#17 There’s a guy … Elvis

#17 There’s a guy works down the chip-shop swears he’s Elvis – Kirsty MacColl

1959 - 2000

Other than the fact that this song was covered by various artists who released it in various countries and the ghost of elvis reincarnated as guys in establishments variously culture specific (and the fact that it was Kirsty’s first hit single – 1981), I don’t really have much to say about this track other than I like it. For obvious reasons, I don’t really want to say much about Kirsty MacColl herself, other than she was great.

Lyrics

There’s a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis
Just like you swore to me that you’d be true
There’s a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis
But he’s a liar and I’m not sure about you

Oh darling you’re so popular
You were the best thing new in Hicksville …
With your mohair suits and foreign shoes
News is you changed your Pick-up for a Seville

And now I’m lying here alone
‘Cause you’re out there on the phone
To some star in New York
I can hear you laughing now and
I can’t help feeling that somehow
You don’t mean anything you say at all

There’s a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis
Just like you swore to me that you’d be true
There’s a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis
But he’s a liar and I’m not sure about you

There’s a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis
Just like you swore to me that you’d be true
There’s a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis
But he’s a liar and I’m not sure about you
I said he’s a liar and I’m not sure about you
I said he’s a liar and I’m not sure about you
He’s a liar and I’m not sure about you

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