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Thought I Saw Elvis


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WG

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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Music, Lyrics and Performance by W G Preston

The inspiration for this song originally came from a movie I watched as a kid called "Against the Crooked Sky". It has nothing to do with Elvis but hey it's got to start somewhere. A great movie by the way. The song evolved over the years and after some friends pushed me to record it this is what came out. I hope you like it and form your own opinion on it's deeper meaning.
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Lyrics
Left in the middle of the desert alive.
Left out here just staring at the sky.
The sun beats down, my hands are tied.
There's no place I can run to or hide.

105 degrees, no shade from the trees and it's only getting hotter in this world of make believe. Thought I closed my eyes, I can still see and I thought I saw Elvis. Yeah I thought I saw Elvis and I thought I saw, Yeah I thought I saw Elvis and I thought I saw, thought I saw.

Looking for my soul, thought I put it in a box, next to the TV. Killing myself trying to be somebody else, I just want to be me.
I gotta pay bills and climb the hills, I'm not dead yet and I'm trying to feel. I'm only human.

105 degrees, no shade from the trees and it's only getting hotter in this world of make believe. Thought I closed my eyes, I can still see and I thought I saw Elvis. Yeah I thought I saw Elvis and I thought I saw, Yeah I thought I saw Elvis and I thought I saw, thought I saw. Yeah I thought I saw Elvis and I thought I saw.

105 degrees, no shade from the trees and it's only getting hotter in this, world of make believe. When you close your eyes, tell me what you see. Millions dying and the rest are filled with greed. Just, let me by and have a, have a drink on me.

Thought I saw, thought saw Elvis. Thought I saw, thought saw Elvis. Yeah I thought, thought I saw Elvis. Thought I saw, thought saw Elvis. Thought I saw, thought saw Elvis. Yeah I thought, thought I saw Elvis.

lyrics by William Grant Preston
Song Stats
Hits: 3020
Comments: 6
Fans: 2
Plays: 102
Downloads: 132
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Aug 05, 2007 - 02:27:29 PM
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2009 - 12:32:35 AM Last Played: Oct 30, 2018 - 01:32:50 PM
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Hardware:
Power Mac G5 Dual 2.3
MOTU 828
Line 6 Pod XT Live
Variax 700 Acoustic Guitar
Variax 300 Electric Guitar
Radium 61 MIDI Keyboard
audio-technica Microphone
Software:
GarageBand 2.02
Comments
Vic Holman said 4147 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
i saw Elvis
working the karoke circuit.

Really like this tune. very well written and performed.
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WG said 4062 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
Thanks for the kind words.
Thanks for letting me know you liked the song. It was fun trying to make a song about Elvis with deeper lyrics than just... well a song about Elvis.

Not sure if the comment about karaoke was a question to me or a tag line. I am pretty shy when it comes to singing in front of others, which makes MacJams perfect for me. Write your songs, record them without anyone hearing my mistakes. I make plenty before I am done lol... Thanks again.
Check out my latest song called Clouds Go By
Godchaser said 4146 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Cool quirky vibe
you have happening here - very well done all the way around - especially liked the vocal work & the way you mixed all the elements together - all nicely balanced,and wow what a nice hardware list - love those Line6 products!

Blessings,
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WG said 4062 days ago (October 29th, 2007)
:)
Thanks, I enjoyed writing this song and this was the first song I recorded where I felt I had a bit better at understanding at how stereo can be used. Still lots to learn but should be fun discovering all the tricks.

Yeah I love the Line 6 products as well. It is great to have several different sounding guitars all in the same guitar and not have it be midi. Also the Pod XT Live is the best unit I have found to get all the different high quality sound effects and amp sounds for less than $400. I use to have a $200 unit and it is funny how spending the extra money for a high quality item can make such a difference.

Thanks again for the comment.
Check out my latest song called Clouds Go By
Char said 3476 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
I'm playing it for
the second time. It was gentle and fun. You did great all around. Downloaded twice! Thanks.

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WG said 3476 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Hi again Char
Hope it was a bit more upbeat then my latest post Dad lol... This is really one of my favorite songs of all that I have written and produced so far. I think I just adore you Char :D Thanks for the kind and supporting comments.
Check out my latest song called Clouds Go By
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