Graceland
Willie Nelson Lyrics


The Mississippi Delta
Was shining like a National guitar
I am following the river
Down the highway
Through the cradle of the Civil War

I'm going to Graceland, Graceland
Out in Memphis, Tennessee
I'm going to Graceland
Poor boys and pilgrims with families
And we are going to Graceland

My traveling companion is nine years old
The child of my first marriage
But I've reason to believe
We both will be received
In Graceland

She comes back to tell me she's gone
As if I didn't know that
As if I didn't know my own bed
As if I'd never noticed
The way she brushed her hair from her forehead
And she said, "losin' love
Is like a window in your heart
Everybody sees you're blown apart
Everybody sees the wind blow"

I'm going to Graceland
Memphis, Tennessee
I'm going to Graceland
Poor boys and pilgrims with families
And we are going to Graceland

My traveling companions
Are ghosts and empty sockets
Ghosts and empties
But I've reason to believe
We all will be received
In Graceland

There is a girl in Austin, Texas
And she calls herself the human trampoline
And sometimes when I'm falling, flying
Tumbling in turmoil I say
"This is what she means"
She means we're bouncing into Graceland
And I see losing love
Is like a window in your heart
Everybody sees you're blown apart
Everybody feels the wind blow

I'm going to Graceland
Memphis, Tennessee
I'm going to Graceland
For reasons I cannot explain
Some part of me wants to see
Graceland
And I may be obliged to defend
Every love and every ending
Or maybe there's no obligations now
Maybe I've a reason to believe
We all will be received
In Graceland

Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Graceland, Graceland
I'm going to Graceland

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Paul Simon

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Comments from YouTube:

Declan Dalton

fantastic version. what else to expect from willie

Patrick Jordan

Willie is a national treasure!

Steffen Pollex

Willie is an INTERnational treasure... ;-)

Steffen Pollex

I'd known that before you - since 1977 - when me 'd been 12 of age... ;-)

Steffen Pollex

He is World Cultural Treasure.... :)

A B

the mississippi delta was shining like the national guitar

Neil Gilfillan

I would not have ever paired Willie with Paul Simon but it feels, now, like this song was written for Willie. His book is mostly interesting with lots of boring parts. Willie was very poorly received by Memphis but very much a part of Graceland.

Jerry Lambert

Best cover ever

Chris Flores

Great rendition. Love the added "Austin Texas" reference.

Magamiam

I second that. Happiest of Birthdays Mr. Willie Nelson. One of the Pure American Royalty, of course!

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