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The words of her promiseThe flame of her faithThe love that would never drift awayWhere did they go Lord, where did they go?You know somehow foreverSlipped out of my handsAnd my dreams ran away with the windWhere did they go Lord, where did they goYou know sometimes I wishI had lost her to anotherWell but Lord she just walked off all aloneAnd the heart that's within me is not bitter just hurtAnd bewildered because her love had goneOh the passion I trustedThe truth that I leaned onAnd the hope that would forever keep me strongI cry out my questionsOh, the answers are all goneWhere did they go Lord, tell me where did they goWhere did they go Lord, tell me where did they go
Recordingdate: 1970/09/22, first released on: single (album)
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Good song, certainly not single material for the early 70's but would have fit nicely say on the Love Letters LP as opposed to some of the bland songs on that album.
A powerful striking ballad that sounds at times almost funereal with its arrangement, has Elvis giving a strong committed performance that coupled with Rags To Riches hit the US top 40.
I do agree it was not really single material for the time but definitely a great addition to any album.
Not a great song, but a great performance by Elvis nevertheless.
A very strong performance by Elvis. I always liked this song lots ! Maybe not the right choice for "pop radio" at the time, but certainly a solid effort and a great album track.
In the early 70's, Elvis seemed to have an infinity for bombastic ballads and this is one of them. Later he put more emotion into ballads such as "My Boy" and "What Now My Love", but on this one RTR, "Heart Of Rome" and "Padre", Elvis is straining and emotion in his voice is almost non-existent. Terrible choice for a single and a sub par entry in the Elvis catalog. How could this one be released as a single when "It's Your Baby, You Rock It" wasn't???
I've always liked this song immensely and Elvis' rendition of it was so very strong and sincere. It's one of hundreds of gems in Elvis' music catalog that isn't well known by the general public. 5 Stars.
This could have been an acceptable lp-filler, but a single? It's nothing memorable, or is it? 3 stars.
One of the many boring, who cares, songs he released; he'd have been better off not recording some of this filler.
The period when this single saw the light of day was strange. Look at the singles from Elvis at the time, so totally out of touch of what was going on in the world of pop music. This single was one of the worst imo. Not the songs themselves, because they could have been used as album fillers. Songs like Just Pretend - Stranger In The Crowd- It's Your Baby, You Rock It - The Fool...could have done so much better as singles sides.....The feel he always displayed, was somehow lost in overpower in this period.
I've always liked this one. It falls into one of my favorite Elvis categories, bombastic ballads. 3 stars.
Very good performance and I always enjoy this song but I agree, another strange single choice.
Agree, Singles from this period were generally out of sync with the time, However, the lack of promotion also impacted the vast majority of 1970s singles. Contemporay material like Its Only Love & Im leavin are 2 examples from early 70s!