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Thinking about You

Rating:
4.5 / 5

Words & Music: Tim Baty

I woke up this morning and I tried to call you, mmm
But you weren't there and that put me in despair
So I thought that maybe I could lose my mind
In the countryside so I went for a ride

But I never stopped thinking about you
Found myself wishing you were there
Just to be with me, feel the breeze
Sun didn't smile I didn't care

I decided to try just one more time
To let you know I really love you so
Before I arrived I saw you go away
With another guy, a tear filled my eye

But I never stopped thinking about you
Found myself wishing you were there
Just to be with me, feel the breeze
Sun didn't smile I didn't care

A long time has past since that day I cried
Life is fine and I'm doin' fine
When I'm at home and I feel all alone
Well I think of you, try to get a message through

But I never stopped thinking about you
Found myself wishing you were there
Just to be with me, feel the breeze
Sun didn't smile I didn't care

Recordingdate: 1973/12/12, first released on: Promised Land (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Thinking about You:

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(guitar)
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(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(organ)
(organ)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
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(vocals)

Others*

(guitar)
(cello)
(cello)
(cello)
(cello)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)

*Orchestra, overdubs

Availability

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Lex wrote on January 09, 2009
Underrated 70s track, in my opinion one of the best!
EspenK wrote on January 15, 2009
One of the absolute highlights of all Elvis' recordings. Definately underrated.
old shep wrote on November 07, 2009
I didn't like this song at first but the melody has grown on me over the years. I now consider the song to be among Elvis' finest in the 1970s.
bluesboy wrote on November 07, 2009
A good song, but Elvis sounds uncomfortable with the structure of it.
Steve V wrote on November 07, 2009
One of the better 70's tunes.
My boy, my boy wrote on November 07, 2009
The musicians sound amazing on that one and so does Elvis. Great production.
Deano1 wrote on November 07, 2009
A very underrated song that was released as a flip-side ("My Boy" was the A-side) and on the LP "Promised Land" in 1975. Elvis' vocals are perfect for this fine country tune and the stripped down version on the LP "Our Memories of Elvis, Volume 2" (released 1979) is even more enjoyable than the original release. A song in the vain of "You'll Think Of Me", an often overlooked masterpiece from the American Studio recordings of 1969.
glennvis wrote on November 08, 2009
The King throwing a bone to one of the guys from Voice and turning a so-so song into a great 70's performance. One of my faves and another reason we Elvis fans love him.
Swen wrote on February 27, 2010
Two favourite seventies CandW numbers were this one and "You Asked Me To" by Jennings. Always thought El was the best of the country guys, too. And now my daughter walks about singing this gem. Amazing!
jb4elvis wrote on February 27, 2010
A very under rated song. One of my favorites by Elvis. Where I live in the US, this one received a lot of radio air play as I recall when it was originally released. Can listen to this one many times over.
shoesuedeblues wrote on February 27, 2010
A really good song for a cracking album.
JerryNodak wrote on February 27, 2010
Nice pleasant, well-sung album filler.
bajo wrote on February 27, 2010
I was pleasantly surprised by this song when I first heard it on the original LP. It has grown over the years! Yes, I really like this one! Good song from a good album!
NONE000000 wrote on February 27, 2010
I love this song, though I find it absolutely heartbreaking. Elvis really sounds sincere in this. Someone mentioned that Elvis sounds uncomfortable with this song, but I think that works in the song's favor. It is not a happy song, but it is not a straight-up sad or blues song either. It's a guy trying to go on, trying to be happy, but he is still in love with someone who has moved on. Thinking of her is the one thing that makes him happy, yet it is the one thing that is keeping him from being happy. Elvis nails it and this song touches me every time I hear it....
TCB1974 wrote on July 11, 2011
This is a really good song and one song about heartbreak that is delivered sincerely and convincingly, unlike some of the later recordings on this theme. Definitely 4 stars from me.
Rob Wanders wrote on July 11, 2011
a nice sing along tune
Great Dane wrote on July 11, 2011
A very nice song from one of my favorite album.I like the original version better that the one on "our memories..." 5 stars from me, both the album and song.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on July 12, 2011
Nice song, Nice performance, from a good strong album (The Promised Land-LP). I also have a fondness for the song "Thinking About you". We have all been there, done that and can relate to the song. Elvis makes one feel the words.
Rob Wanders wrote on December 28, 2011
a very pleasant song. belongs to the best songs on the Promised land album
Elvis Rimes wrote on December 28, 2011
Lovely song, wonderfully delivered by the King.
freedom101 wrote on December 29, 2011
A classic! "Thinking About You" is different from anything "The King" ever recorded and I give it a zillion stars.
OtisBlue22 wrote on April 30, 2012
The Promised Land LP is one of my favourites. Such a strong album. Can't believe it was overlooked, especially in 1975. Not exactly a vintage year for record releases.
Gorse wrote on October 18, 2012
Yes a classic, smoothly sung by our boy, and a song that I never get tired of hearing. One of the great songs from the 1973 sessions.
sugartummy wrote on May 22, 2013
A nice melody, but the words don't seem to fit in there. Elvis sounds commited, making noices during the whole song.
Stevekimb1 wrote on November 27, 2015
The upbeat lyric makes this one a 70's favorite. He loses the girl, but life goes on positively.
atomic powered poste wrote on June 20, 2018
Elvis didn't get the timing a 100% right. The song itself, yeah, not my cop of tea. The melody is catchy, but a little cheasy too. There's really not much to it, it's this country-pop thing that elvis loves in the 70's, but personally I'm not a fan of this type of music. My least favourite track on the promised land lp. 2 stars.
Cruiser621 wrote on June 20, 2018
One of his more memorable tunes, at least to these ears. Luv it. 4-stars.
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