Memphis

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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter now living in Berlin, whose five Grammy Award nominations span from 1979 to 2001. He is probably best known for the 1979 hit song and first single "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", which still gets … more »

Memphis - Where the hell is Memphis? 
Memphis - Where the hell is Memphis?
I got to get away, study my geography 
I'm just a shadow of the boy I used to be 
I used to see the light, now it's all a mystery 
I used to feel the beat, now I feel a million miles from... 
Memphis - Where the hell is Memphis? 
Memphis - Where the hell is Memphis?
I used dirty words never too excessively 
But saying "rock&roll" never seemed so bad to me 
I dare said it in hip and happy company 
I was in and out in a second on my way to... 
Memphis - Where the hell is Memphis? 
Memphis - Where the hell is Memphis?
Memphis, so where the hell is Memphis? 
I had a one-way ticket and a little radio
I turned it on, heard the sound from twenty years ago 
Somebody smiled and said, that's the only way to go 
He died at twenty-one, now nobody's innocent in... 
Memphis - Where the hell is Memphis? 
Memphis - Where the hell is Memphis?
Somebody turned around, said, I got to disagree 
He wrote that sort of turn people out to anarchy 
He made them think about Marlon Brando on TV 
I guess they still went down against anything they got in... 
Memphis - Where the hell is Memphis? 
Memphis - Where the hell is Memphis?
I met a wise old man, he had longer hair than me 
He said, Memphis is nothing like it used to be 
A hundred dead guitarists lying in the cemetery 
I felt a sudden chill, now I'm not so sure about... 
Memphis - Where the hell is Memphis? 
Memphis - Where the hell is Memphis? 
I'm on a lonesome train on a lonesome track 
I think I'll jump right off, head for home, double back 
And though I'm better now I know that no-one knows the facts 
I'm gonna start again, forget I ever heard about...

Written by: CHUCK BERRY

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Memphis