“Come to Me” Strauss lyrics

Back in 2011, Marc Cortens and I played around with the idea of taking the melodies of Johann Strauss, father and son, and turning them into songs. It had never been done properly before and I have to admit: I find the melodies irresistible.

I didn’t want to create either a slavish imitation of the 19th century, nor a smart-ass “reinvention” à la Malcolm McLaren’s “Lady Butterfly”. Just the Strauss songs stripped down to their basic appeal: melodies with lyrics that suit the mood and tone.

Fast forward to 2019 and Flemish crooner Harry Coseman came aboard for an album that will be called “The Voice of Strauss” (release late 2020 if everything goes to plan). “Come to Me” was the first single; I was going to say that I like it particularly, but then I like all of them. But “Come to Me” (based on the glorious Wiener Blut” waltz), is particularly lush and romantic.

I decided to play it straight, what you hear is what you get: a big, sweeping melody and romantic lyrics. Yep, just that.

Check Harry Coseman on his website.

Come to Me – official lyrics

Come to me, come to me

Like a cloud on the wind on the sea

Come to me, come to me

Like the sun pouring heaven on me

Come to me, come to me

With your hand in my hand we will be

Just as free, you and me

As that cloud on the wind on the sea

The bells are ringing, voices are singing

                Come to me, baby, come to me baby

Friends are coming, all our friends calling

                For the best day, the best in your life

Come to me, come to me

Like a cloud on the wind on the sea

Come to me, come to me

Like the sun pouring heaven on me

Come to me, come to me

With your hand in my hand we will be

Just as free, you and me

As that cloud on the wind on the sea

I dreamt about the way it would be

                The way it should be

                With just you and me

I dreamt about the way it would be

                (when I) gave my heart to you

There was a time, there was a place

                A lonely look upon a face

But that was then, never again

                Now I gave my heart to you

Come to me, come to me

Like a cloud on the wind on the sea

Come to me, come to me

Like the sun pouring heaven on me

Come to me, come to me

With your hand in my hand we will be

Just as free, you and me

As that cloud on the wind on the sea

You’ll also find Harry on Spotify