Something For Everybody

 

Commentaire de Ph.T

Composé de 11 titres issus de la session du 12 mars 1961, cet album marque véritablement la fin de l' Elvis rebel et sauvage qui a régné durant les années ' 50. Le 33 t tiré du film "G.I Blues" amorçait ce virage, Something for everybody confirme l'orientation musicale prise par le King .

Les ballades, principales composantes de la face A de ce disque, sont travaillées toute en délicatesse et en finesse. Musiciens et choristes suivent le rythme et la tessiture de la voix d'Elvis. "Gently" en est la parfaite démonstration de même que "There's always me" superbement accompagné par le piano de Floyd Cramer. Le final de cette chanson où l'ensemble des protagonistes monte en puissance est sublime. Tout simplement.

"It's a sin", "Sentimental me", "Starting today" confirment, si besoin en était, la complicité et l'harmonie vocale qui existe entre Elvis et les fidèles Jordanaires.

Avec "Give me the right" le chanteur retrouve le blues. Cependant sa voix se fait moins  "black". Il parait ne pas être aussi imprégné que pour l'album "Elvis is back". Il n'empêche, Millie Kirkham s'éclate en introduction de ce titre et le saxo. de Boots Randolph est toujours aussi affûté. 

Ce saxophone qui répond toujours présent dans le R'N'R ("In your arms"), style musical qui, lui aussi, donne l'occasion à chacun d'exprimer tout son talent à l'instar de Ray Walker et sa voix de basse dans "I want you with me". Elvis retrouve un peu de sa nature sauvage de part sa façon d'employer sa voix. Guitare électrique et batterie emboitent le pas !

"Judy" (au rythme rapide sans être toute fois un rock au sens rock and rollesque du terme) et "I'm coming home" ne seraient pas aussi "finies", abouties, sans le piano de Floyd Cramer dans le break instrumental.

"Put the blame on me" est un rock médium entrainant, style dans lequel Elvis excelle.

"I slipped , I stumbled , I fell" (avec encore et toujours l'organe vocal de Ray Walker ! ) parait sortir de la même session alors qu'il a été mis en boite en novembre 1960 pour le film "Wild in the country". Mais ce fait n'enlève en rien à l'homogénéité de l'album .

Alors, peut-être que les puristes des premières heures ont été décontenancés par la façon qu'a Elvis d'aborder la musique en ce début des années ' 60, toujours est-il que le King touchant un public plus large, "Something for everybody" se classera n° 1 pendant 3 semaines (avec 25 semaines de présence) .

 

Album édité en Juin 1961 !


There's Always Me
Give Me The Right
It's A Sin
Sentimental Me
Starting Today
Gently
I'm Comin' Home
In Your Arms
Put The Blame On Me
Judy
I Want You With Me
I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell

 


Les Paroles

There's Always Me

When the evening shadows fall,
And you're wond'ring who to call
For a little company
There's always me

If your great romance should end,
And you're lonesome for a friend
Darling, you need never be
There's always me

I don't seem to mind somehow
Playing second fiddle now
Someday you'll want me, dear,
and when that day is here,
Within my arms you'll come to know
Other loves may come and go
But my love for you will be eternally
Look around and you will see
There's always me.


Give Me The Right

Give me the right
To hold you tonight
The tears that Iíve cried over you
Give me the right

You can't say no
When I need you so
I want you back in my arms
Give me the right

If you looked deep in your heart
Like I looked into mine
You'll find that nothing has changed
Our love was there all the time

Why make me plead
For something you need
I want to bring back the thrill
Give me the right
Give me the right


It's A Sin

It's a sin, my darling
How I love you
Because I know
Our love could never be

It's a sin
To keep this memory of you
When silence proves
That you've forgotten me

The dreams I built for us
Has tumbled
Each promise broken
Like my heart

It's a sin, my darling
How I love you
So much in love
And yet so far apart

I'm sure you're happy with another
Who shares the love I cannot win
Why pretend that I can live without you
When deep inside I know that it's a sin


Sentimental Me

Sentimental me
Guess Iíll always will be
So in love with you
Say you love me too
Sentimental me

Dreaming while I live
Living just to give
All my love to you
No one else will do
Sentimental me

Reaching for the moon
Wishing on the stars
On my honeymoon
I want to be where you are

Darling can't you see
It was meant to be
I'm in love with you
Say you love me too
Sentimental me

Darling can't you see
It was meant to be
I'm in love with you
No-one else will do


Starting Today

Starting today
I'm teaching my heart
Not to ache anymore
Just 'cause we're apart

No more will I dream
Of your sweet loving ways
Gonna learn to forget you
Starting today

And when memories haunt me
And the tears starts to flow
I'll just think of the sorrow
You caused me to know

No more for the past
To return will I pray
Gonna live for tomorrow
Starting today
Starting today


Gently

Gently your eyes met mine
Tender, trusting, true
Gently your hand took mine
Thrilled me through and through

Gently, oh so gently
Gentle as the dawn
Gently, oh so gently
Our true love was born

Gently your lips kissed mine
As we strolled along
Gently your heart touched mine
Young and warm and strong

Gently the hour is near
When true loves have to part
Gently we'll meet again
One more kiss, sweetheart


I'm Comin' Home

Well it's so very hard to have
To leave the one you love
And you get more lonely
With each passing day
It's so lonely just sitting
And dreaming of
That girl thousand miles away

Yes, it's still lonely having
Just her picture here with me
And I know I just can't stand it anymore
I'm gonna leave right now
and go back where I ought to be
Goin' home to the girl that I adore

Well it's so very hard to have
To leave the one you love
And you get more lonely
With each passing day
It's so lonely just sitting there
And thinking of
That girl thousand miles away

Well, every time I hear
her sweet voice on the telephone
Then I know I just can't stand it another day
I'm gonna call right back
And tell her that I'm coming home and stay
Call her back and say Iím comin' home and stay
Call her back and say Iím comin' home and stay


In Your Arms

Oh, the way I feel tonight
You better wrap me up good and tight
In your arms
In your arms

Just like a bee in a honeycomb
I'm gonna make myself right at home
In your arms
In your arms

Well, it don't take much to keep me satisfied
Just a little bit of lovin' that's bonafide
In your arms keep me tangled up all the time
Like a kitten with a ball of twine

Yeah baby, that's where I wanna stay
For the rest of my natural days
In your arms
In your arms

Well, it don't take much to keep me satisfied
Just a little bit of lovin' that's bonafide
In your arms keep me tangled up all the time
Like a kitten with a ball of twine

Yeah baby, that's where I wanna stay
For the rest of my natural days
In your arms
In your arms


Put The Blame On Me

If they say we were doin' wrong
If they say we were out too long
Well, you can say
My arms were just too strong
Put the blame, put the blame on me

Felt so good when I held you tight
Couldn't stop when we kissed goodnight
So if they tell us we don't heave the right
Put the blame, put the blame on me

What I feel is deep inside
This is real and I won't hide
Go ahead, use my name
I'll be proud to take the blame

You just did what I made you do
You love me and I love you
So if the way they talk can bother you
Put the blame, put the blame on me


Judy

They say, you found somebody new,
Whose love will always be true,
I don't know what it is to be alone,
That's why I dread to know you're gone.

Oh, Judy, don't let our sweet love
Wither and die like flowers in the fall,
Oh Judy, don't you know it's you
I love most of all,
Oh, please, come back I promise always to be true,
Oh Judy, there'll never be anyone else, here but you.

INTERLUDE

Oh, please, come back I promise always to be true,
Oh Judy, there'll never be anyone else, here but you.

(Repeat last two lines and fade)


I Want You With Me

When I was little, my mama said to me.
Some day you'll find a love, son, to last eternally
I want you with me, everyday I do
Well please don't leave baby, oh I love you so

I could be the ruler, of this whole wide world
If you would only say that you'll be my girl
I want you with me, every day I do
Oh Girl you know I need you, I'm so in love with you

There is no mountain, that I can't climb
You find the mountain child and I will find the time
I want you with me, with me night and day
Oh girl you could me happy, oh baby don't you run away

I'll swim an ocean with a raging foan
If I know that you'll be there when I come back home
I want you with me, Oh I love you so
Well I want you with me baby I will never let you go

ay-ay...I want you with me
mm-ay-hay I want you with me

Well I want you with me baby
I will never let you go -oh - oh....


I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell

I look at you and wham, I'm head over heels
I guess that love is a banana peel
I feel so bad and yet I'm feeling so well
I slipped, I stumbled, I fell

One crazy kiss and bam, I head for the skies
I guess that love is like a cake of ice
You skate along but then you can never tell
I slipped, I stumbled, I fell

I never thought I'd get tricked
By you sweet talking lies
You've got a bag of tricks
And when you got busy
I got dazzled and dizzy
I fell like a ton of bricks

My knees are weak, my head is spinning around
I guess that love has turned me upside down
Thought I'd get hurt, but gee, it's turning out swell
I slipped, I stumbled, I fell