Song of the Day #3,647: ‘Suspicious Minds’ – My Morning Jacket

My final My Morning Jacket cover is a take on Elvis Presley’s classic ‘Suspicious Minds.’

This is a rather upbeat song, but My Morning Jacket does with it what they do with pretty much every song they cover — turn it into a melancholy dirge. Jim James’ voice is just naturally mournful.

[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 doing to me
When you don’t believe a word I say?

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

[Verse 2]
So, if an old friend I know
Drops 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 these tears are real
I’m crying

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

[Bridge]
Oh let our love survive
Or 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 doing to me
When you don’t believe a word I say

[Outro]
Don’t you know
We’re caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby
Don’t you know
We’re caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby
Don’t you know
We’re caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby
Don’t you know
We’re caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby
Don’t you know
We’re caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby…

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,647: ‘Suspicious Minds’ – My Morning Jacket

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I appreciate the melancholy vibe, but there’s no beating Elvis’ version.

  2. Peg Clifton says:

    Don’t mess with the King!

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