Love me tender
Elvis Presley Lyrics


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Love me tender
Love me sweet
Never let me go
You have made my life complete
And I love you so

Love me tender
Love me true
All my dreams fulfill
For my darlin' I love you
And I always will

Love me tender
Love me long
Take me to your heart
For it's there that I belong
And we'll never part

Love me tender
Love me true
All my dreams fulfill
For my darlin' I love you
And I always will

Love me tender
Love me dear
Tell me you are mine
I'll be yours through all the years
'Til the end of time

Love me tender
Love me true
All my dreams fulfill




For my darlin' I love you
And I always will

Overall Meaning

Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender" is a sweet, romantic ballad. The song is all about a strong, sincere love connection between two people. It begins with the plea to love tenderly and sweetly, accompanied by the assurance to never let go. The second verse expresses the fulfillment of long-held dreams with the realization of the love shared between the two. The following verse emphasizes the depth of the love that the two people share and the fact that it is something that will never fade away. In the final verse, Elvis sings about the everlasting bond forged by their love, promising that it will endure throughout the entire span of their lives.


Throughout "Love Me Tender," tender melodies are paired with heartfelt lyrics, capturing the essence of real love. The way the music flows goes so perfectly with the lyrics that it is easy to visualize the feelings that Elvis was trying to convey. It's a simple, yet beautiful love song that embodies the emotions felt by so many couples in stable, lifelong relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

Love me tender
Show your affection for me softly and gently


Love me sweet
Express your love for me in a way that is filled with tenderness


Never let me go
Promise me that you will always be by my side


You have made my life complete
Your love and companionship have made my life worthwhile


And I love you so
My love for you is deep and strong


Love me true
Be honest and sincere in your feelings for me


All my dreams fulfill
Your love has helped me achieve my aspirations and desires


For my darlin' I love you
My love for you is profound and genuine


And I always will
My love for you will never fade and will always be constant


Love me long
Show your affection and love for me for a long time


Take me to your heart
Welcome me into your innermost feelings and emotions


For it's there that I belong
I feel most comfortable and accepted in your heart


And we'll never part
Our love will endure and we will always stay together


Love me dear
Express your love for me with fondness and endearment


Tell me you are mine
Affirm that I belong to you and you belong to me


I'll be yours through all the years
I will be devoted to you for as long as I live


'Til the end of time
Our love will last forever and ever




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Elvis Presley, Vera Matson

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Comments from YouTube:

@SpellboundWolf

Dear Mr. Presley, Thank you for leaving behind such beautiful music for us to remember you by. May you, Jessie & Lisa Marie rest peacefully together.

@ALI-tz4df

I don’t know why artists don’t make these songs anymore! That’s really pure art

@TheJusticeLeague

gang banging gun gun rap took over

@forgot7en

You're both completely oblivious to how broad the musical landscape is. Is it possible you just aren't looking hard enough for more recent music like--the answer is yes.

@getsmart2723

@@TheJusticeLeaguethat’s not what true rap is about. Commercialized rap yes.

@KaiLindaova-dd3wz

It's such a sad shame to see what Fame did to Elvis really.

@Kublaikhan1945

Jai Hind!

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@oldiesmusichits3

Elvis Presley could sing any song that is why he's the king

@pantelaki

Totally agree
He was a genius
Fantastic 👏👏🎶🎵❤️

https://youtu.be/N7WvbfHd4xs?si=-qY1dgTMnDumaDXl

@itstrisa6990

His voice will forever be special

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