Tuesday Tunes: Elvis Presley, “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”

Singer: the King

Song: “Are You Lonesome Tonight?

  • I grew up listening to Elvis. When I’d clean my room, I’d put the CD on and rock out and dance and dust. But this song always made me feel melancholy. The other night, around 3 a.m. when I couldn’t sleep, I put this song on, resting my head down by the speaker. It was so peaceful.
  • Do you have any special memories from listening to music as a child?

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lyrics:

Are you lonesome tonight,
do you miss me tonight?
Are you sorry we drifted apart?
Does your memory stray to a brighter sunny day
When I kissed you and called you sweetheart?
Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?
Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there?
Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

I wonder if you’re lonesome tonight
You know someone said that the world’s a stage
And each must play a part.
Fate had me playing in love you as my sweet heart.
Act one was when we met, I loved you at first glance
You read your line so cleverly and never missed a cue
Then came act two, you seemed to change and you acted strange
And why I’ll never know.
Honey, you lied when you said you loved me
And I had no cause to doubt you.
But I’d rather go on hearing your lies
Than go on living without you.
Now the stage is bare and I’m standing there
With emptiness all around
And if you won’t come back to me
Then make them bring the curtain down.

Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

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Tuesday Tunes: Amanda Palmer, “What’s the Use of Won’drin'”

Artist: Amanda Palmer

Song: “What’s the Use of Won’drin'” (from the musical Carousel)


lyrics

What’s the use of wond’rin’
If he’s good or if he’s bad
Or if you like the way he wears his hat

Oh, what’s the use of wond’rin’
If he’s good or if he’s bad
He’s your fella and you love him
That’s all there is to that

Common sense may tell you
That the ending will be sad
And now’s the time to break and run away
But what’s the use of wond’rin’
If the ending will be sad
He’s your fella and you love him
There’s nothing more to say

Something made him the way that he is
Whether he’s false or true
And something gave him
The things that are his
One of those things is you

So when he wants your kisses
You will give them to the lad
And anywhere he leads you, you will walk
And any time he needs you
You’ll go running there like mad

You’re his girl and he’s your fella
And all the rest is talk

Tuesday Tunes: Lucy Rose, “Lines”

 

lyrics

If you can’t see through it all

If you can’t see that I’m here
Did the moment pass you by
Are the words there out to try
Cause you were what i thought you thought I knew
I followed you so fast
Made me run and then I learned that taking time will make us lastTell me if you love someone
she tells you how to live your life
looking for something more
Don’t wanna be nobody else
and you let them know that
It’s not you
you’re not afraid
Lines around your eyes will disappear

If you don’t know where you go
If you won’t leave til it’s done
Tell me if there can’t be won
I don’t know where we should run
Watch and hear the noise it makes you smile
but it will make you burned
We’re all rushing in around
let’s make it work and see what we have learned

Tell me if you love someone
she told you how to live your life
looking for something more
Don’t wanna be nobody else
and you let them know that
It’s not you
you’re not afraid
Lines around your eyes will disappear

All of this falls down
All of this falls down
Words that will fall out
faster than your running oh
and i heard that
Did you let them go to waste
The words they will fall out
Faster than your running oh
and I heard that
Did you let them

Tell me if you love someone
Do you love them all
She tells you how to live your life
Looking for something more
Don’t wanna be nobody else
And you let them know that
It’s not you
You’re not afraid
Lines around your eyes will disappear

Tuesday Tunes: Mama Cass, “Dream a Little Dream of Me”

It’s 1967. Mama Cass Eliot, who was part of the foursome band called “The Mamas and the Papas,” performs “Dream a Little Dream of Me”—a song from 1930 and that would have been considered pretty old-school. Her voice soars and captures the heart of any listener.

Singer: Mama Cass Eliot, who was part of theThe Mamas and the Papas

Song: “Dream a Little Dream of Me”