Let's Forget about the Stars

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Words & Music: A.L. Owens
If you let the stars keep telling you
Who to love and not to love
You may never find contentment for your heart
You could go unloved forever and darling that means never
Surrender to love, let's forget about the stars

You say that stars have promised you true love ten thousand times
But here you are with a broken heart and mind
I can tell you want to love me from the beating in your heart
Surrender to love, let's forget about the stars

Let's forget about the stars, come follow me my dove
To a world just like the world that you've been dreaming of
Let's not wait too long for something might go wrong
Surrender to love, let's forget about the stars
Let's forget about the stars
Let's forget about the stars
Let's forget about the stars
Recorded: 1968/10/15, first released on Let's Be Friends

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Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2013report abuse
This man could really sing a tender ballad with that exquisite soulful feel intended just for the listener. A beautiful song, well constructed, and probably known by only a very few outside the Elvis fan fraternity.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 14, 2013report abuse
A good song sung beautiful. I also like the percussion by Emil Radocchia.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2012report abuse
A song done beautifully by Elvis and the band. And, Why this song was put on a "Budget album", I'll never know. It deserved a place on a major album. As pointed out, this song, was intended to be included the movie "Charro", and I agree, that, it wouldn't have worked in the film soundtrack.
Of note: This song was released on the RCA Camden-Album "Lets be Friends" (another great song) and it was the first and the best of the "Camden albums". The second best, was the "Almost in Love" Camden Album. I really loved the "Let's be Friends" album.
bray1977 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 23, 2012report abuse
This was one of my very early Elvis favourites. It was on the first Elvis LP I ever bought, the Camden release called U.S. Male. A sadly overlooked gem.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 23, 2012report abuse
I remember hearing this song soon after its release. Itis such a beautiful song. Listen to that wonderful voice and you are easily carries away. At least I was and still am. Listening to the whole legacy of ELVIS' music, one cannot but say that he mastered all styles of singing and thus mixing them it is as if one is engulfed in the total concept of making music, missing nothing. This song should be on that list! About the astrology thing: this has been an issue since time immemorial. Yet one should not be dependent on it, as decision must and should be made. Take your destity in one's own hand. And that's so true! In that sence it fits in any movie.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on May 2, 2011report abuse
I like this song, it is a very nice ballad that is well sung. But why on earth was this origianally intended for Charro? A song about astrology in the old West. Thank goodness someone came to their senses. It would have been a disaster in thet movie.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on May 2, 2011report abuse
A song recorded for, but not included in the movie "Charro!". A well-written song beautifully delivered by Elvis that was included on the budget LP "Let's Be Friends" in 1970. This song along with the title track of the LP, "If I'm A Fool", "Change Of Habit", "Almost" and "I'll Be There" made for an entertaining LP.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on May 2, 2011report abuse
So Beautiful, so Simple. Just Great. a Top song.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on May 2, 2011report abuse
lovely jazzy ballad.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 29, 2008report abuse
I am definately from the 'Camden' generation, these albums were my introduction (pretty much) to the big man and I loved this track. Beautiful piano and lovely soft volcals from Elvis. Nicely done. :u)
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 29, 2008report abuse
One of the nice things about having the earlier Camdens released in the late 60's/early 70's was to find an unreleased song like this, a pleasant well sung ballad on a budget LP. Its too bad the Camdens didnt keep up their original purpose instead of issuing awful compilations later on.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 29, 2008report abuse
I've always like this one! Pity they didn't match the mono version on the Let's Be Friends album when theyreleased the stereo version. That beautiful piano track was almost lost in the stereo mix! Wonder why! I still go for the LP version when I want to listen to this! A little beauty imo!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 29, 2008report abuse
A largely unknown, unused movie song. Pretty song. Great vocal from Elvis, but nothing special.
One of the best tracks on the original "Let's Be Friends" Camden album.
commoneverybody (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 29, 2008report abuse
A beautiful underrated song, stucked away on a budget album. A great ballad!
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 16, 2008report abuse
A nice Elvis track, totally unknown I should imagine to non Presley fans, then again who cares about them!