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It's a Sin

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Words & Music: Fred Rose/ Zeb Turner
It's a sin, my darling
How I love you
Because I know
Our love could never be

It's a sin
To keep this memory of you
When silence proves
That you've forgotten me

The dreams I built for us
Has tumbled
Each promise broken
Like my heart

It's a sin, my darling
How I love you
So much in love
And yet so far apart

I'm sure you're happy with another
Who shares the love I cannot win
Why pretend that I can live without you
When deep inside I know that it's a sin
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Recorded: 1961/03/12, first released on Something for Everybody

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ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2013report abuse
This is such a stellar song and Elvis' rendition of it was sensational. I love every song from the "Something For Everybody" album.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 4, 2013report abuse
4 star song in my book, on a 4.9 star album that rightly went all the way to the top. Elvis made more great music in 60-61 than most artists make throughout their whole career : Albums; Elvis is back, Something for everybody, His hand in mine, G.I. Blues and Blue Hawaii + the many great singles: Stuck on you, Fame and fortune, It's now or never, A mess of blues, Are you lonesome tonight?, I gotta know, Surrender, I feel so bad, Marie's the name, Little sister, Good look charm and anything that's part of you (Crying in the chapel was also recorded but first released in 65) and on top of this the music for Flaming Star and Wild in the country ! I know that most fans know this, but some times I think that some of them forget how much great music he made and focus on the sub par songs instead, IMO that is unfair to Elvis and also a bit greedy. By the way Something for everybody was by many critics at the time seen as the best of the two non soundtrack/gospel albums at the time when they were released.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 4, 2013report abuse
Pleasant enough. His voice is perfect here, but the material was going downhill since the fabulous Elvis Is Back and would continue to do so. The early 60's Elvis voice was wasted on a lot of subpar songs IMO.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 4, 2013report abuse
Straight from the heart. Throughout his career ELVIS was able - like no one else - to transmit the meaning of the lyrics and make the inner cord tremble. It is not just singing, he adds the heart to it. The man who is the King of Rock 'n' Roll showing that he knows to sing all kind of songs making him an allround artist of unique stature. He is the King!
No need to compare this one with other songs. It will only do unjustice to either one of them.
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 4, 2013report abuse
Just like gently this is so heartbreaking. His voice high and then lower. A singer who;'s understand the lyrics. And how to bring his feelings to the listener.No one can sing this song likes he do.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 4, 2013report abuse
Nicely sung and pleasant enough but one of the weaker tracks on the album. Interesting that Gently gets a bad press here, as I think it is a great track with folk influences, and way superior to this track
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2011report abuse
Elvis sings this so beautiful. one of those diamonds of the early 60's.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 1, 2011report abuse
Nice ballad but a little too 'soft' for me. Better than 'Gently' however.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2010report abuse
Straight forward ballad that Elvis sings very sweetly from the LP "Something For Everybody". This one and "Gently" are the two worst tracks on the album, but both are far from bad. They are just a little dull compared to the other side A tracks such as "There's Always Me" and "Give Me The Right". 3 1/2 stars.

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