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Flaming Star

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Words & Music: Sid Wayne/ Sherman Edwards
Ev'ry man, has a flaming star
A flaming star, over his shoulder
And when a man, sees his flaming star
He knows his time, his time has come

Flaming star, don't shine on me, flaming star
Flaming star, keep behind me, flaming star
There's a lot of livin' I've got to do
Give me time to make a few dreams come true
Flaming star

When I ride, I feel that flaming star
That flaming star, over my shoulder
And so I ride, front of that flaming star
Never lookin' around, never lookin' around

Flaming star, don't shine on me, flaming star
Flaming star, keep behind me, flaming star
There's a lot of livin' I've got to do
Give me time to make a few dreams come true
Flaming star

One fine day, I'll see that flaming star
That flaming star, over my shoulder
And when I see, that old flaming star
I'll know my time, my time has come

Flaming star, don't shine on me, flaming star
Flaming star, keep behind me, flaming star
There's a lot of livin' I've got to do
Give me time to make a few dreams come true
Flaming star
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Recorded: 1960/10/07, first released on EP

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2013report abuse
As years went on (some 35 I reckon), I kinda got bored with this one. Might happen, you know.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2013report abuse
This is such a spectacular, fun and catchy song and it's easily one of my most favorite Elvis songs from the 1960's.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2013report abuse
Fine title song with a Native American beat that led an EP to number 14 in the Billboard charts. One of the best title songs from his film career, it is a song that I never tire of, and deserves to be on more compilations than it is.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2011report abuse
Great,i love it. I also like "Black Star" 4 stars
Peter @ ElvisMatters (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2011report abuse
The song that changed my life. Just hearing Him sing 'Every Man...' did it & I became a fan on the spot, instantly.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2011report abuse
Title song of one of Elvis his best movies. Elvis colors his voice dark given the year and delivers a convincing performance with the right touch of drama. A masterful recording like many recordings in 1960, beyond doubt one of the greatest recording years of his entire career. Four stars from me.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 28, 2011report abuse
A real good song, from a Great Movie.
Lpool kid (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2011report abuse
great song for the movie captures the tone of the film perfectly.one of the best title songs he ever did and i agree that vocally charro was great but the film it's self quite weak.five stars for song and film.i rate this as one of my all time westerns.
jack409 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2011report abuse
"Flaming Star" is a fantastically sung song about facing death. Should have won the Grammy for "Single of the Year".
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2011report abuse
The title song of one of Elvis his best movies (together with Jailhouse rock, King creole and Viva Las Vegas). Note that his best movies also have great title songs, including this one, although it would go too far for me to recognize Flaming Star as one of his very best recordings of his whole career. Four stars from me.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 5, 2011report abuse
Yes a very good vocal on a better than average movie song, but I prefer Charro if comparing the two songs.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 5, 2011report abuse
Certainly a great vocal on this one, but the song is just OK. It wasnt gonna win any awards.
Bill (BW) (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 5, 2011report abuse
I rank "Flaming Star" among the top 5 movies songs by Elvis. Well sung and a contrast from the usual theme of lost or troubled love. A five star song!
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 5, 2011report abuse
Elvis's voice is superb on this number and on the other songs from the Flaming Star sessions. Its timbre is slightly different from that heard on any other sessions but is perfect for the title song in particular. Perhaps the only criticism of the number could be the excess repetition of the words "Flaming Star". Eight years later, the title song of "Charro!" was equally well performed and demonstrated yet again the tremendous versatility of Elvis and his ability to 'inhabit' a song.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 5, 2011report abuse
Good song from a very good film.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2010report abuse
Very well sung title song for Elvis' 6th movie. A departure of sorts for Elvis in 1960 as he gets to sing a dramatic song not about love or lost love. Good lyrics, good production and Elvis make this one a four star song.
Volker Stockel (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2009report abuse
For my opinion another movie song Elvis would have earned an Grammy as the Best Movie song for.
MJB63 (profilecontact) wrote on May 1, 2009report abuse
An ok song from a great movie...maybe his best movie.

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