Salute to the King

August 16, 2009 at 8:14 am Leave a comment

Elvis Presley (8. January 1935 – 16. August 1977)
He died young, though when he died, I thought he was old. Maybe because I was only 15 myself. How time can change one’s perception! Perhaps I was too young to understand the hysteria connected with him, but I wasn’t too young to appreciate his music. As a kid, I had a few of his LPs that I loved to listen to. Now that I’m somewhat more grown up than I was back then, I appreciate him even more. That wonderful voice, that winning smile. Now I look at those old photos and videos on youtube, and I see a very charming young kid just doing his thing. But what a thing it was!
(Scroll all the way down for a second treat!)


You know I can be found,
Sitting home all alone,
If you can’t come around,
At least please telephone.
Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true.

Baby, if I made you mad
For something I might have said,
Please, let’s forget the past,
The future looks bright ahead,
Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true.
I dont want no other love,
Baby it’s just you I’m thinking of.

Don’t stop thinking of me,
Don’t make me feel this way,
Come on over here and love me,
You know what I want you to say.
Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true.
Why should we be apart?
I really love you baby, cross my heart.

Let’s walk up to the preacher
And let us say I do,
Then you’ll know you’ll have me,
And I’ll know that I’ll have you,
Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true.
I don’t want no other love,
Baby it’s just you I’m thinking of.

Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true.
Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true.
I don’t want no other love,
Baby it’s just you I’m thinking of.

And here he’s a charming man with a sense of fun and humor. Love that voice! One line he improvised and smiled “Believe me, believe me, I can’t help but love you” would have been correct. (I listened to this song a lot, so I know!)

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