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Love me,love the life I lead

COVERED BY ELVIS

Love Me,Love The Life I Lead
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recording date elvis: friday 21 may 1971;studio
first release:


originally by: The Fantastics

year: 1971
originally written by:
greenaway;macauly;cook
catalognumber: 1202
label: bell

Country: United Kingdom
Comments: Soul music band



The American group The Fantastics used to be known as The Velours, but changed the name in 1968 and moved to the UK to try their luck in a soul boom there. Their version of this number was released in late 1971 (probably November) on Bell 45157 (or just 157) and on Bell 1202. The songwriting team responsible for the number is almost a pesonification of late-1960s - early-1970s UK pop. Together or separately, they wrote hits for acts such as The Foundations, Long John Baldry, The Hollies, The New Seekers, and many, many more. Indeed, Greenaway and Cook themselves recorded numerous hits under numerous pseudonymns, either as a duo (e.g. David and Jonathan) or as the basis of a group (e.g. White Plains). Roger Greenaway sent a demo of "Love Me, Love The Life I Lead" (made by The Drifters!) to Elvis, but confirms that The Fantastics were responsible for the first commercial recording.


Love Me,Love The Life I Lead
performed by:
The Fantastics

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I am not a wise man neither am I a fool
I'm what I am the way the good Lord made me
Though I want you more than you may ever understand
I can't wear a face that will betray me

So if you're gonna love me love the life I lead
Need the things I need don't try to change me

(Change me, change me)

If you're gonna take me take me for what I am
I can't be another man i can't be free

From the life I lead
(From the life I lead)
From the life I lead
(From the life I lead)

Money in my pockets never seems to last too long
I've gambled on the way and drowned my sorrows
And though God knows i can't pretend it's better on my own
I can't promise you a new tomorrow

So if you're gonna love me love the life I lead
Need the things I need don't try to change me

(Change me, change me)

If you're gonna take me take me for what I am
I can't be another man and I can't be free

From the life I lead
(From the life I lead)
From the life I lead
(From the life I lead)

You know i really think we could make it
But there's just one thing, one thing that you've got to understand

Oh, oh, oh, oh
If you're gonna love me love the life I lead
Need the things I need don't try to change me

(Change me, change me)

Oh, if you're gonna take me take me for what I am
I can't be another man and I can't be free

From the life I lead
(From the life I lead)
From the life I lead
(From the life I lead)

Oh, if you're gonna love me love the life I lead
Need the things I need don't try to change me

(Change me, change me)

If you're gonna take me
Take me for what I am...






Love Me,Love The Life I Lead
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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I am not a wise man neither am I a fool
But what I am the way the good Lord made me
Though I need you more than you may ever understand
I can't wear a face that will betray me

Oh, If you're gonna love me, love the life I lead
Need the things I need, don't try to change me
If you're gonna take me, take me for what I am
I can't be another man, I can't be free
'Cos The life I lead is the life I lead

Money in my pocket never seems to last too long
I've gambled on the way and drowned my sorrows
Though God knows I can't pretend it's better on my own
I can't promise you a new tomorrow

Oh, If you're gonna love me, love the life I lead
Need the things I need, don't try to change me
If you're gonna take me, take me for what I am
I can't be another man, I can't be free
'Cos The life I lead is the life I lead

Oh, If you're gonna love me, love the life I lead
Need the things I need, don't try to change me
If you're gonna take me, take me for what I am
I can't be another man, I can't be free
'Cos The life I lead is the life I lead

Oh, If you're gonna love me, love the life I lead
Need the things I need, don't try to change me
If you're gonna take me, take me for what I am
I can't be another man, I can't be free.....



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