I just can't help believin'
When she smiles up soft and gentle
With a trace of misty morning
And the promise of tomorrow in her eyes

I just can't help believin'
When she's lying close beside me
And my heart beats with the rhythm of her sighs
This time the girl is gonna stay
This time the girl is gonna stay
For more than just a day

Well, I just can't help believin'
When she slips her hand in my hand
And it feels so small and helpless
And my fingers fold around it like a glove

And I just can't help believin'
When she's whispering her magic
And her tears are shining honey sweet with love
This time the girl is gonna stay (this time the girl is gonna stay)
This time the girl is gonna stay
For more than just a day

For more than just a day
(Oh I just can't help believing) sing the song
(Oh I just can't help believing) one more time
(Oh I just can't help believing) yeah, one more
(Oh I just can't help believing)

For more than just a day

Oh, I just can't help believin'
When she slips her hand in my hand
And it feels so small and helpless
And my fingers fold around it like a glove

I just can't help believin'
When she smiles and whispering her magic
And her tears are shining honey sweet with love
This time the girl is gonna stay (this time the girl is gonna stay)
This time the girl is gonna stay
For more than just a day

(Oh I just can't help believing) take it
(Oh I just can't help believing) yo
(Oh I just can't help believing)
(Oh I just can't help believing)


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I Just Can't Help Believin' Lyrics as written by Cynthia Weil Barry Mann

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    General Comment

    one of my fave elvis songs. its a good one.... ive got a live version and its bloody awesome hearing his voice... his whole presence is magic

    paradise iceon December 30, 2005   Link
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    BJ Thomas wrote it but Elvis sang it so much better. A nice song about a guy who just can't believe how lucky he is to have found such a great woman. He is head over heals in love with her. It's obviuosly in the beginning of the relationship, he is falling is love and this time the girl is gonna stay for the night, yee whoooo! She's moving in or it's in that intial phase.

    ephilbrookon January 17, 2006   Link
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    Song Meaning

    Lovely song that Elvis made his own with his unique voice. It is about a man who's lost love returned and he can't believe he is lucky to have a second chance, but will she stay for god this time?

    Leznon March 28, 2019   Link
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    General Comment

    It is beautiful. I listen to it as an image of how after a divorce you are happy that your kid (in this case daughter) is at your place, while other times at your ex’s. For me it is therefore much more subtle than a love song. When Boys Town Gang recorded it in the 80s (horrible but funny version), the female singer sang about ‘the boy is honna stay’ and I thought that theu really didn’t understand the meanibg of the song…. (But it is obviously just my interpretation :-))

    ArjenGielenon April 27, 2024   Link

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