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Your Love's Been a Long Time Coming

Rating:
4.2 / 5

Words & Music: Rory Bourke

The first time I saw you I knew I was hooked on somebody elder than me
The first time I held you, your soft lips and blue eyes
Were as far as my eyes could see

Yes here in my arms I knew I had found the reason that I'm living for
And I felt a feeling, such a wonderful feeling
That I'd never felt before

Baby, your love's been a long time coming
Baby, your love got a hold on me
Baby, your love sure got me humming
Baby, your love's been a long time coming

Deep in my heart there's a feeling I never knew
Until I saw a love that was very new
I'm gonna tell everyone what good love can do

Baby, your love's been a long time coming
Baby, your love got a hold on me
Baby, your love sure got me humming
Baby, your love's been a long time coming

Baby, your love's been a long time coming
Baby, your love got a hold on me

Recordingdate: 1973/12/15, first released on: Promised Land (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Your Love's Been a Long Time Coming:

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Others*

(guitar)
(cello)
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(viola)
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(violin)
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*Orchestra, overdubs

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MJB63 wrote on July 24, 2009
I think this song could of been a country hit back in the 70's.
JLpResLey wrote on October 12, 2009
I liked it when I heard it for the first time, but now I just think it´s ok. Not the best song on that album, just an album filler in my mind.
TBG wrote on October 12, 2009
This is one of the best songs Elvis recorded in the 70's. Don't know why it wasn't a hit though, as far as I know Elvis recorded the original version. The composer, Rory Bourke, also co-writed Patch It Up and The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Charlie Rich) + a bunch of other great songs.
Monster wrote on October 12, 2009
Yeah this is a really great song from the mid seventies from my favouite album. It's easy to listen to once or twice and dismiss it as nothing more than one of the ok songs from Stax but repeated listens to this and the whole Promised Land album will find you singing it to yourself when you leats expect it. Five stars. :)
sitdown revamped wrote on October 12, 2009
this is one of the greatest songs to me from his later days. and by no means an album filler.
My boy, my boy wrote on October 12, 2009
Great song...should have been performed on stage !
Ton Bruins wrote on October 12, 2009
I've got a list of songs that should have been performed live on stage by Elvis..This is one of them..like this song very much.
pasa-ryu wrote on October 12, 2009
i also like the rehearsal version of this superb song from sunset to las vegas cd(fdt)..thier is also a good outtake version on the 1998 RCA/BMG cd "Rhymtm and country".
pasa-ryu wrote on October 12, 2009
I 100% agree with ton bruins and my boy,my boy that this excellant song should have been performed 'live' on stage by elvis as he did actualy REHEARSE it at the RCA studios in 1974 on august 16th,but he obviously "changed his mind" for some unknown reason?;secondly:I do not understand why this lovely and well sung song was NOT a HIT for elvis in 1975?(or why it wasn't released a single and only on a LP)..no wonder Elvis became 'bored' and fed up'!-he was damned if you do and damned if you dont)
GEORGE (GK) wrote on October 12, 2009
I love this song, from the "Promised Land" Album. Hey, I thought the line in the song was "The first time I saw you, I knew I was hooked, on somebody other than me". Today, I find out, the Lyrics are, "somebody elder than me". Who knew? I'll have to relisten to the song.
dgirl wrote on October 12, 2009
Good song, one of the better ones from that LP but a major hit? Probably only in the country field which was where Elvis was making the most impact on the charts after Burning Love.
Steve V wrote on October 12, 2009
This is a decent song and would have worked well live. Why did he stick with the boring Newton-John covers, My Way, and the overused Mountain for all those tours? Here he had a good original song on a new LP. Yes he was in a concert rut just like the movies years rut.
derekd wrote on October 12, 2009
Ok as an album song, a full Lp of these i could listen to, but not suitable as a single. Promised Land was the correct single release, did well getting to Uk #9, deserved a #1 spot.
TBG wrote on October 13, 2009
Hello people, I emailed Rory Bourke and asked him about this song. Elvis DID record the original version just as I thought. Here's what he wrote: "The Song was written about My Daughter Allyson,shortly after her birth...I'm sure Elvis thought he was singing about a woman;he did a wonderful Job...it was the first and so far the only recording. After Elvis singing your song who could do it better. I never met elvis but knew his producer Felton Jarvis and Lamarr Fike...Felton definitely got that song recorded. My publisher Henry Hurt pitched that song to Felton...we were not contacted by his management". So there you have the story :-)
Deano1 wrote on October 14, 2010
A solid album track that helps makes side B of the LP "Promised Land" a real treat. Every track on this side of the LP is four stars are better (I would give this one four stars). This was the last LP of Elvis' career to have a side with so many quality recordings (side B of "From Elvis Presley Boulevard is very good as well; but side B of "Promised Land" is better). I think there are a couple of lyric corrections. Line 1 should read "somebody other than me" not "somebody elder than me". Also, "a love that was very new" should be "a love that was there in you". I could be wrong with the second correction; but I am almost positive I am correct on the first line.
Great Dane wrote on October 14, 2010
I like this song and the LP a lot. 5 stars for both of them.
WayDownUnder wrote on October 15, 2010
Features on my wedding DVD. Great song as a lot of the 70's songs were that have really gone unnoticed by the general populace.
SuziB wrote on February 10, 2012
Yet another song with the wrong words on this site. Definitely the lyris is "....other than me". Although a little monotonous, Elvis does a great job on this, however, the udubbed versions are infinitely better. Deserves to be much better known.
sugartummy wrote on July 14, 2013
Of course it's "..other than me". It's a song from a father to his newborn daughter, who just never can be "elder than me". When my daughter was baptized, I was asked for some music for after it was done. I wanted to choose this one, because I knew that it was written about the authors daughter, but I was afraid no one would get that, so I choose two swinging Elvis gospels. I really like this song and the way Elvis sings it. The version on "Rthytmn & Country" starts with Elvis singing some blues, which makes it more poignant that he never recorded a proper blues-album.
Gorse wrote on July 17, 2013
Listening to it now with the intention of saying it was one of the weak links of the Promised Land album of which I am a great fan, but have now changed my opinion to giving it a tentative thumbs up - 3 1/2 stars
TheMemphisFan wrote on July 12, 2015
I've always liked this song, and like it even more now with the knowledge that the writer had his newborn baby in mind. I think it could've been a huge hit for Elvis if he had sung it with his daughter, Lisa Marie, in mind... and if it had been promoted/marketed by RCA that way.
NONE000000 wrote on July 12, 2015
While I certainly don't hate it, I don't especially care for it either. Maybe it's a little too 1970s country for me. I'm not sure that's the right way to describe it.... It just isn't one of Elvis's better tracks from this era.
Cruiser621 wrote on April 26, 2016
Not one of my favorites to be blunt about it; boring comes to mind. 1 star.
ElvisSacramento wrote on April 27, 2016
I've always considered this such a fun, terrific and underrated song and Elvis' rendition of it was fabulous. I've never skipped it. Elvis is the only singer that I've ever heard sing this song. Elvis' "Promised Land" album is marvelous from start to finish.
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