I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone

Album: Elvis at Sun (1955)
  • Well, you're right, I'm left, she's gone
    You're right, and I'm left all alone
    Well, you tried to tell me so
    But how was I to know
    That she was not the one for me?

    You told me all along
    You're right, our love was so wrong
    But now I changed my mind
    Because she broke the ties that bind
    And I know that she never cared for me

    Well, I thought I knew just what she'd do
    I guess I'm not so smart
    Oh, you tried to tell me all along she'd only break my heart
    I'm left, you're right, she's gone
    You're right, and I'm left all alone

    Well, she's gone I know not where
    But now I just don't care
    For now I'm falling for you

    If you'll forgive me now
    I'll make it up somehow
    So happy we will be
    In a home just for three
    And I'll soon forget her now I know

    Well, I thought I knew just what she'd do
    I guess I'm not so smart
    You tried to tell me all along
    She'd only break my heart

    Well, you're right, I'm left, she's gone
    You're right, and I'm left all alone
    Well, she's gone, I know not where
    But now I just don't care
    For now I've fallen for you Writer/s: STANLEY A. KESLER, WILLIAM E. TAYLOR
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Comments: 3

  • Bill Sturrock from Newcastle, UkHe was indeed talking to a girlfiend, whom he had known for a long time - maybe even a past lover - who had warned him to beware of the one who deserted him. At the end he has fallen for this new love. Good on him and his new love! Great song. Early hiccuping vocal which Buddy Holly adopted and later turned into an art form!
  • Jon Olsen from MaineYou missed a major point. He was not talking to a buddy, but his NEW girlfriend to be. The concluding line is "Now I'm falling for you." This is my all time favorite Elvis song.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaOne of my fav Scotty guitar licks. An old fav of mine.
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