Collecting dust inside that liquor store 'till you bought it for me,
A decanter full of whiskey in the image of the King.
The more I drank from it the less I saw of you.
That bottle's empty now, and you and I are through.

When you gave me the King of gifts, I didn't know what to say.
Except a hundred and thirty dollars is an awful lot to pay,
For a girl like you who doesn't make much money anyway.
But you cared enough to put away a little everyday,

For that Elvis decanter, the one you gave to me.
A fitting symbol of our love, and empty likeness of the King
Your love for me went out the day you took that last remaining drink,
From that Elvis decanter, the one you gave to me

They told me I should have saved it; it'd be worth something someday.
But me, I couldn't wait, that King of Rock got lighter everyday.
Soon it was half empty and I was half as close to you.
Then I drank the rest, I should've guessed I drank our love in two.

For that Elvis decanter, the one you gave to me.
A fitting symbol of our love, and empty likeness of the King.
If I had filled it up or made it last would it have changed a thing?
It's just an Elvis decanter, the one you gave to me.

Oh that Elvis decanter, the one you gave to me.
In the name of Elvis, why did you have to leave?
When I love you and I need you desperately tonight.

Oh that Elvis decanter, the one you gave to me.
A fitting symbol of our love, and empty likeness of the King.
Your love for me went out the day you took that last remaining drink,
From that Elvis decanter, the one you gave to me

Collecting dust inside that liquor store 'till you bought it for me,
A decanter full of whiskey in the image of the King.
The more I drank from it the less I saw of you.
That bottle's empty now, and you and I are through.

Oh that Elvis decanter, the one you gave to me.
A fitting symbol of our love, and empty likeness of the King.
Your love for me went out the day you took that last remaining drink,
From that Elvis decanter, the one you gave to me.
If I had filled it up or made it last, would it have changed a thing?
It's just an Elvis decanter, the one you gave to me.




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Elvis Decanter song meanings
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    General Commentimg135.imageshack.us/img135/2585/…

    I like the vandals, but this song......

    It's obvisouly about a person giving something to someone in return for someone's love.
    kckmeoutofmndon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentkckmeoutofmnd you couldn't be more wrong...
    actually you could but this song is clearly about someone giving their significant other a really expensive gift to them, and the person that got the gift really didn't care about how much effort was put into being able to give it, wasted it for only self satisfying pleasure, while killing the other person's feelings, and making that person break up with him.
    manifestokidon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti totally agree with what manifestokid says, that is how i imagined it when i entered the lyric, also i love the vandals
    jayphelps321on February 10, 2006   Link

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