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I Love You Because

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Words & Music: Leon Payne
I love you because you understand dear
Every single thing I try to do.
You're always there to lend a helping hand, dear.
I love you most of all because you're you.

No matter what the world may say about me,
I know your love will always see me through.
I love you for the way you never doubt me.
But most of all I love you 'cause you're you.

I love you because, because my heart is ligther
honey everytime, everytime I'm walking by your side
and I love you, yes I love you because the future is a little bit brighter
and the door, the door of my happiness, you open wide

No matter what may be the style or season,
I know your heart will always be true.
I love you for a hundred thousand reasons,
But most of all I love you 'cause you're you.
Recorded: 1954/07, first released on Elvis Presley

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ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 24, 2013report abuse
This is such a terrific song and Elvis' rendition of it is magnificent. I've never skipped it. 5 Stars
DerekH (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2013report abuse
Bear in mine that Elvis's real style and trend was still to come. In hind site he should have re-recorded this during the 60's
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2013report abuse
Better than Harbour Lights and the early private ballad efforts and for me more enjoyable than 'When It Rains It Really Pours ' from the Sun Period. I think the speaking voice of Presley was always an attraction and so I prefer that version. Obviously with his underdeveloped ballad voice at this time, this was not the best thing to come out of Sun, but it does have an innate simplistic charm
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2013report abuse
Put the song in your head and give it a rockabilly treatment. That'll do wonders. When listening to Scotty on this one I can almost hear Sam Phillips say:"Don't make it so damn complicated Scotty." Historical.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on May 6, 2012report abuse
Take it or leave it. Gotta be in the mood I guess or I just skip it because I am not a fan of whistling in songs.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2010report abuse
Fate would have it that we came to hear it. Unfortunately this is one I never really liked. But, I have a feeling that Elvis during the 70's might have done it better with his voice then. I tend to like Jim Reeves' version in between. I'm not too fond of those SUN ballads but can live with them. Blue Moon is a standout though! That's a classic!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2010report abuse
I never really liked this song by Elvis or anyone else. Just dont dig the tune. Its an interesting track because he was so young, but other than that, it does nothing for me.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2010report abuse
A song I never play, I usually skip this one.
sitdown revamped (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2010report abuse
I guess there's nothing strange to this song. It's a young talented singer in the making trying out a ballad in his day.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2010report abuse
An amateurish Sun track from the very early days. I don't say amateurish as an insult, it is just apparent with this track that Elvis had not yet perfected his ballad singing in July of 1954. His total lack of knowledge in the field of music at that time is one of the things that made his rockabilly tunes from that time so great. He was singing totally from his soul and just waling. Unfortunately with a ballad you have to have the pipes plus the soul to make it go over well. This one is not awful, and it is important in listening to where Elvis began as a professional singer and what he achieved in a few short years. Listen to "I Was The One" recorded 1 1/2 years later and you will here how Elvis had matured when it comes to singing ballads. Even on the super slow ones like "Playing For Keeps" and "Don't" (recorded in '57), Elvis was learning how to use his God-given vocals to perfection. By the time he returned from the Army, he had become the best ballad singer in the world. Better than Pat Boone, Nat "King" Cole, Sinatra or any of them.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2010report abuse
one of the weaker sun tracks, but it´s still very listenable. I prefer the alternate take that´s been around on a few sun compilations, Elvis at sun is one of them. The monologue part in that version is just incredible. Already at the age of 19, he showed what a great ballad singer he really was
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2010report abuse
I love the Jim Reeves version but what's hypnotic about Elvis's rendition is that to me he sounds like he's sitting outside his house just playing his guitar and singing for himself, unaware thathe's beeing taped. He sounds so lost in it and off in his own world that for that reason mainly I do usually let this one play when it pops up on Ipod Shuffle.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2010report abuse
A country song covered by a multitude of singers but more associated with Jim Reeves. There are few 1950s songs which I dislike by Elvis and this recording is one of them.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2008report abuse
A very strange song, there are times I hate it and then again I love it for its simplicity and the subtle way Elvis treated it.

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