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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This is one of the worst songs he ever recorded. Not even close. A throw away piece of garbage as evident that RCA had to scrap the bottom of the barrel for something to add to his 1970's album "Elvis Now".
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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