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I'm Coming Home

4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Charlie Rich

Well it's so very hard to have
To leave the one you love
And you get more lonely
With each passing day
It's so lonely just sitting
And dreaming of
That girl thousand miles away

Yes, it's still lonely having
Just her picture here with me
And I know I just can't stand it anymore
I'm gonna leave right now
and go back where I ought to be
Goin' home to the girl that I adore

Well it's so very hard to have
To leave the one you love
And you get more lonely
With each passing day
It's so lonely just sitting
And dreaming of
That girl thousand miles away

Well, every time I hear
her sweet voice on the telephone
Then I know I just can't stand it another day
I'm gonna call right back
And tell her that I'm coming home and stay
Call her back and say I’m comin' home and stay
Call her back and say I’m comin' home and stay

Recordingdate: 1961/03/12, first released on: Something for Everybody (album)


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MJB63 wrote on April 29, 2009
When i first heard the Something for Everybody album(back in 76' i was 12) my two favorites were "there's always me" and this song.Love the piano and guitar break.
Deano1 wrote on March 20, 2010
Strong rocking track that led off side two (the rhythmic side) of the LP "Something For Everybody". Elvis sings it with gusto and even his voice barely cracking on the the line "That girl a thousand miles away" doesn't distract from a solid track. Written by the "Silver Fox", Charlie Rich, who would later go on to '70's fame as a country singing star. 4 stars.
JLpResLey wrote on January 12, 2011
I like it, even if the piano solo always kind of ruined the song for me. And it´s not the first time that happens on this album, I have the same feelings about the piano solo that appears in "Judy". But this is a good song. Just imagine if Elvis did these kind of songs in the mid sixties!
Pedro Nuno wrote on January 12, 2011
Oh Yes! This is my Elvis from the 60's. And this is the path I wish he would chose, instead of being a crooner. I always ear this song as a group song, not as a solo artist song, because Elvis vocals are only a part of its wonder. Love this song, all outtakes we have, the immortal piano and guitar solos from Floyd Cramer and Hank Garland (Elvis best guitar player ever) and the final drum crescendo with Elvis voice. LOVE IT. It's only Rock'n'Roll... but I like it, yes I do.
Steve Morse wrote on January 12, 2011
Superb track from, perhaps, Elvis's classiest album.
Steve V wrote on January 12, 2011
Great Charlie Rich song from the second strong studio album of the early 60's. Great rocking piano and interesting slightly subdued, yet effective, vocal from Elvis. Yes, this was the path he should have followed. Charlie Rich had some great rocking tunes. I wish he would have done more of them as it suited his style perfectly.
old shep wrote on January 12, 2011
A good rolling beat and a rocking piano, but Elvis' vocals seem tame to what they were pre army. A good album too.
dgirl wrote on January 12, 2011
Good song, one of the best from that album.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on January 12, 2011
Good song & great piano as is most of the LP.
Gorse wrote on November 13, 2012
One of the best post army rockers and along with I Want You With Me the stand out song from the Something For Everybody album.
sugartummy wrote on March 24, 2013
I'm listening to take 3, which could've been released at the time, although the take Elvis choose, is less more polished. A perfect little rock song.
ElvisSacramento wrote on May 03, 2014
This is such a marvelous, catchy, electrifying, groovy and fun uptempo song and it should definitely be much better known than it actually is. I've never skipped it. Elvis' rendition of it is a masterpiece. It's unfortunate that it wasn't a hit for Elvis. This is easily one of my most favorite songs that Elvis recorded during the 1960's. Five stars from me.
TheMemphisFan wrote on April 24, 2015
Nice little rocker that highlights Elvis' studio musicians! It was included on the 1986 album/cd, "Return of The Rocker".
bajo wrote on April 24, 2015
I have always loved this song since the first time I heard the album. Could easily have been a single imo!
John4126 wrote on September 19, 2017
Cut...This is such a fun, catchy underrated song...paste... Great track. Typical of the era.
Cruiser621 wrote on October 10, 2017
5-stars easily. I came across this album "Something For Everybody" by accident back in 1961 and purchased it immediately. If one has the FTD CD's you get to hear this song in different outtakes and they're all excellent; as a matter of fact I rather like the entire album with the exception of "I Want You With Me" (which to me was a cop-out). This song is outstanding.
atomic powered poste wrote on November 09, 2018
Catchy and full of energy. Maybe not as edgie as it may have sounded one year earlier, but it's a top notch recording. The best fast song on an underrated lp. 5 stars.
JerryNodak wrote on September 05, 2019
Catchy, upbeat. Great piano. Fine vocal. 4 stars.
Milky White Way wrote on February 16, 2022
Not a song I go to but not one I skip. I like it and the FTD Something for everybody sessions gave me a new interest in it. A good solid rocker and excellent vocals (as always) by our boy.
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