Words & Music:
All my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh I believe in yesterday
I don't have the laugh
I used to weep
There's a shadow hanging over me
Oh, yesterday, came suddenly
Why'd she have to go
I don't know, she wouldn't say
I said something wrong
Now I long for yesterday
Love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday
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I've always preferred Elvis' rendition of this classic song without a shadow of a doubt.
This page lists the incorrect lyrics "Suddenly, I Don't Have the Laugh I Used to Weep".
The correct lyrics are actually "Suddenly, I'm Not Half the Man I Used to Be".
This is easily one of the greatest songs that's ever been written.
Beatles, schmeatles. I prefer Elvis' version.
I always thought Elvis sung this as kind of a half hearted throw away during his live 70's performances. Not badly done, but often done as part of a medley, and only portions sung. I wish he had done a complete studio version and the results would have been excellent, as it is we can dream.
The song itself is not very impressive, but I do prefer the Beatles version.
Not as good as the original where the arrangement and Paul's inferior voice just fits perfectly. This is a good effort but not one of his stand out live recordings, and I would have liked to have heard a more polished studio version.
I do like it better than the Beatles version ... simply because his voice was alot more impressing I guess !
ok but not as good as the original. Simpler is better as The Beatles proved. Not a Vgeas style song with all the horns & voices, etc.
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