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Suspicion

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(Pomus / Schuman)

 

Information:

Suspicion was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Schuman and recorded by Elvis on March 19, 1962, at RCA's Nashville studios. Elvis's version, however, was not originally released as a single - instead, it was a track on the Pot Luck LP. On the Spanish EP Elvis Presley Canta, one of the stereo channels was missing, leaving only Elvis and part of the instrumentation, but no Jordanaires. Terry Stafford heard Elvis's version and decided to record a single of Suspicion in 1964. All the instruments on Stafford's release were played by producer Bob Simmons, except for bass, which was played by Ron Griffith. Suspicion reached #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and became a million-seller. As Stafford's record was climbing the charts, RCA decided to release Elvis's version as a single. It was too late, however, Elvis's release did not chart, although it was listed as "Bubbling Under" briefly at #103.

 

Lyrics:


Every time you kiss me Im still not certain that you love me

Every time you hold me Im still not certain that you care
Though you keep on saying you really, really, really love me
Do you speak the same words to someone else when Im not there

1. Suspicion torments my heart
Suspicion keeps us apart
Suspicion why torture me

Every time you call me and tell me we should meet tomorrow
I can't help but think that you're meeting someone else tonight
Why should our romance just keep on causing me such sorrow
Why am I so doubtful whenever you're out of sight

 

1. (repeat)

Darling, if you love me, I beg you wait a little longer
Wait until I drive all these foolish fears out of my mind
How I hope and pray that our love will keep on growing stronger
Maybe Im suspicious 'cause true love is so hard to find

 

1. (repeat)

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Pot Luck 

 

Singles:

- Kiss Me Quick / Suspicion (RCA 447-0639) April 1964. Gold standard series original release

 

LPs/CDs:

- Pot Luck (1962)

- Elvis Forever (1974)

- Elvis - A Collectors Edition (1976)

- The Elvis Presley Story (1977)
- Elvis in Demand (1977)

- Elvis: Memories (1978)

- From the Heart (1991)

- From Nashville to Memphis The Essential 60s Masters (1993)

- All Time Greatest Hits (1997)

- Are You Lonesome Tonight (1997)

- All the Best (1999)

- Elvis Chante Mort Shuman & Doc Pomus (2000)

- Elvis Lovin Millennium Masters (2000)

- Essential Elvis, Volume 6 Such a Night (2000)

- Legendary Elvis Presley (2000)

- The Swedish Hit Collection (2000)

- The 50 Greatest Hits (2000)

- 50 Years 50 Hits (2001)

- The 50 Greatest Love Songs (2001)

- Artist Collection (2004)

- Elvis The Dutch Album (2007)

- Hitstory (2005)

- Pot Luck With Elvis (2007) - FTD

Elvis' Golden Records, Volume 4

 

Bootleg Releases:

- Elvis (1974) - Neuphone Records

 

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