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Pieces of my life ( johnny darrell )

COVERED BY ELVIS

Pieces Of My Life


recording date elvis: Thursday, 13 March 1975; Studio
first release: on audio album today ( may 1975 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: apl1 1039


originally by: Johnny Darrell

recording date: june 1974
release date: 1 january 1975
originally written by: Troy Seals
catalognumber: cp 0154
label: capricorn
album: water glass full of whiskey



Sometime recording artist Troy Seals wrote "Pieces of My Life" in the mid-sixties. Another of Seals's numbers was recorded by Elvis, "There's A Honky Tonk Angel." Johnny Darrell recorded his original version in June 1974 and it was included in his 1975-released Capricorn album, "Waterglass Full Of Whiskey" (CP 0154). A single was also issued on Capricorn CPS 0223.

single version: johnny darrell:


album the silverfox: charlie rich



Pieces Of My Life

performed by:
Johnny Darrell


A water glass full of whiskey
And women that I never knew too well
Lord, the things I've seen and done
Most of which I'd be ashamed to tell

I don't know how it started
But that's what makes a man a man, I guess
Now I'm holdin' on to nothing'
Tryin' to forget about the rest

I'm lookin' back on my life
To see if I can find the pieces
I know that some were stolen
And some just blew away
I've found the bad parts
Found all the sad parts
But I guess I threw the best parts away

Playing the bars, playing like a star
Anything to get a name
Just Carryin' on, living on songs
My friends written to me to sing

I'm lookin' back on my life
To see if I can find the pieces
I know that some were stolen
Yeah And some just blew away
Well, I've found the bad parts
Found all the sad parts
But I guess I threw the best parts away

Lord, the pieces of my life
I threw the best part away





Pieces Of My Life
performed by:
Elvis Presley


A water glass full of whiskey
women that I never knew too well
Lord, the things I've seen and done
Most of which I'd be ashamed to tell

I don't know how it started
But that's what makes a man a man, I guess
Now I'm holdin' on to nothing'
Tryin' to forget the rest

I'm lookin' back on my life
To see if I can find the pieces
I know that some were stolen
And some just blew away
Well, I've found the bad parts
Found all the sad parts
But I guess I threw the best parts away
Lord away, away

Playing the bars, playing like a star
Anything to get a name
Carryin' on, living on songs
My friends wrote to me to sing

I'm lookin' back on my life
To see if I can find the pieces
I know that some were stolen
And some just blew away
Well, I've found the bad parts
Found all the sad parts
But I guess I threw the best parts away
Away, away

Lord, the pieces of my life
They're everywhere, they're everywhere
And the one I miss most of all
Is you and you know who

Lookin' back on my life, Lord
To see if I can find the pieces
Lookin' back on my life, today
To see if I can find the pieces
Lookin' back on my life
God help me find the pieces








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