Hayes Carll – Jesus and Elvis

Hayes Carll – Jesus and Elvis


Jesus and Elvis Painted on velvet Hanging at the bar here every night It’s good to be back again Oh, me and my old friends Beneath a neon cross and a string of Christmas lights Lola built this joint in ’67 And her boy went off to fight on Christmas Eve In a war nobody won She lost her only son Now everything he loved is what you see Jesus and Elvis Painted on velvet Hanging at the bar here every night Lola told him Jesus loves a sinner And his daddy told him music saved his soul Between the drunkards and the band It’s a fitting promised land For the King of Kings and the King of rock ‘n’ roll Jesus and Elvis Painted on velvet Hanging at the bar here every night It’s good to be back again Oh, me and my old friends Beneath a neon cross and a string of Christmas lights It’s good to be back again Oh, me and my old friends Beneath a neon cross and a string of Christmas lights By and by, Lord, by and by By and by, Lord, by and by So if you need a shot of Dickel or redemption Where the Delta meets the sea of Galilea You get washed in the blood Of the Mississippi mud Come on you non-believers and you’ll see

10 Replies to “Hayes Carll – Jesus and Elvis”

  1. Beauty Hayes, longtime fan of yours. This is the first time Ive heard a John Prine influence in your music. Maybe its the phrasing of this tune?

  2. Love you’re music been listening since a teen I remember my daddy playing I’ve got a gig baby nudging me in the chest telling me that will be me one day

  3. From what I've heard, I love the sound of this new record. It's got a high quality living room feel. Songs are great too!

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