Two Songs by Elvis about Love

Here are two songs performed by Elvis that describe diametrically opposed ways of experiencing love. One is about losing love, and the other is about falling in love.

What Now My Love

Elvis conveys deep anguish and heartache. The emotional turmoil is palpable. The man loses everything and he loses the will to live. When Elvis sings “no one would care, no one would cry, if I should live or die” seems oddly prophetic since less than 4 years later he’d be dead. This song was recorded live in Honolulu, Hawaii for the special concert “Aloha From Hawaii”, which was broadcast by satellite to homes all across the globe, to 1.3 billion people in 1973.

Lyrics

What now my love
Now that you left me
How can I live through another day
Watching my dreams turn into ashes
And all my hopes into bits of clay
Once I could see, once I could feel
Now I’m a numb
I’ve become unreal

I walk the night, oh, without a goal
Stripped of my heart, my soul
What now my love
Now that it’s over
I feel the world closing in on me
Here comes the stars
Tumbling around me
And there’s the sky where the sea should be

What now my love
Now that you’re gone
I’d be a fool to go on and on
No one would care, no one would cry
If I should live or die

What now my love
Now there is nothing
Only my last goodbye
Only my last goodbye

Can’t Help Falling In Love (Plaisir D’Amour)

This is a very touching song about falling in love. Elvis sings it perfectly!

Lyrics

Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I can’t help falling in love with you
Shall I stay?
Would it be a sin
If I can’t help falling in love with you?

Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be

Take my hand
Take my whole life, too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be

Take my hand
Take my whole life, too
For I can’t help falling in love with you
For I can’t help falling in love with you

One response to “Two Songs by Elvis about Love”

  1. Elvis sang about many subjects and emotions! I just wish that he had the strength not to give in to his addiction. Elvis was a wonderful singer!

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