The Poetry of the Lyric: Lisa Marie Presley, Lights Out (+Vid Link)

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Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley debuted as a singer/songwriter with her album To Whom It May Concern and the single “Lights Out”.

Lights Out

You were a million miles behind.
And I was crying every time I’d leave you;
Then I didn’t want to see you.
I still keep my watch two hours behind…

Someone turned the lights out there in Memphis.
That’s where my family’s buried and gone.
Last time I was there I noticed a space left,
Next to them there in Memphis
In the damn back lawn.

I didn’t know that I was in the crowd.
Oh, well…The fresh-cut grass stopped growing;
Everything on my shelf has fallen.
I still keep my watch two hours behind…

Someone turned the lights out there in Memphis.
That’s where my family’s buried and gone.
Oh, and I, last time I was there I noticed a space left,
Next to them there in Memphis
In the damn back lawn.

Was that a bridge I was crossing?
Somewhere I stopped walking.
I guess I fell off on my own.

I heard all the roads—they lead to Memphis.
Except for the one I’m stumbling down.
Oh, and I, I’ll be damned if I ever get this
Little son of a bitch from Memphis.
Well it’s all there I guess…
And I haven’t forgot.


Vid Links

Official Video

Live


Lisa Marie Presley released her debut album, To Whom It May Concern, on April 8, 2003. It reached No. 5 on the ”Billboard” 200 albums chart and was certified gold in June 2003. The album’s first single, “Lights Out”, reached No. 18 on the Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 chart and No. 16 on the UK charts.

Lisa Marie Presley (born February 1, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter. She is the only child of singer/actor Elvis Presley.

As sole heir to Elvis’ estate, Presley is the owner of Graceland, the Memphis mansion where her father lived, now a major tourist attraction. She has conducted a long career in the music business and has issued several albums and videos. Her work as vocalist and lyricist has ranged across country, blues and folk.

IMG_4082“Lights Out” is from the Album, To Whom It May Concern. The song was co-written by Glen Ballard, Clif Magness, & Lisa Marie Presley

(Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, The Bicycle Music Company)

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