The Perfect Elvis Song To Sing To A Woman!

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Postby wehitandrun » Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:50 pm

lapinsjolis wrote: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.


yeah i know. but you'd be surprised how long i can loop the phrase "my aim is true".

heh, im not gonna sit there singing for 3 minutes anywho. I was thinking of taking a verse from 'the brilliant mistake', it's a tough choice.



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Postby bobster » Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:37 pm

Actually, "Kid About It" is pretty much a straight forward love song (unless I'm missing something) and highly underrated to boot! Maybe too sexy for the workplace, though.
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Postby noiseradio » Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:17 pm

Look, just get down to it and sing "Stay the Night" by Chicago. That's a classic.

























I thought it was funny.
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Postby miss buenos aires » Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:13 am

Noise, it was funny.

Bobster, I don't know that I'd want someone crooning, "She's telling all of those lies she swore she never told before (but I doubt it)."

I would just steer clear of nearly everything pre-North; except for "My Little Blue Window, it all seems to have some kind of edge, be it wistful, bitter, or worthy of a restraining order. wehitandrun, if you're only planning on singing one line from each song, your serenade project should go a lot more smoothly.

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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:56 pm

heh, never said one liiiine.

Yes, Little Blue window, that was one of the other's I had in mind too. Thanks for reminding me.





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Postby bobster » Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:36 pm

miss buenos aires wrote:Bobster, I don't know that I'd want someone crooning, "She's telling all of those lies she swore she never told before (but I doubt it)."


Damn. Forgot that. Leave it to young Elvis to throw a little vinegar into his sweetest creations. Still, that would only be one line to be excised/rewritten unless there are still more I'm forgetting. That last line: "You give me the kiss of my life, I might even live to tell the tale" still makes this pre-"North" EC at his most romantic (or horny).
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Postby SweetPear » Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:16 am

BlondTrophyWife wrote:How about Sweet Pear?



DUH! Of course Sweet Pear! :lol:

(Aside from the words, not really one of my fav EC songs. I very rarely listen to it.)
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Postby SweetPear » Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:54 am

But hey, WHAR, it also depends on what kind of love song you're looking for too.
I happened to grab Painted From Memory today. I really love that CD but that's also a hard one to listen to because I can't help but cry through the whole thing.
But if you were looking for, maybe, a more mature love song, you know, regretful or a love that has slipped away.....there are some really, really great ones on PFM. In The Darkest Place just tears my heart out.
"You know I love you so
Let's start again"
:cry:

This House Is Empty Now
"So tell me how am I supposed to live without you?"
:cry: :cry:

And Tears At The Birthday Party....Just the way he sings it....I love when he says "I still adore you".

How about Almost Blue? I cry every time I hear him do it.

Believe me. I'm a girl. I know. :wink:
I sure as heck wouldn't want someone to sing me I Want You!
I thought My Little Blue Window was a good one. I love that song. And 15 Petals.
Still from North.
Bacharach and David's I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself is one of my favorite, favorite songs that EC does. Again, just the way he sings it.
>swooning<
Also not an EC original, I could listen to Elvis sing My Funny Valentine forever and ever. :oops: :cry: :D
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Postby noiseradio » Fri Mar 19, 2004 3:11 am

My Funny Valentine is a really good choice...
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Postby pophead2k » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:13 am

This is not an Elvis song, but probably the most romantic, spontaneous thing I've ever done was turn the radio down in the car one day, grab my girlfriend's hand and sing "I Will" by the Beatles. She melted...... :P

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Postby Gillibeanz » Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:12 am

Anything by Elvis would do it for me!! :D
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Postby bobster » Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:15 pm

noiseradio wrote:My Funny Valentine is a really good choice...


One of the greatest love songs ever written -- it's amazing how often it's used as a dedication, ultra-romantic song despite...

"Your looks are laughable, unphotographable...." (okay, so the next words are "though you're my favorite work of art", but still....)
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Postby selfmademug » Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:24 pm

But Bosbster, that's the very best part (I suspect you agree) cause most of us have looks that are laughable and unphotographable, no? It's always those uncapturable things that become the most beautiful about a lover... or so I hope, or I am in deep trouble (!) :lol:

I do love the song. We've been through this before but I still prefer Ricki Lee Jones's version to E's, which is saying a lot, cause his is marvelous.

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Postby bobster » Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:59 pm

"Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak, are you smart?"

I still argue it takes a certain amount of guts to actually sing this to a woman...Mainly, you'd have to be careful not to put too much of an edge on any particular quality.

You wouldn't want to sing "Is your figure less than Greek" while, I don't know, pointing at her thighs or something.
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Postby Gillibeanz » Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:41 pm

selfmademug wrote:But Bosbster, that's the very best part (I suspect you agree) cause most of us have looks that are laughable and unphotographable, no? It's always those uncapturable things that become the most beautiful about a lover... or so I hope, or I am in deep trouble (!) :lol:



Iv'e seen your photo and there's nothing wrong with your mug either MUG!! :lol:
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Postby wehitandrun » Fri Mar 19, 2004 3:52 pm

my little blue window will have to take the cake im thinking. it is so wonderful.




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Postby lapinsjolis » Fri Mar 19, 2004 4:26 pm

'My Funny Valentine' has the same message as Shakespeare 130 sonnet. Love based not on transitory beauty or unreliable wit but the very core of the woman. It's perfect and any sensible woman would love to hear it. The trouble is finding a sensible woman. .

I like 'Little Blue Window' but it has been suggested that it was written for his wife right before he was lured away by a jazz pianist.
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Postby Man out of Il. » Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:14 pm

Without a doubt... "Still" But play it for her. Maybe "Pads, Paws and claws" I don't know her.

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Postby Man out of Il. » Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:18 pm

Does anyone know where I can find "Unwanted Number," sung by Elvis?

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Postby bobster » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:01 pm

lapinsjolis wrote:The trouble is finding a sensible woman.


Story of my life! But, seriously, I think most people (men too) really want to hear a. They're incredibly beautiful/handsome and b. But it doesn't really matter because that's not what's important, but that doesn't matter because a. -- repeat indefinitely. :roll:
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Postby SweetPear » Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:50 am

bobster wrote:
You wouldn't want to sing "Is your figure less than Greek" while, I don't know, pointing at her thighs or something.

But that doesn't matter because he goes on to say:

"Don't change a hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay, Little Valentine
Staaaay...."

He loves her just the way she is. :)
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Postby selfmademug » Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:48 am

Lord knows if classical Greek proportion still informed our ideas of feminine beauty we'd all be better off. "Less than Greek" in the Kate Moss sense is a true compliment these days I guess!


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