Baptize Me Over Elvis Presley's Grave

Lyrics: Timothy Paruszkiewicz
Music: Timothy Paruszkiewicz

Sung by Danny Click with Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band in 2014.

Well I woke up in a jail cell
My head was spinning in a cloud
Some guy was standing over me
He was alone, but he was talking loud

So I say, hey, what are you in on
Is it some kind of cold, this thing
He said, no, this one couldn't walk on water
But, boy, you should have heard him sing

Take me down, I want to go to Memphis
If I do I surely will be saved
Direct me to the road that leads to Memphis
Baptize me over Elvis Presley's grave

Well the sheriff, he released me
He said, boy, where you gonna go
I said I'm headed down for Memphis
He said, how, and I said, I don't know

So I told him about my reason
He just shrugged and [?]
And he said, you know, I think you're kind of crazy, boy
But it's a free country, I suppose

Take me down, I want to go to Memphis
If I do I surely will be saved
Direct me to the road that leads to Memphis
Baptize me over Elvis Presley's grave

So I arrived at my destination
Road weary and a wreck
There was a woman in the ticket booth
Standing just like Peter at the gates

So I says, Ma'am, you know I come a long, long way
Won't you please let me inside
And she said, I don't care if you're the second coming
Buy a ticket, boy, and get in line

Take me down, I want to go to Memphis
If I do I surely will be saved
Direct me to the road that leads to Memphis
Baptize me over Elvis Presley's grave
Baptize me over Elvis Presley's grave