Jesse Presley's Lament

from by Robert Childs Elastic Band

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lyrics

JESSE PRESLEY'S LAMENT (Words and Music - Robert Childs)

You had all the breaks
You had all the luck
You were the king
With a big hunk o' bucks
A home on the boulevard
Worldwide fame
A good ol' country boy
In gold lame


Heartbreak Motel
I can hear you dying
Heartbreak Motel on the radio
Heartbreak Motel
I can catch you,
watch you suiciding
Heartbreak Motel on the video

The desk clerk's in the swimming pool
And the switchboard shut at nine
The FM country station
Resumes its subtle whine
Can't stop this eating emptiness
I can't help getting fatter
I've been so long on loneliness
It doesn't seem to matter

Heartbreak Motel
I can hear you dying
Heartbreak Motel on the radio
Heartbreak Motel
I can catch you,
watch you suiciding
Heartbreak Motel on the video

Fear and loss
Destiny and Fate
That echo in the body
That I impersonate

Perhaps we're in heaven
Perhaps we're in hell
Or perhaps we've turned to dust
And brother that's just as well
But in some possible world
In some freezing motel room
I can watch the life and death
Of our dear mother's womb

Heartbreak Motel
I can hear you dying
Heartbreak Motel on the radio
Heartbreak Motel
I can catch you,
watch you suiciding
Heartbreak Motel on the video

credits

from Revenge, released April 20, 1994
Robert Childs - vocals; guitar
George Will - bass
Ren Forsaith - drums
Adrian Miller - keyboard
Sean Mangan - Clarinet
Margi Prideaux - backing vocals

Engineer - Geoff Prideaux
Recorded at The Sound Workshop, Adelaide Festival Centre, South Australia.
Mastered by Neville Clark at Disk-Edits.

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Robert Childs Australia

Robert Childs wrote his first song when he was about 10, continued writing and made a couple of demo albums before he founded SCALA (Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association) in 1987. He released his debut album Revenge (with the Robert Childs Elastic Band) in 1994. He was awarded an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) for his services to music in 2004. ... more

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