It Ain't No Big Thing (but It's Growing)

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Words & Music: Merritt/ Joy/ Hall
Your losing interest in me and it's showin'
It ain't no big thing but it's growin'
The pain of heartbreak I've just started knowin'
Well, it ain't no big thing but it's growin'

Every day the hurt grows bigger than before
But I'll pretend I don't know this
But If I can hold you one day more
You've got the look of someone who's goin'
You're gonna leave me and it's showin'
A little tear I can feel start to flow
It ain't no big thing but it's growin'

Well every day the hurt grows bigger than before
But I'll pretend I don't know this
Well, if I can hold you one day more
You've got the look of someone who's goin'
Well, you're gonna leave me and it's showin'
A little tear I can feel start to flow
Well it ain't no big thing but it's growing
No, it ain't no big thing but it's growing
Recorded: 1970/06/06, first released on Love Letters from Elvis

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LonElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 30, 2013report abuse
I love the song and the entire album, especially "When I'm Over You."
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 30, 2013report abuse
Great title for a song, in my opinion. I always liked this album, and wondered why most fans didn't. From the fantastic soulful remake of "Love Letters" (which I prefer over than his 60s version) to the songs, "Life" (which is a overlooked gem) to the romantic "This is our Dance", to the rocking "Cindy, Cindy", and to the grown up ballads such as "It ain't no big thing", to "When I'm over you" to the jam-"I got my Mojo working/Hands off it". This was a good album. Maybe at the time, it wasn't as current as what other artists were doing, but Elvis Presley's music is always timeless,to me.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2013report abuse
The bare version on A Hundred Years From Now is pretty good too. Lovely country tune.
Stevekimb1 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 5, 2012report abuse
A good ballad from the 'Elvis Country' period.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 5, 2012report abuse
A pleasant enough jaunt, nothing sensational, but a song I don't skip.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 5, 2012report abuse
This is such a terrific song from the splendid "Love Letters From Elvis" album. I like every song from that album.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2012report abuse
Great song! Elvis will always be a big thing.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2012report abuse
My favourite song of this album. 41/2 stars
Stevekimb1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 26, 2011report abuse
A nice mellow country rocker.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 26, 2011report abuse
Bought the LL album when it first came out. Liked it at first then mellowed. When cd's replaced the old Lp's I replaced most of my old collection. But LL was not replaced until the FTD version. It's now one of my most played Cd's. The song in question I now enjoy.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2010report abuse
I'm one of the rare people who prefers the rest of the "Love Letters" album to this particular song. But I don't especially dislike this song either. This one is a little on the twangy side of country for me, but still, Elvis's voice is so damned good I can't skip it. I agree that this would have been a good fit for "Elvis Country". I actually would have been more interested if they'd tried it in 1980 for the "Guitar Man" release, using more "modern" backing.
Jimmy Boy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2010report abuse
Could've seen this one sitting nicely on the Elvis "Country" Album, instead of that stooopid fade in and out of 10,000 years ago segments that for me always ruined that release.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2010report abuse
Well, if it wasn't big at first it surely kept growing! The song I mean!! Yes, it's one of those Elvis recordings that keeps me holding on to him. It's a good perfomance!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2010report abuse
Yeah its one of the better songs. After the great TTWII and Elvis Country this was a pretty big letdown. You can tell the songs were what was left over. Bad album cover art as well. The back looked like a Camden.
Jim Hoff (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2010report abuse
This song always makes my wife laugh ;-)
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2010report abuse
I guess I'm one of the few, who really likes the "Love Letters" album. However, I wasn't crazy about the cover art photos, that were used, but its the music, that counts. "It Ain't No Big Thing (but It's Growing)" from the "Letters album" is a catchy song, that will get you singing along, within seconds, as will the rest of this album.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2010report abuse
The album was pretty bad and should have stayed in the can. This is perhaps one of the better tracks.
bastiaanvinke (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2010report abuse
Keep om hummin' this song all day.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2010report abuse
Solid country track recorded in June of 1970 and included on the 1971 LP "Love Letters From Elvis". It would have been right at home on the LP "Elvis Country", but as with all the songs on the "Love Letters" LP it was a leftover that was deemed not good enough for TTWII or Elvis Country. 4 stars to the song (5 for Elvis' performance) and 3 stars for the LP.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2010report abuse
A fairly decent cut from a not so good album.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2010report abuse
I like it a lot, good performance by Elvis. We have some enjoyable outtakes as well. I never skip this one
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2009report abuse
One of the better songs from the Love Letters LP but you could tell it was a leftover from the great 1970 Nashville sessions.

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