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March 08, 2012

Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe (1958)

Born Harold Lloyd Jenkins in 1933, this American country musician held the record for most number one singles (in any genre) with fifty-five until it was broken by George Strait in 2006. He started his career with a rockabilly/rock and roll sound in 1958 and transitioned himself into a country star starting in 1965. He frequently won awards for his duets with Loretta Lynn and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as well as the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

This song was the B-side to a failed release “I’ll Try”. It was written by Twitty and drummer, Jack Nance. Because of the style in which Twitty sang, many people believed that it was Elvis Presley singing the song under a pseudonym. The song reached number one on both the American national charts and the British national charts.

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Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe (1958)

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Lyrics:

People see us everywhere
They think you really care
But myself, I can't deceive
I know it's only make believe

My one and only prayer
Is that someday you'll care
My hopes, my dreams come true
My one and only you
No one will ever know
How much I love you so
My only prayer will be
Someday you'll care for me
But it's only make believe

My hopes, my dreams come true
My life I'd give for you
My heart, a wedding ring
My all, my everything
My heart I can't control
You rule my very soul
My only prayer will be
Someday you'll care for me
But it's only make believe

My one and only prayer
Is that someday you'll care
My hopes, my dreams come true
My one and only you
No one will ever know
How much I love you so
My prayers, my hopes, and my schemes
You are my every dream
But it's only make believe

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