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Love Coming Down

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Words & Music: Jerry Chesnut
I remember how your eyes used to light up
Over promises that I made
But for the first time in my life
I know now how it feels to be afraid
I don't know what I’d do if you go away
This would sure be one lonely old town
For a man's so busy going up in the world
That he couldn't see love coming down
Love coming down

I remember all the times you told me
Love's all that matters to you
And looking back now, wondering how I believed
I had things more important to do
I can see how I must have looked to you
Like some fool on a merry-go-round
And that a man's so busy going up in the world
That he couldn't see love going down
Love going down

Can't you see how everything I’ve learned
Would just be wasted if you leave me
If you just give one more try
I swear I’ll always be here when you need me
If you can find it in your heart to forgive me
I'll try to keep both my feet on the ground
But if a man's so busy going up in the world
That he couldn't see love coming down
Love coming down
Recorded: 1976/02/06, first released on From Elvis Presley Boulevard

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GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 7, 2013report abuse
Elvis far from misfires. This is a 5 star performance. The "Elvis Presley Boulevard album" is a real good album, full of strong material. However, I would have added a few "rockers" to the album. "For the Heart" is the only "upbeat" song on the "Boulevard album".
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 6, 2013report abuse
For me it doesn't get much better than this. I don't care about none-fans, there is much other stuff to start with, but this is my Elvis. 5 stars period.
Pieter (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 6, 2013report abuse
My favourite song from the album!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 6, 2013report abuse
Love Coming Down. Been there, done that. I understand where Elvis is coming from. As for what Joe Public might enjoy I don't give a rip!
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 6, 2013report abuse
This is such a brilliant, overlooked and underrated song and Elvis sang it with so much feeling, emotion, intensity and passion. I've never skipped it. This song should definitely be far better known than it actually is. I love every song from the spectacular "From Elvis Presley Boulevard" album.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 1, 2013report abuse
When Elvis went to Germany (or Texas), someone gave him a book called Poems that touch the heart. These lyrics could be in there. And Elvis sings it with so much emotion, I can hardly keep it dry.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2013report abuse
This song may come from a deeply reflective part of his career, but it is heartfelt, stirring and extremely well sung.
A cry for help or whatever we deem it to be, it is taken on its own merits a top notch performance.- 4 stars
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2012report abuse
5 star song ( yes I am a die hard fan) but that doesn´t mean that I love everything Elvis sang. I have never let it detract anything from a song that it is depressing ( in fact this song you can learn from ). What makes Elvis singing so great is his voice and the amount of feeling he put in a song, no matter if that song was optimistic, angry or depressing. some times I feel like hearing Wonderfull World, other times Love comming down. There is an Elvis for every taste and an Elvis song for every mood.
Puer Aeternus (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2012report abuse
I don't understand why this song would be considered a lesser ballad by some, or even maligned as not being written well. As a professional writer (granted--not a songwriter), I think this is one of Elvis' best written ballads. Lines like, "I remember all the times you told me... love's all that matters to you," and "If you can find it in your heart to forgive me I'll try to keep both my feet on the ground," are concise and heartfelt. It's helped by a superb vocal from Elvis, who wrings every drop of emotion and meaning from the song. The production isn't overblown, either; the instruments really compliment the song. Us men can get so caught up in our dreams that we fail to see the most important things right in front of us. This song could also be interpreted practically as a message to his fans.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2011report abuse
A song packed with feeling and emotion. I love this song and the Jungle Room Sessions. 5 stars from me *****
Polk Salad Robert (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2011report abuse
I can hear Elvis" feelings while singing this song...and it almost makes me cry...
WayDownUnder (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 15, 2010report abuse
Beautiful song. Beautifully performed. From the heart. I deeply enjoy listening.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2010report abuse
I think only true die hard Elvis fans can love these sesssions. Cant ever see Joe Public saying the jungle room sessions are songs they want to listen to. Sorry. Elvis misfires.
adiels (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 13, 2010report abuse
Truly a great song from a great session. I really like these late 70's recordings. Elvis is really emotional and puts his heart into it. I listen to this a lot.
SatninTCB (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 13, 2010report abuse
Even though Elvis sings this song superbly and clearly gives it his heart this song doesn't really do much for me.... i prefer the up-tempo numbers any day...sorry
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 13, 2010report abuse
such a touching beautiful song. Elvis is really into it. I love it.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2010report abuse
Perhaps the most over-looked, under appreciated song of his career. Beautifully written by the same man who wrote another gem "It's Midnight". Elvis' vocals are absolutely perfect and he packs every bit of emotion he can out of the song. This song is so auto-biographical, I use to wonder (when I was young, before I realized Mr Chesnut had written songs for many people) if Elvis wrote this under an assumed name (Jerry Chesnut). Five letter first name, odd seven letter last name and writing song like this and "It's Midnight"??? (I know better now!). A great song writer meets a superb vocalist.

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