Your Love's Been a Long Time Coming

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Words & Music: Rory Bourke
The first time I saw you I knew I was hooked on somebody elder than me
The first time I held you, your soft lips and blue eyes
Were as far as my eyes could see

Yes here in my arms I knew I had found the reason that I'm living for
And I felt a feeling, such a wonderful feeling
That I'd never felt before

Baby, your love's been a long time coming
Baby, your love got a hold on me
Baby, your love sure got me humming
Baby, your love's been a long time coming

Deep in my heart there's a feeling I never knew
Until I saw a love that was very new
I'm gonna tell everyone what good love can do

Baby, your love's been a long time coming
Baby, your love got a hold on me
Baby, your love sure got me humming
Baby, your love's been a long time coming

Baby, your love's been a long time coming
Baby, your love got a hold on me
Recorded: 1973/12/15, first released on Promised Land


ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2016report abuse
I've always considered this such a fun, terrific and underrated song and Elvis' rendition of it was fabulous. I've never skipped it.
Elvis is the only singer that I've ever heard sing this song. Elvis' "Promised Land" album is marvelous from start to finish.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2016report abuse
Not one of my favorites to be blunt about it; boring comes to mind. 1 star.
NONE000000 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 12, 2015report abuse
While I certainly don't hate it, I don't especially care for it either. Maybe it's a little too 1970s country for me. I'm not sure that's the right way to describe it.... It just isn't one of Elvis's better tracks from this era.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 12, 2015report abuse
I've always liked this song, and like it even more now with the knowledge that the writer had his newborn baby in mind. I think it could've been a huge hit for Elvis if he had sung it with his daughter, Lisa Marie, in mind... and if it had been promoted/marketed by RCA that way.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 17, 2013report abuse
Listening to it now with the intention of saying it was one of the weak links of the Promised Land album of which I am a great fan, but have now changed my opinion to giving it a tentative thumbs up - 3 1/2 stars
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 14, 2013report abuse
Of course it's "..other than me". It's a song from a father to his newborn daughter, who just never can be "elder than me". When my daughter was baptized, I was asked for some music for after it was done. I wanted to choose this one, because I knew that it was written about the authors daughter, but I was afraid no one would get that, so I choose two swinging Elvis gospels. I really like this song and the way Elvis sings it. The version on "Rthytmn & Country" starts with Elvis singing some blues, which makes it more poignant that he never recorded a proper blues-album.
SuziB (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2012report abuse
Yet another song with the wrong words on this site. Definitely the lyris is "....other than me". Although a little monotonous, Elvis does a great job on this, however, the udubbed versions are infinitely better. Deserves to be much better known.
WayDownUnder (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 15, 2010report abuse
Features on my wedding DVD. Great song as a lot of the 70's songs were that have really gone unnoticed by the general populace.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 14, 2010report abuse
I like this song and the LP a lot. 5 stars for both of them.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 14, 2010report abuse
A solid album track that helps makes side B of the LP "Promised Land" a real treat. Every track on this side of the LP is four stars are better (I would give this one four stars). This was the last LP of Elvis' career to have a side with so many quality recordings (side B of "From Elvis Presley Boulevard is very good as well; but side B of "Promised Land" is better). I think there are a couple of lyric corrections. Line 1 should read "somebody other than me" not "somebody elder than me". Also, "a love that was very new" should be "a love that was there in you". I could be wrong with the second correction; but I am almost positive I am correct on the first line.
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 13, 2009report abuse
Hello people, I emailed Rory Bourke and asked him about this song. Elvis DID record the original version just as I thought. Here's what he wrote:

"The Song was written about My Daughter Allyson,shortly after her birth...I'm sure Elvis thought he was singing about a woman;he did a wonderful was the first and so far the only recording. After Elvis singing your song who could do it better. I never met elvis but knew his producer Felton Jarvis and Lamarr Fike...Felton definitely got that song recorded. My publisher Henry Hurt pitched that song to Felton...we were not contacted by his management".

So there you have the story :-)
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2009report abuse
Ok as an album song, a full Lp of these i could listen to, but not suitable as a single. Promised Land was the correct single release, did well getting to Uk #9, deserved a #1 spot.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2009report abuse
This is a decent song and would have worked well live. Why did he stick with the boring Newton-John covers, My Way, and the overused Mountain for all those tours? Here he had a good original song on a new LP. Yes he was in a concert rut just like the movies years rut.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2009report abuse
Good song, one of the better ones from that LP but a major hit? Probably only in the country field which was where Elvis was making the most impact on the charts after Burning Love.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2009report abuse
I love this song, from the "Promised Land" Album. Hey, I thought the line in the song was "The first time I saw you, I knew I was hooked, on somebody other than me". Today, I find out, the Lyrics are, "somebody elder than me". Who knew? I'll have to relisten to the song.
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2009
Invisible because there was a reaction to someone else
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2009report abuse
i also like the rehearsal version of this superb song from sunset to las vegas cd(fdt)..thier is also a good outtake version on the 1998 RCA/BMG cd "Rhymtm and country".
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2009report abuse
I've got a list of songs that should have been performed live on stage by Elvis..This is one of this song very much.
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2009report abuse
Great song...should have been performed on stage !
sitdown revamped (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2009report abuse
this is one of the greatest songs to me from his later days. and by no means an album filler.
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2009report abuse
Yeah this is a really great song from the mid seventies from my favouite album. It's easy to listen to once or twice and dismiss it as nothing more than one of the ok songs from Stax but repeated listens to this and the whole Promised Land album will find you singing it to yourself when you leats expect it. Five stars. :)
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2009report abuse
This is one of the best songs Elvis recorded in the 70's. Don't know why it wasn't a hit though, as far as I know Elvis recorded the original version. The composer, Rory Bourke, also co-writed Patch It Up and The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Charlie Rich) + a bunch of other great songs.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 12, 2009report abuse
I liked it when I heard it for the first time, but now I just think it´s ok. Not the best song on that album, just an album filler in my mind.
MJB63 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 24, 2009report abuse
I think this song could of been a country hit back in the 70's.

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