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Elvis SongPedia: Heart Of Rome

Heart Of Rome




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Basic Stats

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Written by: Geoff Stephens, Alan Blaikley, Ken Howard

Recorded: June 6, 1970, RCA Studio B, Nashville
Released master is spliced from takes 1 and 3.

Single:w/ "I'm Leavin'", 47-9998, June 22, 1971
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0683, May 1972

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
Didn't chart

1st LP release: - May 1971
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My Spin

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Many fans aren't too fond of "Heart Of Rome", and its Italian-flavored melody is one that a rock-n-roll fan would probably have to develop a taste for (or just wouldn't bother), but I think it's one of those mediocre tunes that Elvis invests with a lot of energy and in doing so, elevates the song to a higher level.

I'll go on about it some more later. Meanwhile, dig the downloads and links!

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)


"Heart Of Rome" [is] almost Neapolitan, well done in every respect. However the song itself does not merit attention.

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




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"Heart Of Rome" Lyrics and Downloads

In a little while you're leavin'
Starting on the journey home
Soon I'll be alone, the one who loves you
La la la la la, somewhere in the heart of Rome

Chorus:
I'll make a wish in every fountain
Say a prayer that you'll return
Minutes I'll be counting
May the fire of love still burn
I'll keep your picture by my pillow
And pretend I'm not alone
Make believe that you are with me
La la la la la, in the heart of Rome

Suddenly the tears are falling
As we hear the whistle blow
Hold me very close before you leave me
La la la la la, somewhere in the heart of Rome

Repeat chorus twice
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