"His Latest Flame" as written by and Mort Shuman Doc Pomus....
A very old friend came by today
Cause he was telling everyone in town
About the love that he just found
And Marie's the name of his latest flame
He talked and talked and I heard him say
That she had the longest blackest hair
The prettiest green eyes anywhere
And Marie's the name of his latest flame

Though I smiled the tears inside were a-burning
I wished him luck and then he said goodbye
He was gone but still his words kept returning
What else was there for me to do but cry

Would you believe that yesterday
This girl was in my arms and swore to me
She'd be mine eternally
And Marie's the name of his latest flame

Though I smiled the tears inside were a-burning
I wished him luck and then he said goodbye
He was gone but still his words kept returning
What else was there for me to do but cry

Would you believe that yesterday
This girl was in my arms and swore to me
She'd be mine eternally
And Marie's the name of his latest flame

And Marie's the name of his latest flame
And Marie's the name of his latest flame


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"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" as written by Mort Shuman Doc Pomus

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  • +1
    General CommentIt's because most (under 20) on this site think Queen ripped off Vanilla Ice.

    This is an uptempo blues song about a friend who is telling this guy about this great girl he has found, and guess what? It's his girl, she's obviuosly a slut, and all he can do is sit there and listen...pure hell.
    ephilbrookon January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome, my favorite Elvis song. I like this webiste too I just don't understand why Alkaline Trio and Dashboard Confessional get hundreds of comments and The King gets no respect.
    myhotelyearon June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBecause people are idiots.
    BlueOatmealon August 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song too, the smiths cover this song mixed in with their original rusholme ruffians.
    breathofthegirlon October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis songs amazing!!!!!!! I agree with BlueOatmeal, most young people nowadays wouldnt know a good song if it jumped up and bit them in the bum. A simple song with simple lyrics, ephilbrook basically nailed the meaning. But nobody comes out with a song like this anymore.
    Mr_Soulon April 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song!! everytime i hear it i have to sing and dance....i love everything about it (the music, the lyrics, his smooth elvis voice)
    hsnodgraon April 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...you mean Vanilla Ice didn't write that song?


    ...just kidding. Definitely my favorite Elvis song. Overrated. And I love the Smiths' Live medley, too. Although not even Morrissey can touch the King.
    mopo976on May 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*underrated. :P
    mopo976on May 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm 24, and I've always loved Elvis. So not all young people are idiots. :/

    This song is so amazing - it's got such a great reveal. I love that it isn't explained why he's crying first. Man. What a fantastic song. Definitely in my top 5 favorites (though his rendition of How Great Thou Art is pretty freaking amazing).
    Lereyaon August 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCertainly gets my toes tapping! (and I'm 20!) ;-)
    Was brought up on Elvis, so I know loads of his songs but not many of the titles, I know once I hear it though
    sillysozon April 03, 2010   Link

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