"HeartBreak Hotel" as written by Mae Axton, Tommy Durden and Elvis Presley....
Well, since my baby left me
Well, I found a new place to dwell
Well, it's down at the end of Lonely Street
At Heartbreak Hotel
Where I'll be, I'll be so lonely, baby
Well, I'm so lonely
I'll be so lonely, I could die

Although it's always crowded
You still can find some room
For broken-hearted lovers
To cry there in the gloom
And be so, where they'll be so lonely, baby
Well, they're so lonely
They're so lonely, they could die

Now, the bell hops tears keep flowin'
And the desk clerk's dressed in black
Well, they've been so long on Lonely Street
Well, they'll never, they'll never look back
And they'll be so, where they'll be so lonely, baby
Well, they're so lonely
They're so lonely, they could die

Well now, if your baby leaves you
And you have a sad tale to tell
Just take a walk down Lonely Street
To Heartbreak Hotel
And you will be, you will be, you will be lonely, baby
You'll be so lonely
You'll be so lonely, you could die

Well, though it's always crowded
You still can find some room
For broken-hearted lovers
To cry there in the gloom
And they'll be so, they'll be so lonely, baby
They're so lonely
They'll be so lonely, they could die


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"Heartbreak Hotel" as written by Mae Boren Axton Elvis Aaron Presley

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  • +1
    General Commentwhen he hits those low-key notes,
    its freaking amazing, and addictive(sounding like a woman here, help)
    deludedon September 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentElvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis. Without them we wouldn't have rock today.

    This song is incredible.
    Mr. No Nameon March 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is very creepy, & hauting, I love it.
    mced7on June 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA great blues song. I especially like the reverberated vocals and guitar solo. My personal favorite by Elvis.
    MrLongroveon April 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Elvis. A bit sad considering my fav band is Linkin Park. Well not sad. Scary really :P. Brilliant song, brilliant man
    syko_braton November 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsyko, why is it sad to love Elvis, "before Elvis there was nothing" John Lennon. Also, without Elvis, you wouldn't have LP.

    Anyway, the song is obviously a metphor for being lonley with other lonely people which may make you not so lonley after being dumped. miserly loves company?
    ephilbrookon January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's the only song he can ever be credited as co-writing as well. I wonder which bits he wrote. Brilliant stuff.
    recalcitranton January 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJohn Cale also does a great version of this song. Catch it if you can.
    losttangoon May 28, 2010   Link

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