From the recording What Difference Will It Make

Written by Neil w Young
Copyright Neil w Young, Bear Creek Music Canada and Restless Wind Records

Lead vocals | Neil w Young
Backup vocals and harmonies | Ray Lyell, Paula Tessaro, Andrea Pileggi, Ethan Jones, Miles Patterson
Electric and acoustic guitars | Ray Lyell
Piano | Gary Ashthorpe
Drums | Roger Banks

Lyrics

I remember the morning rock and roll was born
Heard on my little radio, it was an Elvis Presley song
He was singing about finding a new place to dwell
Down at the end of Lonely Street at Heartbreak Hotel

I didn’t know it then but it didn’t take too long to know
That soon he’d be crowned the king, the King of Rock and Roll
Singing songs like Love Me Tender, and Don’t Be Cruel
And lordy, lordy, lordy, don’t step on my Blue Suede Shoes

When I heard the girls screaming, teardrops falling from their eyes
I knew right then and there rock and roll will never die

Well the hits kept coming every time he stepped on stage
Even when he joined the army he was still all the rage
Then one day a pretty girl just walked into his life
Next thing everybody knew pretty Priscilla was his wife

The girls kept screaming, teardrops falling from their eyes
Everyone was singing rock and roll will never die

Then one day the last thing on everybody’s mind
Was hearing on the radio that Elvis Presley died
Everybody said, no, no it must be wrong
No one could believe the King of Rock and Roll was gone
Tears were falling from everybody’s eyes
Rock and Roll lost a legend the day Elvis Presley died

There were so many special people in Elvis Presley’s life
Like his folks and Colonel Parker, Lisa Marie and his wife
Still his fans keep on coming every day, young and old
To Graceland, the place he loved the place that he called home

They stand in line for hours, most with tears in their eyes
They know because of Elvis rock and roll will never die
Yeah, they stand in line for hours, tears in their eyes
They know because of Elvis rock and roll will never die

Copyright © 2010 Neil w Young, Bear Creek Music Canada and Restless Wind Records All Rights Reserved