Maneskin Releases Elvis’ “If I Can Dream” Cover Of New Biopic

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Italian rockers Maneskin just released their cover of Elvis Presley’s ‘If I Can Dream’, which features on the soundtrack of the upcoming biopic Elvis.

The film stars Austin Butler as Presley, while Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson and more are also in the cast. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, Elvis will arrive on June 24 and will include songs from a variety of artists such as Jack White, Stevie Nicks, Tame Impala, Eminem and more. The ballad “If I Can Dream” was originally composed by Walter Earl Brown, but was later made famous by Presley when he released a version of it in 1968.

Check out the song and its lyrics below.

“We were talking about it with Baz Luhrmann, who had this really cool, super smart idea, because it would have been so easy to give us a beat song and go super rock,” Maneskin frontman Damiano David told NME. . to record the track.

“The meaning of the song is very contemporary: ‘If I can dream of a better land / Where all my brothers walk hand in hand.’ It is about unity, peace, freedom and happiness, and it comes at the right time. We are really proud of what we have done and to be part of this project. I feel like it’s going to be amazing.”

The singer added that the Elvis movie is ‘crazy’, and he’s up there with the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody in terms of quality.

Maneskin, lyrics to ‘If I Can Dream’ (from Elvis Biopic) [via Genius]

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
It must be birds flying higher in a bluer sky
If I can dream of a better country
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why?
Oh, why can’t my dreams come true? Oh why?

There must be peace and understanding sometimes
Strong winds of promise that will drive away doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why?
Oh, why doesn’t this sun appear?

We’re lost in a cloud with too much rain
We’re trapped in a world troubled by pain
But as long as a man has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly, oh

Deep in my heart there’s a quivering question
Yet I’m sure the answer
The answer will come one way or another
There in the dark there’s a beckoning candle
And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
As long as I can dream, please let my dream come true
Oh, now, oh, oh, now

Maneskin – ‘If I Can Dream’ (from Elvis Biopic)

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