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Any Way You Want Me

4.5 / 5

Words & Music: Aaron Schroeder Cliff Owens

I'll be a strong as a mountain,
Or weak as a willow tree,
Anyway you want me,
That's how I will be.

I'll be a tame as a baby,
Or wild as the raging sea,
Anyway you want me,
That's how I will be.

In your hand my heart is clay,
To take a mold as you may.
I'm what you make me, you've only to take me,
And in your arms I will stay.

I'll be a fool or a wise man,
My darling you hold the key,
Yes, anyway you want me,
That's how I will be,
I will be.

Recordingdate: 1956/07/02, first released on: single (album)


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bastiaanvinke wrote on February 26, 2009
His voice. great song, great arrangement. great music. What more to say
Steve V wrote on October 13, 2010
Super ballad from the 50's. Great performance.
dgirl wrote on February 16, 2011
One of his best 50's ballads, like it a lot better than its A-side!
Michael.W. wrote on April 08, 2011
The intro is incredible!The song pure magic!
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 28, 2012
This is such a superb song and Elvis' rendition of it was stellar. It's one of seventeen songs that Elvis recorded that was written by Aaron Schroeder.
Gorse wrote on November 27, 2012
A wonderful ballad sung with enormous presence and atmosphere
sugartummy wrote on February 24, 2013
Elvis sings "take and hold as you may", but it had to be "take and mould". A good ballad, but the instrumentation is rather stiff.
Cruiser621 wrote on May 19, 2013
Considering the distortion with the recording of this song I still give it 5-Stars. One has to remember we're in 1956 and Elvis and The Jordanaires were recorded up too close at the microphone by RCA. A song which should have rated better but considering "Love Me Tender" was the hit and flip side, no surprise here. A classic.
Deano1 wrote on July 29, 2013
One of a handful of overlooked gems that appeared on the flipside of gigantic hits in the 50's. "I Was The One", "Playing For Keeps", "My Wish Came True" and this one are truly great ballads that Elvis sings as only he could. These are songs are as good and in some cases better than the A-sides. Elvis does say "hold" instead of "mold" but that doesn't change the power and passion of the performance. 5 stars for this one and the three songs listed above.
shoesuedeblues wrote on May 15, 2015
Strangely enough I played it yesterday for the first time in many years.A good song and exceptional performance, there weren't many bad songs from Elvis in the 1950s
Jim Davidson wrote on October 27, 2015
To say that ``Any way you want me`` is quite dated is an understatement. Still, it is one of the gems on Elvis`Golden Records (volume one).
ElvisSacramento wrote on February 18, 2016
This song is a true gem and I've never skipped it while listening to any Elvis CD that it appears on. The other sixteen songs that Elvis recorded that were co-written by Aaron Schroeder were "A Big Hunk O' Love", "Apron Strings", "Dixieland Rock", "Don't Leave Me Now", "First In Line", "Good Luck Charm", "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do", "I Got Stung", "I Was The One", "In Your Arms", "It's Now Or Never", "Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me)", "Shoppin' Around", "Stuck On You", "Young And Beautiful" and "Young Dreams".
atomic powered poste wrote on May 30, 2018
One of the greatest early ballad. Charming and convincing. 5 stars.
JerryNodak wrote on May 31, 2018
Great song. Wonderful vocal. A 50's song I haven't grown tired of.
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