It's Still Here

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Words & Music: Ivory Joe Hunter
The day you said we'd never part
You turned around and broke my heart
You had the nerve to tell me I would soon forget
Now you've been gone away one year
And I have not forgotten dear
The love I had for you so long
Is still here
Wow-oh

It's here, still here
Because my heart cannot believe
We're really through
And though you said we'd never part
You turned around and broke my heart
The love I had for you so long
Is still here

It's here, still here
Because my heart cannot believe
We're really through
Now you've been gone away one year
And I have not forgotten dear
The love I had for you so long
Is still here
Wow-oh

It's here, it's here, still here
Because my heart cannot believe
We're really through
And though you said we'd never part
You turned around and broke my heart
The love I had for you so long
Is still here
Wow-ow

It's here, still here
Because my heart cannot believe
We're really through
And though you said we'd never part
You turned around and broke my heart
The love I had for you so long
Is still here
Oh yeah
Recorded: 1971/05/19, first released on Elvis (Fool)

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bk (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 14, 2018report abuse
Elvis could do anything. Play piano like here on this wonderful vocal performance.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 14, 2018report abuse
Kinda liked these piano songs back when I bought the dreadful Fool album probably because I was comparing them to the rest of the album back then. I hear these songs now, and they are nothing more than Elvis killing time at the piano. He probably never meant for them to be on a mainstream release, and when they were, he probably didn't even care anymore. Sung and played below average. They are just there. 1 star.
atomic powered poste (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2018report abuse
Elvis couldn't play the piano, that's to accept, sometimes to play an instrument seemed to help him perform better. Here, his vocal performance isn't very good either. If they had put an eye on quality control, this mess of a performance wouldn't be released during his lifetime. The whole LP is nothing but a collection of leftovers, and it can be heard. Its one of his weakest releases. Song an LP are terrible. 1 star.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 5, 2017report abuse
Not my cup of tea the way this song is done. Would have been much, much better if it had a close to identical backup instrumental much as "I Need You So", another Ivory Joe song.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on May 14, 2013report abuse
I've always liked this song and Elvis' rendition of it was brilliant.
cookingfat (profilecontact) wrote on May 13, 2013report abuse
Love Ivory Joe hunters recordings and read somewhere that he was invited to Graceland by Elvis for an impromptu jam seesion.Great song which Elvis does justice too
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2013report abuse
Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't... and I don't like all that hiss too much.
Better than the other two piano songs, but still only 3 stars material.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2012report abuse
Never gave this much of a listen until comparatively recently and now it has grown on me. A plea from the wilderness and a feeling of total despair is perfectly conveyed by our boy.
NONE000000 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 21, 2012report abuse
This is a heartbreaking song done perfectly by Elvis accompanying himself on piano. If you're looking for really sad songs about lost love, Elvis in the 70s is the place for you! I love this song when I am in the mood for it (...really depressed)
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 4, 2010report abuse
Poor song, but Elvis gives his all. The LP is poor anyway, miles away from the Elvis magic of old.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 4, 2010report abuse
Isn't this song just beautiful sung by our man ? Yes it is...fantastic !
sitdown revamped (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 4, 2010report abuse
Remember the song. First heard it conciously on the 8 record box from 81 filed under "Elvis at the piano". Intead of this, Elvis should have been on a world tour coming home with another great live album...Instead of playing Vegas again that same year.
Jim Hoff (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 4, 2010report abuse
Waughhh, one can just see the Memphis Blues notes come dripping off the wall in this intensive Ivory Hunter soul/blues/godspell-treat .... and the guy singing in the classical Presley laid-back style at the piano? Marvellous ..... just marvellous!
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 4, 2010report abuse
A nice track recorded in 1971 with Elvis at the piano and no other backing instruments or vocals. This would have been an idea song to have released on retrospective album (maybe if they waited to release it in 1975 as part of an anniversary album), but it was released on the follow-up album to "Aloha From Hawaii" called "Elvis" in 1973. An album of leftovers from recording sessions in 1971 and 72, Elvis latest single flipside "Fool" and a live cut. What a complete shame. Since there wasn't enough material for an album and Elvis had been quite busy touring and doing Vegas since his last recording session in March 1972, this would have been a great time
for "Elvis' Gold Records, Vol 5. A celebration of Elvis after the great "Aloha" show as opposed to this less than mediocre album. I know "Burning Love" and "Separate Ways" were just released on budget LP's a year previous (another travesty), but they could have included them along with "Fool", "I Really Don't Want To Know", "If I Can Dream", "In The Ghetto", "Suspicious Minds", "Don't Cry Daddy", "Kentucky Rain", "The Wonder Of You", "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me", "I'm Leavin" , "I've Lost You" and "Where Did They Go Lord". I know some of these were released on the box sets of worldwide gold award hits from 1970 and 71, but a lot of people would have liked to complete their set of gold record editions and I think this LP would have been a big seller. They then could have waited and released an album in the Spring of 1974 with the best material from the July and Dec 73 Stax sessions as the long awaited new Elvis album.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 4, 2010report abuse
A gem from the inexcusable "Fool" album.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 4, 2010report abuse
I like this performance. However, it was not proper album stuff back in 1973. The right thing to do after the Aloha success, would of course have been to do a strong studio album. Instead, we´d got a mix of two years old masters and jams/rehearsals. That still dissapoints me
MJB63 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2009report abuse
Elvis after hours of singing...laid back,casual,good stuff.

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