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Thu Jun 19, 2003 10:21 am

Carolyn -

Never thought he needed my help !

Talking of lyrics, for years I thought that in 'Stranger In My Own Home Town' he sang 'Came home from detention, about 5 or 6 years ago' !!

Well, it fitted with the sentiments of the song !

Thu Jun 19, 2003 1:09 pm


I've always prompted him through the spoken bridge in "Hurt".

I've convinced myself that he wouldn't get to the end if I didn't tell him each line just before he delivers it.

Your fellow dill!!! :oops:

Thu Jun 19, 2003 1:12 pm

Colin, believe it or not I was with you on that one. It did sound like that.
Took me a while to realise what the correct lyrics were. :D


Thu Jun 19, 2003 1:32 pm

Hi, Colin, Sam!

I was the same way, too. I actually didn't catch the real lyrics (I think) until the 70's box version came out.

Glad to know I wasn't the only one!

Thu Jun 19, 2003 1:42 pm

Mike & Sam -

Now we're started, in 'Shake, Rattle & Roll' where it goes:

"I've been over the hill, & way down underneath"

I always thought it was:

"I've been holdin' in, way down underneath".

This 'body-part' reference fits well with the next line:

"You make me roll my eyes, & then you make me grit my teeth"

Carolyn -

Sorry to have taken your thread in a different direction !

Sat Jun 21, 2003 9:14 pm

I'd always thought that "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" went "on that old hill, way down on my knees."

Of course, even knowing what are (supposedly) the true lyrics of songs like "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do" and "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" doesn't seme to help me decipher some of Elvis' diction. A good thing, too. Let's hear it for Elvis' ability to mangle a lyric beyond all recognition...

Sat Jun 21, 2003 9:51 pm

i find myself,, singing along with the cd or radio.. either its elvis or anyone else, ,espicially if i like the song.. glad nobody hears me :lol: :oops:

Help Me

Sat Jun 21, 2003 9:56 pm

It always sounds like Elvis is singing the word "numble" instead of "humble heart and bended knee, help me"


Sun Jun 22, 2003 9:52 am

Talk about stupid, I thought for years that in Heart Of Rome Elvis was singing one of the below lines

" minutes I'll be CAPTAIN, may the fire of love still burn "


" minutes I'll be CAPTIVE, may the fire of love still burn "

Don't ask me why :lol:

Then it was only when I heard alternates of Now and Then There's A Fool Such As I that I was able to work out the first line was ;-

" Pardon me If I'm SENTIMENTAL when we say goodbye "
prior to the alternate takes I had no idea what was being sung.

The there is Take Me To The Fair ;- I'm still convinced that on every take he sings the following line ;-

" I'll buy the penis and popcorn "
it does make you wonder what the cost is :shock: :lol:

Sun Jun 22, 2003 3:57 pm

Ray, I can't help but hear that last one that way every time too! He may well have intentionally sung it that way just for laughs, who knows!

Mon Jun 23, 2003 3:55 am

As a kid, it took me a loooooong time to figure out the lyrics in "A Big Hunk 'O Love":

"You can spare a kiss or two and still have plenty left."

Mon Jun 23, 2003 2:50 pm

A classic one too,