How Do You Think I Feel

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Words & Music: Walker/ Pierce
How do you think I feel?
I know your love's not real
The girl I’m mad about is just a gadabout
How do you think I feel?

How do you think we stand?
I know you've made your plan
But you've included free
And that's too much for me
How do you think I feel?

I won't be true again
I know that I can't win
So why should I pretend
That you still love me?
Recorded: 1956/09/01, first released on Elvis

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Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2013report abuse
Not one of his better tracks, although it could have been. It seems rather rushed in the one spot where he seems to be trying to come in at the right time but is a tad bit behind on the beat. He supposedly tried this song back at Sun Studios. I'd love to hear that version; couldn't be any worse than this one. It's a shame as this tune is really different for Elvis; at least back in 1956.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2013report abuse
The original is by Red Sovine, which sounds pretty much the same, except for the vocals of course.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2012report abuse
My favorite album of the 50's,love all the songs on this one. 5 stars.No make it 3 zillion.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2012report abuse
Darn he beat me to it. Oh well, 2 zillion stars.
john804 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2012report abuse
I give the song 1 zillion stars!
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2012report abuse
Fun song from his second album. I think his first album was the better album, however.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2012report abuse
A bouncy uptempo number, that might not be in the top tier of his second album but still a good track in it's own right. Always leaves me with a joyous good feel factor.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2012report abuse
Great Song, pure rendition, fine guitar! The 50's! Elvis The Pelvis!
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2012report abuse
Good 4 star song that showcase the playfullness in his voice, that he so often brought to his songs in the 50´ , as I get older though, I find myself increasely drawn towards his 70´ songs, and I can find 10-12 songs from the Jungleroom sessions that I like better.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2012report abuse
I've always liked this song immensely and Elvis' rendition of it was brilliant. My favorite era of Elvis' career will always be the 1950's.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2010report abuse
A weaker track compared to the rest of his second album Elvis, but still a favorite only from the sentimental side of me. I first heard it on the RCA EP Strictly Elvis as a kid and although a bit rushed at the one spot as he's singing I still like it.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2010report abuse
I've always liked this since I first heard it! Fits fine with the rest of the tracks imo!
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2010report abuse
I have to say that the SUN years weren't his best,but many say they were.When he moved to HMV then onto RCA it got much better.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2010report abuse
Good song, which Elvis sang really well with that magic fifties voice. Yes, not as good as some of the other ones on this album, but that wasn´t really realistic, because the song is not that special. The quality of this album was amazing, but I´ve always liked the lesser songs such as this one, Old Shep, First in line. Elvis did no wrong in the fifties, and certainly not in 1956.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2010report abuse
This is a weaker track but again, that youthful 50's voice lifts it out of the doldrums. Still my favorite Elvis album of them all. The most versatile singing of his career.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2010report abuse
I really like this one. Great tune, easy to listen and sing along to. I've always enjoyed this one. Five star from me, and I don't give that very often, can't wait to play it later.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2010report abuse
One of several weaker tunes from Elvis' second LP. This one, along with "Old Shep", "How's The World Treating You" and "First In Line", severly damage the quality of the album. This track isn't a bad one; however it is well below most of the rest of his 50's output. 2 1/2 stars
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2010report abuse
Nothing special. Kinda boring.
Ian R Bird (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2010report abuse
I think the words should read "But you've included three". That makes more sense in the context of a relationship.
MJB63 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 23, 2009report abuse
Compared to other 50's classics,kinda weak...thou not bad.