It Hurts Me

Album: The Essential Elvis Presley (1964)
Charted: 29
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  • It hurts me to see him treat you the way that he does
    It hurts me to see you sit and cry
    When I know I could be so true
    If I had someone like you
    It hurts me to see those tears in your eyes

    The whole town is talking, they're callin' you a fool
    For listening to his same old lies
    And when I know I could be so true
    If I had someone like you
    It hurts me to see the way he makes you cry

    You love him so much, you're too blind to see
    He's only playing a game
    He's never loved you, he never will
    And darling, don't you know he'll never change

    I know that he never will set you free
    Because he's just that kind of guy
    But if you ever tell him you're through
    I'll be waiting for you

    Waiting, to hold you so tight
    Waiting, to kiss you goodnight
    Yes, darling, if I had someone like you Writer/s: Charles E. Daniels, Joy Byers
    Publisher: BUDDE MUSIC FRANCE, O/B/O CAPASSO, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Colin Bratkovich from 60191'It Hurts Me' is full of pathos, as it's emotional high, like an r&b vocal, is achieved. Maybe Presley's best? Or in brilliant vocal ability? This ditty was first attempted in May,1963,with the (later) January, 1964 master becoming the (buried) B side single a month later. While nothing could compete with Beatlemania at the time, it was, for my ears, better than it's (movie) promoting A side-"Kissin Cousins". Another (shortened) version was recorded in 1968 for the Elvis TV Special. This version, (also excellent) was originally scraped & released later. Now-it's much later-and it's STILL a gem of a record to be heard & found./Colin Bratkovich/author-JUST REMEMBER THIS'
  • Don from Sevierville, TnThis is one of my mom's top 3 favorite Elvis songs.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 21st 1964, the Elvis Presley movie 'Kissin' Cousins' was shown as a sneak preview in North Long Beach, California; thirteen days later on March 6th it opening in theaters across the U.S.A. and Canada...
    Two days after the sneak preview on February 23rd "It Hurts Me"*, the B-side of "Kissin' Cousins", entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #78; and four weeks later on March 22nd, 1964 it would peak at #29 {for 2 weeks} and spent 7 weeks on the Top 100...
    "Kissin' Cousins" would reached #12 {for 2 weeks} on March 15th, 1964...
    * "It Hurts Me" was not featured in the 'Kissin' Cousins' movie.
  • George from Belleville, NjI agree with Michael from United Kingdom that Elvis could out sing any artist or singer when singing the right kind of song to show his vocal range. It's interesting that this song was recorded on January 12th,the exact day of my 5th birthday.Now that's what I call a birthday gift.
  • Michael from Eastleigh, United Kingdomthis is one of the greatest ballads elvis ever sang .he really feels this one. it is a power ballad as george rightly says. it is a song we don't hear enough. more's the pity.this song proved that elvis given the right song could out sing anyone.definitely one of the best
  • Tony from Dordrecht, NetherlandsElvis Presley recorded this song twice: The first time on January 12th 1964 and, for the NBC TV Special, on June 20th 1968. -Tony Versluis, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
  • George from Belleville, NjI think it hurts me is one of the best songs Elvis sang during his career.I would label it a power ballad before that term was even used.Elvis got a chance to show his vocal range and power on that number.a classic.
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