Party
Elvis Presley Lyrics


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Some people like to rock
Some people like to roll
But movin' and a groovin'
Gonna satisfy my soul

Let's have a party (let's have a party), ooh
Let's have a party (let's have a party)
Send him to the store
Let's buy some more
And let's have a party tonight

I've never kissed a bear
I've never kissed a goon
But I can shake a chicken
In the middle of the room

Let's have a party (let's have a party), ooh
Let's have a party (let's have a party)
Send him to the store
Let's buy some more
And let's have a party tonight

Now Honky Tonky Joe
Is knockin' at the door
Bring him in and fill him up
And set him on the floor

Let's have a party (let's have a party), ooh
Let's have a party (let's have a party)
Send him to the store
Let's buy some more
And let's have a party tonight

The meat is on the stove
The bread is getting hot
Tell me pretty baby

Let's have a party (let's have a party), ooh
Let's have a party (let's have a party)
Send him to the store
Let's buy some more




And let's have a party tonight
We're going to have a party tonight!

Overall Meaning

Elvis Presley's "Party" is a fun and upbeat song that encourages everyone to have a good time together. The opening lines, "Some people like to rock, some people like to roll, but movin' and a groovin', gonna satisfy my soul," demonstrate that, while people might have different tastes or preferences, music and dancing can bring them together. The chorus, "Let's have a party, ooh, let's have a party, send him to the store, let's buy some more, and let's have a party tonight," underscores the song's central message: let's come together and revel in each other's company.


The lyrics are light and humorous, with Elvis singing that he's never kissed a bear or a goon but can "shake a chicken in the middle of the room." The inclusion of Honky Tonky Joe and his arrival at the door adds to the party's jovial atmosphere, showcasing Elvis's ability to connect with people from all walks of life. The verse about meat cooking on the stove and bread getting hot highlights the communal aspects of partying: it's not just about the music, but also about coming together and sharing food, drinks, and conversation.


"Party" is a song that celebrates the joy of community, good music, and good times. It encourages people to let loose and forget their troubles for a while, reminding listeners that sometimes all it takes is a little music and dancing to lift everyone's spirits.


Line by Line Meaning

Some people like to rock
There are individuals who prefer a style of music that involves playing and listening to rock music


Some people like to roll
There are individuals who prefer to dance and listen to music that has a rolling beat


But movin' and a groovin'
However, I enjoy dancing in a lively and rhythmic manner


Gonna satisfy my soul
It brings me great pleasure and happiness to dance in this way


Let's have a party (let's have a party), ooh
I suggest that we all gather together to celebrate and have fun with each other


Send him to the store
Ask someone to go to the store to purchase items needed for the party


Let's buy some more
We require more supplies and provisions to ensure the party goes smoothly


I've never kissed a bear
Although I have had various experiences, I have never kissed a bear before


I've never kissed a goon
I have also never kissed an unpleasant or dangerous person


But I can shake a chicken
However, I am capable of performing a lively and energetic dance known as the "chicken dance"


In the middle of the room
I will perform this dance in the center of the gathering space


Now Honky Tonky Joe
A person with the name Honky Tonky Joe is currently arriving


Is knockin' at the door
He is signaling his arrival by knocking on the door


Bring him in and fill him up
Let's welcome him into the party and provide him with food and drink


And set him on the floor
He can then join in on the dancing and merriment


The meat is on the stove
We are currently cooking meat on the stove


The bread is getting hot
Bread is being warmed up and prepared for consumption


Tell me pretty baby
I am asking for input and suggestions from my romantic interest


We're going to have a party tonight!
Tonight we will be having an enjoyable and lively celebration together




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: TIMOTHY J. ROBINSON

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