"Velvet Elvis" as written by and Alexandra Leigh/greenwood Winston....
Ma said, I ain't right
Clutching on you all night
But you're my, you're my guy, Elvis

Slice my starry eye
Light his coat in turpentine
Kill the bitch that bats an eye, Elvis

When I feel your velvet, I can't help it
Hold your frame, whisper your name
When I feel your velvet, I can't help it
And you don't breathe, so you can't leave

And they're comin'
They're comin'
They're comin'
Whoaa no

(Touch) Shackled arms are tight, cause' papa said I cross the line
Carve us in our special time, Elvis
Now it's five by five
Finger paint and circle time
I love you till the day I die, Elvis

When I feel your velvet, I can't help it
Hold your frame, whisper your name
When I feel your velvet, I can't help it
And you don't breathe, so you can't leave

And they're comin'
They're comin'
They're comin'
Whoaa no

When I feel your velvet, I can't help it
Hold you by the frame, whisper your name
When I feel your velvet, I can't help it
And you don't breathe, so you can't leave

And they're comin'
They're comin'
They're comin'
Whoaa no

And they're comin' (When I feel your velvet, I can't help it)
They're comin'
They're comin'
Whoaa no

And they're comin' (When I feel your velvet, I can't help it)
They're comin'
They're comin'
Whoaa no


Lyrics submitted by duluoz90, edited by ghostyyy

"Velvet Elvis" as written by Alexandra Leigh Winston Alexandra Winston

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  • +5
    Song MeaningSo this song is great because if you're not paying attention, it sounds like a really sweet love song where the girl refers to her boyfriend as her velvet Elvis.

    And then you read the lyrics and SHIT BRIX.

    This song is literally about a velvet Elvis. This is an old fad; it was a framed painting of Elvis painted on black velvet. She's literally singing about a picture of Elvis that she is in love with, and seems to believe is real/alive ("Kill the bitch that bats at eye at Elvis").

    More ridiculously, her dad appears to walk in on her while she's masturbating using the picture ("Papa said I cross the line/Caught us in our special time, Elvis").

    And then she's sent to an asylum. Holy shit.
    "Shackled arms are tight" <-- she's in restraints
    "Now it's five by five" <-- she's living in the psych ward's little room now
    "Finger paint and circle time" <-- Normal activities you do in a psych ward

    Additionally, the chorus of "They're comin'/They're comin'/They're comin'/Oh no!" I think is either her being super paranoid that people want her Elvis, or this just might be referring to professionals/her parents coming to take her away to the hospital.

    Basically, this song fucking ROCKS.
    ghostyyyon December 27, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Lyric Correctionit's a lyric website. post the frickin lyrics. here you go, people:

    ma said, i ain't right
    clutching on you all night
    but you're my, you're my guy, elvis

    slice my starry eye
    light his coat in turpentine
    kill the bitch that bats an eye, elvis

    when i feel your velvet, i can't help it
    hold your frame, whisper your name
    when i feel your velvet, i can't help it
    and you don't breathe, so you can't leave

    and they're comin'
    they're comin'
    they're comin'
    whoa no

    (touch) shackled arms are tight, cause' papa said i cross the line
    carve us in our special time, elvis
    now it's five by five
    finger paint and circle time
    i love you till the day i die, elvis

    when i feel your velvet, i can't help it
    hold your frame, whisper your name
    when i feel your velvet, i can't help it
    and you don't breathe, so you can't leave

    and they're comin'
    they're comin'
    they're comin'
    whoa no

    when i feel your velvet, i can't help it
    hold you by the frame, whisper your name
    when i feel your velvet, i can't help it
    and you don't breathe, so you can't leave me

    they're comin'
    they're comin'
    they're comin'
    whoa no

    and they're comin' (when i feel your velvet, i can't help it)
    they're comin'
    they're comin'
    whoa no

    and they're comin' (when i feel your velvet, i can't help it)
    they're comin'
    they're comin'
    whoa no
    allthisistemporaryon November 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI haven't taken this song off repeat in days!
    Who the fuck writes a song about being in love (REALLY in love) with a framed velvet elvis?! Alex Winston, you're a goddess.
    oblioon March 09, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHey, could someone please give me a brief explanation of what this song is all about? I've been listening to it for a while now and am very, very curious.

    Thanks!
    gowithit31on April 22, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song has to be about masturbation... or at least it strongly strikes me as being about masturbation.
    sisterwifekilleron May 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about love of inanimate objects apparently. She's such a legend. Does anyone else reckon 'slice my starry eye' is a nod to the Pixies? (Debaser)
    tracy64on October 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhether you like the music or not, how awesome are trojan pop songs like this?? I love it when songs get played a lot on the radio and most people just nod along to them without ever properly listening to the lyrics. If they ever did stop to listen, they'd probably think twice about criticising metal as being 'too dark' for their simple tastes...!!

    See also that awful Foster The People song about Columbine-style shoot-ups. I love bursting peoples' bubbles about that.
    tracy64on January 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    MemoryMy discovery of this song:
    -Heard it in advert
    -Sister told me title
    -First thought was about actually loving Elvis (velvet coat)
    -Now I know that it's about loving a picture
    -Checked the lyrics
    -THIS SONG ROCKS! :3

    xxx tiger eyes
    tigereyes1on January 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionHaha u guys sure this isnt about a dildo?
    Abarnett934on August 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI agree with sisterwifekiller. Masturbation.

    Her starry-eye is her vagina. Fingerpainting in circles on her vagina.

    Also I think the lyric is 'CAUGHT us in our special time' - not 'carve'.

    Clearly the girl is obsessed with elvis, and spends to much time masturbating. As a gay man, I don't I'm hearing things here - I think that was her intention. The song is cute, everyone masturbates. It's a cheeky little song about a near-obsessive crush.
    mrmarionetteon February 18, 2015   Link

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