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When I'm Over You

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Words & Music: Shirl Melete
When I'm over you there'll be darkness where my soul has been
And no light will ever shine again when I'm o-over you
When you're leavin' is over and there's not another tear to cry
In the silence of that last goodbye just remember, remember this

When I'm over you there'll be darkness where my soul has been
And no light will ever shine again when I'm over, over you.

Ooh-ooh-ooh
When I'm over you there'll be darkness, darkness where my soul has been
And no light will ever shine again when I'm over, over you.

When I'm over you there'll be darkness where my soul has been
And no light will ever shine again when I'm over, over you.

When I'm over you there'll be darkness, darkness, darkness where my soul has been
And no light will ever, ever shine again when I'm over you.
Recorded: 1970/06/07, first released on Love Letters from Elvis

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cookingfat (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2013report abuse
A so so album with a tragic cover.Good song though.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2013report abuse
Elvis makes it work. Great Vocals. He lives and breathes the song. Regardless of what others say, I think the "Love Letters from Elvis-Album" was a real good album.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2013report abuse
A mediocre song, but not as bad as Melete's "Life". Elvis injects more soul into the song then it deserves.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2013report abuse
Not in the top tier from these sessions, but nevertheless reasonably enjoyable, mainly due to the vocal talents of our boy
lifting a very average song up a notch or two. - 3 1/2 stars.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2013report abuse
This is such a marvelous, catchy, fun, electrifying and underrated song and Elvis' rendition of it was fabulous. I've never skipped it. This song should definitely be better known than it actually is.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 3, 2011report abuse
A very decent recording from another good studio album from the '70 Nashville sessions, although not as great as Elvis Country or TTWII. I loved the white album cover when I was a kid and still do. Three stars for the song.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 3, 2011report abuse
Should've been a huge hit for "The King". Love it!
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 3, 2011report abuse
Good track. It took a while but now i quite like the LL album / Cd [ftd]. Makes a nice change from the early rock songs & the big hit single ballets.
LonElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2010report abuse
I was at Graceland back in 1989 in one of the privately owned record shops and this was playing over the intercom and I just loved this song. My love of it was multiplied by the fact that it wasn't out on tape back then so I really didn't have any way to get it. You always want what you can't get, right. It was later rereleased by RCA on tape around 1992 and I was so excited to buy it and it's been one of my favorites ever since. I enjoy the Love Letters album (which I now have on CD and the songs from it on the Franklin Complete Box Set). I love this one along with It Ain't No Big Thing and If I Were You. The album is solid. Personally I think I"m Leavin' should have been on the album. That would have padded it out. But this song is a gem in my book. Elvis puts in a great performance on this one.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 1, 2010report abuse
I didnt care too much for this song or for the album in 1971. I was so hoping for another Memphis or Country type LP. However, Elvis was in good voice and looking back at it, it was a lot better than what was to follow. Still I feel this was the start of the 70's doldrums for me as far as LPs are concerned.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 1, 2010report abuse
Not a good album full stop ! I think we were waiting for something like "Burning Love" to turn up.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 1, 2009report abuse
A mediocre song from a mediocre album ("Love Letters From Elvis" - 1971) sung with gusto by Elvis. Elvis has little to work with, but he manages to give this song a much better treatment than it deserves (the movie soundtracks gave him good practice at that). This song was recorded in June of 1970 along with the majority of material for the albums "That's The Way It Is" and "Elvis Country". It is fine song for filler on an album, but it is unfortunately on an album with ten other songs that are just filler. There isn't a bad song on this LP or a great one, just nothing rivaling the four previous studio efforts (the two mentioned above and "From Elvis In Memphis" and "Back In Memphis").
Jim Hoff (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 1, 2009report abuse
Well this song was recorded the same day as 'I really don't want to know' and 'Tomorrow never comes'. Not close to the level of these two classics. Maybe just a warm up song?
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 1, 2009report abuse
I like this song very much. Have always enjoyed the entire album.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 1, 2009report abuse
A nothing song that Elvis makes the most out of , but its really not much of a song. Just look at the repetitive lyrics.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 1, 2009report abuse
One of the better tracks from a poor album.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 1, 2009report abuse
The undubbed master is absolute gold, I rate this very highly indeed - one of my favourite Elvis songs of all time and most played on my iPod! 5 stars!!!
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 1, 2009report abuse
Great arrangement....great backvocals....great Elvis !
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 1, 2009report abuse
A guilty pleasure of mine this one. It's an average song given a much better performance than it deserved by Elvis so when it comes on I let it play with a smile on my face rather than excitement in my soul. One verse though? Really? I never spotted that before. Shows how how good the performance was to keep the song interesting.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 1, 2009report abuse
I really like this one, but I have a much higher opinion of the entire "Love Letters" album than most (as far as I know). Of course at this point in particular, Elvis was at the peak of his powers and could transform anything into a masterpiece. And taken entirely on its own, this is a great performance, with Elvis' voice soaring and commanding in some parts, and sad and desolate on other parts. It is fantastic. However, we were particularly spoiled during this portion of Elvis' career--next to other music he recorded at the same time period, this sounds mediocre. It is a testament to how good he was at this point.
Bart van Katwijk (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 22, 2009report abuse
Sometimes I love it, sometimes I don't.

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