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I've Never Been To Memphis

This song is by Billie Ray Martin and appears on the album 18 Carat Garbage (2001).

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Yeah-heah, oh-hoh, well
I saw my face in the paper today
It said hello to the face that I saw at home
I read a tale of a girl with my name
It was not the one that I know, no

You shook my hand and you said you understand
And you said that you know where I'm coming from
But the only place that I've ever been
Is far far from known

What you say about me
Stabs me in the heart
What you read about me is a shot in the dark, yeah

I've never been to Memphis
I've never seen my good-luck star
I've never seen Las Vegas lights
Laughing at the dark
I've never dragged the train of my dress
Down Elvis Presley Boulevard
I've never been to Memphis
Cross my heart, hmm

I want to see my name in neon lights
Cause the words that you write
They don't last my friends
They only shine a day at a time
And leave stains on my hands, well

So what's the use in rolling the dice
When you already know how it's gonna fall
You think that if you play your cards right
You might deal with us all

What're gonna do
When a seven falls
Will the rolling thunder scatter all of your cards

I've never been to Memphis, no
I've never seen my good-luck star
I've never seen Las Vegas lights
Laughing at the dark
I've never dragged the train of my dress
Down Elvis Presley Boulevard
I've never been to Memphis
Cross my heart
Cross my heart

Ooh yes
Believe me, hmm

I've never been to Memphis, no no
I've never seen my good-luck star, baby
I wanna see Las Vegas lights, yeah
Laughing at the dark
I've never dragged the train of my dress
Down Elvis Presley Boulevard
I've never been to Memphis
Cross my heart
Cross my heart

I've never been to Memphis, no no no
I've never seen my good-luck star
I've never seen Las Vegas lights, yeah
Laughing at the dark
I've never dragged the train of my dress
Down Elvis Presley Boulevard, yeah
I've never been to Memphis
Cross my heart
Cross my heart, yeah

I've never been to Memphis, no no
I've never seen my good-luck star
I've never seen Las Vegas lights, yeah
Laughing at the dark
I've never dragged the train of my dress
Through the Nevada desert sand
I've never been to Memphis
Raise my hand
Raise my hand, baby yeah

Oh yeah
Tell it how it is, yeah
Yeah yeah
Whoo
Tell me how it is
C'mon
Whoo
Cross my heart
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

"Whoh! that's the one"
"That was the one"

Written by:

Billie Ray Martin and Mark Tschanz

Musicians:

Trivia:

  • "I've Never Been To Memphis" was the third single from the 18 Carat Garbage album and was first released as a 12" single on vinyl March 2001.