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I've Lost You

Rating:
4.2 / 5

Words & Music: Alan Blaikley Ken Howard

Lying by your side I watch you sleeping
And in your face the sweetness of a child
Murmuring the dreams you won't recapture
Though it will haunt the corners of you mind

I've Lost though you're near me
And your body's still this kind
I've lost you on a journey,
But I can't remember where or when

Who can tell when summer turns to autumn
And who can point the moment love grows cold
Softly without pain the joy is over
Though why it's gone will neither of us know

Oh, I've lost you yes, I've lost you
I can't reach you anymore
We ought to talk it over now
But reason can't stand in for feeling, oh

Six o'clock the baby will be crying
And you will stumble, sleeping to the door
In the chill and solemn gray of morning
We play the parts that we have learned to well

Oh I've lost you, oh, I've lost you
Oh, You won't admit it so
I've lost you on a journey,
But I can't remember where or when no more

Oh, I've lost you yes, I've lost you
I can't reach you anymore
We ought to talk it over now
But reason can't stand in for feeling, oh

Oh, I've lost you yes, I've lost you
I can't reach you anymore
We ought to talk it over now
But reason can't stand in for feeling, oh

Recordingdate: 1970/06/04, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of I've Lost You:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(organ)
(harmonica)
(marimba)

Others*

(percussion)
(clarinet)
(sax)
(sax)
(sax)
(sax)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)
(cello)
(cello)
(cello)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)

*Orchestra, overdubs

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Steve V wrote on March 01, 2011
Good adult ballad, poor single choice however. Strictly an LP cut in my opinion. No radio appeal.
old shep wrote on March 25, 2011
A single that did quite well in the UK charts, although I think the B side, The Next Step Is Love would have even done better.
Great Dane wrote on March 25, 2011
Love it. I prefer the live version from TTWII above the studio. 4 stars.
JerryNodak wrote on March 25, 2011
I've always loved this song (single version). 5 stars.
Deano1 wrote on March 25, 2011
Another strong track from the outstanding LP "That's The Way It Is". Not one of the best on the LP, but still a fantastic performance by Elvis. I slightly prefer the studio version that appeared on the single as opposed to the live cut on the LP, but I also feel it was an odd choice for a single, especially as a follow-up to "The Wonder Of You". "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" backed by "Patch It Up" should have been the summer single of '70 or perhaps Elvis' incredible version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water"....Still I give the studio version 4 1/2 stars and the live version 4 stars.
dgirl wrote on March 25, 2011
Very strong adult type ballad that Elvis sings very well. The songs were getting bit dramatic by 1970, and this one was bad choice for a single when you look at the incredible amount of songs recorded in June 1970. Many would have been better single choices that this. Good but not commercial at all for AM radio.
Monster wrote on March 25, 2011
I adore the live version from TTWII. It took me a long time to get used to the studio version which felt less impactful. Same goes for Patch it Up from the same album/movie. Possibly not that commercial but surely a fan favourite for those of us who love the seventies material.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on March 25, 2011
Love the single version.. its the best version !!
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 26, 2012
This is such a fantastic song and the only version of it that I like is Elvis' studio version with the absolute complete lyrics. I've never liked the live version.
Gorse wrote on January 16, 2013
I always preferred the flip side 'The Next Step Is Love' although some charts coupled them together as a double sided hit. Very classy material and well sung but was more of an album cut than a single release.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on January 16, 2013
There is a version where the word's change slightly, not too keen on that version, but the LP version is good as is the whole LP. 5 Stars
kink56 wrote on January 16, 2013
Fantastic single, I really like both sides a lot. Better than the Ian Matthews version.
sugartummy wrote on March 13, 2013
The studio version is much better then the live version. If the studio version was released as a single, then that would make sense, because that version was not on the LP.
sugartummy wrote on March 29, 2013
Not a great song, drags on too long. The studio version is better then the live one. But neither has much appeal to me.
sugartummy wrote on April 22, 2013
Elvis also did Johnny Cash's song I walk the line, at least half the song, so that should be in here as well.
Rob Wanders wrote on July 20, 2015
always one of my favourites. specially the studio version is sublime and so touching.
atomic powered poste wrote on September 03, 2018
The live version has more drive, the studio recording is more polished - and elvis sings the correct lyrics. Personally i think, that the composition sounds a bit "constructed" (if this makes sense in english, if not, I'm sorry). Overall, it's a decent song, and elvis was in great voice in 1970, so it's a pleasant listen. I like it, but it's not a classic to my ears,. Still worth 4 stars.
Cruiser621 wrote on September 04, 2018
Overblown mellow dramatic bombastic drivel. Not my cup of tea. 1-star.
jaques marcello wrote on September 04, 2018
"I've Lost You" is one of my favorites. Incidentally, for me, TWII is the best album
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