I’ve Lost You – Elvis #SLS

After a few weeks of late night almost-small-hours-of-Monday contributions to #Song LyricSunday, I thought I’d get this one in early.

This was the first song that came to mind when I read Helen’s prompt for this week, Lost. It’s a bleak story about love running out, but Elvis absolutely nails it (doesn’t he with every song?). It’s not one of his most well-known hits so I don’t think anyone else will share it either.

And it seems particularly appropriate to me to share it, because I first listened to it many years ago on my Dad’s vinyl box-set of Elvis’ Greatest Hits. I’m visiting his house this weekend, and have just noticed that same box-set is on the shelf in the room where I’m sitting, next to the record deck, tuner amplifier and reel-to-reel player. Dad does do a lot of listening to music on Spotify and You-Tube these days too, but it’s good to remember how we used to listen to music back in the day.

Lying by your side I watch you sleeping
And in your face the sweetness of a child
Murmuring the dreams you won’t recapture
Though it will haunt the corners of you mind

I’ve Lost though you’re near me
And your body’s still as kind
I’ve lost you on a journey,
But I can’t remember where or when

Who can tell when summer turns to autumn
And who can point the moment love grows cold
Softly without pain the joy is over
Though why it’s gone we neither of us know

Oh, I’ve lost you yes, I’ve lost you
I can’t reach you anymore
We ought to talk it over now
But reason can’t stand in for feeling, oh

Six o’clock the baby will be crying
And you will stumble, sleeping to the door
In the chill and solemn grey of morning
We play the parts that we have learned so well

Oh I’ve lost you, oh, I’ve lost you
Oh, You won’t admit it so
I’ve lost you on a journey,
But I can’t remember where or when no more

Oh, I’ve lost you yes, I’ve lost you
I can’t reach you anymore
We ought to talk it over now
But reason can’t stand in for feeling, oh

Oh, I’ve lost you yes, I’ve lost you
I can’t reach you anymore
We ought to talk it over now
But reason can’t stand in for feeling, oh

Songwriters: Blaikley Alan Tudor, Howard Kenneth Charles, lyrics reproduced from A-ZLyrics.com

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