You'll Be Gone

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Words & Music: Red West/ Elvis Presley/ Charlie Hodge
Sweetheart we're alone
And you are mine
Let's make this night a night to remember
Don't make our love a cold dying ember
For with the dawn, you'll be gone
Hold me close in your arms as the night withers away
Let's not waste one precious kiss while we're together
Oh please come to my arms and say you'll love me forever
For with the dawn, you'll be gone

Sweetheart when you're near
My heart is aflame
Your lips pressed on mine is heaven descending
And I could die because it is ending
For with the dawn, you'll be gone
Let these passions we feel in our hearts never end
I could never share this feeling with another
Oh please say that you feel the same, there'll be no other
For with the dawn, you'll be gone
For with the dawn, you'll be gone
For with the dawn, you'll be gone
For with the dawn, you'll be gone
Recorded: 1962/03/18, first released on single

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Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2014report abuse
This song is really, really bad; no other way to say it. If Elvis had listened to his wife at the time, perhaps we would have been spared the suffering to our ears… Well at least mine.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 7, 2013report abuse
The men first wanted to use the melody of "Begin the beguine", a Cole Porter song, but weren't allowed, so they changed it and wrote their own lyrics. Not bad, but nothing great either. Elvis singing is top notch though.
LonElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2013report abuse
This song is one of the best from the 60s. Elvis sounds amazing. This is up there with Surrender and It's Now or Never in my opinion.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2013report abuse
This is such a splendid, overlooked and underrated song and I've never skipped it. This is one of eleven songs that Elvis recorded that was written or co-written by Elvis' longtime friend and bodyguard Red West. I find all of Elvis' Latin music to be highly enjoyable.
cookingfat (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 30, 2013report abuse
By this time Elvis was really out of touch with what was going on in the modern music world, hence the terrible Do the Clam the A side to this song.You'll be Gone isn't a bad song but not single material. If a more commercial sound was featured on the B side, enterprising DJ's might have given it a few plays overshadowing Clam, which wouldn't have been all that difficult
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2012report abuse
I am a complete sucker for Latin Elvis as his soaring voice seemed to suit these songs perfectly. Loved this song from day one when I first heard it as the B side of a questionable A side..
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on May 13, 2011report abuse
I like the song. Love the ending chorus, especially. Good vocals. I wish Elvis continued, to write songs. All in all, he had a "good ear" and was the producer, and arranger, on almost all of his songs.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 13, 2011report abuse
Very ho-hum song. Priscilla was right. Maybe she should have guided his career. Try to get the young girl's take on things instead of the old fat man and a bunch of yes men..
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on May 13, 2011report abuse
OK for 1962 I guess, but out of touch for a 1965 single, even a B side. Nothing special here. Elvis only suggested the idea , but had nothing to do with actually writing it from what Ive read. That is was buried for 3 years says it all.
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on May 13, 2011report abuse
I always found this song very enjoyable. I know some people don't like it ( very odd to say the least), but that leaves ME flat.
Dr. Elvis Eyes (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 29, 2010report abuse
I read in one of the Elvis books I have that this was really the only song Elvis truly wrote and was excited about it. The music was some classical song that he loved and he wanted to write words to it. Red and Charlie contributed but Elvis was the real writer on this song. Afterwords he couldn't wait to share his masterpiece with Priscilla. Her response was along the lines of "you should go back to the style of Jailhouse Rock." A shot down Elvis never attempted to write again. Actually, I never liked the song myself but I think Elvis had a lot of untapped writing potential. This was a decent first attempt. Too bad Priscilla didn't encourage him.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2010report abuse
Recorded in 1962 and overlooked as a song for the LP "Pot Luck", this song was not released until 1965 when it was the flipside of the single "Do The Clam". It was also included on the soundtrack LP and it's inclusion is a little odd as it doesn't really fit the fun, upbeat feeling of the album. As a song it is in the same vain as "It's Now Or Never" and "Kiss Me Quick". It is well sung and enjoyable, but it isn't as good as INON. It is, however, much better than KMQ.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 23, 2009report abuse
I always found this song quite boring. I know a lot of people like it, but it leaves me flat. Being the B side of Do The Clam should speak volumes about it.

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