The '68 Comeback Special was a televised concert by Elvis Presley which aired by NBC on December 3, 1968.
It marked Presley's return to live performance after seven years during which time his career was centered on the film industry.
Initially planned as a Christmas special by the network and Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker, producer Bob Finkel transformed the idea. He hired director Steve Binder to create a concert that would be current and appeal to a younger audience.
Viewer comment: "After seeing the 2022 Elvis movie, I realized how much they nailed this scene."
Shattered by the recent death of MLK, Elvis chose to close out his 68' comeback special with this poignantly titled original song 'If I Can Dream'
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, oh why
There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong wind of promise that will blow away the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun, where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won't that sun appear
We're lost in a cloud with too much rain
We're trapped in a world that's troubled with pain
But as long as a man has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly (He can fly)
Deep in my heart, there's a trembling question
Still, I am sure that the answer's... answer's gonna come somehow
Out there in the dark, there's a beckoning candle, yeah
And while I can think, while I can talk, while I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream, oh, please let my dream come true, oh, right now
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