From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee

 

Commentaire de Ph.T

L'importance de ce 33 tours est qu'il a été réalisé dans l'univers du King, à Graceland même. Plus précisement, dans la Jungle room. Ce détail est important pour comprendre cet album car, à l'image du lieu d'enregistrement, ce disque se veut trés intimiste. Elvis en a choisi les titres non pas par soucis commerciaux mais il les a déterminés selon son état d'esprit du moment ; finalement, on pourrait dire que ces chansons ne sont pas forcément destinées à un large public.

Et c'est parce qu' Elvis fait abstraction de tout intérêt commercial, qu'il ne se base que sur ses sentiments intimes, que dans les titres choisis et  enregistrés sa voix se fait plus puissante que jamais. La souffrance, la sincérité, la sensibilité qui se dégagent de ses interprétations est bien réelle. Choristes et musiciens ont su capter les intentions d' Elvis et leur travail est tout simplement excellent. Il n'y a qu'à écouter Blue eyes crying in the rain et son magnifique final.

 

Album édité en Mai 1976

Hurt
Never Again
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Danny Boy
The Last Farewell
For the Heart
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
Solitaire
Love Coming Down
I'll Never Fall in Love Again

 


Les Paroles

Hurt

I'm so hurt to think that you lied to me
I'm hurt way down deep inside of me
You said our love was true
And we'll never, never part
Now you've got someone new
And it breaks my heart

I'm hurt, much more than you'll ever know
Yes darling, I'm so hurt
Because I still love you so
Even though you hurt me
Like nobody else could ever do
I would never hurt, hurt you

 
Never Again

I hope I never ever love anyone this much again
I can't take it anymore, I致e been hurt before
Never ever quite like this time

What will become of me when you're no longer here
If I can't stop loving you, what am I to do
You'll be free but where will I be

Now that I知 used to love, how can I stand alone
Now that love has come and gone, like the ending of a song
A song my lonely heart keeps singing

Where do I go from here, will I get over you
If so, next time I値l be smart, I値l know before I start
A heart that don't care, don't get broken

I hope I never ever love anyone this much again
Never ever, never again
Never again

 
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain

In the twilight glow I see her
Blue eyes crying in the rain
When we kissed goodbye and parted
I knew we'd never meet again

Love is like a dying ember
Only memories remain
Through the ages I remember
Blue eyes crying in the rain

Someday when we meet up yonder
We'll stroll hand in hand again
In a land that knows no parting
Blue eyes crying in the rain

Blue eyes crying in the rain
Blue eyes crying in the rain
Blue eyes crying in the rain

 
Danny Boy

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen and down the mountain side
The summer's gone and all the roses dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bye

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
And I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy I love you so

But if he come and all the roses dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
He'll come here and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an ava there for me

And I shall feel, oh soft you tread above me
And then my grave will richer, sweeter be
For you will bend and tell me that you love me
And I shall rest in peace until you come to me


The Last Farewell

There's a ship lies rigged and ready in the harbor
Tomorrow for old England she sails
Far away from your land of endless sunshine
To my land full of rainy skies and gales
And I shall be aboard that ship tomorrow
Though my heart is full of tears at this farewell

For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell
For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell

I've heard there's a wicked war a-blazing
And the taste of war I know so very well
Even now I see the foreign flag a-raising
Their guns on fire as we sail into hell
I have no fear of death, it brings no sorrow
But how bitter will be this last farewell

For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell
For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell

Though death and darkness gather all about me
My ship be torn apart upon the seas
I shall smell again the fragrance of these islands
And the heaving waves that brought me once to thee
And should I return home safe again to England
I shall watch the English mist roll through the dale

For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell
For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell

 
For the Heart

Had a dream about you baby, had a dream about me and you
Had a dream and woke up crying
Well I can roll but I just can't rock
And the time's going by, tick-tock
For the heart, I just can't love no-one but you

Well I知 high and dry and lonely, I知 as lonely as can be
And I stare out of my window
Well I can play but I just can't win
And the weather's looking dim
For the heart I just can't love no-one but you

For the heart
For the heart
For the heart I just can't love no-one but you

For the heart
For the heart
For the heart I just can't love no-one but you

Had a dream about you baby, had a dream about me and you
Had a dream and woke up crying
Well I can roll but I just can't rock
And the time's going by, tick-tock
For the heart, I just can't love no-one but you

For the heart
For the heart
For the heart I just can't love no-one but you

For the heart
For the heart
For the heart I just can't love no-one but you
Well, for the heart
For the heart
For the heart I just can't love no-one but you
Yes, for the heart
For the heart
For the heart I just can't love no-one but you

 
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall

I told her to leave me alone
That's what she's done, just what she's done
And a house built for two, ain't a home
When it's lived in by one, one lonely one

And I can no longer hear footsteps, come right down the hall
Here come the teardrops, bitter they are, harder they fall
She caught me lying, then she caught a train
And I caught a fever walking home in the rain
Oh yeah!
But it's over and I知 done
She left me once and for all
Here come the teardrops, bitter they are, harder they fall
Here come the teardrops, bitter they are, harder they fall

 
Solitaire

There was a man, a lonely man
Who lost his love, thru his indifference
A heart that cared that went unshared
Until it died within his silence

And solitaire is the only game in town
And every road that takes him, takes him down
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire

And keeping to himself, begins to deal
And still the king of hearts is well concealed
Another losing games comes to an end
And deals them out again

A little hope goes up in smoke
Just how it goes, goes without saying
There was a man, a lonely man
Who would command the hand he's playing

And solitaire is the only game in town
And every road that takes him, takes him down
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire

And keeping to himself, begins to deal
And still the king of hearts is well concealed
Another losing games comes to an end
And deals them out again

And solitaire is the only game in town
And every road that takes him, takes him down
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire

 


Love Coming Down

I remember how your eyes used to light up
Over promises that I made
But for the first time in my life
I know now how it feels to be afraid
I don't know what I壇 do if you go away
This would sure be one lonely old town
For a man's so busy going up in the world
That he couldn't see love coming down
Love coming down

I remember all the times you told me
Love's all that matters to you
And looking back now, wondering how I believed
I had things more important to do
I can see how I must have looked to you
Like some fool on a merry-go-round
And that a man's so busy going up in the world
That he couldn't see love going down
Love going down

Can't you see how everything I致e learned
Would just be wasted if you leave me
If you just give one more try
I swear I値l always be here when you need me
If you can find it in your heart to forgive me
I'll try to keep both my feet on the ground
But if a man's so busy going up in the world
That he couldn't see love coming down
Love coming down


I'll Never Fall in Love Again

I've been in love so many times
I thought I knew the score
Now you've treated me so wrong
I can't take any more

And it looks like I知 never gonna fall in love again
Fall in love, I知 never gonna fall in love
I mean it, I mean it, fall in love again

I gave my heart so easily, cast aside my pride
When I saw you in his arms baby
I broke up and cried

And it looks like I知 never gonna fall in love again
That's what I'm sayin' Fall in love, No, I知 never gonna fall in love
Please don't make me fall in love again

That's why I, no, I知 never gonna fall in love
Please don't make me, don't make me, fall in love again