Wearin' that Loved-on Look

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Words & Music: Dallas Frazier/ A.L. Owens
I had to leave town for a little while,
You said you'd be good while I'm gone,
But the look in your eye dun told me you told a lie,
I know there's been some carryin' on.

Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look, Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop
Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look.

The ash trays are all full of ashes,
The floor needs a touch of the mop,
There's a man downstairs with a long bushy hair,
He said your party was a three day rock.

Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look, Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop
Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look.

Baby if you ever loved me,
Then Bonnie and Clyde loved the law,
Well a bird can't fly and I don't like apple pie,
And trees won't grow in Arkansas.

Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look, Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop
Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look.

I had to leave town for a little while,
You said you'd be good while I'm gone,
But the look in your eye dun told me you told a lie,
I know there's been some carryin' on.

Well - Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look,
Yeah - Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look
Yeah - Baby
Recorded: 1969/01/13, first released on From Elvis in Memphis


DerekH (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2018report abuse
Interesting title. How about ' Elvis is back in Memphis.
I combined the 2 albums onto a 'Playlist'. Now that made a great double album.
Never get fed up listing to it.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 9, 2016report abuse
5-stars, period. A great song amongst a like group of others. I have all 3 of the FTD issues on the Memphis sessions and I was listening to the 3rd set yesterday. Other than his 1950's output, these 1969 sessions produced his ultimate best.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 13, 2015report abuse
Actor Kevin Bacon once said that this was his favorite Elvis song.
Jim Davidson (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 13, 2015report abuse
"From Elvis in Memphis" could have been entitled "Elvis is Back!", but that name was already taken. "I had to leave town for a little while ..." is a strong declaration that "I'm back!". I have trouble grasping that it was hard to find good new material after 1969 -- there were no new songwriters like Mac Davis, Eddie Rabbits who were looking to kick-start their careers?
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2015report abuse
First, congratulations Elvis. On Music Meter I put down a list of albums that has great opening songs. This is definitely one of them.
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2014report abuse
The opener for FEIM. What a cathartic experience that cleansed away all the movie soundtrack years. From the very first note Elvis sang on this song, it was clear a new height had been achieved. Yes, the best album since Elvis Is Back and the most promising one ever. It made the post 1970 material impossible for me to accept.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2013report abuse
This is such a magnificent, catchy, fun, electrifying and underrated song and Elvis' rendition of it was spectacular. I've never skipped it. It's from one of Elvis' very best albums "From Elvis In Memphis".
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 28, 2013report abuse
Some songs are worth more than 5 stars. This is one of them. Great raw singing (Elvis had a cold), and perfect backing. (just listen to that bass by Tommy Cogbill). I'm just in awe.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 2, 2012report abuse
This magnificent song always seems to me to be the 1969 equivalent of Heartbreak Hotel. What a performance as he attacks it and rips it apart, from start to finish -brilliant.
FLASHBOY (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2011report abuse
Best Album awsome track Best singer ever!
Lpool kid (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2011report abuse
superb song,great vocal and should have been the follow up to suspicious minds.what a performance,5 stars all the way.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2011report abuse
One of the best from one of the best LPs.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2011report abuse
I was listening to this the other day and I'm still in awe by "The King's" voice.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2011report abuse
An absolutely fantastic performance and opening of one of his very best albums, together with Elvis is back! Love the raw voice and funny lyrics: 'Baby if you ever loved me, then Bonnie and Clyde loved the law'. This is Elvis at his best and this song never gets skipped. Five star performance.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2011report abuse
Elvis at his best. I Love the Memphis sessions. A classic album, and one of the many great songs, he recorded in that session.
Bestoftherest8301 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2011report abuse
Apparently we owe this album to Marty Lacker who had to persuade Elvis to cut this album in Memphis with Chips Moman. Elvis was suffering from the after effects of a cold which seems to add depth to his vocals (man I wish he had a cold more often). Yes, a truly fantastic album, yes, we wish we had more, but you know if he did, how many people would be complaining now that the set of albums would be samey!! My favourite cd set is 'Reclaiming the Crown' which contains probably the most complete set of the sessions. ..and come on if this isn't 5 stars then nothing is!
GeoElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 9, 2010report abuse
Excellent song! From a great album, this is why Elvis was-is-and always will be The King! It's a shame radio stations do not give these pheonomanal tracks more or any playtime, Far more superior than anything "the beatles" did. Elvis?made in America!! Long Live The King!!!
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 9, 2010report abuse
A hoarse Elvis shouting against a mixture of female voices and hard driving music equals Elvis raunchiest rock and roll since "Jailhouse Rock" and "Santa Claus Is Back In Town". This one has a gospel feel to it, but the lyrics are anything but gospel. A very good rock track and a great start to the LP "From Elvis In Memphis". Just as "Make Me Know It" led of "Elvis Is Back" and proclaimed Elvis was still the king of rock and roll, this one does the same on FEIM. Most of the rest of the LP is not rock and roll (other than "Power Of My Love") and this album kind of set the pattern for future LP's which would feature a rock and roll lead off track ("Promised Land", "Elvis Today", "Raised On Rock" and even "On Stage") and then be made up of mostly country music, ballads and pop tunes. I give this track 4 1/2 stars, not quite Elvis at his best, but darn good. The LP is a true classic.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 9, 2010report abuse
A really good song which could have easily been a single, and there were many on this memorable album. I remember that the NME made the album it's album of the month and did a full page review with the heading "Elvis has finally shaken off his chains"
burninglove92 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 18, 2009report abuse
1969. What a fantastic year for the king. he never looked better. this is one of the high lights. i love this song!! its fab
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2009report abuse
Words fail me [for once] good, very good, fab, great, seems everyone else has said all that can be said. I remember buying the album the day of it's release & how lucky i was to get it as the record store only ordered a limited number. As for the track being a single, yes, i agree, then again any of the memphis tracks were good enough to be a single. I have all the Elvis is Back & From Elvis in Memphis & Elvis, Back in Memphis tracks burn't onto my Mp3 player in one file, now there's a great set of recordings, i never skip any of the tracks from this file.
jack409 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2009
Invisible because there was an ad in the wrong place
NONE000000 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2009report abuse
This song kicks ass! (My shortest comment to date, but says all you need to know!)
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 9, 2008report abuse
I always thought that "Wearin' that Loved on Look" b/w "Power of my Love" could have been a "powerful double A single" for Elvis. Another over looked, good single choice-would have been "Only the Strong survive -b/w- Gentle on my Mind". The "From Elvis in Memphis" album and later "Elvis-Back in Memphis" are songs from a great recording session and Elvis, at his best !
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 9, 2008report abuse
A gem on an album that is a gem altogether. The drive and spirit of the song is so well performed that one feels drawn into the song. Like in many songs of that album!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2008report abuse
What a great track to kick off a great album.
FLASHBOY (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008report abuse
Fantatic song! I love the whole album this is the greatest record that Elvis recorded in his life this along with the 68 comback special. You wanna hear the real Presley listen to those two. The greatest signer in the whole world he was and here's to prove it.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 9, 2008report abuse
LOVE THIS SONG. When I first brought the From Elvis in Memphis album around 1985 i was astonished by the fresh and rocking sound of this very first music of that disc. Since then I just felt in love with it and still going strong my affection. And the outtakes you find in the America Crow Jewels Import... that bass, FAN TAS TIC!
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 9, 2008report abuse
great song from a great album in a great Elvis-year; oh yes...
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 9, 2008report abuse
If you don't like this as an Elvis fan ? What else is there to say ? It was a great session and this is a great song !
busboy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 9, 2008report abuse
superb opening track from a superb album. The movie years stripped away as the king of rock n roll returns. Can never tire of listening to this or this album. If Elvis had produced music like this throughout the sixties then the overrated Beatles wouldn't have stood a chance.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 9, 2008report abuse
From the best LP since Elvis Is Back. In fact hearing this track for the first time made me think Elvis is back again!! Just imagine if Elvis was releasing studio albums of this caliber throughout the 60's instead of those crappy soundtracks and making an apperance or 2 on TV along the way. The Beatles and Elvis would be fighting it out in the charts all the time. If only. Great song, great!
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 9, 2008report abuse
One of many highlights on "From Elvis In Memphis". The album was really good, his best since "Elvis is back"
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 9, 2008report abuse
The band from the American studio gave Elvis a second life as far as recording was concerned. Too bad they never got back all together again after these '69 sessions...
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 25, 2008report abuse
A great song from Dallas Frazier,off a great album and recorded by the greatest singer.

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