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Where Do You Come From?

Rating:
3.1 / 5

Words & Music: Ruth Batchelor Bob Roberts

Where do you come from?
Tell me who you are
Do you come from another world
Or from some distant star?

Where do you come from?
Are you what you seem?
Are you real,
Are you standing there,
Or is it just a dream?

Tell me more about yourself
Do you feel the way I feel?
Are you just a vision,
Or are you really real?

Where do you come from?
Angel won't you say?
Tell me all that there is to know
And tell me that you'll stay.

Recordingdate: 1962/03/27, first released on: Girls! Girls! Girls! (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Where Do You Come From?:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(clarinet)
(sax)

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Steve V wrote on September 11, 2009
When I bought the RTS single I was very happy with the A side, but I thought this was the worst Elvis B side up until that time. I still dont like this song. Leaves me cold.
derekd wrote on November 09, 2009
Love it, just right for a 'b' side. Dosn't take any limelight away for the a-side, which was great.
Deano1 wrote on February 25, 2010
A very slow ballad recorded for the movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!", but not included in the film. It did appear on the soundtrack LP and as the B-side of "Return To Sender" and while nicely rendered, it is a little dull compared to Elvis' great movie ballads.
dgirl wrote on January 03, 2011
Pretty boring song. Not up to the standard of other movie ballads. Words maybe are too corny perhaps. Do you come from another world Or from some distant star? Really?
old shep wrote on January 25, 2011
An uninspired ballad which found it's way onto the back of an Elvis classic, Return to Sender. Not in the same league as the rest of the RCA B sides of the early to mid 1960s.
TCB1974 wrote on August 14, 2011
This B-side must have been a disappointment at the time after great B-sides like 'Anything thats part of you', 'Just tell her Jim said hello' and 'Little sister'. The delivery is certainly for Elvis standards not entirely convincing but that must have to do with the bizarre lyrics of this song. Two stars from me.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on August 14, 2011
I am surprised by some of the negitive comments. I think its a good simple song, sung beautifully by Elvis. Wonderful sensitivity and smoothness in those vocals.
Biffx wrote on August 13, 2012
A tough song to call, i think i can say i dont dislike it. Elvis turned in a heartfelt effort despite slightly weak lyrics, and i think he deserves a little credit for that.
Bestoftherest8301 wrote on September 12, 2012
I think the original plan was to sing this to the 3 shrimps, but they had second thoughts. singing a song too / about shrimps was just too ridiculous.
Cruiser621 wrote on September 12, 2012
Next to "Do The Clam", from the movie Girl Happy, this song is, without a doubt, the most lack luster ballad he ever recorded. One listen and not worth re-playing. Obviously a B-Side to the 45RPM single, Return To Sender, but one can readily see why it never made the movie, but to actually be included on the actual soundtrack album, Girls, Girls, Girls, just astounds me.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 26, 2012
This isn't anywhere near one of Elvis' very best movie songs, but it's still a good song and beautifully sung by Elvis.
Gorse wrote on January 15, 2013
I like it as it has a different feel from most movie ballads. The atmosphere created by the song always seems to me to be laden with a kind of despair.
sugartummy wrote on June 08, 2013
A mediocre song sung very well.
kink56 wrote on August 28, 2013
I have always liked this song. And I had thought when I saw Girls, Girls, Girls on TV that the song was edited out for TV due to the movie's running time. It was obvious what scene it was intended for; Elvis actually asks one of the girls "where do you come from?"
elviskid80 wrote on August 28, 2013
I Happen To Love This Song And he Way He Sings It One Of His Best To Me
shawnrw wrote on December 10, 2013
I like the song myself and think it deserves to be on the flip side of a classic like "Return To Sender". Dramatic and sung in great low register, and very romantic. Certainly not on the level of "Love Me Tender" or "Can't Help Falling In Love" but nevertheless an underrated song.
shoesuedeblues wrote on September 17, 2015
Elvis in good voice pity the material was so boring and limp, one I've not played since 1962
Morris wrote on February 09, 2016
Beautiful song I loved the first time I heard it and do still
Jim Davidson wrote on February 10, 2016
I Don't Want to Be Tied would have been a much better choice for the single's B side. My second choice would have been the movie's title track. My third choice would have been Return to Sender in both sides. My fourth choice would be a blank B side .Where Do You Come From? is an OK song, but not worth flipping the record over (today: hit the skip button).
bajo wrote on April 01, 2016
It is a nice ballad and well sung! But, I agree that the title track would have made Return To Sender an even bigger smash as a single. In Germany they released Girls! Girls! Girls! c/w I Got Lucky as a single. Good choice too!
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