Sunday, March 21, 2010

Take This Tune - Elvis

Jamie posted a wonderful post for Take This Tune this week.  Go to her blog and find Alanna Myles singing "Black Velvet," a song about the phenomenon of Elvis Presley. 

Elvis defined my childhood and his comeback performance in 1968, dressed in black leather, was, in my opinion, the most incredible performance of his short life. Below he sings "Are You Lonesome Tonight:"

Are you lonesome tonight,
Do you miss me tonight?
Are you sorry we drifted apart?
Does your memory stray to a brighter sunny day
When I kissed you and called you sweetheart?
Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?
Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there?
Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

I wonder if you're lonesome tonight
You know someone said that the worlds a stage
And each must play a part.
Fate had me playing in love you as my sweet heart.
Act one was when we met, I loved you at first glance
You read your line so cleverly and never missed a cue
Then came act two, you seemed to change and you acted strange
And why I'll never know.
Honey, you lied when you said you loved me
And I had no cause to doubt you.
But I'd rather go on hearing your lies
Than go on living without you.
Now the stage is bare and Im standing there
With emptiness all around
And if you wont come back to me
Then make them bring the curtain down.

Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?


♥ Kathy said...

One of my favorites!

Durward Discussion said...

This is the song I loved from the '68 special: Trying To Get To You

Durward Discussion said...

Oh, I got mine up as well Durward Discussion

Travis Cody said...

I've seen the video of that performance and I have to agree with your assessment.

Anonymous said...

I like Elvis. This was one of my favorites :)

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