I Just Can't Help Believin'

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Words & Music: Cynthia Weil/ Barry Mann
I just can't help believin'
When she smiles up soft and gentle
With a trace of misty morning
And the promise of tomorrow in her eyes

I just can't help believin'
When she's lying close beside me
And my heart beats with the rhythm of her sighs
This time the girl is gonna stay
This time the girl is gonna stay
For more than just a day

Oh, I just can't help believin'
When she slips her hand in my hand
And it feels so small and helpless
As my fingers fold around it like a glove

I just can't help believin'
When she's whispering her magic
And her tears are shining honey sweet with love
This time the girl is gonna stay
This time the girl is gonna stay
For more than just a day
For more than just a day
Recorded: 1970/08/11, first released on That's the Way It Is


jaques marcello (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 10, 2019report abuse
Awesome!!, my favourite song. 10 stars
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 4, 2017report abuse
Great song. Only released versions were recorded live; too bad he didn't do a studio recording of this tune.
jaques marcello (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 2, 2017report abuse
5 stars for this song. One of my favorite
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2013report abuse
According to Ernst Jorgensen book The Complete Recording Sessions, there were no overdubbes on this song, which makes it more astonishing when you listen to all the musical sounds going on in the background. Great arrangment.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 23, 2012report abuse
Elvis at the absolute top of his game in all aspects, a delivery smooth as silk on a song that should have been released globally as a single, and not selected regions like the UK.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2012report abuse
Absolutely beautiful from Elvis in one of his peak years, the magnificent 1970. It was a big hit in Holland, peaking at #4. It is a mystery to me why this song was not released in the US on single.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2012report abuse
A classic performance!
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2012report abuse
Great performance of an adult song which never really touched me. In fact I think that TTWII was a low between too milestone albums in Rock history and Elvis catalog “From Elvis in Memphis” and Elvis Country. Let's put it this way: it's a great song like dozens of others in Presley catalog, but far from my dozens of favorites.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2010report abuse
This was to be the single to return Elvis to #1 in the Uk charts, but for some unknown reason it stuck at #6. Having enjoyed 5 top ten hits in a row I'm Leavin failed to get into the top 20. The previous time that happened was with Kentucky Rain, peaking at #21 but the followup, Wonder of You hit the #1 spot, staying there for 6 weeks. I was gobsmacked when 'Leavin' failed to reach the top 10 but on hearing 'Believin' & seeing the Tv video I assumed a repeat was on the cards only to see the song in question stick at #6. But at least Elvis was hitting the Uk top 10 once again and a further 4 in a row gave Elvis good Uk success. I still enjoy listening to 'Believin'. Played it today.
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2010report abuse
I thought the song was ok when I first heard it but, as with many of the best songs it grew on me over the years. Like Suspicious Minds and Burning Love (and now also ALLC) this is one of those songs that seems to be enjoyed by even the most cynical of Elvis bashers, at least in my experience.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2010report abuse
An all time favourite, never get tired of hearing this by Elvis, nobody else will do! Stacks of play in the 1970s when it became a major hit in the UK and still gets played from time to time on Radio 2.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2010report abuse
such a great song and such a nice arrangement. Perfect performance (even with the minor textproblem)
jeter (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 20, 2009report abuse
Love it ! Great song, Great performance.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2009report abuse
A wonderful live track from an absolutely fantastic album ("That's The Way It Is" - 1970). BJ Thomas did a first rate job with his release of this song, but Elvis blows him out of the water with his delivery and the perfect backing he gets from the Sweet Inspirations, Imperials and the band. Still not the best track on the LP, but on this album, Elvis could do no wrong. I give it 4 and 1/2 stars, as I keep the five star ranking for my top 50 or so Elvis songs.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2009report abuse
Awesome!!Did very well here in Europe and i still here it on the radio sometimes.
bluesboy (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2009report abuse
Elvis really rides this song in a magnificent way and what a great arrangement. I never cared too much for Vegas Elvis but this one is first class. Like the movie posters used to say : Elvis at his best.
NONE000000 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2009report abuse
One of Elvis' best! He could pretty much do no wrong from 1968 to 1971. He really never looked or sounded better than in That's The Way It Is!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2009report abuse
Overrated. I've never cared for it.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2009report abuse
A big hit single here in the UK and one that gets frequent radio plays still. Did Elvis ever better this performance? And what a great song.
mbc77 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2009report abuse
One of my favorite songs. I think it should've been a single back in '70. I'm surprised this song wasn't performed more in the '70's.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2009report abuse
One of my all time favourites! I remember taping it from the radio back in the 70s... of course I turned my recorder off too soon :-)
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2009report abuse
Not a single in the USA and probably should have been instead of Ive Lost You. This had much more hit potential.
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2009report abuse
Such a pretty love song. I love both Elvis and B.J Thomas versions...
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2009report abuse
An outstanding performance by Elvis, proving he mastered all kind of styles. One of those songs of which the imprint of the hearing and the seeing intices the mind way after the actual experience. Overwhelming, as were most of the 1970 songs.
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2009report abuse
This is my favourite song of all time. As EJF says this made #6 in the UK. At the time a lot of BBC djs would not play Elvis songs, most of his airplay came from Radio Luxembourg, a station which was very good to the King. I bought the single at the time and I didn't even have a record player.
FJE (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2009report abuse
From all the needless worrying about forgetting the words Elvis returns a perfect rendition to this beautiful song, surely one of the best live performances he did. Released as a single and reaching No. 6 in the UK it deserved to be No.1 worldwide! I still cannot comprehend its omission in the Special Edition of TTWII. Since the rehearsal of this song was omitted as well I presume it was a copyright problem. Shame.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2009report abuse
Perfect Elvis song. Really like to hear this song. Too bad he didn't sing this more often after 1970.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on May 1, 2008report abuse
I love this song, one of my all time favourite Elvis tracks.

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