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When I'm Over You

Rating:
4.0 / 5

Words & Music: Shirl Milete

When I'm over you there'll be darkness where my soul has been
And no light will ever shine again when I'm o-over you
When you're leavin' is over and there's not another tear to cry
In the silence of that last goodbye just remember, remember this

When I'm over you there'll be darkness where my soul has been
And no light will ever shine again when I'm over, over you.

Ooh-ooh-ooh
When I'm over you there'll be darkness, darkness where my soul has been
And no light will ever shine again when I'm over, over you.

When I'm over you there'll be darkness where my soul has been
And no light will ever shine again when I'm over, over you.

When I'm over you there'll be darkness, darkness, darkness where my soul has been
And no light will ever, ever shine again when I'm over you.

Recordingdate: 1970/06/07, first released on: Love Letters from Elvis (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of When I'm Over You:

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

Others*

(percussion)
(french horn)
(trombone)
(trombone)
(trombone)
(trombone)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)
(cello)
(cello)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)

*Orchestra, overdubs

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bastiaanvinke wrote on June 22, 2009
Sometimes I love it, sometimes I don't.
NONE000000 wrote on December 01, 2009
I really like this one, but I have a much higher opinion of the entire "Love Letters" album than most (as far as I know). Of course at this point in particular, Elvis was at the peak of his powers and could transform anything into a masterpiece. And taken entirely on its own, this is a great performance, with Elvis' voice soaring and commanding in some parts, and sad and desolate on other parts. It is fantastic. However, we were particularly spoiled during this portion of Elvis' career--next to other music he recorded at the same time period, this sounds mediocre. It is a testament to how good he was at this point.
Monster wrote on December 01, 2009
A guilty pleasure of mine this one. It's an average song given a much better performance than it deserved by Elvis so when it comes on I let it play with a smile on my face rather than excitement in my soul. One verse though? Really? I never spotted that before. Shows how how good the performance was to keep the song interesting.
My boy, my boy wrote on December 01, 2009
Great arrangement....great backvocals....great Elvis !
Elvis Rimes wrote on December 01, 2009
The undubbed master is absolute gold, I rate this very highly indeed - one of my favourite Elvis songs of all time and most played on my iPod! 5 stars!!!
old shep wrote on December 01, 2009
One of the better tracks from a poor album.
Steve V wrote on December 01, 2009
A nothing song that Elvis makes the most out of , but its really not much of a song. Just look at the repetitive lyrics.
JerryNodak wrote on December 01, 2009
I like this song very much. Have always enjoyed the entire album.
Jim Hoff wrote on December 01, 2009
Well this song was recorded the same day as 'I really don't want to know' and 'Tomorrow never comes'. Not close to the level of these two classics. Maybe just a warm up song?
Deano1 wrote on December 01, 2009
A mediocre song from a mediocre album ("Love Letters From Elvis" - 1971) sung with gusto by Elvis. Elvis has little to work with, but he manages to give this song a much better treatment than it deserves (the movie soundtracks gave him good practice at that). This song was recorded in June of 1970 along with the majority of material for the albums "That's The Way It Is" and "Elvis Country". It is fine song for filler on an album, but it is unfortunately on an album with ten other songs that are just filler. There isn't a bad song on this LP or a great one, just nothing rivaling the four previous studio efforts (the two mentioned above and "From Elvis In Memphis" and "Back In Memphis").
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on September 01, 2010
Not a good album full stop ! I think we were waiting for something like "Burning Love" to turn up.
dgirl wrote on September 01, 2010
I didnt care too much for this song or for the album in 1971. I was so hoping for another Memphis or Country type LP. However, Elvis was in good voice and looking back at it, it was a lot better than what was to follow. Still I feel this was the start of the 70's doldrums for me as far as LPs are concerned.
LonElvis wrote on October 08, 2010
I was at Graceland back in 1989 in one of the privately owned record shops and this was playing over the intercom and I just loved this song. My love of it was multiplied by the fact that it wasn't out on tape back then so I really didn't have any way to get it. You always want what you can't get, right. It was later rereleased by RCA on tape around 1992 and I was so excited to buy it and it's been one of my favorites ever since. I enjoy the Love Letters album (which I now have on CD and the songs from it on the Franklin Complete Box Set). I love this one along with It Ain't No Big Thing and If I Were You. The album is solid. Personally I think I"m Leavin' should have been on the album. That would have padded it out. But this song is a gem in my book. Elvis puts in a great performance on this one.
derekd wrote on October 03, 2011
Good track. It took a while but now i quite like the LL album / Cd [ftd]. Makes a nice change from the early rock songs & the big hit single ballets.
freedom101 wrote on October 03, 2011
Should've been a huge hit for "The King". Love it!
TCB1974 wrote on October 03, 2011
A very decent recording from another good studio album from the '70 Nashville sessions, although not as great as Elvis Country or TTWII. I loved the white album cover when I was a kid and still do. Three stars for the song.
ElvisSacramento wrote on June 02, 2013
This is such a marvelous, catchy, fun, electrifying and underrated song and Elvis' rendition of it was fabulous. I've never skipped it. This song should definitely be better known than it actually is.
Gorse wrote on June 02, 2013
Not in the top tier from these sessions, but nevertheless reasonably enjoyable, mainly due to the vocal talents of our boy lifting a very average song up a notch or two. - 3 1/2 stars.
sugartummy wrote on June 02, 2013
A mediocre song, but not as bad as Melete's "Life". Elvis injects more soul into the song then it deserves.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on June 02, 2013
Elvis makes it work. Great Vocals. He lives and breathes the song. Regardless of what others say, I think the "Love Letters from Elvis-Album" was a real good album.
cookingfat wrote on June 02, 2013
A so so album with a tragic cover.Good song though.
Cruiser621 wrote on January 31, 2018
Not one of my favorite songs. There were a lot of monotonous songs from this period which just did not "ring my chimes" aka boring.
JerryNodak wrote on February 23, 2020
I like the song: 3 stars. The album: 4 stars. The LP cover: 4 and a half stars.
bajo wrote on February 23, 2020
The remake of Love Letters and When I'm Over You, are two of the weakest songs on the album. It is really strange that a good ballad, imo, like Sylvia was left out in comparison. The album was uneven, still I kinda like it! Always have!
Jeoliverm wrote on February 23, 2020
I think it's a weak song, but one of the stronger cuts of the Love Letters album. The album is pretty bland to me.
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