Anything that's Part of You

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Words & Music: Don Robertson
I memorize the note you sent
Go all the places that we went
I seem to search the whole day through
For anything that's part of you

I kept a ribbon from your hair
A breath of perfume lingers there
It helps to cheer me when I’m blue
Anything that's part of you

Oh, how it hurts to miss you so
When I know you don't love me anymore
To go on needing you
Knowing you don't need me

No reason left for me to live
What can I take, what can I give
When I’d give all of someone new
For anything that's part of you
Recorded: 1961/10/15, first released on single

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Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2013report abuse
Absolutely brilliant soft ballad which uses his matchless tender and soulful voice.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2013report abuse
This is indeed one of his best ballads. Up there with can't help falling in love.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2013report abuse
This is such a stellar ballad and Elvis' rendition of it was excellent. The other thirteen songs that Elvis recorded that were written by Don Robertson are "I Met Her Today", "I Really Don't Want To Know", "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", "I'm Counting On You", "I'm Falling In Love Tonight", "I'm Yours", "Love Me Tonight", "Marguerita", "No More", "Starting Today", "There's Always Me", "They Remind Me Too Much Of You" and "What Now, What Next, Where To".
Bestoftherest8301 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 16, 2012report abuse
I couldn't see him do this in '77 at Omaha or Rapid City, but disagree that he couldn't do this in 69,'70 or '71. A slightly mellower voice may have given this beautiful love song a slightly different edge. Let's face it he made a terrific job on the likes of 'Ghetto and 'Daddy, so why not this? Anyway, I think this song is almost unbeatable and a darn shame it doesn't get promoted a lot more nowadays. The girls would love this!
Lpool kid (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2011report abuse
one of elvis's greatest recordings,the amont of feelings the words conjure up as he sings.five stars all the way
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2011report abuse
Elvis delivery of this song is superb and one of his very best ballads. Definitely 5 stars from me.
jack409 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2011report abuse
Fantastic delivery of this song by "THE KING". I wish it was longer.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2011report abuse
Great song. Outstanding vocal. Ballad Elvis at his best. Five stars.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2011report abuse
Yes a great ballad & Elvis' voice got too deep for this type of song later on, shame.The 60s were a good time for his ballads.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2010report abuse
Another outstanding, over looked ballad from the early 60's. Much like "They Remind Me Too Much Of You", "It Hurts Me", "Fame And Fortune" it was stuck on the flipside of an inferior song (although "Good Luck Charm" was still very good). Elvis' voice is so smooth on this one and he just oozes emotion and heartache. For those who say he can't act and try to hold up a movie like "Clambake" as proof (he didn't have to act in it, he was playing himself in a different occupatin), I hold up the way a seemingly happy Elvis in 1961 could produce a track like this that is haunting, delicate, sad, but so beautiful. 4 1/2 stars, maybe 5.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2008report abuse
Perhaps one of the most beautiful ballads Elvis ever recorded! Elvis voice was supreme around this period and he was still able to choose material from the best songwriters available, such as this song from the pen of Don Robertson who never let us down. In my opinion this was far superior to the A side Good Luck Charm even though it did reach the top of the charts in 1962 in the UK.
commoneverybody (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2008report abuse
Superb! Elvis´ voice was at his very best during this time. He could never sang this song in 69-77, cause his voice didn´t have the soft and clear sound at the end of his life that it had in the early 60´s.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2008report abuse
an excellent performance; indeed on the same level as a Schubert song sung dy Dietrich Fischer Dieskau. Elvis at his top.
Wiebe (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2008report abuse
Sublime! One of his better recordings. His interpretation is as artistic as Fischer Dieskau singing german song. Makes me proud of being an Elvis fan.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2008report abuse
Superb love song sung by the King of music. It is amazing how wide the range of his voice already was at that age. It shows how versatile he was. Indeed, a pity that later on this love song was not part of the show!
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2008report abuse
One of Elvis' best! I would have loved him to have tried this one live in 69, 70 or 71.
crummyinva (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2008report abuse
a beautiful song sung by the king of them all.

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