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Elvis SongPedia: For The Heart

For The Heart




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Basic Stats

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Written by: Dennis Linde

Recorded: February 5-6, 1976, Graceland, Memphis
Released master is take 6 (?).

Single:w/ "Hurt", PB-10601, March 12, 1976
Also released w/ "Moody Blue", as Gold Standard original release, GB-11326, August 1978

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#28 on Billboard's Hot 100.
#6 on Country chart.

1st LP release: - May 1976
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My Spin

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"For The Heart" was a welcome sound on the country stations in 1976, a sign that Elvis was still alive and kicking! Nice piano, and a bass-line laid down by Dennis Linde himself, gives this tune some punch, and Elvis seems to be enjoying himself with the vocals.

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Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)


"For The Heart" is one of the few fast numbers in this session. In style it is typical of the mid-1970s, having a solid beat and a piano trying to update Floyd Cramer. This, plus the powerful instrumental backing and the optimistic nature of the song, makes a welcome change.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music icon, 1979




This song typifies where Elvis' musical tastes took him - a nakedly emotional, autobiographical selection, recorded in the Graceland den, with Elvis far from top vocal form but making the most out of the lyric.

Martin Torgoff, The Complete Elvis, 1982




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"For The Heart" Lyrics and Downloads

Had a dream about you baby
Had a dream about me and you
Had a dream and woke up crying
Well I can roll but I just can't rock
And the time's going by, tick-tock
For the heart that just can't love no-one but you

Well I'm high and dry and lonely, I'm as lonely as can be
And I stare out of my window
Well I can play but I just can't win
And the weather's looking dim
For the heart that just can't love no-one but you

Chorus:
For the heart
For the heart
For the heart that just can't love no-one but you

For the heart
For the heart
For the heart that just can't love no-one but you

Had a dream about you baby
Had a dream about me and you
Had a dream and woke up crying
Well I can roll but I just can't rock
And the time's going by, tick-tock
For the heart that just can't love no-one but you

Repeat Chorus


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