FRANK ZAPPA - ELVIS HAS JUST LEFT THE BUILDING

Bueno, esta es una frase usada para anunciar que el rey (Elvis, obvio) terminó su espectáculo y que el motivo por el cual los presentes están reunidos y permanecen en el recinto ha llegado a su fin. La frase, con el tiempo, se fue popularizando en EEUU hasta alcanzar ribetes nacionales y más también. En este caso inmortalizada por Frank Zappa quien no tuvo mejor idea que hacerla como solo él puede… ¿O qué esperaban?... Zappa con su característica ironía, sarcasmo, o llámenlo como quieran, más el inevitable humor y, hasta, con cierta demencia anunciaba que Elvis había abandonado el lugar (Tal vez el mundo)… La canción es en realidad en honor al anunciador Al Dvorin, organizador de las giras de Elvis y autor de la frase. Sacado de su disco en vivo “Broadway the hard way”.




Elvis has just left the building –
Those are his footprints, right there
Elvis has just left the building --
To climb up that heavenly stair

He gave away Cadillacs once in a while;
Had sex in his underpants,
Yes, he had style!
Bell-bottom jump-suits?
That's them in a pile,
But he don't need'em now,
'Cause he's makin' Jesus smile!

Elvis has just left the building --
Those are his footprints, right there
Elvis has just left the building --
To climb up that heavenly stair

The Angels all love him,
He brings them relief
With droplets of moisture
From his handkerchief!
Cher'bim 'n ser'phim
Whizz over his head --
Jesus, let him come back!
We don't want Elvis dead.

Elvis has just left the building --
Those are his footprints, right there
Elvis has just left the building --
To climb up that heavenly stair

So what if he looks like a wart-hog in heat?
He knows we all love him --
We'll just watch him eat,
So take down the foil
From his hotel retreat,
And bring back The King
For the man in the street!

Elvis has just left the building --
Those are his footprints, right there
Elvis has just left the building --
To climb up that heavenly stair
He's up there with Jesus, in a big purple chair

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