"Elvis Ate America" as written by and Adams Clayton....
(Black flash)
Black flash over my own love
Tell me of my eyes
Black flash come though my own life
Telling these things
And I believe them
And I believe in you

White flash sees the sky
And it turns its side from you
She won't turn my back
And I know you turn so blue
You know
And your sky is feeling blue
And your heart
So cold when I'm with you
You feel
Like no one told you to
And your time is your side
And your time with me
Ah, don't talk to me
Ah, don't talk to me
Don't talk to me

You know
Like no one told you how but you know
Though the king that howls has howled
We're like sentimental, but you don't care
If I just share it in your heart, heart
(Heart, heart)

Hopelessly, so hopelessly
I'm breaking through for you and me
You don't
Though no one told you to
And you found out
Where you were going, where to
You're through with me
But I know that you will be back for more

And you know
And though no one told you so
And you know, blue sky
Like a harder shade of blue
And you walk
When you want
To let go
Me, I'm on the outside, tell me not to fade away
Drop me down but don't break me
In your sleep

In your sleep, inside, it's in your heart and mine
Whole sea is dark, it's in your heart and mine

Sweetly, those will come
Loving is on your side walking through
So let me in your heart
Your beat is like something new

They
Run
See, say you're sad and reach by
So, say you're sad above beside
Oh, stay sad above beside
So, stay sad above we said

You know I don't
And no one told you how
And you don't
And you wipe sweat off your white brow, and you care
And no one told you tried
And your heart
Is left out from the side

And the rain beats down
And the shame goes down
And this rain keeps on coming down
And this sky
Tonight...

Give a S-O-N-G-why
Your joy to God
Give a S-O-N-G-why
Give away some in your life
Give away some while you're able

You know
And though no one told you sky
And you feel
Like you pretend you can, you say go, you live
Go live outside of me
Don't you leave
Don't leave out part of me, then I can feel
Like I feel before
Like it hurt now, and I see the floor
If you pick me up
Bits and pieces on this floor


Lyrics submitted by Richard2468

"Elvis Presley & America" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    General CommentLike Elvis and America on The Unforgetable Fire this seems to be an improvisation. But this song is more structured and the lyrics more coherent. Howie B co-wrote Elvis ate America and laid the rhythmtrack and is shouting Elvis trhu out the song.

    I think this is kind of defence and celebration of Elvis Presley and his life.

    The line, Elvis ate America before America ate him, is very good. Elvis was bigger than anyone thought in the 50´s, but in the end the world had finally caught up with him. But depsite that, his achievements are still as much as relevant now as then.
    HankSayson February 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI JUST HEARD THIS SONG. I THINK IT IS REALLY BAD AND LAME. WHY DID THEY WIRTE THIS JUNK?
    u2rocksMAon April 20, 2010   Link

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