The Next Step Is Love

Album: That's The Way It Is (1970)
Charted: 32
  • She loves me, she loves me not
    She loves me, she loves me not
    She loves me, she loves me, she loves me
    The lady loves me and it shows
    In spite of the way she turns up her nose
    I'm her ideal, her hearts desire
    Under that ice she's burning like fire
    She'd like to cuddle up to me
    She's playing hard to get
    The lady loves me, but she doesn't know it yet

    The gentleman has savoir-faire
    As much as an elephant or a bear
    I'd like to take him for a spin
    Back to the zoo to visit his kin
    He's got about as much appeal as a soggy cigarette
    The lady loathes him but he doesn't know it yet

    The lady's got a crush on me
    The gentleman's crazy obviously
    The lady's dying to be kissed
    The gentleman needs a psychiatrist
    I'd rather kiss a rattlesnake
    Or play Russian roulette
    The lady loves me, but she doesn't know it yet

    She's falling fast she's on the skids
    Both of his heads are flipping their lids
    Tonight she'll hold me in her arms
    I'd rather be holding hydrogen bombs
    Will someone tell this Romeo
    I'm not his Juliet
    The lady loves me, but she doesn't know it yet

    She wants me
    Like poison ivy
    Needs me
    Like a hole in the head
    Everyone can see she's got it bad
    He's mad!
    The gentleman is an egotist
    I'm simply aware I'm hard to resist
    He's one man I could learn to hate
    How's about having dinner at eight
    I'd rather dine with Frankenstein
    In a moonlight tete-a-tete
    The lady loves me, but she doesn't know it yet

    Oh yes she loves me
    Dig that shrinking violet
    Oh she really loves me
    Here's one gal you'll never get
    She lo- lo- loves me
    Would you like to make a bet
    I said the lady loves me
    The gentleman's all wet

Comments: 5

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 1st 1970, "The Next Step Is Love" b/w "I've Lost You" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #85; and on August 23rd, 1970 it peaked at #32 (for 2 weeks) and spent 9 weeks on the Top 100...
    The week it entered the Top 100 his preceding release, "The Wonder of You", was at #24 on the chart, five weeks earlier on June 21st, 1970 it had peaked at #9 (for 3 weeks).
  • Nancy from Chester, GaI love this song. Elvis is the best singer there is (or was) in my eyes. I understand not everyone loves or likes his music, but in the late 60's early 70's he was King for sure. Just love him and all he sings.
  • Chris from Cleveland, OhDespite the cheesy lyrics, it's a very catchy and underrated Elvis song.
  • George from Belleville, Nji sent this second message to clear up a mistake i made in the spelling of the word voice.i put a v in there by mistake.it's Elvis' voice.i just wanted to correct that so anyone reading this will know what i was trying to say.
  • George from Belleville, Njthis is a great ballad,a great pop song.the lyrics and music blend together beautifully.at this point in his career.Elvis' voive was becoming more powerful,more experienced and it shows in the singing of it.another classic performance by the one and only Elvis.
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