Dan Hill - Carmelia Lyrics




Seems there's always some tragedy
That's tearing at our precious world
Wish sometimes we could just lighten up
Let's take a look around us
Turn off the TV oh let's open our eyes
Look at the stars in the sky
Carmelia, let's dance away the night together
Let's dance until this crazy world disappears
Girl in the morning we will still be here
Carmelia, let's celebrate our lives forever
Let's dance until the stars tumble from the sky

There's music pounding from the radio
Just lean your body into mine
Girl you take me to a better place
There's no one else just you and I
Hold on to me, I'll hold on to you
Tonight we've got nothing to prove

Carmelia, let's dance away the night together
Let's dance until this crazy world disappears
Girl in the morning we will still be here
Carmelia, let's celebrate our lives forever
Let's dance until the stars tumble from the sky





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  1. nathanbosley76

    I loved this song when I was a child.

  2. David Meyers

    Always liked this song. Even more than "Sometimes when we touch."

  3. The Best Music Mix

    To me his finest single! ;)

  4. PipenFalzy

    80s I miss it!

  5. Iceman

    Why is this song so hard to find/buy?

    The Best Music Mix

    It's a Canadian tune that never really gained much traction outside of Canada.

  6. Nancy cloninger

    Who is listening in 2019 !!

  7. Nico XSi

    Hermoso tema!!!

  8. Mel Sarnese

    For the longest time, I let my daughters believe he wrote this song for me. I have that name. We are from the same area of the city and it was a fantasy of mine. Later, my husband and I met him after his show and I bought his book and told him this story. He signed the book "It really was about you." Dan

    Tony Salameh

    Really ?

    Katrina Forster

    Maybe it really was! ;)

  9. ariel Ramirez

    Temónnnnn

  10. ariel Ramirez

    Terminaron

  11. Sarah Lapierre

    I thought this song was called Cordelia and I couldn't understand why I couldn't find it, lol.

    Brett Howard

    That's OK...I thought the title was Ophelia...Thank goodness for Google...

  12. Cam Farr

    One of the only upbeat Dan Hill songs I know!! Not that it's a bad thing!! :)

    Tony Salameh

    Check 'conscience' or 'blood in my veins'

    Cam Farr

    Nice!! Conscience is great, thanks!!

  13. Antigone Carlsbad

    I love this song why isn't it on pandora or Spotify. If I close YouTube, bye bye song.

  14. yester day

    So in love with this song!....I really admire people with the kind of talent that results in anything so beautiful.....✨

  15. myrna paz

    When you believed hindi ka pababayaan ni God. Thanks God in Jesus name, Amen

  16. Brayden Mcgarry

    Fucking love this video

  17. myrna paz

    Ang isang lalaki na laging nananakit sa isang babae kahit ka pa mahal ng isang babae madali kang malilimutan, tandaan at tunay itong sinasabi ko, kahit ka pa binabayaran at trabaho mo ay bilang katulong at pinagagalitan ka ng boss mo kahit ka magdildil sa asin, huwag lang pasamain ang loob mo ng boss mo, kahit isang katulong marunong din masaktan at may damdamin din katulad ng mga boss. God bless you all.

  18. Laura L Deman

    One of my favorite by Dan Hill

  19. The Best Music Mix

    Good Canadian tune!

  20. J Kent

    Canadian as FUCK!! Wicked sound from '88. Gotta love that 80s sax.

  21. Tãétåé's Güçcí Båbygïrl

    Im like "i just heard my name in a song"

  22. spiral hill

    this song makes me happy

    yester day

    spiral hill
    Yes, I get that! Amazing the impact that the right songs can have.

  23. Bob Barley

    Why not on Spotify?

  24. andres mazara

    this song take me all the way back to 1989. Best time ever!

    Joey P

    I agree. 1989

    Joey P

    The next year my father died and so did my innocence

  25. Marcos Adriano Chicatto

    ✔ FANTASTIC!!!

  26. lostintimeline

    one of the very best ballads from dan hill no wonder he included it and to his second greatest album he released .his music is like an ost to many romantic films out there

  27. Rodolfo Ernesto Roldan

    Que buen tema... cuanta melancolia me trae.. momentos(buenos y malos) que pasaron, musica que la he bailado, tarareado y te das cuenta que vas a cumplir 50 años, y no suena igual, suena con eco , el eco del pasado.

  28. Amauris Renvill

    For God's sake !!! 24 year Looking for this song. Felt with it in 1992

    Horacio Batalla

    So do I!

  29. Chris Russell

    I first heard this song on the night of May 7, 1988 while riding back from Indy to pick up my brother from college. Since when traveling, stations come in and out rather quickly, I was flipping through the dial to see what would come in and heard this song. Due to the sax throughout the song, I felt sure it was Eddie Money (since it reminded me a little of "I Wanna Go Back"). Alas, I lost the station before the song was over (I later learned that the station never ID'ed songs anyway) It wasn't until a few months later that I saw the title on the AC chart (since I doubted there was more than one song called "Carmelia"). Anyway, this

  30. Amanda C

    Love this song!!!! This song isn't available to purchase on iTunes. So sad.

    Denise Herold

    apparently not on playstore either

    lostintimeline

    Amanda C well you can try ebay

  31. Owenbowen56

    South Of Wawa!

  32. S D

    Seems there's always some tragedy
    That's tearing at our precious world
    Wish sometimes we could just lighten up
    Let's take a look around us
    Turn off the TV oh let's open our eyes
    Look at the stars in the sky
    Carmelia, let's dance away the night together
    Let's dance until this crazy world disappears
    Girls in the morning we will still be here
    Carmelia, let's celebrate our lives together
    Let's dance until the stars tumble from the sky
    There's music pounding from the radio
    Just lean your body into mine
    Girl you take me to a better place
    There's no one else just you and I
    Hold on to me, I'll hold on to you
    Tonight we've got nothing to prove
    Carmelia, let's dance away the night together
    Let's dance until this crazy world disappears
    Girls in the morning we will still be here
    Carmelia, let's celebrate our lives together
    Let's dance until the stars tumble from the sky

  33. Daniel Burns

    this song went to #8 on the adult contemporary charts in 1988!!!

    Andre Wunjo

    Heard it a lot on CKFM 99.9 back in the day!

    CRISTINA QUINTANA

    good comment

    Andre Wunjo

    @CRISTINA QUINTANA Thank you! I miss the old 99.9 :-(

  34. Halima Robbins

    AWSOME SONG. I LOVE YOU HALIMA.

  35. vickii padilla

    tremendoooo temazoooo, geniallll Dan Hill.

  36. carlos ismael sanchez

    QUE HERMOSO TEMA , QUE HERMOSOS RECUERDOS ME TRAEN ,CUANDO LO ESCUCHABA EN LA MEJOR RADIO DEL MUNDO RADIO HORIZONTE , TEMON POR DIOS 

    aldo pavon

    carlos ismael sanchez escuchá 103.5 FM klimax. está Martin Woolrich, en CABA, lo pasan siempre, saludos

    aldo pavon

    carlos ismael sanchez Martín Wullich, así es

    Fabian Padilla

    Horizonte, 94.3 El Estilo de Siempre.

    Alejandro Duek

    la mejor radio de la historia !!!

    Leandro Mangone

    Horizonte la mejor!!

  37. Mario Kalher

    GIGANTE GRANDE.GENIO CRUELMENTE IRRECONOCIDO COMO DEBIERA POR LA MAFIA DE LOS GRAMMY NORTEAMERICANOS!! UN GENIO TOTAL MAESTRO HILL!!!

  38. Linda Easley

    Beautiful song from the spring of 1988!

  39. fabian cayuleo

    EXCELENTE CANCION, GRACIAS DAN HILL, ERA 1987 CUANDO ESCUCHABA EL AMERICAN TOP FORTY (A.T 40), CONDUCIDO POR SHADOW STEVENS. TENIA 14 AÑOS.....Y FUE UNA ALEGRIA AL ESCUCHAR QUE HABIA LLEGADO "CARMELIA" AL NUMERO 1.

  40. Rita Ann Secrease

    I  A  NICE  ROMANTIC  SONG,THAT  THEY  JUST  DON'T  MAKE  ANY  MORE!

  41. jose luis

    QUÉ BUENOS RECUERDOS ME TRAE ESTE TEMA :)

  42. tyme4mike

    Superb song...I could dedicate this to a hundred different divas of my muddled memories...I want to gentle move them all across the dance floor of my dreams...Trudy, Sharon, Bella, MaryAnne, Sharon E. and Sharon M., Jasmara, Jocelyne, Jenny, Lucille, Mary, oh I could go on with the beautiful ladies that through the music and dance of the times helped fulfil the worlds in my mind...you're all so beautiful in so many ways...and I love you all in my own special way. I'm hurting so sorrowfully tonight...oh my God I miss those times of my life...

  43. felipe luna valdez

    MAESTRO HILL QUE PENA ,VERGUENZA Y DESCEPCION ES QUE VEA LOS"TALENTOS DE HOY!!!!!!!!LA TECNOLOGIA Y DROGAS PUDRIERON EL TALENTO,LA GRANDEZA,LA MAGNIFICENCIA DE LEYENDAS COMO USTED O EDDY RABBITT,BARBRA MANDRELL,CRISTAL GALE,ANN MURRAY,KIM CARNES,BONNY TYLER,RITA COLEDGE,NICOLETTE LARSON.HOWARD JONES,,LA LISTA NO TRENDRIA FIN,,USTED UN GENIO,GRANDIOSO MAESTRO SIEMPRE LE RENDIREMOS TRIBUTO Y PLEITESIA COMO A TODOS ESTOS MONSTRUOS SAGRADOS!!!

  44. Charlene Zacks

    I love this song.

  45. Rick Lewis

    Seen him live with ma.
    Very great concert, I believe
    he sang Whiter Shade of pale.
    Wow!!

  46. well read comnter

    Good ol' Dan -- talented fellow.

  47. MrJacobrabbit

    great song

  48. ulij20

    When I first heard this song, I thought it was Eddie Money (possibly because the beginning sounds a lot like Money's 1987 hit "I Wanna Go Back" (only a little more laid back). Too bad this one wasn't promoted to Top 40 radio. If "Can't We Try" made the Top Ten, no reason this one shouldn't have done just as well.

  49. Merrissa Angelica Myers

    Dan Hill looks like Devendra Banhart 20 years older.

  50. LuisPrada17

    INCREIBLE TEMAZOO DE ESTE SUPER GENIOOOOOOOO !

  51. bushbaby001

    I do appreciate your kind and thoughtful words; please don't apologize for not "having the words that I am likely looking for"!. I was in a bit of a funk when I wrote that, so I wave a flag of friendship that you actually responded! (Yay!) I read something today that I would love to share with you, " Be Who You Are. Because You Never KInow Who Would Love The Person You Hide."
    With Love,
    Bridgette
    xooxox

  52. tyme4mike

    You're looking in the wrong place darlin'...it sounds like an old cliche but start by learning to love yourself first...if you can't do that then the sad reality is that maybe like me, it's escaped your ability to find it...sorry I don't have the words you are likely looking for, but it's all I know anymore...

  53. Raúl González

    Hermosa interpretación, magnífica voz y gran composición.

  54. Cameron Mostoway

    brings back emotions of love lost....Daryn.. my 1st true and only love....

  55. bushbaby001

    I so agree with you...so then, why is real love" so hard to find? I hold great hopes for the future but am so tired of being beaten by my so called, "lover"...I feel so sad and hopeless..
    Thanks for being my friend.
    With Love & Prayers,
    Bridgette
    xoxoxoxo

  56. BethONeil053169

    Just love this song so much!

  57. tyme4mike

    Trudy? If you're looking at this video, I want you to know how much I love you and have always loved you, and always will. Jeffy's been gone 18 years now, Lorry's been gone 32 years. We should have been together then because nobody else knew what we had except us. My heart aches and aches and aches whenever I think of you. I pray to God we meet in heaven because we can pick up where we left off. I'm sorry I had to go away. Just feel my arms around you right now. THAT'S love...

  58. Stephen R

    I love this song!!!! Didn't even hear it for the first time until over 2 weeks ago, the day before my birthday, LOL. Why can't music be like this anymore?

  59. Sofía Beninatti

    LA MEJOR MUSICA POR EL MEJOR

  60. Alex F

    My favorite song of all times , still incredible to hear ...

  61. utahan15

    good love song. happy birthday dan.

  62. adkpeakboy

    Your comment about the song and Dan Hill are right on. He is one of the strongest songwriters of the last 100 years of music. Seldom appreciated, but immensely loved by those who appreciate great music.

  63. Zickcermacity

    For some reason that refrain, "Carmelia, let's dance away the night together.....Carmeeeelia!" has been stuck in my head since the late '80s. Now I know who did this record - Awesome comeback for the "Sometimes when we touch" crooner!

  64. barney fife

    This is my Favourite Dan Hill Song, such a Beautiful Song. Thanks for Posting and Have a Great Day~~

  65. Damian_GameForge

    2 people is......^^

  66. shmuli9

    Oh yes, they used to play this all the time on the AC stations, in both the US and Canada, and on Top 40 stations in Canada.

  67. alfredo javier

    que buen americano!!! que bueno seria bailar este tema con alguien q sea del agrado de uno. en verdad se disfruta mas y mas. que ben TEMAZO!!

  68. vernon james

    Love this song so much always Vjmes63

  69. tyme4mike

    Hey Trudy? If you're looking at this video, I want you to know how much I love you and have always loved you, and always will. Jeffy's been gone 18 years now, Lorry's been gone 32 years. We should have been together then because nobody else knew what we had except us. My heart aches and aches and aches whenever I think of you. I pray to God we meet in heaven because we can pick up where we left off. I'm sorry I had to go away. Just feel my arms around you right now. THAT'S love...

  70. tyme4mike

    @kappazei I like the idea and have to disagree that it must be a "chickflick". This song is just too heartrending/heartwarming and thought provoking to confine it to chickflicks. A human drama based on the loss of a loved one comes to mind when I listen to it. I think of my little Candace who was stolen from life by cancer, and of TW, a girl from the pages of my past who still holds a corner of my heart where only her and I are allowed to go, the song is perfect in many regards.

  71. tyme4mike

    @AlexFeather Hey Alex! This is one of the fellows send your music videos to. I met Dan many years back after he did an open air concert at the Ontario Place Forum in Toronto. We hit it off as I have with many other Canadian musicians, simply because of the business I was in. Most Canadian artists are more accessible to their fans than any other artists of music anywhere. So can I send him a couple of your recordings to see what he thinks? You never know what may come out of it? Mike from Canada

  72. AlexFeather

    I like it a lot!

  73. tyme4mike

    What a perfect song to listen to when you're hand in hand with that "special someone"...as you listen to the lapping waves while sitting on a sandy, moonlit beach..a warm, summer breeze caressing your skin as you lay on the sand soaking in the starlight...my heart throbs with the many memories of my youthful innocence and passionate feelings of love when I hear this song. It's an underated and underplayed masterpiece.

  74. tenyardrambo

    @atranos I did too 20 yrs ago lol

  75. Tony Salameh

    Join his facebook page

  76. carouselgal

    WOW, brings me back to 1988. Dan Hill has a wonderful voice. I wish he would record some new music.

  77. Superbook4Eva

    LOVE this song! Sometimes When We Touch and Can't We Try were his big hits in the U.S. but this is my favorite song of Dan Hill's by far. Missed the Hot 100 but made the top 10 on the AC chart.

  78. Mary Lozano

    Love this song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    David Meyers

    Me too !!!

  79. missmangolove

    hehe lol yae yup me too, im lookin and lookin -where's cornelia?? haha too funny that you wrote here hehe

  80. Andy Roman

    I once thought this was Daryl Hall's Hall & Oates recording CAMELIA.

  81. RoadTrip R

    Hard to find this song....

  82. torontobear73

    This is my favourite Dan Hill song.

  83. Phry Doom

    Well fucking written...nice key changes too....5-stars