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House of Sand

Rating:
2.3 / 5

Words & Music: Bill Giant Bernie Baum Florence 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

Recordingdate: 1965/07/27, first released on: Paradise, Hawaiian Style (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of House of Sand:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(steel guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)

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Steve V wrote on November 28, 2009
This is my least favorite Elvis soundtrack, but I guess this one I can tolerate every now and then. Nice guitar work saves it.
Deano1 wrote on February 25, 2010
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.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 26, 2012
This is an Elvis song that I've never liked. It's from the worst Elvis movie soundtrack album "Paradise, Hawaiian Style".
sugartummy wrote on March 11, 2013
Good lyrics that make sense. The guitar work is nice too.
Gorse wrote on August 05, 2013
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.
atomic powered poste wrote on June 15, 2018
It's not the worst song on one of elvis most terrible records, but that doesn't say much. 1 star.
JerryNodak wrote on June 16, 2018
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.
Cruiser621 wrote on June 16, 2018
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).
TheMemphisFan wrote on February 28, 2020
Not a great song, but it's a fun, lightweight song to listen to. Elvis' singing is really good.
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