"Memphis" as written by and Kenneth A Pattengale Joseph Edward Ryan....
There was a dream
I had it too
You could see it coming true
It would travel in the air
You could make it if you dared

And now the sun goes down over Dolly Parton bridge
The one time home and soul takes our country's final breath

I guess it takes
More than a man
More than a dream
For such a fight

Graceland is a ghost town tonight

This ain't a trip with my son
There's no guitar shines in the sun
Those days are gone
Made new ones come
Before it's all just a museum

And now the sun goes down over Dolly Parton bridge
The one time home and soul takes our country's final breath

I guess it takes more than a king
More than a song for such a fight

Graceland is a ghost town tonight

I guess it's been a long decline
God bless the souls that shook up mine

Graceland is a ghost town (x3)
Tonight


Lyrics submitted by rockisgroovy, edited by mytace

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    General Comment"I guess it's been a long decline
    God bless the souls that shook up mine"

    Powerful.
    rockisgroovyon March 27, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI hear it it as a lament for the long decline in Memphis' storied place in the field of music. It also works for me as a metaphor for our nation's decline as a place of opportunity ("takes our country's final breath".)
    bluesthangon November 11, 2013   Link
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    General CommentVery cool... Like Simon and Garfunkel revisited... Even a shoutout to Paul Simon!

    This ain't a trip with my son
    There's no guitar shines in the sun
    Those days are gone
    May new ones come

    Paul Simon Graceland:
    The Mississippi Delta was shining
    Like a National guitar
    I am following the river
    Down the highway
    Through the cradle of the civil war
    I'm going to Graceland
    Graceland
    In Memphis Tennessee
    I'm going to Graceland
    Poor boys and pilgrims with families
    And we are going to Graceland
    My traveling companion is nine years old
    He is the child of my first marriage
    But I've reason to believe
    We both will be received
    In Graceland
    mytaceon September 10, 2014   Link

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