Elvis ( Fool )

 

Commentaire de Ph.T

Il y a maintenant 28 ans de cela, lorsque j' ai, pour la première fois, écouté ce vinyl, jamais je n' aurais pensé que les titres le composant pouvaient provenir de sessions différentes et, surtout, d' années différentes (1971/ 72), tant l'ensemble me paraissait -et me parait toujours- superbement harmonieux et homogène.

Cette harmonie est omniprésente dans chaque titre interprété et joué.

Elle est particulièrement remarquable dans "for lovin' me" où Elvis/choristes et musiciens imposent un rythme assez élevé et pourtant tout en douceur.

L' orchestre seconde admirablement le King dans "Padre" (d'origine Française) aux intonations Mexicaines. Elvis semble "habité" par les paroles de la chanson et sa voix se fait puissante, pleine de sincérité.

Quant à "don' t think twice ' it' s all right" , il s' agit d' un jam d' une qualité telle que RCA l'officialise en l' éditant sur ce support !

Mais le chanteur excelle également dans des ballades comme "I will be true" , "it's still here" ou "i' ll take you home again , Kathleen" , qu' il soit seul, soutenu  d' un unique piano ou accompagné d' un orchestre, paraissant lointain, mais dont le rôle est primordial. Le résultat est simplement magique.

Choristes et musiciens sont aussi fortement impliqués dans le projet d' enregistrement du titre phare de l' album : "fool" . Il en ressort une interprétation magnifique.

"love me , love the life i lead" (mai ' 71)  et "where do i go from here" (mars ' 72) semblent sortir de la même session. Elles associent douceur et puissance, rythme lent et rythme rapide. Difficile de ranger ces titres dans un style musical précis. Et, s' ils sont inclassables, ils sont pareillement, pour moi, intemporels. C' est le genre de chansons à me donner des frissons tant le travail accompli par tous est admirable de professionnalisme et est le résultat d' implication de la part de chacun.

Concernant "it' s impossible" , il s' agit d' un live issu de février 1972 de bonne qualité vocale et musicale mais je trouve qu' intégrer un "public" parmi des "studios" rompt quelque peu l' atmosphère de l' album.

Malheureusement , concernant ces morceaux inédits des sessions de mars/mai ' 71 et mars ' 72 , tout le monde n' est pas du même avis que moi et l' album "fool" ne se classera qu' à la 52 ème place avec 13 semaines de présence .

 

Album édité en Juillet 1973 !

Fool
Where Do I Go from Here?
Love Me, Love the Life I Lead
It's Still Here
It's Impossible
(That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me
Padre
I'll Take You Home again Kathleen
I Will Be True
Don't Think Twice It's All Right

 


Les Paroles

Fool

Fool, you didn't have to hurt her
Fool, you didn't have to lose her
Fool, you only had to love her
But now her love is gone

Fool, you could have made her want you
Fool, you could have made her love you
Fool, you only had to love her
But now her love is gone

Gone now, the love and laughter
See yourself the morning after
Can't you see her eyes are misty
As she said good-bye

Fool, you didn't have to hurt her
Fool, you didn't have to lose her
Fool, you only had to love her
But now your love is gone

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Fool, you only had to love her
But now her love is gone

Fool, you could have made her want you
Fool, you could have made her love you
Fool, you only had to love her
But now her love is gone

Fool, you didn't have to hurt her
Fool, you didn't have to lose her
Fool, you only had to love her


Where Do I Go from Here?

If I knew the way I'd go back home
The countryside has changed so much I'd surely end up lost
Half-remembered names and faces so far in the past
On the other side of the bridges that were burned once they were crossed

Tell me where, where does a fool go when there's no-one left to listen
To a story without meaning that nobody wants to hear
Tell me where, where does a fool go when he knows there's something missing
Tell me where, where will I go from here
Where will I go from here

Get back home where my childhood dreams and wishes still are none of my regrets
Go back to a place where I can figure all the odds
Have a fighting chance to lose the blues and win my share of bets

Tell me where, where does a fool go when there's no-one left to listen
To a story without meaning that nobody wants to hear
Tell me where, where does a fool go when he knows there's something missing
Tell me where, where will I go from here
Where will I go from here

Tell me where, where does a fool go when there's no-one left to listen
To a story without meaning that nobody wants to hear
Tell me where, where does a fool go when he knows there's something missing
Tell me where, where will I go from here
Where will I go from here

Tell me where, where does a fool go when there's no-one left to listen
To a story without meaning that nobody wants to hear
Tell me where, where does a fool go when he knows there's something missing
Tell me where, where will I go from here
Where will I go from here

Tell me where, where does a fool go when there's no-one left to listen
To a story without meaning that nobody wants to hear
Tell me where, where does a fool go when he knows there's something missing
Tell me where, where will I go from here
Where will I go from here


Love Me, Love the Life I Lead

I am not a wise man neither am I a fool
But what I am the way the good Lord made me
Though I need you more than you may ever understand
I can't wear a face that will betray me

Oh, If you're gonna love me, love the life I lead
Need the things I need, don't try to change me
If you're gonna take me, take me for what I am
I can't be another man, I can't be free
'Cos The life I lead is the life I lead

Money in my pocket never seems to last too long
I've gambled on the way and drowned my sorrows
Though God knows I can't pretend it's better on my own
I can't promise you a new tomorrow

Oh, If you're gonna love me, love the life I lead
Need the things I need, don't try to change me
If you're gonna take me, take me for what I am
I can't be another man, I can't be free
'Cos The life I lead is the life I lead


It's Still Here

The day you said we'd never part
You turned around and broke my heart
You had the nerve to tell me I would soon forget
Now you've been gone away one year
And I have not forgotten dear
The love I had for you so long
Is still here
Wow-oh

It's here, still here
Because my heart cannot believe
We're really through
And though you said we'd never part
You turned around and broke my heart
The love I had for you so long
Is still here

It's here, still here
Because my heart cannot believe
We're really through
Now you've been gone away one year
And I have not forgotten dear
The love I had for you so long
Is still here
Wow-oh

It's here, it's here, still here
Because my heart cannot believe
We're really through
And though you said we'd never part
You turned around and broke my heart
The love I had for you so long
Is still here
Wow-ow

It's here, still here
Because my heart cannot believe
We're really through
And though you said we'd never part
You turned around and broke my heart
The love I had for you so long
Is still here
Oh yeah


It's Impossible

It's impossible to tell the sun to leave the sky,
It's just impossible.
It's impossible to ask a baby not to cry,
It's just impossible.
Can I hold you closer to me
And not feel you going through me,
But the second that I never think of you?
Oh, how impossible.

Can the ocean keep from rushing to the shore?
It's just impossible.
If I had you could I ever ask for more?
It's just impossible.
And tomorrow, should you ask me for the world
Somehow I'd get it, I would sell my very soul
And not regret it for to live without your love
Is just impossible

Can the ocean keep from rushing to the shore?
It's just impossible.
If I had you could I ever ask for more?
It's just impossible.
And tomorrow, should you ask me for the world
Somehow I'd get it, I would sell my very soul
And not regret it for to live without your love
Is just impossible
Oh impossible,
Impossible.
Impossible


(That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me

That's what you get for loving me
That's what you get for loving me
Everything we had is gone, you can see
That's what you get for loving me

Now don't you shed a tear for me
I ain't the love you thought I'd be
I've had a hundred just like you
But don't be blue I'll have a thousand before I'm through

That's what you get for loving me
That's what you get for loving me
Everything we had is gone, you can see
That's what you get for loving me

Now there you go, you're cryin' again
You should have known how things would end
But then some day when your poor heart is on the mend
I just might pass this way again

That's what you get for loving me
That's what you get for loving me
Everything we had is gone, you can see
That's what you get for loving me

That's what you get for loving me
That's what you get for loving me
Everything we had is gone, you can see
That's what you get for loving me


Padre

The day that we wed
You blessed us and said
May heaven bestow you grace
There in that holy place
We shared our first embrace

Our cottage was small but richer than all
The palaces of the king
All day the birds would sing
Our hearts were filled with spring

Padre, padre
What happened to our love's so cruel
Padre, oh padre
In my grief I turn to you

Then he came along
And sang her his song
And won her with honey lies
He of the fiery eyes
Now it's not her that cries

So I will pray
The hours away
And weary my heart has grown
Wondering where love has flown
Counting my beads alone

Padre, oh padre
Please tell me how such things can be
Padre, oh padre
Pray for my love and me


I'll Take You Home again Kathleen

I'll take you home again Kathleen
Across the ocean wild and wide
To where your heart has ever been
Since first you were my bonny bride
The roses all have left your cheek
I watch them fade away and die
Your voice is soft when ere you speak
And tears bedim your lovely eyes
Oh, I will take you home Kathleen
To where your heart shall feel no pain
And when the fields are soft and green
I will take you to your home Kathleen


I Will Be True

I will be true
No matter what they may say
I will be true
Although you're far far away
Each night I pray
All day I'll say a silent prayer
That when I open my door
I'll find you there
Somehow I feel
That someday we'll meet again
Don't ask me how
It's something I can't explain
Until the day
I give up all hope of you
Assure yourself this I'll do
I will be true

Oh oh mmmmmmm
That someday we'll meet again
Don't ask me how
It's something I can't explain
Until the day
I give up all hope of you
Assure yourself this I'll do
I will be true


Don't Think Twice It's All Right

There ain't no use to sit and wonder why babe
If you don't know by now
There ain't no use to sit and wonder why babe
If you don't know by now
When the rooster crows at the break of dawn
Well look out your window baby I'll be gone
You're the reason I'm movin' on
Yeah, don't think twice it's all right

I've headed down that long lonesome road, girl
Where I'm bound I can't tell
Goodbye is too good a word girl
So I'll say Fare thee well
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I, I don't mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
Oo, Don't think twice it's all right

Take it on

When the rooster crows at the break of dawn
Well look out your window baby I'll be gone
You're the reason I'm movin' on
Yeah don't think twice it's all right

There ain't no use to sit and wonder why babe
It don't matter anyhow
There ain't no use to sit and wonder why babe
If you don't know by now

When the rooster crows at the break of dawn
Well look out your window baby I'll be gone
You're the reason I'm travelin' on
Oh don't think twice it's all right

I'm headed down that long lonesome road, babe
Where I'm bound I can't tell
Goodbye is too good a word girl
I'll just say Fare thee well
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I, I don't mind
You just sorta wasted my favorite time
Oo, Don't think twice it's all right
Wow

When the rooster crows at the break of dawn
Well look out your window baby I'll be gone
You're the reason I'm travellin' on
Oh don't think twice it's all right

I've headed down that long lonesome road, girl
Where I'm bound I can't tell
Goodbye is too good a word girl
I'll just say Fare thee well
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don't mind
Yeah, you're the reason I'm travellin' on
Oh don't think twice it's all right

Take it on
Where I'm bound I can't tell
Goodbye is too good a word girl
So I'll say Fare thee well