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The Walls Have Ears

3.4 / 5

Words & Music: Roy C. Bennett Bob Roberts

The walls have ears, ears that hear each little sound you make
Every time you stamp through a lamp and every cup and dish you break

But they can't hear a kiss or two arms that hold you tight
So come on baby, don't fight tonight

The walls have ears, better think before you fling that shoe
If you part my hair with a chair, they'll spread the news to Timbuktu

But they can't hear a kiss or two arms that hold you tight
So come on baby, don't fight tonight

Jets can fly, fast and high, rockets can go even faster
But they can't catch or even match sound traveling through plaster

The walls have ears, ears that hear each little sound you make
Every time you stamp through a lamp and every cup and dish you break

But they can't hear a kiss or two arms that hold you tight
So come on baby, don't fight tonight
Just in tonight
Don't fight tonight

Recordingdate: 1962/03/27, first released on: Girls! Girls! Girls! (album)


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dgirl wrote on June 22, 2009
Silly song, but somewhat enjoyable I guess because the lyrics are funny, but I wouldnt play this if you are trying to make a new Elvis fan. Basically a film lightweight non-entity.
Deano1 wrote on February 25, 2010
A cute and funny song that gets unfairly blasted by some Elvis fans as one of his worst. Really??? This one is smartly written and well performed by Elvis and while not a great track, it is very listenable and featured in a good scene in the movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!" Bad songs are songs like "Barefoot Ballad", "Golden Coins" and most of the "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" LP, not this one.
Pedro Nuno wrote on April 29, 2010
Not my type of song, but I do understand why the female audience likes Elvis act in Girls, Girls, Girls. It's one of the greatest bloopers in Presley movie career that was only reveled by the arrival of the home video.
derekd wrote on April 29, 2010
When it comes to Elvis recordings after the army years we have studios, movie, live & some others. This is one of those movie songs, normally rubbish, but a few are either good or okay. I'll put this one in the okay bracket. Girls Lp was not a bad album as soundtracks go.
Steve V wrote on April 29, 2010
Elvis was at his vocal peak in the early 60's and most of his recordings were soundtrack rubbish such as this. What a waste.
old shep wrote on April 29, 2010
Not a song I ever play or for that matter soundtrack. The song is OK I suppose and fits the situation. The film too was watchable.
shoesuedeblues wrote on April 29, 2010
So whats wrong with silly love songs? As someone once sang. Not my cup of tea but the movie had it's moments.
Nariel wrote on April 24, 2012
I like it - it's not a great song, but quite enjoyable to listen to. In fact I enjoy the whole "Girls! Girls! Girls!" soundtrack.
TCB1974 wrote on September 04, 2012
Very enjoyable song and three stars from me. It is like the movie and soundtrack. Elvis voice and looks are fantastic, the performance is good, the material is average, the overall result is very enjoyable.
sfhusidfuhfhuai wrote on September 04, 2012
Sings it in the scene with Laurel Goodwin in her screen debut and during the scene little Elvis makes his screen debut lol
Biffx wrote on September 04, 2012
One of the worst songs on the soundtrack album, its the sound of talent going to waste. Why did you not say no Elvis ?
alanfalk wrote on September 12, 2012
I really like Elvis voice in this one, and the movie version has just the right beat to it . I dont know what is rubbish about it, but I think that is because my taste in music is not intellectual enough ( it is much more cool to Like The sun records, Beatles and Dyland, then you know that you are hip ), what I do know is that me and my wife both like this one and dance around everytime it is played, and that make this song 100 % legit in my eyes. TCB
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 20, 2012
This isn't a great song, but I've always found it to be enjoyable to listen to due to the funny lyrics. My favorite scene of the movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!" is when Elvis is performing this song because that scene is funny, unique and charming.
bajo wrote on October 20, 2012
I like almost everything Elvis from SUN to the end. I like The Beatles, Bob Dylan and whoever. And I like this too! Elvis' vocal during those early 60's were simply stunning. I happen to like the entire Girls! Girls! Girls! soundtrack also. I take it for what it is. Another well sung soundtrack album. The songs may not come off as classics all the way through, so what? Return To Sender is the classic from here! Pity they didn't include Plantation Rock also back then! I may not be hip or educated or whatever. I like what I like, no matter what!
GEORGE (GK) wrote on October 20, 2012
Regardless, if you like the song or not.. The girls love his performance of the song in the film ! Wink wink. Its a fun song even on vinyl and CD.
Gorse wrote on January 03, 2013
Do I detect a touch of the flamenco here, in this delightful song from GGG. I enjoy the whole feel of the performance, the musical arrangement and the Elvis teasing vocal delivery - sorry guys but 4 stars from me.
sugartummy wrote on May 20, 2013
The instrumentation on this song is interesting, with lots of things going on. That and little Elvis', oeps I mean big Elvis' voice makes this 3 stars material to me.
Natha wrote on October 05, 2013
Just fun. What's wrong with a song like this? For me, nothing. Luckily life has its funny moments and songs like this pop up in my mind in those funny moments. Elvis as a part of my life, serious listening, rockin' away, balads and just in day-to-day situations. To me it does not tarnish his outstanding legacy.
NONE000000 wrote on October 06, 2013
This song is ok, so much better than Song of Shrimp on the same album or Ito Eats from earlier and much better than later songs like Barefoot Ballad. This one is situational, I agree, but it isn't unlistenable on its own. I think it might be a little unfairly maligned. It is no sillier than some hit songs from the 1980s, like "Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades". In other words, its a silly pop song, with a Latin touch. Nothing special, but not an embarrassment. I went to YouTube to watch the scene to understand what some of the comments were about. And....uh, yeah....there's quite an odd and noticeable "bulge" happening. I don't know what kind underwear they had Elvis in under those black slacks!
McHobbit wrote on February 12, 2014
I know, I know, everyone hates this one, but I just can't. It incredibly catchy. Yes, it's silly and whatnot but it's one of my guilty please songs. Though I would have certainly preferred some better lyrics.
trudygillenwater wrote on March 06, 2015
I love this song! Elvis and Laurel do the tango as well. Elvis shows why he is The King!
JerryNodak wrote on March 28, 2019
As a whole I like the soundtrack: 3 and a half stars. As for this song, it's lightweight, listenable filler that works well in its scene. 2 and a half stars.
Milky White Way wrote on August 19, 2022
Probably my least favourite from the soundtrack but it’s okay for a listen every now and then. 2 stars
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