Where Did They Go Lord

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Words & Music: Dallas Frazier/ A.L. Owens
The words of her promise
The flame of her faith
The love that would never drift away
Where did they go Lord, where did they go?

You know somehow forever
Slipped out of my hands
And my dreams ran away with the wind
Where did they go Lord, where did they go

You know sometimes I wish
I had lost her to another
Well but Lord she just walked off all alone
And the heart that's within me is not bitter just hurt
And bewildered because her love had gone

Oh the passion I trusted
The truth that I leaned on
And the hope that would forever keep me strong
I cry out my questions
Oh, the answers are all gone
Where did they go Lord, tell me where did they go
Where did they go Lord, tell me where did they go
Recorded: 1970/09/22, first released on single


JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2019report abuse
I've always liked this one. It falls into one of my favorite Elvis categories, bombastic ballads. 3 stars.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2019report abuse
The period when this single saw the light of day was strange. Look at the singles from Elvis at the time, so totally out of touch of what was going on in the world of pop music. This single was one of the worst imo. Not the songs themselves, because they could have been used as album fillers. Songs like Just Pretend - Stranger In The Crowd- It's Your Baby, You Rock It - The Fool...could have done so much better as singles sides.....The feel he always displayed, was somehow lost in overpower in this period.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2018report abuse
One of the many boring, who cares, songs he released; he'd have been better off not recording some of this filler.
atomic powered poste (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2018report abuse
This could have been an acceptable lp-filler, but a single? It's nothing memorable, or is it? 3 stars.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2015report abuse
I've always liked this song immensely and Elvis' rendition of it was so very strong and sincere. It's one of hundreds of gems in Elvis' music catalog that isn't well known by the general public. 5 Stars.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2015report abuse
In the early 70's, Elvis seemed to have an infinity for bombastic ballads and this is one of them. Later he put more emotion into ballads such as "My Boy" and "What Now My Love", but on this one RTR, "Heart Of Rome" and "Padre", Elvis is straining and emotion in his voice is almost non-existent. Terrible choice for a single and a sub par entry in the Elvis catalog. How could this one be released as a single when "It's Your Baby, You Rock It" wasn't???
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2015report abuse
A very strong performance by Elvis. I always liked this song lots ! Maybe not the right choice for "pop radio" at the time, but certainly a solid effort and a great album track.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2013report abuse
Not a great song, but a great performance by Elvis nevertheless.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2013report abuse
A powerful striking ballad that sounds at times almost funereal with its arrangement, has Elvis giving a strong committed performance that coupled with Rags To Riches hit the US top 40.
I do agree it was not really single material for the time but definitely a great addition to any album.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2009report abuse
Good song, certainly not single material for the early 70's but would have fit nicely say on the Love Letters LP as opposed to some of the bland songs on that album.

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