Elvis Presley Blues

Album: Time (The Revelator) (2001)
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  • 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 Writer/s: David Rawlings, Gillian Howard Welch
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Wixen Music Publishing
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