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There Goes My Everything

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Words & Music: Dallas Frazier
There goes my only possession
There goes my everything

I hear footsteps slowly walking
As they gently walk across the lonely floor
And a voice is softly saying
Darling this will be goodbye for evermore

There goes my reason for living
There goes the one of my dreams
There goes my only possession
There goes my everything

As my memory turns back the pages
I can see the happy years we’ve had before
Now the love that kept this heart beating
Has been shattered by the closing of the door
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Recorded: 1970/06/08, first released on single

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Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 9, 2013report abuse
One of those numbers that I don't play that often but when I do it turns out to be a very nice recording and pleasanrt listening experience. I totally agree that 'The Fool' should have been the global single release and would have been an enormous global hit, but this one turned out to be a fairly big hit in the UK.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 22, 2013report abuse
I mention in my comment on He is my everything, that he sings that song with more emotion than There goes my everything. I stick to that. Not a spectacular song, but great to sing along to.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 26, 2012report abuse
This is such a magnificent song and I'm so very glad that Elvis recorded it. I rate every song, arrangement and performance from the "Elvis Country" album 5 Stars.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 19, 2012report abuse
The second couplet is fantastic - it has soul. Good performance, much better than He Is My Everything that was duly performed indeed, an album filler.
Biffx (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 19, 2012report abuse
Have no problem listening to this song but its far from a favorite. I do think though its better than He Is My.Everything.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on May 8, 2012report abuse
One of those songs I am not really fond about. I hardly ever listen to it. At the time it was released it was on vynil, so in order not to damage the album I sort of listened to it. It became worse when he recorded he is my everything, a song I never listened to after the first time I heard it. Well that says it all.
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on May 8, 2012report abuse
I really, really love this. It is essentially a sad and reflective song, yet there is so much love and warmth in Elvis's voice. He seldom sang better than this, especially in terms of straightforward singing.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 30, 2011report abuse
Love both versions.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 30, 2011report abuse
After hearing this song the other day, I find my first comment a bit harsh. This is a very good performance. This had country soul instead of an operatic feel like so many of his later 70's ballads.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 30, 2011report abuse
Fantastic delivery by Elvis, especially on the second couplet. The song itself is pretty average though when compared to other material on Elvis country, but this is definitely one of the ten best albums of his entire career. Three stars from me.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2010report abuse
I don't know why, but I could never warm to this Elvis recording, yet it got higher in the Uk charts than some others that I much preferred. I remember playing the flip side more often. To me Kentucky Rain & & I'm Leavin were both better singles around the same time yet these two failed to get into the Uk top 20 whereas TGME peaked at # 6. Then again we Elvis fans are a bit of a mixture too. From the Elvis Country Lp I'd have released 'The Fool' as a single.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2010report abuse
Don't mind Elvis' version of this tune, but it's nothing special. I prefer the flip side.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2010report abuse
Great vocals on a good country song make this one of the many stand-outs on the five star LP "Elvis Country". Calling this a cover of an Englebert Humperdink song is like calling "I Really Don't Want To Know" a cover of a Ronnie Dove song. The song is a country song and Ferlin Husky and Jack Greene both recorded it one year before Englebert. Greene's version was number one on the country chart for seven weeks before Englebert's version hit the charts.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2010report abuse
Its amazing what a difference an LP makes. Good song, good vocal, but arguably the weakest on Elvis Country, yet would have been the standout track on Love Letters!
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2010report abuse
A really good country number Elvis is superb on this.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 10, 2008report abuse
Unlike some other walzes he did (Until It's Time comes to mind) it is not boring as hell, as a matter of fact it is quite enjoyable, but it remains one of the weaker tracks of the Country album... but that says more about the other songs.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 10, 2008report abuse
Can't help but to love it! And it's from my favorite Presley Album.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 10, 2008report abuse
great song; better than the copy he did 1 year later with He is my everything.
FLASHBOY (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2008report abuse
The Elvis version of this song is just fantastic. Ilike engelbert very much ..but ..Elvis ..man ..
mak1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 23, 2008report abuse
Any Song That Elvis Sang,, WAS the best Version of the Song! I am still not sure if I like He is my Everything better though!!
bluesboy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 23, 2008report abuse
Because Humperdinck covered this classic country song it doesn't mean that Elvis covered Humperdinck. This is pure Elvis with all his vocal tricks and characteristic phrasing. Carl Perkins called this his favorite Elvis song and who am I to disagree with him?
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 23, 2008report abuse
Engelbert's version is very good...but in my book Elvis managed (one more time) to give it an even more enjoyable aspect !...The live version on TTWII surpasses the studio one !
ELV75 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 23, 2008report abuse
Country like my father used to play it. Elvis' rendition of this song clearly shows he could sing almost all genres.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 23, 2008report abuse
Pleasant song, great performance. but Elvis covering Engelbert doesnt cut it for me. The weakest song on the Elvis Country LP.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 23, 2008report abuse
I always thought this song sounded a lot like 'He Is My Everything', then I realised they were both by Dallas Frazier! I guess I prefer the secular version, culled from his most overlooked album Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old). What an album.
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 23, 2008report abuse
I first heard this song in a version by Engelbert Humperdink and thought it was a great song. Elvis' voice sounds so good on this song, especially the live version on TTWII. A fun song to sing along too also. ;)
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 23, 2008report abuse
It's a very powerful song, but I don't like all those instruments overdubbed by Felton Jarvis... I would like to hear it undubbed.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2008report abuse
I have this Dallas Frazier song on many country compilations by various singers, but I still prefer Elvis' version

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