Suspicious Minds
Elvis Presley Lyrics


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We're caught in a trap
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby

Why can't you see
What you're doing to me
When you don't believe a word I say?
We can't go on together
With suspicious minds (with suspicious minds)
And we can't build our dreams
On suspicious minds

So, if an old friend I know
Stops by to say hello
Would I still see suspicion in your eyes?

But here we go again
Asking where I've been
You can't see these tears are real
I'm crying (yes, I'm crying)

We can't go on together
With suspicious minds (with suspicious minds)
And we can't build our dreams
On suspicious minds

Oh, let our love survive
I'll dry the tears from your eyes
Let's don't let a good thing die
When honey, you know I've never lied to you
Mmm, yeah, yeah

We're caught in a trap
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby

Why can't you see
What you're doing to me
When you don't believe a word I say?

Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?




I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby

Overall Meaning

The song “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley is about the struggle and frustration of a relationship that's breaking apart due to a lack of trust. The singer is deeply in love with his partner, yet their suspicious mind is causing a rift between them. The chorus of the song captures the essence of the theme perfectly, as it underscores the fact that they can't move forward when one is always questioning everything the other is saying or doing.


In the lyrics, the singer is pleading with his partner to trust him and stop doubting him. He mentions the absurdity of being suspicious when an old friend stops by to say hello, and wonders if they will still be met with suspicion in the eyes of his partner. He also expresses his frustrations with being questioned about his whereabouts frequently, stating that the tears he's shedding are genuine, and a sign of how much their lack of trust is affecting him.


Towards the end of the song, the singer implores his lover to hold on to their love and not let it die due to their suspicions. He proclaims his love to be true, and begs her not to let go of something good.


Overall, the song is a heartfelt plea for a relationship to survive despite the lack of trust. It showcases the emotional turmoil that comes with having doubts and how it can break down the foundation of any relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

We're caught in a trap
We are in a difficult situation that we cannot escape from


I can't walk out
I am unable to leave


Because I love you too much, baby
My love for you has made me powerless and trapped


Why can't you see
Why can't you understand


What you're doing to me
The effect of your actions on me


When you don't believe a word I say?
Your lack of trust in me and my words


We can't go on together
We cannot continue our relationship


With suspicious minds (with suspicious minds)
If we do not trust each other


And we can't build our dreams
We cannot achieve our goals


On suspicious minds
If we are always suspicious of each other


So, if an old friend I know
If a mutual friend visits


Stops by to say hello
Pays a friendly visit


Would I still see suspicion in your eyes?
Would you still doubt my intentions and loyalty?


But here we go again
We are having this argument once more


Asking where I've been
Questioning my whereabouts


You can't see these tears are real
You do not believe that I am genuinely upset


I'm crying (yes, I'm crying)
I am emotional and upset


Oh, let our love survive
Let our relationship continue


I'll dry the tears from your eyes
I will comfort you and make you feel better


Let's don't let a good thing die
Let's not end our relationship when it is going well


When honey, you know I've never lied to you
I have always been honest with you


Mmm, yeah, yeah
An emotional expression of agreement and understanding


Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?
Do you not understand the difficult situation I am in?


Because I love you too much, baby
My love for you has made me powerless and trapped




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Written by: Francis Zambon

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@DamienMcGuinness

[Verse 1]
We're caught in a trap, I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Why can't you see what you're doin' to me
When you don't believe a word I say?

[Chorus]
We can't go on together
With suspicious minds (With suspicious minds)
And we can't build our dreams
On suspicious minds

[Verse 2]
So if an old friend I know stops by to say hello
Would I still see suspicion in your eyes?
Here we go again, asking where I've been
You can't see the tears are real, I'm cryin' (Yes, I'm cryin')

[Chorus]
We can't go on together
With suspicious minds (With suspicious minds)
And we can't build our dreams
On suspicious minds

[Bridge]
Oh, let our love survive
I'll dry the tears from your eyes
Let's don't let a good thing die
When, honey, you know I've never lied to you
Mmm, yeah, yeah

[Verse 1]
We're caught in a trap, I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Why can't you see what you're doin' to me
When you don't believe a word I say?

[Outro]
Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap? I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap? I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap? I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap? I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap? I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap? I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby



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Lyrics:

We're caught in a trap
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Why can't you see
What you're doing to me
When you don't believe a word I say?

We can't go on together
With suspicious minds (suspicious minds)
And we can't build our dreams
On suspicious minds

So if an old friend I know
Stops by to say hello
Would I still see suspicion in your eyes?
Here we go again
Asking where I've been
You can't see the tears are real, I'm crying
(Yes I'm crying)

We can't go on together
With suspicious minds (suspicious minds)
And we can't build our dreams
On suspicious minds

Oh, let our love survive
I'll dry the tears from your eyes
Let's don't let a good thing die
When honey, you know I've never lied to you
Mmm, yeah, yeah

We're caught in a trap
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Why can't you see
What you're doing to me
When you don't believe a word I say?

Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby

Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby

Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby
Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby

Well, don't you know I'm caught in a trap?



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@JamesSamuelMagic

POV you went to see the new film and cried so you’ve come to listen to more Elvis 💙

@stefanadjuric2249

Literally me

@timewarpdrive77

Except the cried part, cus I ain't gay

@aliciacrusdal2177

Yes

@Chanchovideopazzi

It's me <3

@torvlogs7390

I literally cried, wasn’t even born for any of the events surrounding Elvis.. but somehow I am obsessed 🥹✨

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@JRL6869

I still get chills, my blood flows with his incredible voice, the most beautiful man. RIP ELVIS

@ChristopherInColumbusOhio

Well said.....

@heiditruitt2358

Same here and I'm 80 now and still remember the day when the Lord took him home way to soon ❤

@Sara-Smile

Or did he... pastor Bob Joyce

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