Words & Music:
I'm teaching my heart
Not to ache anymore
Just 'cause we're apart
No more will I dream
Of your sweet loving ways
Gonna learn to forget you
And when memories haunt me
And the tears starts to flow
I'll just think of the sorrow
You caused me to know
No more for the past
To return will I pray
Gonna live for tomorrow
Recordingdate: 1961/03/12, first released on: Something for Everybody (album)
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Elvis sure could sing ballads like no one else. In the 50's, Elvis said that Pat Boone was the best singer of ballads. It probably wasn't true then and by 1961 there was no doubt it wasn't true. Elvis, if he wasn't already, was now the best vocalist when it came to ballads (and rock n' roll and blues and gospel, etc). This one doesn't knock your socks off like "There's Always Me", but it is very good. 4 stars
This is such a tremendous ballad and Elvis' rendition of it was brilliant. The other thirteen songs that Elvis recorded that were written by Don Robertson are "Anything That's Part Of You", "I Met Her Today", "I Really Don't Want To Know", "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", "I'm Counting On You", "I'm Falling In Love Tonight", "I'm Yours", "Love Me Tonight", "Marguerita", "No More", "There's Always Me", "They Remind Me Too Much Of You" and "What Now, What Next, Where To".
This is a gem that I can listen to all day long. It's a perfectly sung and performed ballad. it should be better known.
The background vocals are totally unnecessary on this beautiful song. A pity.
Sung with that tender floating ballad voice that seemed to be made of silk. I preferred the Pot Luck album to Something for Everybody as I like my songs mixed as opposed to dedicating one side to one genre e.g. ballads. This song was a class perfomance though so 4 stars.
We know Elvis had an affinity for Don Robertson ballads, but out of the many Elvis recorded, while this song is excellent overall, it pales compared to a host of others Mr. Robertson wrote; the problem is, they all sound the same, after a while.