"If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."
Before Anyone Did Anything, Elvis Did Everything
—Title of a 2003 compilation album released in Britain
Everybody in outer space looks like Elvis,
Cause Elvis is a perfect being!
We're all moving in perfect peace and harmony towards Elvisness.
Soon all will become Elvis.
Everything, everywhere will be Elvis.
Why do you think they call it evolution anyway?
It's really Elvislution!
—Mojo Nixon, "Elvis Is Everywhere"
"So what if he looks like a warthog in heat?
He knows we all love him we'll just watch him eat
So tear off the cover from his hotel retreat
And bring back the King for the man in the street"
—Frank Zappa, "Elvis Has Just Left the Building"
"Up in Memphis the music's like a heatwave
White lightning bound to drive you wild
Mama's baby's in the heart of every schoolgirl
'Love Me Tender' leaves 'em cryin' in the aisle
The way he moved, it was a sin, so sweet and true
Always wanting more, he kept you longing for
Black velvet and that little boy's smile
Black velvet and that soft Southern style
A new religion that'll bring you to your knees
Black velvet, if you please"
—Alannah Myles, "Black Velvet"
LITTLE RICHARD:"Presley was a good performer
On stage he was electrifying
When he was ill his fans got sick
And moaned when he had died
All you pimps making money off his name
Don't you feel ashamed?
He went through the test, he's out of this mess
Be my guest and let him rest"
—Living Colour, "Elvis Is Dead"