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Heart of Rome

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Words & Music: Stephens/ Blaikley/ Howard
In a little while you're leavin'
Starting on the journey home
Soon I'll be alone, the one who loves you
La la la la la, somewhere in the heart of Rome

I'll make a wish in every fountain
Say a prayer that you'll return
Minutes I'll be counting
May the fire of love still burn
I'll keep your picture by my pillow
And pretend I'm not alone
Make believe that you are with me
La la la la la, in the heart of Rome

Suddenly the tears are falling
As we hear the whistle blow
Hold me very close before you leave me
La la la la la, somewhere in the heart of Rome

I'll make a wish in every fountain
Say a prayer that you'll return
Minutes I'll be counting
May the fire of love still burn
I'll keep your picture by my pillow
And pretend I'm not alone
Make believe that you are with me
La la la la la, in the heart of Rome

I'll make a wish in every fountain
Say a prayer that you'll return
Minutes I'll be counting
May the fire of love still burn
I'll keep your picture by my pillow
And pretend I'm not alone
Make believe that you are with me
La la la la la, in the heart of Rome
Recorded: 1970/06/06, first released on Love Letters from Elvis

Reactions

Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 30, 2013report abuse
Reminds a tad of Padre with the stretched vocals but a whole lot better and pleasing to these ears. I like the pseudo latin touch, the convincing vocals and award this 4 stars.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2013report abuse
Not a good song at all, but damn, listen to the way he sings it. He puts so much feeling in it, like he was singing a gospel. Superb.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 28, 2012report abuse
This is such a fantastic, fun and catchy song and it's easily one of my most favorite Elvis songs from the 1970's.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 18, 2011report abuse
A song perfectly suited for an LP entitled "Love Letters From Elvis". Not a classic by any means, but a well performed, slightly over-the-top, at times bombastic ballad. Oddly, RCA released this song as the flipside of "I'm Leavin" two months after it was released on the LP. The picture sleeve says by request, but I think it was an attempt to have the A-side stand alone without any threat from the B-side of the singe.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2011report abuse
I like it. Not my typical style of music but I like it.
mak1965 (profilecontact) wrote on May 8, 2008report abuse
Easily One of my complete faves!!!

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