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That's Someone You Never Forget

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Words & Music: Red West/ Elvis Presley
The way she held your hand,
The little things you planned
Her memory is with you yet
That's someone you never forget

When she is far away
You'll think of her each day
And you know she'll wait for you
That's someone you never forget

Others may pass your way
And let you think their love is true
But you know that they'll never replace
The one that waits for you
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Recorded: 1961/06/25, first released on Pot Luck

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TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2014report abuse
Trivial note: The final two lines sung by Elvis are repeated as -- That's someone " you'll " never forget
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2014report abuse
A powerful sensitive ballad from one of my favourite albums namely Pot Luck. I have always thought his voice top notch on these tracks, and I cannot understand seeing that Night Rider, I'm Yours, Suspicion, Kiss Me Quick, Easy Question along with this track all made inroads on the world's pop charts why the album is not ranked higher in fan's affections.
Add the great rockers Steppin' Out Of Line and Gonna Get Back Home Somehow and then I am even more puzzled.-needless to say 5 stars.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2013report abuse
This is such a beautiful, underrated and overlooked song and it should definitely be way better known than it actually is. It's one of eleven songs on Elvis Albums/CD's that was written or co-written by Elvis' longtime friend and bodyguard Red West. Red West also wrote or co-wrote "Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees", "If Every Day Was Like Christmas", "If You Talk In Your Sleep", "If You Think I Don't Need You", "It's No Fun Being Lonely", "I've Been Blue", "Mary Lou Brown", "Seeing Is Believing", "Separate Ways" and "You'll Be Gone".
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 18, 2013report abuse
When Elvis was in Memphis in the early 60's, he visited his mothers grave every day and cleaned it himself. He must have missed her immensly as this ballad shows.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2010report abuse
Instead of Elvis studio albums getting better and progressing in the early 60's, there were getting blander since Elvis Is Back was released as the soundtracks took over. This song along with Suspicion, Something Blue & Easy Question were the highlights on Pot Luck. Very much an up & down LP.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2010report abuse
"Pot Luck" was an up and down LP (think "Love Letters From Elvis" and "Raised On Rock" for similar LP's), but it finished on a big time high. This ballad is fantastic and Elvis makes you feel every word of the song with his beautiful haunting vocals. 4 1/2 stars and along with "Something Blue" the best song on the album. "Pot Luck" would have been so much better if they had not included "Kiss Me Quick", "Just For Old Times Sake" and "Night Rider" and replaced them with the current single "She's Not You" and "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" along with the overlooked gem "I Met Her Today".
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 17, 2009report abuse
Great song from a great album.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 17, 2009report abuse
Beautifully sung and very haunting. Absolutely gorgeous.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 17, 2009report abuse
A real gem! It's so haunting and so beautiful, I can't stop listening to it... I use to play it to my girlfriends (one at a time!) and it gets a lot of attention, they really love it. It gives me goosebumps every time!
bluesboy (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 17, 2009report abuse
Ought to be in everyone's top ten list of the best performances ever.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 17, 2009report abuse
a diamond! Elvis at his vocal peak.
sitdown revamped (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 17, 2009report abuse
A ver decent and fine tune. Red and Elvis definitely should have teamed up many times more to do songwriting. Don't know the percentage in lyrics which goes on Elvis' account in this one. But unfortunately there was that little incident after You'll Be gone which obivously discouraged the man behind the music to do more songwriting...anyone?
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2009report abuse
This is a mothers day special. Check the wording & lyrics, read them again, he must have been singing about a mother figure. Anyway, it's a lovely song from a very good album at a great time in his career. 1961 & 62, wonderful times for Elvis & his fans.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2009report abuse
An often forgotten song. I don´t listen to it very often, but whenever I do, I love it. A wonderful recording from the very much underrated album, Pot Luck
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2008report abuse
One of the very best songs Elvis ever recorded. A real gem.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2008report abuse
A beautiful song sung beautifully. Elvis uses a very delicate vulnerable type of voice on this one that he really only used twice that I can think of; here and also on "I'm Leavin'". A great song.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2008report abuse
I have just come across the following review on the net and in particular the writers favourite track on the album; The absolute gem contained on the album and one of the most interesting tracks that Elvis ever produced was “That Someone You Never Forget.” Elvis takes a rare writing credit for this song. He came up with the title and the idea for a tribute commemorating his mother who died while he was serving in the military. He produced one of the great vocals of his career on this very personal song. Elvis means it here and it shows.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2008report abuse
Great song. It sets a mood unheard of in any other Elvis song. I wish he tired to collaborate more with Red or anyone else. Best ballad on Pot Luck.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2008report abuse
One of the many really good songs on the Pot Luck album.Did Elvis really contribute to the writing of the song though?
Aron (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2008report abuse
What a beauty!! I didn't realize this until today!! Elvis at his best in the early 60th.
ta2k (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2008report abuse
A million times better than Love Me Tender yet a millionth of a percent as well known. TCB
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2008report abuse
Beautiful performance! It is worth mentioning that the fan based compilation Artist Of The Century includes this beauty. As a matter of fact, that collection is one of the best ever compilations released!
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2008report abuse
Elvis should have tried a few more times to write ballads. He could feel them like no one !
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2008report abuse
What a touching lyrics and sung by Elvis it gets that magic that makes you shiver all over. Here you get the maturing voice of Elvis, young and beautiful, captivating the mood implied. Definitely one on my routine list! This is indeed a widely underrated balad.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2008report abuse
One of Elvis' best songs: a perfect recording, haunting, moving, possibly the saddest song he ever recorded, with hints of 'Blue Velvet', AND he even tried his hand at writing with this song. If this was any other artist, a song of this quality would be on EVERY hits compilation and yet in Presley's case it has been criminally neglected. 10/10

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