Love Me Tonight

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Words & Music: Don Robertson
May this tenderness cling
When the fire of Spring
Is a memory
May you still be my own
When a hundred years have flown

But if it can't be
Give this moment to me
While our dream is bright
Put your sweet arms around me
And love me tonight

Love me tonight
Let me feel your lips on mine
And though I pray
Forever and a day I'll be
Possessing you

I'll confess to you
If I knew that our love would be gone
With the stars in the dawn's grey light
I'd still hold you close and whisper
Love me tonight
Recorded: 1963/05/26, first released on Fun in Acapulco

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TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2013report abuse
It's a good song and given a fine treatment by Elvis. However, even if it had been released as a single, it probably would've been a B-side. I don't feel that it was 'buried' on the "Fun In Acapulco" soundtrack anymore so than "Bossa Nova, Baby" was. Both songs were easily accessible on side-B of the album.
DerekH (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2013report abuse
Lost gem, released as a bonus on a movie soundtrack. Should have been released on a strong studio album.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2013report abuse
Why this song was never released as a single astounds me. I know Don Robertson put out numerous songs Elvis recorded through his career and yes, they have a certain "sameness" about them but that still doesn't detract from them. I would say context is the key here, this being one of the better Robertson songs in my mind. To have it buried on the "Fun In Acapulco" soundtrack astounds me but that's Colonel Parker I strongly suspect.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2013report abuse
This song contains some great lines and Elvis sings them all beautifully. Not the best from Robertson, but still good.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2013report abuse
This is such a beautiful ballad and Elvis' rendition of it was spectacular. The other thirteen songs that Elvis recorded that were written by Don Robertson are "Anything That's Part Of You", "I Met Her Today", "I Really Don't Want To Know", "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", "I'm Counting On You", "I'm Falling In Love Tonight", "I'm Yours", "Marguerita", "No More", "Starting Today", "There's Always Me", "They Remind Me Too Much Of You" and "What Now, What Next, Where To".
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 27, 2012report abuse
Another ballad yes, but extremely enjoyable allowing Elvis to break out into that engaging vibrato. Would have made a good B side to Devil in Disguiise, and charted in its own right.
Biffx (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 18, 2011report abuse
Never really gave this song much thought until I listened to the FTD version on Studio B great lyric and the ending of the song just devine
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 1, 2011report abuse
Pretty song. Great vocal from Elvis. Love this song. 4 stars. I never cared for the newer sounds happening back then. Dislike them even more these days. If Elvis was out of touch so be it. At least his music was still listenable and didn't make me want to wear earplugs.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 1, 2011report abuse
A moderate ballad which to me sounded OK at the time of release and even now gets the odd play.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 30, 2010report abuse
I'm on the fence with this one. Good vocal is all I can say about it From 1960-63 and even beyond, Elvis did many of these type of ballads. While ok in the early 60's, after 1964 this sound was quite dated, yet more of these were to come. It really did make Elvis seem out of touch with the newer sounds that were happening.
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 30, 2010report abuse
Good vocals but a particularly bland song for me this one.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 30, 2010report abuse
Nice song & well sung, but again, Elvis did so many of these ballads , they all tend to blend into each other after a while. He needed new songwriters at this point.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2010report abuse
From the Nashville sessions in May of 1963 comes this good ballad that sounds an awful lot like "I'm Falling In Love Tonight" from "It Happened At The World's Fair". Elvis sings it well, but it isn't overly memorable. Included as a bonus song on the "Fun In Acapulco" soundtrack LP in 1963. 3 stars

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