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How Can You Lose What You Never Had

Rating:
3.0 / 5

Words & Music: Ben Weisman Sid Wayne

How can you lose what you never had
I tell myself when I'm feeling sad

You don't have the right to cry
You believed your own lie
It's your fault because
You thought that she was yours
Think it over once, think it over twice
I wish I could take my own advice
I know I should be glad, why does it hurt so bad
How can you lose what you never had

You don't have the right to cry
You believed your own lie
It's your fault because
You thought that she was yours
Think it over once, think it over twice
I wish I could take my own advice
I know I should be glad, why does it hurt so bad
How can you lose what you never had
How can you lose what you never had

Recordingdate: 1967/02/21, first released on: Clambake (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of How Can You Lose What You Never Had:

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

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MJB63 wrote on August 23, 2009
An average tune,not bad for the time period(better than some Clambake songs).
old shep wrote on January 09, 2010
Perhaps not one of Elvis' better soundtrack recordings but it has it's moments.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on January 09, 2010
It's an ok song,but I prefer "Clambake" .But the film sucks.
Elvis Rimes wrote on January 09, 2010
I always thought Elvis sounded a little flat on this but it's an ok movie tune, quite catchy really.
JLpResLey wrote on January 09, 2010
Not a great song but I like it, it´s lightyears better than some of the songs from this horrible film, like Confidence.
NONE000000 wrote on January 09, 2010
Kind of enjoyable fluff. It's kind of a country/pop song--not as good as "Just Call Me Lonesome" but still not bad and in the same vein. And indeed, a highlight compared to Confidence and Hey Hey Hey.
shoesuedeblues wrote on January 09, 2010
OK I suppose, not a track I would play though or indeed an album, except for the bonus songs
dgirl wrote on January 09, 2010
Did Elvis sound tired, bored or flat on this or just not into it? It always seemed that way to me. Its not a bad song though, miles above most of the LP (film songs).
JerryNodak wrote on January 09, 2010
It's okay, but nothing special. I can enjoy it when I listen.
sitdown revamped wrote on January 09, 2010
Elvis sounds tired on it, but I really liked the song. T'was different to the other stuff. Would have been a good one every once a while in a concert later...
Deano1 wrote on January 09, 2010
An interesting tune recorded for, but not included in the movie "Clambake". The song did appear on the soundtrack LP as a bonus track and it is much better than some of his movie songs (example "Hey, Hey, Hey"). Elvis does not sound as into this song as he normally got into even the fluffiest of songs, but the song still has a nice bluesy/country sound to it. The movie was decent as Elvis' costars Bill Bixby and Shelly Fabares help make it enjoyable and the LP is very good minus one or two songs from the movie.
Pedro Nuno wrote on November 30, 2010
I do like it! Especially the take we find in Collectors Gold where I first found it. The "duet" Elvis have with the piano in the final part of the song, "Think it over once, think it over twice..." is very very good. Times were finaly changing.
Rob Wanders wrote on November 30, 2010
the film is horrible, but this song is rather nice
dgirl wrote on November 30, 2010
Bad film (terrible acting), bad soundtrack, and this one would have been the best of the lot had it been in the film! Although I agree Elvis sounds tired, bored and somewhat flat.
Steve V wrote on November 30, 2010
Way below what a good Elvis song was all about, but the best of the Clambake songs for sure. A very sorry soundtrack. I never listen to it.
TCB1974 wrote on May 28, 2012
Elvis does not sound good on this recording. It feels like he was tired and did not want to sing the song. The movie Clambake was significant step back from the previous racing movie 'Spinout'. I do like Shelley Fabares very much though.
Gorse wrote on September 16, 2012
This song always finds its way on to my film compilations. I like the laid back treatment and the bluesy feel about the whole production. To me he doesn't sound tired, just rolling along in cruise control.
sugartummy wrote on March 11, 2013
Nice organ intro and again the wonderful Charlie McCoy on harmonica, which gives this track a bluesy feel. Apart from You don't know me, the best song from Clambake.
ElvisSacramento wrote on November 15, 2013
I've always liked this movie song and it's a much better song than many of Elvis' other 1960's movie songs.
bajo wrote on December 13, 2013
Strange as i may be, but many of the best so called movie songs of the later soundtracks were not included in the film. This one is maybe the least "bad" one from the Clambake soundtrack. I'm glad they didn't include the movie version of You Don't Know Me on the album, but used the studio version. Elvis does not sound very into it, but it comes off at least acceptable imo! That's the best I can say about it!
kink56 wrote on December 13, 2013
I like it a lot. I like ALL of side two from the Clambake LP and two from side one. More than I can say about most of the soundtracks.
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