They Remind Me Too Much of You
Words & Music:
Take away, the scent of flowers
Cover up, the sky of blue
Close my ears to tender love songs
They remind me too much of you
Hide young lovers' warm embraces
Keep stars and moonlight from my view
Let me forget, there are such places
They remind me too much of you
Must I evermore be haunted?
Day after day, my whole life through
By the memory of each moment
That I spent alone with you
If these lovely things don't hurt you
Our love just wasn't meant to be
But please come back to me, my darling
If they remind you, too much of me
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This song is very similar to "Anything That's Part of You"... another song written by Don Robertson.
This song was almost not recorded, because someone in the controlroom thought that the melody was too close to 'Chapel in the moonlight'. Robertson went to Elvis , who was standing at the mike, and start singing the song to him. The song was recorded with Robertson at the piano. We must be thankful to him for that.
This is such a marvelous and underrated ballad and it's from my second most favorite Elvis movie "It Happened At The World's Fair". The other thirteen songs that Elvis recorded that were written by Don Robertson are "Anything That's Part Of You", "I Met Her Today", "I Really Don't Want To Know", "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", "I'm Counting On You", "I'm Falling In Love Tonight", "I'm Yours", "Love Me Tonight", "No More", "Marguerita", "Starting Today", "There's Always Me" and "What Now, What Next, Where To".
Out of the same bag as Anything That's Part Of You and it creates the same ambience. intensity, and intimacy.
How this guy could sing a tender ballad -5 stars from me.
Wow...talk about a song that is too good for the album it was on and the movie it was in! This is a seriously beautiful, sad and lonely ballad sung with tremendous vulnerability by Elvis. We all make the excuse for the bad songs of "well, it fit the movie and it fit the scene". This song is the exact opposite. It did NOT fit the scene in the movie--this song is so much better than what surrounded it!
One of Elvis' very best movie ballads, maybe even his 2nd best behind "Can't Help Falling In Love". This one is from the movie "It Happened At The World's Fair" and it is used in an odd fashion in the movie. He sings it in his head while little Vicky Tiu is leaning against him and sleeping while he rides a monorail. Elvis is supposedly thinking about the pretty nurse he just met, but the song suggests someone singing about a past love.
The best song on an otherwise very mediocore and somewhat embarassing LP. Head & shoulders above the other songs.
Elvis in very tender mood, easily the best song on the soundtrack.
one of the best ballads from Elvis in the 60's. Beautifully sung.
Good song, good performance, lousy recording quality.
This is a very good song. Shows that the movie songs didn't have to be stinkers like He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad, Who Needs Money etc., etc.
Beautiful melody and lyrics !
The Words Fair LP was the first time I felt really letdown & disappointed by an Elvis LP, but this song was one of the highlights. A fine song & performance.
I really love this song. It is on the first LP I even owned of elvis. (The pink Camden one). The first take is even better. Almost to intimate. I can listen to it ... times in a row.
What a shame Elvis did'nt record more of Don Robertson's songs what a great artist and writer this man was. I much prefer this side of the record and always overlooked the pathetically short and dismal One Broken Heart For Sale.
An outstanding ballad. Elvis shows he is the master in conveying the message so convincing that it is as if he is pouring out his own heart. I enjoy it mostly because his voice is so prominent and beauiful. Easily a 5 star.
One of the many great ballads from the 60s; one of my favourites.
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