My Boy
Elvis Presley Lyrics

You're sleeping son, I know
But, really, this can't wait
I wanted to explain
Before it gets too late
For your mother and me
Love has finally died
This is no happy home
But God knows how I've tried
Because you're all I have, my boy
You are my life, my pride, my joy
And if I stay, I stay because of you, my boy
I know it's hard to understand
Why did we ever start?
We're more like strangers now
Each acting out a part
I have laughed, I have cried
I have lost every game
Taken all I can take
But I'll stay just the same
Because you're all I have, my boy
You are my life, my pride, my joy
And if I stay, I stay because of you, my boy
Sleep on, you haven't heard a word
Perhaps it's just as well
Why spoil your little dreams
Why put you through the hell
Life is no fairytale
As one day you will know
But now you're just a child
I'll stay here and watch you grow
Because you're all I have, my boy
You are my life, my pride, my joy
And if I stay, I stay because of you, my boy

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Phil M

One of Elvis Presley's most underestimated songs. A shame as it is such a beautifully sung masterpiece. He's managed to perfectly capture the sorrow, the heartache, the love and all of the emotions concerning the protection of an innocent child from an all too common situation that can happen in many a failed relationship. A truly emotive and powerfully sang song which tugs at the heartstrings and stays with you long after its been listened to. His vocals, especially right at the end at the 2 minute 34 seconds mark, will have everyone choking back tears. He truly was still is, and always will be 'The King' !!!

Mark Cianfarani

@Elise Gray my way. Was written by Canadian superstar. Paul anka..Elvis wanted to record tge sing first. But Anka. Wrote it for frank Sinatra..

Patrick de Vries

​@Elise GrayMy boy is not a copy of "Le téléphone pleure" but of "Parce que tu es mon fils" and Comme d'habitude is a complete other arrangement, it is first a ballad and then disco, while My way translated by Paul Anka is a ballad the whole song

jimmy clancy

@sargy1916 phil coulter

Elise Gray

This is a copy of the french song Le téléphone pleurt by Claude François. Just like My Way is from the same French singer, original song Comme d'habitude. Masterpieces in this world are not all from the US ...

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Alex Carratu

One of the most underrated Elvis Presley songs this is. Shows his range as a singer and makes the hairs stand up on your neck. Elvis Presley was a music genius.

Alex Carratu

@이은희, agreed. Amazing singing here. Shows Elvis's operatic vocals in some sections of the song here too. Elvis could have gone into opera singing. He had so much potential.


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vilma moro

2021. Millions of people all around the world still listening to all of Elvis's gems. The most brilliant, beautiful and unique person to have walked and sung on this earth. God missed him so much, that's why he took him back!

D roberts

After my daughter saw the movie she relates to Elvis Presley better.i wish they had more on Elvis Presley giving nature and gospels

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