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A World of Our Own

3.2 / 5

Words & Music: Bill Giant Bernie Baum Florence Kaye

You kiss me darling, a miracle starts
A magic feeling, comes into our hearts
The spell of love began, when we're alone
And we're in, a world of our own

You say you want me, and music I hear
Touch me my darling, and clouds disappear
The sky is bright above, and cares have flown
And we're in, a world of our own

Holding you close, is heaven
Only I know, what it's worth
Knowing you're mine, forever
Is the greatest wonder on earth

Nothing can change it, the magic's begun
When we're together, our hearts become one
I find a happiness, I've never known
When we're in, a world of our own

When we're in...a world of our own...

Recordingdate: 1962/09/22, first released on: It Happened at the World's Fair (album)


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bastiaanvinke wrote on February 26, 2009
There are better songs than this one. Worse too.
Pedro Nuno wrote on September 21, 2009
To bad Elvis was entering that kind of world, as soon as 1962. A world too far from his world, just two years early. Was the beginning of a very dark period of our King.
Marty_TCE wrote on September 21, 2009
It's a nice enough little ditty, but well it's below par for the King. As an Elvis fan, I think you just have to accept that the film years are (in the main) disappointing and that the best was still to come...
dgirl wrote on September 21, 2009
Terribly boring.
Jim Hoff wrote on September 21, 2009
You know what, guys! I've been an Elvisfan for 45 years, I've collected all his records/cds aso. - but I really don't remember this song??? Is it me getting older, or has it something to do with the standard of this song? Makes me wonder... but I really don't want to know ;-)
Monster wrote on September 21, 2009
I think it's a relfection of the song. Not good enough (or bad enough) to be memorable. Giant/ Baum/ Kaye wrote some of the blandest, most boring songs Elvis ever recorded in the sixties. Sure they wrote a couple of passable numbers - though Devil in Disguise is one of my least favourite non soundtrack singles. Damn they must have been cheap to hire because they wrote some guff but kept getting more and more songs into Elvis sessions.
derekd wrote on September 21, 2009
don't even think the Beatles could have made a hit song out of this.
old shep wrote on September 21, 2009
A particularly dated sound even when first released. I suppose the writers were laughing though. Even though the fans weren't, with miserable efforts like this.
Steve V wrote on September 21, 2009
Always reminded me of a roller rink skating song. A sad state on where the soundtrack songs were heading. King Creole seemed like another person singing.
Deano1 wrote on February 21, 2010
an oustanding track from the movie and soundtrack LP "It Happened At The World's Fair Elvis is perfect and as smooth as silk on this song and this is my favorite song from this movie (along with "They Remind Me Too Much Of You"). A lot of you may not like the softer sounds of the early 60's, I guess you find it boring, but this song was much, much better than most of the hits of 1963. "Go Away Little Girl", "Hey Paula", "Sukiyaki", "Blue Velvet", "Sugar Shack" and "Dominique" were the hits of the day. The world of rock and roll had gotten softer. For those of you who were alive in the early 60's and buying records...Why did you buy "Are You Lonesome Tonight", "Can't Help Falling In Love" and "Surrender" three to one over "Little Sister" and "I Feel So Bad"? Why did you buy "Blue Hawaii" five to one over "Elvis Is Back" and "Girls! Girls! Girls! three to one over "Pot Luck"? Why did you go to see "G.I. Blues" and "Blue Hawaii", but stay home for "Flaming Star" and "Wild In The Country"? Heck in 1962, the public bought two to one the extended play "Follow That Dream" that featured a pop song to the EP "Kid Galahad" which featured a brilliant rock track ("King Of The Whole Wide World"). If Elvis had stayed rocking out like he did in "King Creole" in 1963, he would have been a relic and not still selling millions in 1963.
JerryNodak wrote on June 23, 2010
It's situational souindtrack filler. Nothing more or less. A pleasant little ditty for what it is.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on September 23, 2011
More $ for Parker ! Film wasn't very good either.
Steve V wrote on September 23, 2011
That this was one of the soundout songs on the soundtrack says something about the rest of the soundtrack. While rock may have gotten softer, there were still big rock & roll hits by the 4 Seasons, Jackie WIlson, Sam Cooke, Dion, Spector, Motown and Elvis himself that year, so I will never buy into the theory it was totally dead. Plus Elvis had recorded some good tracks in Nashville. Its just that pap like this won out because of the Col and almighty dollar. Dont forget the Folk movement was also gaining ground with many hits that year. So if rock was heading into Andy Williams territory that year then I guess we all must thank The Beatles for coming along and saving it!
TCB1974 wrote on September 23, 2011
A pleasant song from a very entertaining movie. The pictures shot at the set with a mass of people around him is impressive and proving that Elvis also was the King of the people in 1962. Three stars from me.
ElvisSacramento wrote on December 13, 2012
This is such a beautiful and underrated ballad and I rate it 5 Stars and I rate Elvis' rendition of it 5 Stars too. It's from my second most favorite Elvis movie "It Happened At The World's Fair".
Gorse wrote on December 13, 2012
I like Elvis the soft balladeer and subscribe completely to the analysis below concening what was selling and what was not in those years. Yes he would have been sunk continuing in the rock vein, and although this song is not a trailblazer is is enjoyable and entertaining, and made better by a superb voice. - 3 1/2 stars from me.
kink56 wrote on December 13, 2012
Decent, but nothing special. Now from the same album, They Remind Me Too Much of You IS something special, and from the same wriiters as A World of Our Own, one of my favorite all time Elvis songs...Devil In Disguise.
john804 wrote on December 13, 2012
1 zillion stars!
alanfalk wrote on December 13, 2012
An ok song but actually a pretty good soundtrack that went to #4 and gave E another gold record. I especially like: The Remind Me To Much Of You, Relax, One Broken Heart For Sale and the great uplifting song Happy Ending, and then there were two good childrens songs: Cotten Candy Land and How Would You Like To Be. Soon the great Fun In Acapulco album would follow and Melody Maker in England would vote Elvis Top Male Vocalist of 63, so even though it is so damn easy to sit now and be smart about what he should have done, I think he did pretty good, and there is at least 50 movie songs from the 60´ that I would take over any Beatles or Tom Jones songs any day of the week !!
sugartummy wrote on February 22, 2013
This album (It happened..) was one of my first that I bought when I was about 12 years old. I really liked it then, but less today. This song is not that bad, but passeble.
Cruiser621 wrote on September 16, 2013
One of the better tunes from this soundtrack album. I like it plain and simple. Beats "Cotton Candy Land" and "How Would You Like To Be" for starters from the same soundtrack.
shawnrw wrote on February 04, 2014
I have always really liked this song. I would describe it as a shuffling medium pop ballad A little unique for Elvis. After "One Broken Heart For Sale" it's my favorite on the album. Not a great piece but certainly entertaining.
Natha wrote on February 05, 2016
This song was not of the fifties calibre, however much better than the songs that were 'in vogue' in those days. I always love the voice of the King. Four years later he recorded 'Tomorrow is a long time', now that is boring.
atomic powered poste wrote on March 23, 2018
The whole lp sounds terrible flat. And the songs? The two songs on the 45 that came from this soundtrack (one broken heart.../they remind me too much....) are pretty good, the rest, like this one here, is forgettable at best. There is so much great music out there, so why should one listening to this crap? A fu××ing waste of time.
JerryNodak wrote on October 09, 2018
Personally, I can't stand 99.9% of the "great" music out there these days. I'll continue to enjoy this soundtrack.
Jeoliverm wrote on February 05, 2021
I like it, always did. Sure, it's not the king of rock'n'roll in here, but Elvis was eclectic and pretty good in many different styles. This song flows and swings, I like it. I subscribe the words of Deano1, Cruiser621, shawnrw and natha (al least).
The Hawk wrote on April 13, 2022
A top-notch mid-tempo jazz-inflected number and one of my favorite cuts from one of my very favorite Elvis movies (It Happened at the World's Fair). Five stars.
Milky White Way wrote on June 11, 2022
Just listened to the whole soundtrack and can honestly say there is not a duff track on the album. It’s such a light and breezy, well produced soundtrack with its own unique sound. Love it and always will. I can’t comment on listening to its release at the time, I wasn’t born. But today in 2022 it’s a pleasure to my ears and this song is sung in a way no other artist today can simulate. I give the album 5 stars and this song 4.5. Also, the co star was a child and so naturally there’s going to be some songs sung to that child. Hence Cotton Candy Land, How would you like to be and Take me to the fair.
GBK42 wrote on August 15, 2022
As a song, it's a little bland, but still one of my favorite cuts from the It Happened at the World's Fair soundtrack. Four and a half out of five stars from me.
DerekH wrote on November 23, 2022
It's a movie recording,,, but I like it, I enjoyed most of the recording on this album, however, it was way too short, should have added Good luck charm & Shes not you. ( at this time .
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