Post here all polls related to Elvis Albums/Songs Etc.

What about My Boy?

I despise it.
1
2%
I dislike it.
4
7%
I do not have a preference.
6
11%
I like it.
16
28%
I love it.
30
53%
 
Total votes : 57

Re: My Boy

Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:22 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
midnightx wrote:
BigredG wrote:Adult song with an adult theme. I think that is why a few people do not "get it".

Yes, the same problem must occur with The Sound Of Your Cry.

"Life" is a very adult song with a most adult theme.

Why was it not a #1 smash in May 1971?

Maybe it was because a vapid, childish Rolling Stones single got in the way.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Sugar_(song)

Life is just not fair (pun intended).

Somewhere out in empty space, long before the human race, something stirred....

Re: My Boy

Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:20 pm

"My Boy" is the title of a popular song "parce que je t'aime mon enfant" from 1970.

The music was composed by famous French musicians Jean Bourtayre and Claude Fran├žois, and the lyrics were translated into English by Phil Coulter and Bill Martin.

Re: My Boy

Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:02 pm

I've always liked the original too.

Re: My Boy

Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:02 pm

midnightx wrote:Yes, the same problem must occur with The Sound Of Your Cry.


As you are the one with this particular problem, perhaps you could tell us?

Re: My Boy

Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:22 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
midnightx wrote:
BigredG wrote:Adult song with an adult theme. I think that is why a few people do not "get it".

Yes, the same problem must occur with The Sound Of Your Cry.

"Life" is a very adult song with a most adult theme.

Why was it not a #1 smash in May 1971?

Maybe it was because a vapid, childish Rolling Stones single got in the way.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Sugar_(song)

Life is just not fair (pun intended).



Aldult song aye ?! You forgot to also add "pretentious" Hahahahahahahahaha

BTW has there also been a poll on "Life" done ?

Re: My Boy

Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:29 am

If you start one, please add an "It Sucks Big Ones!" option.

Re: My Boy

Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:25 pm

It's a decent version for sure. Not a favourite of mine by a long shot, but it's certainly not the crock of shht this forum would have you believe. It rates much higher than some of the other STAX cuts such as Spanish Eyes, She Wears My Ring, Mr Songman, Love Song Of The Year, Take Good Care of Her etc to me anyway.

Re: My Boy

Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:19 am

Not Elvis at his best!

What made him choose to sing this song?

Re: My Boy

Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:11 am

Mitch wrote:Not Elvis at his best!

What made him choose to sing this song?


Maybe he was afraid he was going to lose his son, Lisa?

Re: My Boy

Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:47 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Mitch wrote:Not Elvis at his best!

What made him choose to sing this song?


Maybe he was afraid he was going to lose his son, Lisa?


LOL!

Actually, it's the lyrics I truly dislike: "because of you, My Boy." The exact opposite of what a responsible parent would do would be to put the burden of a failed relationship on the kid. Who has to even THINK: "why put you through the hell?"

Creepy. But Harris's rendition is way worse.

rjm

Re: My Boy

Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:13 pm

I can take it or leave it....my ex however loved it...... :smt005 :smt005