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Never Say Yes

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Words & Music: Doc Pomus/ Mort Shuman
Look out now I'm runnin' wild
There ain't no holding back this child
I guess you'd say I'm a son of a gun
Livin' just for a life of fun
Here's the secret of my success
Never say yes. No, no, never say yes

Life has taught me one big lesson
Always keep the girlies guessin'
Tell 'em that you love them so
You hate to leave but you gotta go
That's the secret of my success
Never say yes. No, no, never say yes

It's the oldest scheme in the world
And you gotta know how to play it
Tell her yes in so many ways
And never ever say it
That's how I keep goin' on
Here today tomorrow gone
That's the kind of life for me
Being free like I want to be
Here's the secret of my success
Never say yes. No, no, never say yes

It's the oldest scheme in the world
And you gotta know how to play it
Tell her yes in so many ways
And never ever say it
That's how I keep goin' on
Here today tomorrow gone
That's the kind of life for me
Being free like I want to be
Here's the secret of my success
Never say yes. No, no, never say yes
No, no, never say yes
Recorded: 1966/02/17, first released on Spinout

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Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 25, 2014report abuse
Like this as well as the soundtrack. I've just played my vinyl record and i don't think the sound is bad at all, much better than the sound on F&J. 31/2 stars.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 25, 2014report abuse
Typical situational soundtrack tune. Certainly not great, but I've always it and the Spinout soundtrack. 3 stars.
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2014report abuse
I like ths song - one ot he highlights of the "sountrack " portion of this album. As someone mentioned it has an infectious Bo Didley syled beat and fuzz guitar.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 23, 2014report abuse
I've always liked this movie song immensely and I've never skipped it. It's from one of the best Elvis movie soundtrack albums from the 1960's.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2013report abuse
A funny version can be heard on Today, tomorrow and forever. Not great, not that bad. Average stuff.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 6, 2012report abuse
Probably just about my favourite upbeat song along with the title number from Spinout. I like the Bo Diddley beat,
and the fact that Elvis seems to enjoy singing this one with his old gusto. -4 stars from me.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2010report abuse
A better than average rock and roll movie song. The LP "Spinout" was a good album (minus "Beach Shack) and this is one of the songs that helped make it better than some of the other soundtrack LPs released around the same time.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2009report abuse
Not that bad, not great. Spinout was a bit better than some of the 60's soundtracks and miles better than others. Viva Las Vegas was the best of them all. Still these songs are just ok and pretty much forgotten except by Elvis fans. The songs got better by 1968 as did the movies.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2009report abuse
Rubbish! Pomus and Shuman could'nt even get Elvis to record their gems in the mid to late 60s. But submit crap and your in!
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2009report abuse
one of the better movie songs of the mid-60's from one of the better soundtracks, but still that is not saying much. after kissin cousins, harum scarum, etc this album sounded like a breath of air, but over all just mediocre compare to what else was going on in music at the time.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2009report abuse
The bottom line from a fantastic team of songwriters. Even Pomus and Shumam were affected by the less than mediocre level of soundtracks! Miles away from Little Sister, His Latest Flame, Viva Las Vegas etc. Where Elvis and RCA were thinking they would go with crap like this in 1966????
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2009report abuse
No other artist than Elvis could make this mediocre song sound good. The Spinout-album I think is one of the better soundtracks. But like many of the 60's albums the sound is terrible, Frankie and Johnny and Double Trouble are perfect examples of albums that could have been more enjoyable if they hadn't recorded the soundtrack on the soundstage. Songs I enjoy from Spinout is I'll Be Back, Spinout (check it out!) and Beach Shack (only wish the lyrics wasn't so silly ;-)
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2009report abuse
Propelled by a raunchy Bo Diddley-beat, this is actually really good. I'm beginning to think his 60's soundtracks have been overlooked.

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