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Brad Belt: Music-5pp

She Started Off With Elvis (comedy/americana/folk)

(Brad Belt)
She Started Off With Elvis

© 2008 Brad Belt

She was born In Tupelo, Mississippi
A coincidence untold
And later moved to Memphis where
A new religion was taking hold
Gathered up and swept away
At the tender age of three
Yeah, she started off with Elvis
And she ended up with me

Chorus She started off with Elvis
And ended up with me
She put her box of 45’s
(or With Blue Suede Shoes and Be Bop A Lula)
Right between her knees
We drove to CaliforN I A
From Memphis, Tennessee .
Yeah, she started off with Elvis
And ended up with me

I was born in San Diego
And raised in cut off jeans
Surfin’ with the Beach Boys and
Rockin’ with Jan and Dean
My folks moved to Memphis
Next door to my wife to be
Yeah, the one that started with Elvis
And ended with me

She told me her life was over
They said he had found a queen
Someone named Priscilla
Had snatched away her King
She was all shook up and on her way
To Heartbreak Hotel
Only fools rush in but I knew
It’s now or never

Bridge I thought about Colonel Parker
The way I made my play
But like the King said himself
I did it my way

My wish came true and she became
My little good luck charm
This old hound dog turned into
A hunk of burnin love
We got married and headed out
To sunny CaliforN I A
With my guitar in the trunk
And Elvis between her legs

She started off with Elvis – black velvet in her eyes
She started off with Elvis – he made her feel alive
It’s a long way from Graceland and Memphis, Tennessee
But at night we listen to his songs as she makes love to me
Yeah, she started off with Elvis and ended up with me