Only Believe

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Words & Music: Paul Rader
Lordy only believe, only believe
All things are possible
If you'll only believe
My Lordy, only believe, yes only believe
All things are possible
If you'll only believe

I met God one morning my soul feeling bad
Heart heavy laden I felt fire doubt ahead
Well He lifted all my burdens, yeh! right now I'm feeling glad
All things are possible
If you'll only believe

I believe, yeh! I believe,
All things are possible
If you'll only believe
Recorded: 1970/06/08, first released on Love Letters from Elvis

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kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 8, 2012report abuse
One of the better songs on a relatively weak album, and the better side of the horrible Life single.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 8, 2012report abuse
Not the best gospel song by a long way that ever emanated from our boy,and definitely not a single at any time in his career. I rated the other side Life vastly superior and can only give this side 3 stars at the very most.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 8, 2012report abuse
This is such a beautiful song and all of Elvis' renditions of it are brilliant. Elvis' only concert performance of this song occurred at the Las Vegas, Nevada Midnight Show from January 27, 1971.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 16, 2010report abuse
I like this song a lot. As I've grown older I find myself playing Elvis' gospel/inspirational/religious songs much more, and everything else much less.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 16, 2010report abuse
Well sung; but a lesser Elvis gospel tune. Horribly out of place on the album "Love Letters From Elvis" and an odd choice for an Easter single in '71. I give it four stars based mainly on the vocals; but the lyrics are too repetitive.
bluesboy (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 16, 2010report abuse
I love the bluesy way in which this is sung. My favorite from the Love Letters album.
Pietro S (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 16, 2010report abuse
Heart heavy laden, I felt tired down in (the heart).
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 16, 2010report abuse
"I felt tired down in" - so what the heck does that mean ? The lyrics continue to baffle us, after all these years. That apart, I quite like the song and the performance.
Pietro S (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 16, 2010report abuse
Correct lyrics are: "...I felt tired down in" (according to my sheetmusic).
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 3, 2009report abuse
Good song. I felt fire (pause) doubt ahead. Makes sense.
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 3, 2009report abuse
Regarding the lyrics, "I felt fire doubt ahead" . . . What on earth is that supposed to mean? After more than 35 years, I am still trying to figure out what the real lyrics are or should be !
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 3, 2009report abuse
Good song, good performance , but not single material. Great on an LP however.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 3, 2009report abuse
It´s really a great gospel song. this one is sung very seriously. I liked the song immediately
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 3, 2009report abuse
I like this song; gives me strength in darker days.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 3, 2009report abuse
I have nothing with gospels. I can bear up with it when Elvis sings it because of the sheer beauty of his voice, but this one I always skip.
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 3, 2009report abuse
Well, the lyrics of this great song are far from being self indulgent nonsence. This beautiful and encouraging song is a 100 pro biblebased. It is an interpretation of what we read in Matthew 19,26 related to a conversation of Jesus Christ with a rich young man. There the scripture says: Jesus looked at them and said, With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. I guess this song is a reminder of Presleys childhood. He delivers a flawless and intense performance. He was awarded three times with a Grammy in his lifetime. And they all went for gospel music...Have a blessed new year.
FLASHBOY (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 3, 2009report abuse
This is a superb Gospel song Ilove this song Amazing performance by the King!
commoneverybody (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 3, 2009report abuse
One of he weakest 1970s singles and one of the weakest gospel songs. Unbelievable to release this as a single. Much better material was available at the time.
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 3, 2009report abuse
Elvis is in voice...the Imperials sound good...I never skipped that one !
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on May 9, 2008report abuse
This is awful, self indulgent nonsence.

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