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"Saw the ghost of Elvis
On Union Avenue
Followed him up to the gates of Graceland
Then I watched him walk right through
Now security they did not see him
They just hovered 'round his tomb
But there's a pretty little thing
Waiting for the King
Down in the Jungle Room"
Marc Cohn, "Walking in Memphis"

"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

"Elvis Presley was a model citizen. I've compiled a list of his traits for you to practice. Number one... is dancing!"
— Elvis fangirl extraordinaire Lilo Pelekai using him to teach Stitch how to be a "model citizen"

"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 and Skid Roper, "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" - Broadway the Hard Way.

"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"

"I saw Elvis in a UFO, sitting there with Howard Hughes
I saw Elvis in a UFO, Jimmy Hoffa was in there too
I saw Elvis in a UFO, singing them rhythm and blues
And Liberace was there, and he had on a pair of Imelda Marcos' shoes

What is that, a shooting star, streakin' 'cross the heavens above?
No, it's a whole lot more than a shooting star, it's a hunka hunka burnin' love

I saw The Colonel in a UFO, had a big smile on his face
And then he shook his head, puffed on his cigar and said "I done booked Elvis out in outer space.
Ray Stevens, "I Saw Elvis in a UFO"


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