, one of my all time favorite songs - if not THE favorite. After 45 plus years, so many wonderful memories (not just the obvious romantic ones) are conjured up whenever I hear it- swimming at the beach, ice cream at the canteen, walking home at nite from the dance with brothers, sisters and friends and seeing my first shooting star, the smell of the pine drifting through the trees, listening to the rain hitting the metal roof of our camper trailer, sitting around the campfire, telling stories, making new friends, outdoor movies, night time sing alongs on the "steamboat" ride on one of the lakes, paddle boats, the list goes on and on!!



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    anonymous
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    Oct 8th, 2017 10:10am report


    Correction to earlier post - the song played at the end of every teen dance at that MI camp was "Go Now" by the Miody Blues. But "Unchained Melody" was played nightly - toward the end if the dance.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 8th, 2017 10:45am report


    From what I have read/researched this is a song about a man in prison who is longing for his lover and hoping she is still in love and waiting for him. But I do think the feelings and emotions evoked can be applicable to many situations and relationships. This was the song I grew up hearing every night of the summer at a family camp in MI. Every night, all summer long, and it never, ever got old. Such a romantic song, the best one to slow dance to. Sad and haunting at the same time. I never knew the meaning, but as an adult I reflected on the Righteous Brothers release date(1965?) and it made me think of how much it must have meant to those with loved during the Vietnam War- although it was written in the 1950's for a prison movie. I have always appreciated how this song had layers of meaning and how it can mean so many things to different people, and is relatable in many levels. Probably my favorite song of all time.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 17th, 2017 9:29pm report


    This was my song when my husband was in Viet Nam. The words completely fit what was going on. We were married 6 months when he left and we will soon celebrate our 50th year anniversary. My favorite song.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 23rd, 2016 9:20pm report


    The heart and soul of two people in love that are apart and all obstacles and restraints are going to be unchained.



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    drcbeau
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    Feb 25th, 2016 2:45pm report


    Hearing the song takes me to thoughts of a love I've felt for over 30 years...life has kept us apart but the love is still there even stronger. But when reading it I felt it was about a much deeper loss... love lost to death.



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    Artemis
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    Sep 12th, 2015 9:38pm report


    Music has a different meaning for each person. The composer has his meaning for the song too, but it holds its own reference and memory in hearts differently. For me, it is about a love lost through life but still very much alive and hopeful that the beloved will please, please return.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 1st, 2014 10:14pm report


    I sang this to my daughter at her wedding. It represented the heartache I felt as I "lost" my daughter, hoping she'd still be mine although she was now a married woman.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Aug 16th, 2014 8:29pm report


    My boyfriend is in jail. When i heard this song i thought of him.



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