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 Post subject: Elvis Letter To The Lord
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:12 am 
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I have never heard this. This is from YouTube by Wayne Newton "they were friends he is singing a song he wrote from a letter he found in the room elvis stayed in while in vegas the words are from elvis a prayer elvis wrote down."

This shook me and gave me chills because if he did write it it is such a cry for help.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PjtYZocE1mY


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I first heard about this letter and read it's words years ago - think I have it quoted in BLUE STAR LOVE. I believe it to be genuine. Wayne is a "good guy" in my opinion and would certainly not lie about it. And it DOES sound like Elvis.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:44 pm 
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Yes Maia, he is genuine and so is that note Elvis wrote tohimself the last time in Vegas. He was crying for help, but only God heard him at that time in his life. He felt so alone with all his problems, because he wasn't sharing them truthfully, keeping things locked up and so he put his feelings on paper so he could read them and see where his heart was at. That writing was found in the waste basket in his room and put up for sale. Wayne bought it for big bucks, and made a song of it for Elvis.
It is one of his (Wayne's) most treasured items he has said, his friend Elvis, writing to his Lord from the depths of his heart. He has it especially framed to perserve it and hanging in I think he said his home office, a treasure he will always have near by to remind him that he can "always go to the Lord for help when all seems lost".
Elvis was in those last days, being strong, being all to everyone, like always. In charge, doing what he had to do, his way. Not always the best way for himself, but he was getting the job done to the best of his ability-as he had done his whole life. wjh



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:50 am 
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Wow, beautifully done song, yet heartbraking. Hard not to shed a tear when listening to it. I'd like to see the words written out. Did a quick search on the net but could not come up with anything so far.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:13 am 
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One more phone call from a friend
Just to say how hard it’s been
How their hopes and dreams have scattered
With the wind
They don’t see that I’m there too
How it breaks my heart in two
Just to make it through this night’s all I can do

Help me Lord
I need the sun to drive away
The shadows in my mind
Help me Lord
I need someone to guide me
When the path is hard to find
Even though the crowd surrounds me
I’m still standing all alone
When I know I can’t go on
Help me Lord

As I awake again today
And my pain won’t go away
And the face I have to wear
Shows a smile
Now my nights are so alone
I just wish I could go home
I don’t know if I can make it another mile

Help me Lord
I need the sun to drive away
The shadows in my mind
Please help me Lord
I need someone to guide me
When the path is hard to find
Even though the crowd surrounds me
I’m still standing all alone
When I know I can’t go on
Help me Lord

I feel so alone sometimes
The night is quiet for me
I’d love to be able to sleep
I am glad that everyone is gone now
I’ll probably not rest tonight
I have no need for all of this
Help me Lord

Help me Lord
I need the sun to drive away
The shadows in my mind
Please help me Lord
I need someone to guide me
When the path is hard to find
Even though the crowd surrounds me
God I am so all alone
When I know I can’t go on
Help me Lord

Won’t you come and take me home
Help me Lord


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Thank you so much Di for coming up with the words. What that poor man went through. I believe it was no accident that his words here were found and that they would fall into Wayne Newton's hand to put them to song.



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Those words touched deeply my heart. Because we all can identificate with moments of despair like Elvis showed with what he wrote. We are lucky to have a way to look inside his heart, as he opens it while writing. To know more about him, is to know more about ourselves.

He asked God for help and help he got.



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Amanda Viola wrote:
Those words touched deeply my heart. Because we all can identificate with moments of despair like Elvis showed with what he wrote. We are lucky to have a way to look inside his heart, as he opens it while writing. To know more about him, is to know more about ourselves.

He asked God for help and help he got.



I AGREE 1000% with everything you said here dear Amanda Viola. Also like Sue said, it was a definite cry for help and it just breaks my heart too to see how sad and lonely he was feeling. :cry: It just seems so unfair that a person who lived to bring others happiness and succeeded amazingly in doing so felt so sad himself. :( It is a beautifully done song and I did shed quite a few tears listening to it. :cry: Such prayerful words from a deeply prayerful and loving heart. Thank you so much Di for posting the link and the words to the song as well.


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After the show of December 12, 1976 Elvis broke down in his dressing room and cried. He had talked with Rex Humbard, televangelist, about the lack of meaning of the life he lead. Humbard recollected: "I took both his hands in mine and said: "Elvis, right now I want to pray for you", "Please do", Elvis said, and cried."

That's so sad...



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so sad



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