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You Gotta Stop

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Words & Music: Giant/ Baum/ Kaye
Baby you've been lying to me now I'm onto you
It's the same old song but it doesn't ring true

That's right you're wrong again
Time to change and put you on your own again
You've had your way too long
Time for me to be moving on

You gotta stop, you're wrong again
Stop ... that song again

You've been steppin' out wild and fancy free
Now you've had your fun and you're running back to me
It just can't be if there's no harmony
Then stop!
That's all let's break it up
You've had me fooled now I'm wakin' up
I see right through your lies
You made me open my eyes

You gotta stop, you're wrong again
Stop ... that song again

It's too late now I've made up my mind
Being here with you is just a waste of time

Nothing to say so I'll be on my way
Stop!

You gotta stop, you're wrong again
Stop ... that song again

It's too late now I've made up my mind
Being here with you is just a waste of time

It just can't be if there's no harmony
Then stop! Stop! you're wrong again
Stop that song again
Stop! you're wrong again
You gotta stop that song again
Stop!
Recorded: 1966/09/29, first released on EP

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ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2013report abuse
This is such a marvelous, fun and underrated song and I've never skipped it. In my opinion, the only bad song from the "Easy Come, Easy Go" recording sessions is "Yoga Is As Yoga Does".
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2013report abuse
A real fun song from one of Elvis Presley's weaker movies. However, the film, had some fun moments, and some real nice songs, such as "Sing you Children, sing" & "Easy Come, Easy Go" and "I'll take Love" besides this one. ("You gotta stop").
cookingfat (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2013report abuse
The backside of The Love Machine when issued in the UK. Perhaps the worst period of Elvis' entire career.The songs were old, dated ,repetitive, and in most cases very badly produced.
What the hell Elvis was thinking when turning out this stuff has been well documented.The issue is why he allowed his career to be taken out of his hands in this way?
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 2, 2012report abuse
Best song in the film followed by I'll Take Love. If he had been making personal appearances like other potentail chart artists at the time, then this would have been a sizeable hit. It is a good rocker with a driving backing which when you add echo is even more convincing. 4 stars from me.
elvis9865 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2010report abuse
I personally think many of his movie songs were outstanding. I mean, yes it was damaging to Elvis' career and it was ruining Elvis' chance of being a serious actor and it was depressing Elvis because these songs were not hits (far from it), but they are all very entertaining. This song in particular is a nice rocker and fit in well with the movie. I also enjoyed the movie very much. Also, the album wasn't that bad. I liked "i'll take love" and "easy come, easy go".
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2009report abuse
Elvis, You gotta Stop recording this rubbish, is what I was thinking in 1966. Love Machine c/w You gotta Stop was the first Elvis single not to enter the Uk top 30. Poor releases were to follow until the 68 comeback & memphis recordings etc. Not a great time in Elvis's career. 1967 had Elvis thinking more about getting better songs,,,, thankfully.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2009report abuse
I really enjoy this song. Way back when I first started really liking Elvis, I was about 9 or 10 years old and the first records I had were those Camden/Pickwick collections. This one was on the album "I Got Lucky". It'd be years later that I would see the movie it was from. I hate the movie, and God knows that "yoga" song is a serious low point for Elvis, but I like this song a lot.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2009report abuse
Nice song.It sounds better on mine original vinyl than CD.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2009report abuse
A solid effort from in my opinion Elvis' worst movie, "Easy Come, Easy Go". A nice piece of rock n' roll that does suffer from poor production qualities. We must remember however that no one would have ever thought that 42 years later we would be listening to these songs on the equipment we use today. The seven songs recorded for this movie (six were used), were meant to be in the movie, released on a mono extended play record and forgotten. I have the original 45 on my jukebox and it is amazing how this song sounds better on it, as opposed to the CD releases.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2009report abuse
Its ok. At least it tried to sound hip & modern unlike songs from Clambake, F&J and others. Production agree was awful.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2009report abuse
Yes, the best song from the movie and a pretty decent rocker that had a modern sounding guitar for once. production value howver is one of the worst Ive ever heard.
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2009report abuse
I think this is by far the best song from the movie (which doesn't say much, but...) This song would have sounded much better if the a**ho*e Parker didn't insist on saving money all the time and use the sound stage as recording studio. The sound is not very good at all. There's a lot of moviesongs that are pretty good (not great but good) that would've been much better if they'd been recorded properly. Imagine Girl Happy (return to sender) or Blue Hawaii (Can't help falling in love etc etc) been recorded on a sound stage! Terrible..terrible.. There's a few good songs especially from Double Trouble and Frankie and Johnny that would've been much better with proper arrangements recorded profesionally in studio. Oh well, it's history now..
MJB63 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 24, 2009report abuse
Mediorce song...good guitar thou.

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