About The Song

“Words” is a song written by Barry Gibb and originally recorded by the Bee Gees in 1968. Elvis Presley covered the song and released it as a single in January 1972. Here are some key details about Elvis’s version of “Words”:

  • It was recorded in September 1971 at RCA’s Studio B in Nashville. The song was produced by Felton Jarvis.
  • “Words” was the B-side to Elvis’s hit single “I’m Leavin'” and it reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • Elvis sings the ballad backed by piano, strings, and backing vocals. His emotive performance showcases his voice and interpretive skills.
  • The lyrics express the frustration of not being able to find the right words to convince someone to stay in a relationship: “It’s only words, and words are all I have / To take your heart away.”
  • “Words” was included on Elvis’s 1972 album Elvis Now, as well as later compilation albums like Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Performances.
  • Elvis performed the song during his concert tours in 1972 and 1973. It was a regular part of his live repertoire in the 1970s.

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Lyric

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Smile an everlasting smile
A smile could bring you near to me
Don’t ever let me find you’re gone
‘Cause that could bring a tear to me

This world has lost its glory
Let’s start a brand new story now my love
Right now there’ll be no other time
And I can show you all my love

Talk in everlasting words
And dedicate them all to me
(And dedicate them all to me)
And I will give you all my life
It’s here if you should call to me
(Here if you should call to me)

You think that I don’t even mean
A single word I say
It’s only words and words are all I have
To take your heart away

You think that I don’t even mean
A single word I say
It’s only words and words are all I have
To steal your heart away
It’s only words and words are all I have
To steal your heart away
It’s only words and words are all I have
To steal your heart away (heart away).