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It's a Matter of Time

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Basic Stats

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Written by: Clive Westlake

Recorded: March 29-30, 1972, RCA Studio C, Hollywood
Released master is take 3.

Single: w/ "Burning Love", RCA 74-0769, August 1, 1972

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#36 on Billboard's Country Chart
#9 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart

1st LP release: Burning Love And Hits From His Movies, Volume 2 - November 1, 1972
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My Spin

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"It's a Matter of Time" is a pleasant but mediocre country tune, that Elvis sings effortlessly, but it's hard for me to be really objective about it. I like it, maybe because it's nostalgic for me, or maybe that it's just a nice laid-back, easy-going song that Elvis' voice elevates to something better. In any case, you gotta admit that it sounds pretty good compared to the movie songs that follow it on Side Two of the cheap Burning Love Camden album!

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Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

Comtemporary ballad with acoustic guitar and J.D. and the Stamps hooking you in the chorus, but not memorable as Elvis' ballads go.

The Complete Elvis, edited by Martin Torgoff, 1982

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"It's a Matter of Time" Lyrics

It's a matter of time before I go back there
A matter of time before I go home

I have been way from her now for a long time
And I've lived a life I thought that it should be
It's a long, long way from now to maybe sometime
And the waiting round is really killing me

It's a matter of time before I go back there
A matter of time oh Lord, before I go home
It's a long way I know and the goin' ain't easy
She'll see me again it's a matter of time

I think I'll take a train bright early in the morning
Just to see how far I get along the way
But the trains don't run too often only sometimes
So I guess I'd better wait another day

It's a matter of time before I go back there
A matter of time before I go home
It's a long way I know and the goin' ain't easy
She'll see me again, it's just a matter of time
She'll see me I know it's a matter of time

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Yea! Nice Country Tune!

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