"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" as written by and Lou Handman (e.presley/jordanaires Only- Manuf/released By Rca) Roy Turk....
Are you lonesome tonight
Do you miss me tonight?
Are you sorry we drifted apart?
Does your memory stray to a brighter sunny day
When I kissed you and called you sweetheart?
Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?
Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there?
Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

I wonder if you're lonesome tonight
You know someone said that the world's a stage
And each must play a part
Fate had me playing in love you as my sweet heart
Act one was when we met, I loved you at first glance
You read your line so cleverly and never missed a cue
Then came act two, you seemed to change and you acted strange
And why I'll never know
Honey, you lied when you said you loved me
And I had no cause to doubt you
But I'd rather go on hearing your lies
Than go on living without you
Now the stage is bare and I'm standing there
With emptiness all around
And if you won't come back to me
Then make them bring the curtain down

Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

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"Are You Lonesome Tonight" as written by Roy Turk Lou Handman


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  • +2
    General CommentA great song about unrequited love. You really get the sense that hes singing this on stage alone with nobody in the audience. He seems so frail singing this song, unlike Elvis' usual character.
    goatfarmer1988on February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI dedicated the part where he's talking to my ex. Thats exactly what I feel. This song is so sad knowing that he still love this person very much but they have doubts on coming back. Hopefully Elvis got the girl in the end.
    dizzel86on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a sad song, i love it.
    I learned the wole part where he's talking last year and recited it in class and the teachers were like: 'kid, what are you talking about??' lol
    I love his voice in this song, its so serious and sad, love it.
    shelovesyouon February 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI cant beileve nobody commented! lol, I hate elvis. but this song makes me cry. :)
    Jawboxon March 23, 2003   Link

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