Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds





16 Aug 1977, Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden, he had been seated on the toilet reading 'The Scientific Search For Jesus'. He died of heart failure at the age of 42.


"Suspicious Minds" is a 1968 song written and first recorded by American songwriter Mark James. After this recording failed commercially, it was cut by Elvis Presley with producer Chips Moman, becoming a No.1 song in 1969, and one of the most notable hits of Presley's career.


The song is about a mistrusting and dysfunctional relationship, and the need of the characters to overcome their issues in order to maintain it.


"Suspicious Minds" was one of the singles that revived Presley's chart success in the U.S., following his '68 Comeback Special. It was his eighteenth and last No.1 single in the United States. Rolling Stone ranked it No. 91 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Session guitarist Reggie Young played on both the James and Presley versions.





Lyrics


We're caught in a trap

I can't walk out

Because I love you too much baby


Why can't you see

What you're doing to me

When you don't believe a word I say?


We can't go on together

With suspicious minds (suspicious minds)

And we can't build our dreams

On suspicious minds


So, if an old friend I know

Stops by to say hello

Would I still see suspicion in your eyes?


Here we go again

Asking where I've been

You can't see the tears are real

I'm crying (Yes I'm crying)


We can't go on together

With suspicious minds (suspicious minds)

And be can't build our dreams

On suspicious minds


Oh let our love survive

Or dry the tears from your eyes

Let's don't let a good thing die

When honey, you know

I've never lied to you

Mmm yeah, yeah


We're caught in a trap

I can't walk out

Because I love you too much baby


Why can't you see

What you're doing to me

When you don't believe a word I say?


Don't you know I'm caught in a trap

I can't walk out

Because I love you too much baby


Don't you know I'm caught in a trap

I can't walk out

Because I love you too much baby



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