"Queen Elvis" as written by and Robyn Hitchcock....
People get what they deserve,
Time is round and space is curved.
Honey, have you got the nerve,
To be Queen Elvis?
See that man who mows his lawn,
He'll hang in drag before the dawn.
Some are made and some are born
To be Queen Elvis.
It could break your mothers heart,
It could break your sisters heart.
Coming out's the hardest part,
When you're Queen Elvis.
Justify your special ways,
Justify your special ways.
Getting blow-jobs from the press.
Oh, I'm jealous can't you guess?
I could never fit your dress,
Queen Elvis.
Oh and I'll sculpt you,
So very hard.
Oh and I'll sculpt you,
'til you bleed.
Everybody must get stoned,
All together all alone.
Babbling beside the throne,
Of Queen Elvis.
Justify your special ways,
Justify your special ways.
Two mirrors make infinity,
In the mirror you and me.
Find out just what love could be,
Queen Elvis.
Oh and I'll sculpt you,
So very hard.
Oh and I'll sculpt you,
'til you breath.
People get what they deserve,
Time is round and space is curved.
Honey, have you got the nerve,
To be Queen Elvis?


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    General CommentReminds me of Van Morrison's "Madame George."
    NankerPhelgeon April 28, 2013   Link
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    General CommentAt first Queen Elvis seems to simply be an artist, something Hitchcock himself identifies with, but as the song progresses he seems to break from the subject, stand apart from it, and he appears to be singing about celebrity. The title fuses two iconic figures into one, after all.
    Kartoumon May 02, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me a bit of David Bowie, who was born on Elvis Presley's birthday.
    r. kevinhion June 28, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI always wondered if Hitchcock wrote this about David Bowie, Elton John or Morrissey, but listening now I think about Bruce-Caitlin Jenner!
    DougMashon February 02, 2016   Link

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