heading east on I40 with a flatbed
that couldn't wait
'coz I was due in Jackson on August
15th and here it was the 16th
and I was already late.
Well, I had an Elvis tape on a new
player in that ole rig of mine
and a big jug of coffee to help me
keep her between the lines.
Well, I crossed the great divide about
and it was cool and she was running
So I thought I'd put all the miles
behind me that I could.
Well I must have been dozing, I guess
for an hour or more,
when I rounded the turn into a valley
I didn't recall seeing along here
Well, I got to wondering that maybe
I'd missed my turn along the way.
Then all at once that whole valley got
as light as day.
Well I pulled over and got out and
took a look around.
The sky was black but I could see for
miles and there wasn't a sound.
It was so quite and beautiful out
Why, it was like a dream.
There were beautiful trees and
mountains and even a little stream.
And then suddenly there were thousands
of people gathering
as far as I could see -
young folks and old folks and kids all
looking straight at that ole truck and
Then I heard something behind me -
I turned around and 'Oh, What A Sight
There was Elvis Presley on my old
flatbed and it was solid gold.
He stood there in a blaze of light
against the black sky.
He was smiling and waving but with a
soft and tender in his eyes.
Oh, you should have seen that diamond
and that pure white suit he wore
and then he started singing.
Lord, It was like I'd never heard him
and I was so scared I couldn't move.
I don't know how long I just stood
But, Elvis sang every song he'd ever
and music just seem to come from
And, then one by one Angels appeared
and they came and sat around him
and they began to sing along and they
placed a halo of light above him.
It was a concert like I've never seen
And then it was over and he was gone
just like you'd close a door.
It got so dark I couldn't see and for
I just stumbled around and finally I
decided I'd wait til morning.
So, I sat down on the ground and when
it got light,
well, I was out on a stretch of I40 in
the middle of nowhere -
no trees, no valley - just my old
truck setting there.
Well, I climbed in the behind the
wheel and headed east as hard as she'd
I was almost afraid to stop. I must
have looked like I'd seen a ghost.
But, Man, What A Story I'd have for
the rest of them gear jammers now.
Well, I wheeled into the first truck
stop I came to and shut her down.
I was shaking like an old fender when
I walked in
but was gonna act as natural as I
So, I dropped a quarter into the
jukebox and told the waitress,
'Hey, Play Something Good' ...
Well, I sat down and ordered a cup,
thanked the waitress and tipped her a
Then I picked up the morning paper and
I read the headlines ...
and then, ... and then, ...
I knew I had just seen the.....
Farewell Concert Of The King!
~Made with Love~
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© 1996 E.P.E., Inc.