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I SAW A MAN SHAKE THE WORLD WITH HIS RIGHT LEG
WHILE HIS LEFT HELD US ALL CAPTIVE IN THE MOMENT

HE WAS ELVIS AARON PRESLEY
BORN TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI
I SCREAMED WITH THE OTHER GIRLS
I KNEW HE WAS ELECTRIC
AND HE CUT SOMETHING LOOSE
AND I FLOATED OVER MEMPHIS
AND I SWEAR TO THIS DAY, WHEN I HEAR HIS VOICE, I CAN FEEL IT

CHORUS
I DON’T WANT TO TALK TO GOD
I NEED TO TALK TO ELVIS
I NEED TO ASK HIM
HOW TO SHAKE IT
HOW TO MAKE IT LOOK EASY
WHEN IT DAMN SURE AIN’T

ONE MONTH LATER, I MET THE MAN OF MY MOTHER’S DREAMS
A SMOOTH TALKIN SALESMAN, WITH A SMILE LIKE A CULDESAC
THAT CURVED AT THE ENDS
WITH HIS PROMISES SO PERFECT
THAT I ALMOST BELIVED MY HEART COULD BE CONVINCED

BUT THIS WAS A TIME
WHEN A PRESSED SHIRT MEANT POTENTIAL
GIRLS MINDED THEIR P’S AND Q’S AND RELIED UPON THEIR SCRIPTURE

CHORUS

NOW THE GEARS OF THE RECLINER
ARE KICKING INTO PLACE
THAT POLYESTER WORKHORSE THAT WOULD BEAR MY HUSBAND’S WEIGHT
WHILE HE DRANK HIS WAY THROUGH GAMESHOWS
GRUMBLING AT CONTESTANTS
THEIR IGNORANCE AMUSED HIM
HIS ARROGANCE ANNOYED ME

BUT IT’S ELVIS ON THE T.V.
KICKS IT INTO HALF TIME
I’M NOTHING BUT A HOUND DOG
CRYING ALL THE TIME

OOOO’S

CHORUS

HEY ELVIS, IF YOU’RE LISTENING, I COULD SURE
USE A MAN
LIKE YOU.

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from Small Town Lights, released August 31, 2013

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The Patti Fiasco Fort Collins, Colorado

Jet-fueled by powerhouse front woman Alysia Kraft, The Patti Fiasco delivers a brash yet fiercely soulful brand of rock and roll with a heavy dose of rockabilly, blues, and ballad. At times raw and volatile, and at others, sweet and lilting, the band fuses a hard-rock swagger with the two-step of its Wyoming roots. ... more

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