One of my all-time favourite Elvis tracks - I have quite a few. Elvis recorded over 700 songs, so there are quite a few to choose from. But of the more well known songs, I think 'Suspicious Minds' is always at the forefront of my mind as being one of the finest records he ever recorded. Especially for the time he was recording them, as well. It doesn't age. It could have been recorded yesterday, you wouldn't know.
This is about a relationship, I think; most people have been in at some point or another, with a possessive partner. As he says, "we're caught in a trap" - which means you're stuck there. I think that strikes a chord with a lot of people.
He can't walk out, he can't leave the relationship. He's obviously committed to the relationship but he can't walk out. He loves his partner very much, doesn't want to leave, but it's almost as if she's forcing him out.
We can't go on together - that just means as a partnership, their relationship cannot continue if his partner is going to keep being suspicious of him all the time. It's basically more of an ultimatum. It's sort of saying OK, come on, let's sort of lighten up a bit, otherwise we're going to have to go our separate ways.
all-time favourites - kėngė qė pėlqehen nė tė gjitha kohėrat
one of the finest records - njė prej disqeve mė tė mira
at some point or another - dikur, nė njė moment ose nė nje tjetėr
we're caught in a trap - jemi zėnė nė ēark
we're stuck here - kemi ngecur kėtu (nė njė situatė pa rrugėdalje)
to strike a chord - ka kuptim, ėshtė kuptimplotė pėr
to be committed to - tė jesh i angazhuar, pėrkushtuar ndaj
we can't go on together - nuk mund tė vazhdojmė sė bashku
to keep being suspicious - vazhdoj tė jem dyshues
let's lighten up a bit - mos t'i marrim gjėrat kaq seriozisht
to go our separate ways - tė shkojmė nė rrugė tė ndryshme/ndahemi
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