Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis Presley Lyrics


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Well, since my baby left me
Well, I found a new place to dwell
Well, it's down at the end of Lonely Street
At Heartbreak Hotel
Where I'll be, I'll be so lonely, baby
Well, I'm so lonely
I'll be so lonely, I could die
Although it's always crowded
You still can find some room
For broken hearted lovers
To cry there in their gloom
Be so, they'll be so lonely, baby
They get so lonely
They're so lonely, they could die

Now, the bellhop's tears keep flowin'
And the desk clerk's dressed in black
Well, they've been so long on Lonely Street
Well, they'll never, they'll never look back
And they get so, they get so lonely, baby
Well, they are so lonely
They're so lonely, they could die

Well, now, if your baby leaves you
And you got a tale to tell
Well, just take a walk down Lonely Street
To Heartbreak Hotel
Where you will be, you will be lonely, baby
Well, you will be lonely
You'll be so lonely, you could die

Although it's always crowded
But you still can find some room
For broken hearted lovers
To cry there in their gloom
Where they get so, they get so lonely, baby




Well, they're so lonely
They'll be so lonely, they could die

Overall Meaning

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley is a classic song with enduring popularity from the 1950s. The lyrics of the song tell a story of a heartbroken man who has lost his love and has found himself in a place known as Heartbreak Hotel. It is a place where all the broken-hearted lovers come to cry and be lonely. The hotel is situated down a lonely street, and although it is always crowded, there is always room for someone to cry in their gloom.


The lyrics suggest a place where the desolate and broken-hearted can find some solace. The chorus of the song, "I'll be so lonely, I could die," highlights the despair many people feel after a heartbreak. The hotel is so synonymous with heartbreak that even the bellhop's tears keep flowing, and the desk clerk is dressed in black. This imagery portrays the hotel as a place where tears are shed, and the occupants are in a state of constant mourning.


The song's lyrics capture the essence of heartache, and Elvis Presley's melancholic voice enhances the feeling. The song is a beautiful representation of the despair and loneliness that people feel when they lose a loved one. It is a recognition and validation of the pain, and it creates a sense of solidarity with others who have been through the same emotions.


Line by Line Meaning

Well, since my baby left me
Ever since my lover departed, my life has been a mess


Well, I found a new place to dwell
I have discovered a new place to reside


Well, it's down at the end of Lonely Street
It is located at the conclusion of an isolated boulevard


At Heartbreak Hotel
This establishment is called Heartbreak Hotel


Where I'll be, I'll be so lonely, baby
When I am there, I will be incredibly lonely, my beloved


Well, I'm so lonely
Actually, I am very lonesome


I'll be so lonely, I could die
My loneliness is so severe that I may die from it


Although it's always crowded
Despite the fact that it is typically full


You still can find some room
You may still discover space


For broken hearted lovers
For individuals whose hearts have been shattered


To cry there in their gloom
Where they may weep and mourn in their despair


Be so, they'll be so lonely, baby
These people will feel lonely to an extreme extent, my beloved


They get so lonely
Their loneliness is overwhelming


They're so lonely, they could die
The intensity of their isolation may be deadly


Now, the bellhop's tears keep flowin'
The bellhop weeps on a regular basis


And the desk clerk's dressed in black
The receptionist is attired in all black


Well, they've been so long on Lonely Street
They have been on this sorrowful road for a very long time


Well, they'll never, they'll never look back
They will never reminisce


And they get so, they get so lonely, baby
As a result, their isolation becomes more intense, my beloved


Well, they are so lonely
Truly, their degree of loneliness is staggering


They're so lonely, they could die
It is possible that their loneliness could kill them


Well, now, if your baby leaves you
In the event that your beloved departs from you


And you got a tale to tell
And you have a tale to recount


Well, just take a walk down Lonely Street
Simply stroll down Lonely Street


To Heartbreak Hotel
And arrive at the Heartbreak Hotel


Where you will be, you will be lonely, baby
Where you will feel incredibly lonely, my beloved


Well, you will be lonely
Indubitably, you will be lonely


You'll be so lonely, you could die
The intensity of your isolation may be fatal


Although it's always crowded
Despite the fact that it is usually full


But you still can find some room
You can still locate some space


For broken hearted lovers
For people whose hearts have been broken


To cry there in their gloom
So that they may weep and grieve in their despair


Where they get so, they get so lonely, baby
Where their isolation intensifies, my beloved


Well, they're so lonely
Incredibly lonely


They'll be so lonely, they could die
Their loneliness could result in their demise




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Elvis Aaron Presley, Mae Boren Axton, Thomas R. Durden

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@rianabrown638

Heartbreak hotel is one of Elvis' best for sure. His range is insane. ⚡️

@collinssouth3761

Raw talent and reaches out to all parts of love. Was introduced to me by my grandma. Do you still play his songs till date?

@nitasheehan2704

@@collinssouth3761 I am a grandma that began my love of Elvis in 1955.

@collinssouth3761

@@nitasheehan2704 I should be a grand pa too. Shamefully, I didn’t start having kids on time. I was born 1967

@nitasheehan2704

@@collinssouth3761 If you're a guy, there's still plenty of time.

@collinssouth3761

@@nitasheehan2704 there is not always time. I lost my wife to leukemia 7 years ago. Never thought about another woman since then. Just me and my daughter

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@Rhino-1006

I love how Elvis goes from incredibly high notes to extremely low ones in a matter of seconds.

@62WILDCAT

It's just natural for him ! Always loved this song !

@grantburton5073

That's why he's the king of rock n roll baby

@thechairmanoftheboard4385

The work of a king

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