Friday, January 13, 2012

I Can't Stand Up - Elvis

by Dick Mac

Elvis Costello's first soul single!

The Attractions do their best Temptations routine, while Elvis hones his nerdy white boy routine.

Written by Homer Banks and Allen Jones, it was originally recorded and released by Sam & Dave in 1967.

This version is from Elvis' fourth (and my favorite) studio LP "Get Happy!!" (1980), and this song was released as a single in the UK on F-Beat Records.

I've always loved the line: "I've tasted the bitterness of my own tears and sadness is all my lonely heart can feel." It's one of those lyrics I wish I had written.

Enjoy and Get Happy!!

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