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Words & Music: Jerry Leiber/ Mike Stoller
I wanna soothe my my heart, I wanna ease my mind
I wanna move my shoes and see what I can find
I wanna stand up tall and open up my eyes
I wanna reach out my hand until I touch the skies
I was a poor lost lamb in a deep dark hole
But now I've found that light I'm gonna save my soul
I used to drink, I used to smoke
I used to smoke, drink and dance the hoochy-coo
I used to smoke and drink, smoke and drink and dance the hoochy-coo
Oh yeh! And now I'm standing on thius corner praying for me and you

I-I-I That's why I'm saved I'm saved
People let me tell you 'bout kingdom come
You know I'm saved I'm saved
Well I can preach until you're deaf and dumb
I'm in that soul saving army beating on that big bass drum

I used to cuss, I used to fuss
I used to fuss, cuss, worry all night long
I used to cuss and fuss, cuss and fuss,
Cuss and fuss and worry all night long
Well now I'm standing on this corner, I know right from wrong

I-I-I That's why I'm saved I'm saved
People let me tell you 'bout kingdom come
You know I'm saved I'm saved
Well I can preach until you're deaf and dumb
I'm in that soul saving army beating on that big bass drum

I used to lie, I used to cheat
I used to lie, cheat, steal from people's feet
I used to lie and cheat, lie and cheat and steal from people's feet
Well now I'm steppin' on to glory salvation in my beat

Because I'm saved, I'm saved
People let me tell you 'bout kingdom come
I am saved I'm saved
Well I can preach until you're deaf and dumb
I'm in that soul saving army beating on that big bass drum

I'm in that soul saving army beating on that big bass drum
Oh yeh! Because I'm saved, I'm saved
People let me tell you 'bout kingdom come
You know I'm saved I'm saved
Well I can preach until you're deaf and dumb
I'm saved, I'm saved I'm saved
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Recorded: 1968/06/22, first released on Elvis NBC TV Special

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2013report abuse
Great medley including Saved. The authors didn't mean it to be taken seriously, like Love me. Again Elvis did took it seriously and walked away with it. It's very simular to Laverne Baker's version, which it's also great.
cookingfat (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 22, 2013report abuse
Not particular favourite and a bad edit on the visual at the end of the song for the "comeback" Still it was a step in the right direction as far s his career was going.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2013report abuse
This is such a fantastic, fun, catchy, electrifying and unique song and Elvis easily has the very best rendition of it. This is one of 24 songs that Elvis recorded that was written by the brilliant, iconic and legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2013report abuse
Great song, (Three Corn Patches is the Lieber and Stoller nadir) great performance and the best rock n roll TV Special ever made!
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2013report abuse
The rasping voice that would gradually disappear in the next few years and replaced by more refined and controlled renderings, but I like 'em all and thats why I am a fan. This has, as said plenty of gusto and energy and is top notch - Do The Clam in preference to this - surely a joke.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 1, 2012report abuse
"I use to lie, cheat and step on people's feet" is the corrected line I believe...Fantastic Elvis performance and part of a seven minute gospel medley that just keeps building until it reaches a fever pitch. The "comeback" special is a lot of things, but overrated is not one of them. Elvis sounds fantastic, look great, is funny and his charisma shines through on every segment. If only Colonel Parker and RCA had kept the challenges coming instead of falling into patterns that caused the artist to become bored (making movies and eventually Vegas and concerts). Elvis always rose to the occasion when he was challenged and the comeback special is the best evidence of this. 5 stars for the gospel medley, 5 stars for the tv special.
Biffx (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 31, 2012report abuse
Who can sing gospel like Elvis? The answer is nobody and this goes to confirm this. A great upbeat number that romps along with gusto right until the very end.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2011report abuse
This is below par for Leiber and Stoller and one of the weaker moments in another wise fantastic TV special. I'm really glad though our man is no longer dancing the hoochy-coo and no longer steal from people's feet (isn't the latter an error in the lyrics here?). Nevertheless, Elvis looks like a prince and performs like it is his last one, so three stars from me.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2011report abuse
It was Elvis who got me into gospel. Being an Elvis fan exposed me to more genres than any other performer, alive or dead. That's why he is "The King". Are you reading this Billboard Magazine?
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2011report abuse
Much too much is given to this show,it was good at the time but as a fan I think it's overrated.I too would rather hear "Do The Clam" anytime,underrated song from a poor film. I do like the Jailhouse Rock version on the soundtrack though,I love the organ on it as I love "If I Can Dream" as well.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2011report abuse
Nice to listen to, not to watch as the show element ruins the pleasure of watching. Definitely not a top song of he Team Leiber & Stoller. I listen hardly ever to this type of song though I like the voice of Elvis on this one,
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 15, 2010report abuse
Great song, but too bad it was lip-synched on the special. Would have been dynamite if sung live into a hand held mike.
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 14, 2008report abuse
You don't have to watch it. This song is on the Elvis Easter Special CD. The recorded version for the show. At the end of the song you can hear him say "Whew!"
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2008report abuse
Give me 'Do The Clam' any day of the week. The dancers on the gospel segment of the special are too painful to watch.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2008report abuse
Wonderful performance. This & If I Can Dream are also my favorites from this TV special.
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2008report abuse
well, this is the strongest song of the whole special, next to If I Can Dream. And I hope for him that he has expirienced what he was singing about. I mean, a personal relationship with God according to John 3:16.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2008report abuse
Elvis really gets into this one doesnt he? He feels it , lives it, growls it. It made me forget all the prior soundtrack LPs of the last 5 years. That wasnt really Elvis singing Do The Clam was it?
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2008report abuse
Nice segment from the 68 special. Elvis enjoys himself with his #1 passion, gospel !
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2008report abuse
Although I love Elvis' vocals on this song and the song itself is not bad at all; it still makes me nervous because of all the (little hysterical) trompets.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2008report abuse
Not a particular favourite but it fitted in well on the NBC Special.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on May 17, 2008report abuse
This is living a song, like only Elvis could!

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