When Elvis Sings “If I Can Dream,” Tears Fall Down My Face

Although the song is not technically gospel music, Presley performed this song with the powerful intensity and intonations of the traditional southern gospel. If you own any Elvis CDs or albums, you can count on this one being included for its spiritual inspirational overtones. It’s a classic we can’t get enough of. The lyrics are hauntingly beautiful and have special meaning to those who know:

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere… Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue… If I can dream of a better land… Where all my brothers walk hand in hand… Tell me why, oh why, oh why can’t my dream come true…