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Patch it Up

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Rabbitt / Bourke)

 

Information:
Patch it Up was written by Eddie Rabbitt and Rory Bourke and recorded by Elvis on June 8, 1970, at RCA's Nashville studios. The single release had only a three-week stay on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, peaking at #90. Despite the poor performance, some sources have indicated that Patch It Up sold over a million copies worldwide. Elvis sang Patch It Up in his 1970 documentary Elvis - That's the Way It Is. That version was recorded at the International Hotel, in Las Vegas, on August 13, 1970.

 

Lyrics:
 

We got to patch it up, baby

Before we fall apart at the seams

We got to patch it up, baby

We can’t let time unravel our dreams

 

Let’s go back and touch the past

One more night is all I ask

Get the feelin’, that old feelin’

Feel it healin’

 

1. We can patch it up, baby

We can patch it up, baby

We can patch it up, baby

Patch it up with a whole lotta love

 

We've got to patch it up, baby

Let’s sweep out all the cobwebs in our hearts

We’ve got to patch it up, baby

Before indifference pulls us apart

 

Don’t let a good love die

Let’s give it just one more try

With that feelin’, that old feelin’

Feel it healin’

 

1.   1.   1.   1. (repeat)

 

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on single »

 

Singles:

- You Don't Have to Say You Love Me / Patch It Up (RCA 47-9916) October 1970. Standard release »

- You Don't Have to Say You Love Me / Patch It Up (RCA 447-0678) February 1972. Gold standard series reissue

 

LPs/CDs:

- That’s the Way It Is (1970) »

- Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Volume 2 – The Other Sides (1971) »

– Memories of Elvis (1978) »

– That's The Way It Is (1981) »

- Walk a Mile in My Shoes – The Essential 70’s Masters (1995)

- Essential Elvis, Volume 4 – A Hundred Years From Now (1996)

- That’s the Way It Is – Special Edition (2000)

- One Night in Vegas (2000) – FTD »

- Artist Collection (2004)

- That's the Way It Is (2008) - FTD »

– Stage Rehearsal (2011) - FTD »

- Hits of the 70s (2012) - FTD »

- Taking Care of Business (2016) - FTD »

 

Bootleg Releases:

- The King of Las Vegas Live (1973) - Hazbin / Wizardo Records

- Leavin' it Up to You (1980) - Audifon Records

- That's the Way it Is (1980) - Amiga Records

- Unfinished Business (1980) - Reel to Reel Record Company

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