House of Sand

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Words & Music: Giant/ Baum/ Kaye
Oh you can take a whole lot of sand
And build a castle on the beach
And though you mold it and you plan
Still you got nothing in your reach

One little slip and it tumbles down
One wrong step and it crumbles all around
Like a house without love, that's sure to fall apart
A house of sand is an empty work of art

You can build a tower of clay
But if you ask my advice
Well it is worthless as I say
I got no heart it's cold as ice

One little slip and it tumbles down
One wrong step and it crumbles all around
Like a house without love, that's sure to fall apart
A house of sand is an empty work of art

One little slip and it tumbles down
One wrong step and it crumbles all around
Like a house without love, that's sure to fall apart
A house of sand is an empty work of art
A house of sand is an empty work of art
A house of sand is an empty work of art
Recorded: 1965/07/27, first released on Paradise, Hawaiian Style

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Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2018report abuse
I actually have this soundtrack album via FTD and unlike most folks, I actually like the soundtrack And the movie. Beats the heck out of the soundtracks "Frankie and Johnny" and especially "Girl Happy" (now there's a real lousy movie & soundtrack).
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2018report abuse
I enjoy the movie as a nice picture postcard tour of Hawaii. However the soundtrack mostly stinks. This song is one of my guilty pleasures.
atomic powered poste (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 15, 2018report abuse
It's not the worst song on one of elvis most terrible records, but that doesn't say much. 1 star.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2013report abuse
Yes I agree the guitar work just about saves this average song from oblivion. This is a performance which does not seem to receive much commitment or feeling from Elvis who just appears to go through the motions. - 2 stars tops.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2013report abuse
Good lyrics that make sense. The guitar work is nice too.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 26, 2012report abuse
This is an Elvis song that I've never liked. It's from the worst Elvis movie soundtrack album "Paradise, Hawaiian Style".
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2010report abuse
When they set out to do a sequel of "Blue Hawaii", they really seemed to come up with inferior material at every turn. In "Blue Hawaii" we had "Rock-a-Hula, Baby" and "Slicin' Sand". With "Blue Hawaii 2"...errr "Paradise, Hawaiian Style"' we have "House Of Sand". This one is not terrible, but is no where near the equal of the "Blue Hawaii" tunes in performance or production. Two stars at best.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2009report abuse
This is my least favorite Elvis soundtrack, but I guess this one I can tolerate every now and then. Nice guitar work saves it.

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