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John Wesley Harding – Elvis Has Just Left The Building lyrics

In this house, there are many many mansions
And a tower in desperate need of a spire
And a million little churches for all denominations
Better get good advice, if you're a first time buyer
The ghosts around here, well, they are big business
They're union so they only come out at night
But they'll scare you half to death when you are sleeping
So please remember when you turn out the lights
Please clear off the floor
Your tickets just aren't valid anymore
Cos elvis, elvis has left the building

It was just one small step for humanity
But it took him half an hour to cross the floor
And the little girls scream and turn into their mothers
Who got much more respect before the war
Used to be the world would take our cues from one another
Now just one man can tear the world in half
Some idiot's cracking jokes that he will never understand
About how he hates gays and everybody laughs
Please clear off the floor
That joke just isn't funny anymore
Cos elvis, elvis has left the building
Elvis, elvis has left the building

Aloha earth, this is elvis calling
You'll find me in the big house now
I'm gone but I've not forgotten
I've joined the order
I've taken vows
I didn't like what I saw down there anyhow

Now everyone wants to see the clocks turned backwards
To when men were men and women cooked their meals
When you could only sing on tv from the waist up,
(but you could do it live)
Well I'm 25 and I don't know how that feels
So me and my friends we decide to have a party
But the outside world crashes and it gets so unreal
Cos each of us is a fragment with a million little centres
Soon someone will discover the wheel
Please clear off the floor
Your tickets just aren't valid anymore
Cos elvis, elvis has left the building

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