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Suppose

Rating:
4.2 / 5

Words & Music: Sylvia Dee George Goehring

Suppose no rose would ever grow again
Suppose no brook would ever flow again
Suppose no star should ever glow again
Suppose you didn't love me

Suppose there were no bees or butterflies
Suppose no bird should ever cross the skies
Suppose the sun should never never rise
Suppose you didn't love me

It's impossible to imagine a world without a star
But imagining no you is more impossible, by far
Suppose the Springtime never should arrive
Suppose the tall green trees should not survive
Suppose I had no wish to be alive
Suppose you didn't love me

It's impossible to imagine a world without a star
But imagining no you is more impossible, by far
Suppose the Springtime never should arrive
Suppose the tall green trees should not survive
Suppose I had no wish to be alive
Suppose you didn't love me
Suppose you didn't love me

Recordingdate: 1967/03/20, first released on: From Nashville to Memphis (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Suppose:

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

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Deano1 wrote on February 21, 2010
A ballad Elvis recorded twice, once for the movie "Speedway" and once in a recording session. The version recorded for "Speedway" was not included in the movie, but did show up on the soundtrack LP as a bonus song. The studio version stayed unreleased until the 60's boxed set in the 90's. Of the two, I actually prefer the one on the "Speedway" LP, but overall it is just a passable ballad.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on September 13, 2011
A beautiful ballad, sung, perfectly by Elvis.
Elvis Rimes wrote on September 13, 2011
Elvis is in perfect voice and delivers a note perfect performance. Beautiful.
Pedro Nuno wrote on September 13, 2011
I Love this song sooo much...
dgirl wrote on September 13, 2011
This is a great song. One of the finest late 60's ballads and certainly the best song on Speedway where it was totally out of place.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on September 13, 2011
Reminds me of Lennon's "Imagine",totally wasted on the Speedway soundtrack.
derekd wrote on September 13, 2011
Always reminds me too of John Lennons hit. I more or less gave up on Elvis movie soundtracks after 1965 so i didnt come across this gem until after 2000 when i was updating my cd collection. if only this and other gems of the mid 60's been gathered together on one album.
TCB1974 wrote on September 13, 2011
Just one word: beautiful. The studio recordings of 66/67 are fantastic. Four stars from me.
Natha wrote on March 02, 2012
One of those beautiful ballads of the sixties, for most people hidden away on a soundtrack. That was quite common in the sixties. Unfortunately because it would have offered the casual radio listener a better understanding of Elvis' outstanding quality as a singer. I loe to listen to this song as his voice is so full of feeling. He had that remarkable talent to voice the sentiment of the lyrics.
Steve V wrote on March 02, 2012
Hidden gem. How unfortunate the way his record compamy & manager handled his recordings. I also blame Elvis for this. Did he not care that a song like this was also on an album that featured He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad? I guess he didn't.
freedom101 wrote on March 03, 2012
It's obvious that John Lennon committed plagiarism when he wrote "Imagine".
RobIreland wrote on May 18, 2012
This is one of those songs I just wish Elvis had not recorded. I find it a drag and rather whimpish. Another song for me that falls into this category would be "Ask Me". Two songs I can very much live without.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 26, 2012
This is such a magnificent song and it should definitely be way better known than it actually is. I rate this song 5 Stars.
Gorse wrote on December 24, 2012
A hidden classic, sung with such soul and feeling and reminiscent of John Lennon's Imagine.
kink56 wrote on December 24, 2012
Almost every 60s soundtrack as a couple of winner on them. Suppose is one of them.
Steve V wrote on December 24, 2012
This is a great song, a ray of hope in those lean late 60's years, but to say this inspired Imagine is ludicrous. There is no proof of that and there is nothing remotely close between the 2 songs excpet the titles. Supose/Imagine. Thanks for the laugh.
sugartummy wrote on May 15, 2013
This song was meant for "Easy come, easy go". Elvis liked it, Charlie Hodge learned the piano part and they recorded it on Red West's recording equipment. Elvis send it to Felton Jarvis, who booked studio time & musicians, who overdubbed the track. This is the version that can be heard on "From Nashville to Memphis". On "Home recordings" you can hear the bare version. Suppose was re-recorded in june 1967 for Speedway. That version has the better vocals by Elvis.
jeter wrote on May 16, 2014
Definitely a great song,one of my favorites sung beautifully by the King
JerryNodak wrote on May 31, 2016
I like the short version found on the "Speedway" LP best. 4 stars. Don't care for the "Nashville" version heard on the '60's box. 2 stars.
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