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Life


Titel: Life
Längd: 3:16
Kompositörer:
Shirl Milete
Utgivare: Elvis Presley Music
Inspelningsdatum: 1970-06-06/07
Inspelningstid: mellan klockan 18:00-21:00, 22:00-01:00 och 01:30-04:30
Inspelningsplats: RCA Studio B – Nashville, TN
Matrix: ZPA4 1613
Tagning master: 20
Producent: Felton Jarvis
Studiotekniker: Al Pachucki


Musiker:
Akustisk gitarr: Elvis Presley
Gitarr: James Burton
Gitarr: Chip Young
Bas: Norbert Putnam
Trummor: Jerry Carrigan
Piano: David Briggs
Orgel och munspel: Charlie McCoy

Pålagt i efterhand:
Gitarr: James Burton
Slagverk: Jerry Carrigan
Slagverk och vibrafon: Farrell Morris
Orgel: David Briggs
Steel guitar: Weldon Myrick
Kör/bakgrundssångare: The Imperials
Kör/bakgrundssångare: The Jordanaires
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Millie Kirkham
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Mary Green
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Mary Holladay
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Ginger Holladay
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Temple Riser
Kör/bakgrundssångare: June Page
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Sonja Montgomery
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Dolores Edgin
Trumpet: Charlie McCoy
Trumpet: George Tidwell
Trumpet: Don Sheffield
Tumpet: Glenn Baxter
Saxofon: Wayne Butler
Saxofon: Norman Ray
Saxofon, flöjt och klarinett: Skip Lane
Saxofon och flöjt: William Puett
Trombon: Gene Mullins


Första utgivning: A-sida singel (47-9985)
Även utgiven på bland annat:
Love Letters From Elvis (LSP-4530)
Only Believe / Life (447-0682)
Mein Star – Elvis Presley (66 479 7)


Text:

Somewhere out in empty space,
long before the human race,
Something stirred,
A vast and timeless source began,
Intelligence was born and then,
there was the world,
Powers filled the universe,
matter formed and broke the curse,
Of nothingness,
Love became an ageless soul,
nature reached her highest goal,
And breathed the breath of life,
Everlasting life.

Well creatures come from out of sight,
Daylight came from in the night,
and all was good,
Life became a masterplan,
Love produced the perfect man,
that understood,
The image of the makers word,
worshipped him with all he had,
But then one day,
From in the depths an evil seed,
grew and manufactured greed,
That changed the way of life,
Everlasting life,

Oh the loving power looked and saw,
Inside the heart of man a flaw,
began to grow,
Well, the fires of hell began to burn,
and so he sent his chosen son,
To let us know,
That love had surely made us all,
and hate would surely make us fall,
So from the cross,
Well he showed the world that dreadful day,
That love could be the only way,
or all is lost of life,
Everlasting life,
For life is love,
And love is life.