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How the Web Was Woven

4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Clive Westlake David Most

How the web was woven
In my soul, don't you know
How the web was woven
Can't get loose, can't let go
Like the weave of a spider
Wound around my heart
I'm no longer free
At last I'm where you want me
Don't you know, that's where I want to be?

Spinning 'round like a blue fly
Thoughts of you fill my head
And no matter, oh how I try
I can't sleep in my bed

I've been round for the last time
Oh, girl, what can I do?
Oh the time the web was woven,
How I fell in love, fell in love with you

Recordingdate: 1970/06/05, first released on: That's the Way It Is (album)


Musicians who contributed to the first recording of How the Web Was Woven:



(french horn)

*Orchestra, overdubs


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Steve V wrote on June 27, 2009
I always thought this was the best song from TTWII, better than Just Pretend, better than Stranger, etc. A great song & performance. A very mature Elvis! Too bad there is not more video of him at the piano. What a tease that was!
JLpResLey wrote on July 01, 2010
Yes, a very nice recording from a good album. I think it suited him very well. It would have been quite interesting to her him perform it on stage too.
TBG wrote on July 01, 2010
A great song!! I love the outtakes just as much as the studio version, and I agree with the reactions here - too bad he never did it live. This is a 5 star song, shows how versatile Elvis was.
Deano1 wrote on July 01, 2010
Another gem from the TTWII LP. Not quite as good as "Just Pretend", but close. Sung with emotion, power and yet the slightest bit of vulnerability. 5 stars!
GeoElvis wrote on July 01, 2010
Fantastic song! Elvis in top voice, from a Great album! This song (among Many) would have been great to see live! No one does it like The King! 5stars.
Ton Bruins wrote on July 01, 2010
Very underrated, good song ! Fantastic lyrics,I listen to that song a lot. He should have sing that song Live in 1969 or 1970..
freedom101 wrote on December 31, 2011
A great song from one of the greatest live albums in history.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 28, 2012
This is such a brilliant song and it should definitely be way better known than it actually is. It's one of Elvis' very best songs from the 1970's by far.
sugartummy wrote on March 12, 2013
Is the M. Most the producer Mickie Most? I remember it's an English song. Elvis recorded several English songs, when Freddy Bienstock got hold on the publishing rights. This is one of the better songs.
Gorse wrote on February 14, 2014
Funny thing is that this has not for some reason found its way on my playlists but listening to it right now I realise that my musical memory has let me down and can only admit to the class and delivery of the whole performance - 5 stars
Rob Wanders wrote on March 24, 2014
Fantastic song from a fantastic album. One of his best!
shoesuedeblues wrote on January 25, 2015
Never rated the song at all a dirge
GEORGE (GK) wrote on January 25, 2015
Should be more well known. It's a real good performance from Elvis.
rai wrote on January 26, 2015
A very fabulous song but sadly didn't make it to be one of the commercial successes. Love this song to bits. Few alternate takes too. Meaningful song.
NONE000000 wrote on January 26, 2015
Great song, like pretty much all of That's The Way It It. It would have been nice if he'd kept the song in his live repertoire for a few years. But, like almost everyone else here is saying---it is an excellent song and performance by Elvis.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on May 20, 2015
Love the song & his treatment of it 10 out of 10
atomic powered poste wrote on August 23, 2018
Beautiful song, wonderful delivered by elvis and the band. The overdubs are a little too much, but maybe that's just my opinion. Anyway, this gets 5 stars from me.
jaques marcello wrote on August 24, 2018
I Love this song. Fantastic album. The best of the album for me
JerryNodak wrote on August 24, 2018
My favorite song from the fantastic That's The Way It Is LP.
Milky White Way wrote on June 14, 2022
This wonderful song for some strange reason is the only song from the album he didn’t perform live. He obliviously wasn’t happy with the live arrangement. James Burton never changed guitars to acoustic, which was the heart of this song. Some live versions were weakened by this ie In the Ghetto and I’m leaving imo. 5 stars for this song
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