I Gotta Know

Album: Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3 (1963)
Charted: 20
  • Get up in the mornin'
    Feelin' mighty weak
    A tossin' and a turnin'
    Well, I had ain't no sleep

    Oh baby, what road's our love taking
    To romance or heartbreaking?
    Won't you say which way you're gonna go?
    I gotta know, gotta know, gotta know

    Nine and nine make fourteen
    Four and four make nine
    The clock is strikin' thirteen
    I think I lost my mind

    You know it's gettin' aggravatin'
    How long can I keep waitin'?
    Tell me if you love me, yes or no?
    I gotta know, gotta know, gotta know

    Oh, how much I need you
    Have pity on this heart of mine
    Well, if you need and want me too
    I'll be your one and only till the end of time

    Saw the fortune teller
    Had my fortune read
    She sent me to the doctor
    Who sent me straight to bed

    He said I'm lonesome and I'm lovesick
    I've got my mind on lipstick
    Will you kiss away my cares and woe?
    I gotta know, gotta know, gotta know

    Oh, how much I need you
    Have pity on this heart of mine
    Well, if you need and want me too
    I'll be your one and only till the end of time

    Saw the fortune teller
    Had my fortune read
    She sent me to the doctor
    Who sent me straight to bed

    He said I'm lonesome and I'm lovesick
    I've got my mind on lipstick
    Will you kiss away my cares and woe?
    I gotta know, gotta know, gotta know

    (I gotta know, gotta know, gotta know)
    (I gotta know, gotta know, gotta know)
    (I gotta know, gotta know, gotta know) Writer/s: Matt Williams, Paul Evans
    Publisher: Spirit Music Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., MOJO MUSIC & MEDIA GROUP LTD, RALEIGH MUSIC PUBLISHING
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Scott Nappier from Florida Gulf CoastObviously hit that didn’t make it as big as Elvis other hits. everybody I turn onto it loves it it’s a great song I think it needs to get played and played again. Yes the back up singers awesome. I was able to do a little research and discovered who the Jordan Ayres were. I’ve enjoyed everybody’s comments y’all have a good taste.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaStill one of my fav tunes of Elvis. Especailly the bass singer.
  • Michael from Eastleigh, United Kingdommy wife and i have always loved this song. nice up tempo love song. great lyrics with elvis in fine voice. i knew that cliff had recorded it and i did hear his version, but i prefer elvis' version. i didn't know that cliff had recorded it first. the song was from that terrific album elvis is back. it's good to see it's been re-issued with all the million sellers. i agree with a previous comment .if it had been released originally with the extra tracks it would have been a massive seller.
  • Mark from Dublin, Irelandcliff and elvis recorded a few of the same songs....blue suede shoes,angel,it is no secret and too much to name a but a few, but this track was recorded by cliff and the shads a year before elvis and with hank marvins guitar playing on the track i reckon cliffs version is a bit better.....interestly cliff also recorded "love letters" 5 years before elvis recorded it but in this case i prefer elvis singing it.....check out cliff singing "all shook up" on his 2003 album "wanted" it a cool version totally different to all other versions of the track...
  • Ulf from Bollnäs, SwedenIt is interesting to read that Paul Evans says that this song was especially written for Elvis as it was first recorded and released by Cliff Richard and the Shadows. They recorded it July 26, 1959, in the Abbey Road studio, London, with Norrie Paramor as producer and engineered by Malcolm Addey & David Lloyd (mono) and Peter Bown & Stuart Eltham (stereo). It was performed by Cliff Richard (vocals), Hank Marvin (guitar), Bruce Welch (guitar), Jet Harris (bass), Tony Meehan (drums). It was released on the LP Cliff Sings in November 1959.
    I found this information on the Cliff Richard Song Database, http://www.cliffrichardsongs.com.
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