Song Information Edit

  • Writer(s): Buddy Kaye; Ben Weisman
  • Publisher(s): Gladys Music
  • Recording Date(s): February 17, 1966
  • Recording Location(s): United Artist Recorders. Hollywood, California
  • Catalog No(s): XPA1 3978
  • Take No(s): 2005-31
  • Master Take(s): 31
  • Released on Let's Be Friends (album) in 1970

Production Notes Edit

Strings were overdubbed on the master

Notes Edit

  • "Almost" was written by Buddy Kaye and Ben Wiesmman and sung by Elvis in 1969 film The Trouble With Girls. He recorded the song October 1968, at United Recorders in Hollywood. The film version of "Almost" has overdubbed strings. Take #31 was chosen for release.

(Resource: Elvis His Life A to Z, by Worth, Fred L. and Steve D. Tamerius © 1990 Wings Book)

Releases Edit

Lyrics Edit

We almost shared a dream

We almost made it as a team

How nice it would have been.

We almost touched the stars

And there stood heaven, almost ours

We were just outsiders looking in.

We had the chance to fall

But fate stepped in to end it all

Before it could begin.

And if it's true, you're really going

There's nothing but goodbye to say

The saddest part of all is knowing

We almost went all the way