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    Elvis Presley Blues

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    Elvis Presley Blues
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      About "Elvis Presley Blues"

      Lyrics for Gillian Welch - "Elvis Presley Blues"

      When the iceberg hit,
      Oh they must have known,
      God moves on the water
      Like Casey Jones.

      So I walked downtown
      On my telephone,
      And took a lazy turn
      Through the redeye zone.

      It was a five-band bill,
      A two-dollar show.
      I saw the van out in front
      From Idaho,

      And the girl passed out
      In the backseat trash.
      There were no way they'd make
      Even a half a tank of gas.

      They looked sick and stoned
      And strangely dressed.
      No one showed
      From the local press.

      But I watched them walk
      Through the bottom land,
      And I wished that I played
      In a rock & roll band.

      Hey, hey,
      It was the fourteenth day of April.

      Well they closed it down,
      With the sails in rags.
      And I swept up the fags
      And the local mags.

      I threw the plastic cups
      In the plastic bags,
      And the cooks cleaned the kitchen
      With the staggers and the jags.

      Ruination day,
      And the sky was red.
      I went back to work,
      And back to bed.

      And the iceberg broke,
      And the Okies fled,
      And the Great Emancipator
      Took a bullet in the back of the head

      SONGWRITERS:
      WELCH, GILLIAN HOWARD / RAWLINGS, DAVID TODD
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