Everlasting Love

Album: Everlasting Love (1967)
Charted: 19 13
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  • Hearts go astray, leaving hurt when they go.
    I went away just when you needed me so.
    Filled with regret I come back beggin' you,
    Forgive, forget. Where's the love we once knew?
    Open up your eyes, then you'll realize here I stand
    With my everlasting love.
    Need you by my side, girl you'll be my bride.
    You'll never be denied everlasting love.
    From the very start, open up your heart,
    Be a lasting part of everlasting love.
    Real love will last forever.

    Ooh, ooh.
    Where life's river flows, no one really knows
    'til someone's there to show the way to lasting love.
    Like the sun that shines, endlessly it shine,
    You always will be mine. It's everlasting love.
    When other loves are gone, ours will still be strong,
    We have our very own everlasting love.
    Real love will last forever.
    You give me, you give me, you give me everlasting love

    Ooh.
    Open up your eyes, then you'll realize here I stand
    With my everlasting love.
    Need you by my side, girl you'll be my bride.
    You'll never be denied everlasting love.
    From the very start, open up your heart,
    Be a lasting part of everlasting love.
    Real love will last forever.

    Open up your eyes, then you'll realize here I stand
    With my everlasting love.
    Need you by my side, girl you'll be my bride.
    You'll never be denied everlasting love.

    Open up your eyes, then you'll realize here I stand
    With my everlasting love.
    Need you by my side, girl you'll be my bride.
    You'll never be denied everlasting love.

    Open up your eyes, then you'll realize here I stand
    With my everlasting love.
    Need you by my side, girl you'll be my bride.
    You'll never be denied everlasting love.Writer/s: BUZZ CASON, JAMES CASON, MAC GAYDEN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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Comments: 14

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm
    Robert Knight, best remembered for the original hit version of "Everlasting Love"* (#13 in 1967), died Sunday (November 5th, 2017) in Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where he had been in critical care for the past two weeks. The Franklin, Tennessee native was 72...
    While still in high school, Robert joined with other students in a 4-man called the Paramounts that recorded a minor R&B hit for Dot Records in 1960. The group disbanded though, which led to a contract breech that kept him from recording for the next five years. During that time he studied chemistry at Tennessee State University and began singing with another group, the Fairlanes. Discovered by Buzz Cason, he was signed to Buzz's Rising Sons Records and given "Everlasting Love" (co-written by Buzz). A follow-up, "Blessed Are The Lonely", only got to #97 early the following year, as did "Isn't It Lonely Together" (written by Ray Stevens) for Elf Records later in 1968. With his singing career at a standstill, Robert went to work at Vanderbilt University as a lab technician, chemistry teacher and even a member of the grounds crew...
    May he R.I.P.
    * Two covered version of "Everlasting Love" made the Top 100 chart, in 1974 Carl Carlton took his version to #6 and in 1981 the duo of Rachel Sweet & Rex Smith reached #32 with it...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 16th 1974, Carl Carlton performed "Everlasting Love" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #9 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; eight days later on November 24th it peaked at #6 {for 2 weeks} and spent a total of 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #11 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    He had four other Top 100 hits; "Competition Ain't Nothin'" {#75 in 1968}, "Drop by My Place" {#78 in 1970}, "Smokin' Room" {#91 in 1975}, and "She's a Bad, Mama Jama" {#22 in 1981}...
    Mr. Carlton will celebrate his 63rd birthday come next May 21st {2015}.
  • Drew from Birmingham, AlRobert Knight seems to have subtly modeled this song after the Four Seasons' "Working My Way Back to You" the year prior. The same rhythm and the same lyrical theme (pleading forgiveness and one more chance) are present in both. Not to mention, both have been covered by disco cover versions.
  • Mamie from Cleveland, OhI wish the oldies station here played this version. Don't like C.C. version at all, but that is all they play. Original is still best.
  • Gary from Houston, TxOk
    I have gone over ever version of this song and Sandra's Arrangement is by far the Best
  • Ed from Canton, OhWhy is there no mention of the Carl Carlton version in the song facts? His was the best version, maybe because that was version the I grew up with as well.
  • Jane from Austin, Txi like gloria estefan's version. She made like several mixes of it and my favorite of the mixes is the Classic Paradise Mix.
  • Muzza from Auckland, New ZealandI had no idea the Love Affair's version wasnt the original..it's still a highly requested hit here in NZ in fact I just played on the SolidGoldFM network where I do the afternoon drive show..I love this site.
    Muzza
    www.solidgoldfm.co.nz
    New zealand
  • Thomaz from Rio De Janeiro, Brazilu2 also made a cover. One of mines alltime favorites. They "edit" a bit the lyrics.
    Its in their album "best 80-90" (bsides).
    Thomaz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Christine from Windhoek, South AfricaSandra did a cover of this in the 80s, re-writing a line in the chorus. The original says: "Girl to be my bride". Sandra changed it to "There's no need to hide".
  • Matthew from Milford, MaI absolutely love Gloria Estefan's cover version of this! The original is awesome, too! It's perfect for the tender, romantic moments... ^_^
  • Scott from Phoenix, AzCarl Carlton had a #6 hit in the U.S. in 1974. That was the version I grew up with.
  • Sebastian from Providence, RiSandra, Michael Cretu's wife, sings this song also. She was young, thou.
  • Markus from Stockholm, SwedenOne of the top bullseye songs of all time...
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