Saturday, 25 July 2015

You were always in my house



The name of Wayne Carson, who died this week, means not a lot to many people (including us here at Dolores Delargo Towers).

However, he did write this classic - here famously transformed from a mawkish ballad by Elvis into something far more entertaining by the Pet Shop Boys. Any excuse to play Always on My Mind:


Maybe I didn't treat you
quite as good as I should
Maybe I didn't love you
quite as often as I could
Little things I should have said and done
I never took the time
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Maybe I didn't hold you
all those lonely, lonely times
and I guess I never told you
I'm so happy that you're mine
If I made you feel second-best
I'm so sorry I was blind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn't died
Give me one more chance to keep you satisfied
satisfied

Little things I should have said and done
I never took the time
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn't died
Give me one more chance to keep you satisfied
satisfied
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You were always in my house

You were always on my mind it's true
I never thought of anyone else but you
You were on my mind and in my dreams
I should have stopped to make you see
you were always
I worked so hard I thought you knew
My love I did it all for you
I never really had the time
and I guess you couldn't read my mind
You were always

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

4 comments:

  1. I love this song so much and had forgotten the the Elvis had recorded it until you reminded me.

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    1. It's the only version worth listening to, in my opinion. Jx

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  2. The way PSB transformed this song is nothing short of remarkable! To think they originally just did this for an Elvis TV special (I remember Kim Wilde also being part of that show). Thankfully the boys had the good sense to properly record it and release it.

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