The Perfect Elvis Song To Sing To A Woman!

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The Perfect Elvis Song To Sing To A Woman!

Postby wehitandrun » Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:28 pm

Anybody have any thoughts on this?

I've gone through many a song, and "lovable"/"human hands"/"everyday i write the book"/"so like candy" have led the way.




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Postby RedShoes » Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:31 pm

Alison....if her name is Alison.

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Postby SweetPear » Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:03 am

Just off the top of my head I'd say Human Hands, I Stand Accused and In the Darkest Place.
Mmmmm, I'm sure there are more. Gotta think about it.
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Postby Jackson Doofster » Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:25 am

Lovable (and to a lesser extent "Everyday") is about a woman who likes to put herslf about a bit :wink:

I'd be wary of playing that one

My advice to youi would be to choose something off the second half of North....your favourite :lol:
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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:28 am

I always end up singing......Just About Glad.

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Postby bambooneedle » Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:55 am

First tease her with Sulky Girl, then floor her by breaking into All Grown Up.

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Postby laughingcrow » Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:13 am

Hey wasn't there a question in the 'Ask Elvis' thing by some human who wanted to know why he never wrote any straight out love songs...it's true to a certain extent, with a few exceptions. Most have got some kind of bitter twist..

'I want you' - obsessive/jealous,
'Love field' - one of my favourite songs, and all seems good except for the ''You think you're different from the rest , But you don't see how you've changed'' line
'Human hands' - the woman's doubt,
'The element within her' - inexperienced love,
'Everyday' - their on/off relationship,

I suppose 'Let me tell you about her' would be a great candidate, but can you sing it? What about 'I'll wear it proudly'? That seems to be about unrequited love.

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Postby crash8_durham » Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:24 am

First you need to think about how well you sing. Then you need to think about how long you have known the girl since there is good chance that this could backfire and scare her away like sending a new aquaintence a dozen roses after one date. There is a fine line between romantic and an obsessive stalker.

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Postby laughingcrow » Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:50 am

:shock: .Crash mate..if he sings 'I'll build a bonfire of my dreams, and burn a broken effigy of me and you''...I guarantee the lady in question will start to think she's dating Ted Bundy.

Why don't you just sing something by Bacahrach and David? You're much safer with them than Elv! :lol:

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Postby selfmademug » Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:56 am

johnfoyle wrote:I always end up singing......Just About Glad.


Ditto that...

A bit heavy, perhaps, but I think I'LL WEAR IT PROUDLY is damn awesome.

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Postby HellboyOne » Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:10 pm

I play "I Want You" for potential girlfriends. If they get it, it's a step in the right direction.

Lately I've been enamored with "Still" from North.

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Postby wehitandrun » Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:15 pm

I can hit all of the Elvis notes, and throw in the Elvis-style vibrato.

I'm sorry that you all won't get to hear this in my Riot Act elvis cover(which, ummm, was our first recording? hah, i cant make excuses for it), but I'll have some of our songs on here by the weekend.

You really should hear me when we drive up to strangers, and I proceed to ask them if they had ever "heard of the song 'Alison' by Elvis Costello", and whatever the answer I jump right into the chorus at the top of my lungs.

(then we drive off giggling)

But yeah, I'm thinking certain parts of "Lovable" and "Brilliant Mistake" are perfect, as long as you don't sing the bad parts(as in- parts that're negative to lovely woman). I'm gonna go into her workplace with an acoustic and start playing and singing, it'll be an event.




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Postby crash8_durham » Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:49 pm

I Want You sounds a bit psycho to me.

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Postby crash8_durham » Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:50 pm

wait,,,,,no......maybe desperate

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Postby crash8_durham » Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:51 pm

ok one more.....how about Poison Rose.....no that probubly won't work either. Maybe I would just ask the girl to sing to me like Diana Krall instead.

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Postby noiseradio » Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:53 pm

The best thing about Elvis is that he doesn't sing trite love songs. The songs on North come close, but they're still better than most love songs. I'd have a hard time finding any song before that album that has a straightforward expression of love. There's always a bite to the lyrics, and not usually a flattering one.

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Postby wehitandrun » Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:58 pm

Yeah, the closest I've found is "Sweet Dreams"- but even that isn't really a straightforward "i love you", it's more of a "imma kill yah if i cant forget yah" type of tune.



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Postby BlondTrophyWife » Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:02 pm

How about Sweet Pear?

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Postby SoLikeCandy » Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:26 pm

I know it's kinda poppish and lame, but "The Greatest Thing" is the sweetest love song EC has ever written. It's the only piece he's ever done in which he expresses pure happiness, without a bite of anger, bitterness, regret or humiliation.

Of course, he doesn't aim for "sweet", but maybe that's not a good thing.
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Postby wehitandrun » Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:33 pm

The Greatest Thing is a really good suggestion.

Thanks a lot.



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Postby so lacklustre » Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:46 pm

Kinder Murder - There's nothing like a good horsey song. :D
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Postby laughingcrow » Wed Mar 17, 2004 5:42 pm

What lady wouldn't want to be told they've got two sapphires and a couple o rows o pearls!?

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Postby lapinsjolis » Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:00 pm

A girl with brown eyes.

I'm not sure a girl of any name would want to be told, "Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking when I hear the silly things that you say. I think somebody better put out the big light 'cause I can't stand to see you this way."

Romantic with a hint of being elusive-"Can You Be True?"

Seductive-"Inch By Inch"
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Postby wehitandrun » Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:37 pm

lapinsjolis wrote:A girl with brown eyes.

I'm not sure a girl of any name would want to be told, "Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking when I hear the silly things that you say. I think somebody better put out the big light 'cause I can't stand to see you this way."

Romantic with a hint of being elusive-"Can You Be True?"

Seductive-"Inch By Inch"



Thats obviously why you wouldnt sing that verse. Parts of the song are good, even the chorus. I'm sure the girl will look at "my aim is true" as a cute line, as opposed to its true meaning.








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Postby lapinsjolis » Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:41 pm

I don't know wehitandrun the part about the 'little friend of mine' taking off her party dress isn't too great either. You are left with little more than the chorus.
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