There's Always Me
Words & Music:
When the evening shadows fall,
And you're wond'ring who to call
For a little company
There's always me
Or if your great romance should end,
And you're lonesome for a friend
Darling, you need never be
There's always me
I don't seem to mind somehow
Playing second fiddle now
Someday you'll want me, dear,
and when that day is here,
Within my arms you'll come to know
Other loves may come and go
But my love for you will be eternally
Look around and you will see
There's always me.
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5-star song; one of many great songs from the 1961 album "Something for Everybody".
Elvis put out the most beautiful ballads and this is just one of them. A true classic!
A grand opening leads to a beautiful ballad. It's Floyd Cramer on piano.
A ballad of perfection from 1961 using a quiet soulful deivery culminating into a powerful ending. Released as a single in 1967 but much too late and the wrong year to be a massive hit. -5 stars from me.
This is such a beautiful ballad and Elvis' rendition of it was tremendous. It's one of 14 songs that Elvis recorded that was written by Don Robertson.
In a word "perfect"! From the very first quiet notes to the powerful ending one. This one ranks right there with "It Hurts Me" and "Can't Help Falling In Love" as some of Elvis' best ballads. This was a natural choice to be the follow-up single to "Surrender", but RCA went with "I Feel So Bad" backed with "Wild In The Country"??? "I Feel So Bad could have been the flipside to "There's Always Me", but I think "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell" would have been a better choice. It would have been a better promotion to the movie than the title song and fits in better with rock and roll in the early 60's. "I Feel So Bad" is great, but too bluesy and "Wild In The Country" is not even in the same galaxy as "There's Always Me". This one would have been a #1 hit.
I've loved this song ever since I first heard it on "Something For Everybody" back in the early '60s. A grrrrrrrrrreat song! Loved it as a single too. Though I've always disliked the flip side, "Judy."
beautiful diamond. This song as a lot of other ballads from the early sixties (Anything thats part of you, Thats someone you never forget, What now, what next a.o.) can match a comparison with the great Schubert songs. A masterpiece!
Good arrangement !...A very nice song !...One that I never skip !... :p
Very good song. One of Elvis´ many great songs in the early sixties. He really sang great during this period and there wasn´t a lot of bad songs. And Don Robertson really delivered. As I see it, he never wrote a bad song for Elvis. I really don´t want to know, I´m counting on you, anything that´s part of you. All great songs, just like this one
Don Robertson wrote this country classic and although I liked Elvis singing it, I have never forgiven RCA for putting it out as a single in the late sixties, as it was by this time dated.
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