Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley Lyrics


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Well it's one for the money, two for the show
Three to get ready, now go cat go
But don't you, step on my blue suede shoes
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

You can knock me down, step in my face
Slander my name all over the place
And do anything that you want to do
But uh uh honey lay off of my shoes
And don't you step on my blue suede shoes
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

Oh let's go cats!

You can burn my house, steal my car
Drink my liquor from an old fruit jar
Do anything that you want to do
But uh uh honey lay off of them shoes
And don't you, step on my blue suede shoes
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

Rock!

Well it's one for the money, two for the show
Three to get ready, now go cat go
But don't you, step on my blue suede shoes
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

Well it's blue, blue, blue suede shoes
Blue, blue, blue suede shoes yeah!
Blue, blue, blue suede shoes baby




Blue, blue, blue suede shoes
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

Overall Meaning

The song Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley is a classic rock and roll song that tells a story about a man's love for his prized possession which are his blue suede shoes. The lyrics start with the famous line "Well it's one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go cat go" which sets the tone for the song. It means that the performer is ready to put on a good show and gives the audience a countdown to get ready for the performance.


The rest of the song is a warning to anyone who may try to mess with the singer's blue suede shoes. The singer lists out all the things that people can do to him like slander, burn his house down or steal his car, but the person should not lay a finger on his blue suede shoes. It's clear that the blue suede shoes symbolize something important to the singer and they showcase his style and unique identity. The song ends with the repetition of "Blue, blue, blue suede shoes" and a call to rock that shows the singer's passion for his shoes and music.


Line by Line Meaning

Well it's one for the money, two for the show
It's time for a performance and I'm ready to put on a show and make some money.


Three to get ready, now go cat go
It's time to get prepared and get moving, so let's do this thing!


But don't you, step on my blue suede shoes
I love my blue suede shoes, so please be careful not to damage them.


You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes
I'm willing to let you get away with a lot, but please don't mess with my shoes.


You can knock me down, step in my face
You can try to physically hurt me or insult me to my face.


Slander my name all over the place
You can spread lies and rumors about me throughout our community.


And do anything that you want to do
You can pretty much do whatever you please, except for messing with my shoes.


But uh uh honey lay off of my shoes
Even though you have a lot of freedom to act as you wish, I'm asking you again to leave my shoes alone.


And don't you step on my blue suede shoes
I really can't stress enough how important it is to me that my shoes stay in good condition.


Oh let's go cats!
Let's get hyped up and ready to perform!


You can burn my house, steal my car
You can try to ruin me financially by destroying my property or stealing from me.


Drink my liquor from an old fruit jar
You can even drink my alcohol if you like, but please don't touch my shoes.


Blue, blue, blue suede shoes
A repeated phrase emphasizing how much the singer loves his blue suede shoes.


Rock!
Let's rock out and put on a great show!




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Carl Perkins

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@tfs7033

Well, it's one for the money
Two for the show
Three to get ready
Now go, cat, go
But don't you
Step on my blue suede shoes
Well you can do anything
But stay off of my blue suede shoes
Well, you can knock me down
Step in my face
Slander my name all over the place
Well do anything that you want to do
But uh-uh, honey lay off of them shoes
And don't you step on my blue suede shoes
Well, you can do anything
But stay off of my blue suede shoes
Let's go, cat!
Ah, walk the dog
You can burn my house
Steal my car
Drink my liquor
From an old fruit jar
Well do anything that you want to do
But uh-uh, honey lay off of my shoes
And don't you
Step on my blue suede shoes
Well, you can do anything
But stay off of my blue suede shoes
Rock it
Yeah
Well, it's one for the money
Two for the show
Three to get ready
Now go, go, go!
But don't you
Step on my blue suede shoes
Well, you can do anything
But stay off of my blue suede shoes
Well, it's
Blue, blue
Blue suede shoes
Blue, blue
Blue suede shoes, yeah!
Blue, blue
Blue, suede shoes, baby
Blue, blue
Blue suede shoes
Well, you can do anything
But stay off of my blue suede shoes



All comments from YouTube:

@albertofichera4154

The most iconic opening lines in music history

@goronpaulpeace

FOR THE TRUTH SHALL SET US FREE

@RoderickSquadDMcCloud

That Elvis didn’t write!🤘🏻😆

@MinTheMemer

But sang beautifully! 🔥

@yankeeforcestudios5431

@Dustin McCloud so, he ain’t as writer.

@RoderickSquadDMcCloud

@@yankeeforcestudios5431 he’s not the writer of this song at least.. but I will say he definitely did sing it better than the guy who wrote it.

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@kylefabros

Oh, Elvis! You will always be remembered and your music. ❤

@mariaportella1494

Único, eterno, adoooooro.

@aileen9553

Mybe he will be rememberd,but the same will the singer Billy Murray. I listen to Murray every day I listen not to Elvis only in this because a friend what to hesr what he sounded.she had never hesrd Elvis before. Only heard his name,but she not listen to music after 1945

@goronpaulpeace

Indeed Indeed

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