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Paul Anka

Song Meaning of Diana by Paul Anka, and what it is about

Paul Anka's 1957 hit song "Diana" is a poignant and evocative account of young love. The lyrics tell of a boy's infatuation with a girl named Diana, who he meets at church and community events. Despite the fact that his affection for her is unrequited, he still clings to the hope that she will one day return his feelings. The identity of the real-life woman in this enduring romantic ballad has never been revealed.

The original 1957 version of Paul Anka's song peaked at number one (for two weeks) on the Billboard "R&B Best Sellers In Stores" list and has allegedly sold over nine million copies. However, the song only managed to reach number two on the Billboard composite "Top 100" chart.

Additionally, "Diana" debuted at the top of the R&B Best Sellers chart. It also sold 1.25 million copies in the UK and peaked at number one on the New Musical Express chart for nine weeks.

Lyrics of Diana by Paul Anka

I'm so young and you're so old

This, my darling, I've been told

I don't care just what they say

'Cause forever I will pray

You and I will be as free

As the birds up in the trees


Oh, please stay by me, Diana


Thrills I get when you hold me close

Oh, my darling, you're the most

I love you but do you love me?

Oh, Diana, can't you see?

I love you with all my heart

And I hope we will never part


Oh, please stay with me, Diana


Oh, my darlin', oh, my lover

Tell me that there is no other

I love you with my heart

Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh


Only you can-a take my heart

Only you can-a tear it apart

When you hold me in your loving arms

I can feel you givin' all your charms

Hold me, darling, hold me tight

Squeeze me baby with all your might


Oh, please stay with me, Diana


Oh, please, Diana

Oh, please, Diana

Oh, please, Diana

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ABC-Paramount 9831

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