ELVIS BLUES
(Elvis has Left the Building)

Words and music by Florian Lacour


Well ! Well ! I’m now in Elvis’s Memphis
And I’m singing – Like one who is crying
Well ! I’m here singing for a friend
Whose birthday is due today…
Oh ! Yes, I’m now in Elvis’s Memphis
And singing for his anniversary
Yet I’m so sad and sorry
For he’s not here
« Elvis has left the building » (they said !)
But my friend haon’t left his friends,
For he left us so many things
His rythmes which still remain…
« Elvis has left the building »
That’s what they used to say ;
Yet his memory is still living
And his songs are bound to stay.

Refrain:
I’ve left my country for his land
With only one thing on my mind :
The hope to share with all others
The life his songs always could offer ;
And I’m now with  all of you people
Feeling so sure we’re not alone :
Talking and singing ‘bout Elvis,
Bring him right here home…





EN FRANCAIS :

Et me voici ici à Memphis
La tête pleine de tes chansons, Elvis !
De tant d’chansons que tu chantais
Que j’ai rechanté, que j’ai aimé.
Mais aujourd’hui à Memphis
Dans ton pays je ressens trop, et c’est si triste,
La peine terrible de t’avoir perdu
Sans même t’avoir connu.
« Elvis has left the building »
Voilà ce qu’on disait
Mais chaque lendemain tu revenais
Partager ton feeling
Maintenant Elvis tu as quitté la scène
Mais t’es entré dans nos cœur
Et ta voix y éteint nos peines
Et nous pulse chaque jour du bonheur !