My mother cleans Elvis' house
Yeah, she and everybody else
Who moved to Memphis for the king
She used to work at the Motel 6
Now she gets free guitar picks
That's how I learned to play and sing

I've been playing the hotel scene
Living out my mother's dreams
Strumming underneath the disco lights
All kinds of people come in
We got this psychic from Beijing
She read my cards that night

Then I dreamed that my soulmate
Was a motel clerk in Jersey
Who had not met me
So why am I in this
Hotel in Memphis
When I just want to kiss
Somebody tonight

My mother doesn't seem to mind
That Elvis isn't still alive
She just toils in memory
She's no hippie she's no flake
She just thinks that it's her fate
And who am I to disagree

Everybody's got a heart to follow
Everybody's got to make that call
And as I look around this hotel scene
I'm doing pretty good with my band
The people come and shake my hand
But true love is what I need

Then I dreamed that my soulmate
Was a motel clerk in Jersey
Who had not met me
So why am I in this
Hotel in Memphis
When I just want to kiss
Somebody tonight
I'm gonna take a Greyhound
All the way to Jersey
I hope you meet me
'Cause I don't care if I
Ever get famous
I just want to kiss
Somebody tonight


Lyrics submitted by LizardGirl

Memphis song meanings
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