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I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone

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Words & Music: Kesler/ Taylor
Well, you're right, I'm left, she's gone.
You're right, and I'm left all alone.
Well, you tried to tell me so,
But how was I to know
That she was not the one for me?

You told me all along,
You're right, our love was so wrong.
But now I changed my mind,
Because she broke the ties that bind,
And I know that she never cared for me.

Well, I thought I knew just what she'd do,
I guess I'm not so smart.
Oh, you tried to tell me along she'd only break my heart.
I'm left, you're right, she's gone.
You're right, and I'm left all alone.

Well, she's gone I know not where,
But now I just don't care.
For now I'm falling for you.

If you'll forgive me now,
I'll make it up somehow.
So happy we will be,
In a home just for three,
And I'll soon forget her,
Now I know.

Well, I thought I knew just what she'd do,
I guess I'm not so smart.
You tried to tell me all along,
She'd only break my heart.

Well, you're right, I'm left, she's gone.
You're right, and I'm left all alone.
Well, she's gone, I know not where,
But now I just don't care,
For now I've fallen for you.
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Recorded: 1955/03, first released on single

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 25, 2013report abuse
The drummer on this track is Jimmie Lott. Strange how the title is different from the lyrics. Also strange is the fact that I never heard the similarities between this song and Bad Moon Rising, but they are very clear. Elvis The Great.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
Phenomenal Sun rockabilly recording that was issued as a last ditch single in the UK in early 1958 when HMV was being replaced by RCA as the distributor. I like the early amateur film from August 1955 at Magnolia Gardens which has been lip synced by Star to the record version. Never cared for the slow version but this baby is one of his best recordings at Sun and 5 stars all the way.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on May 29, 2012report abuse
The flipside of "Baby Let's Play House" and what a flipside it was! For the most part, Elvis would always give us strong B sides on his 45 and not throwaway tracks. This 45 even though it was only his 4th single release would have to be in the top 10 of his singles. This song would have fit very well on his first LP and Elvis sings it with maturity and emotion that sets him apart from any other performer.
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 27, 2009report abuse
One of my favorite tracks from Sun. Elvis's vocal performance already sounds so mature...
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 27, 2009report abuse
Great great recording, never skip this track, this is a masterpiece, no words are good enough to comment on it. This is Elvis bursting onto the record books, and what a bang this recording made. yep, i could go on & on about this one.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 27, 2009report abuse
Elvis did inspire many with this great tune. This is what I hear when I think of Elvis. Pure rockabilly, great stuff.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 27, 2009report abuse
One of may best loved Elvis tracks ever. A masterpiece of Rock Blues and Rockabily. Keith Richards, from Rolling Stones says is one of his favorite Rock tunes. Amazig how someone with 19 years can sing with such passion!
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 27, 2009report abuse
A great recording and another song that Elvis neglected in the concert years. the similarity of this and CCR's Bad Moon Rising can be clearly be heard. It seems that Elvis inspired John Fogerty too.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2008report abuse
Fits perfectly with CCR's Bad Moon Rising :-). Love the bluesy version even more.

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