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Kenny Chesney: “Jesus and Elvis”

Jesus and Elvis Lyrics (song performed by Kenny Chesney)

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Jesus and Elvis, painted on velvet
Hanging at the bar here every night
It’s good to be back again, oh, me and my old friends
‘Neath the neon cross and a string of Christmas lights
Lola built this joint in sixty-seven
And her boy went out to fight on Christmas eve
In a war nobody won, she lost her only son
Now everything he loved is what you see
Jesus and Elvis, painted on velvet
Hanging at the bar here every night
It’s good to be back again, oh, me and my old friends
‘Neath the neon cross and a string of Christmas lights
Mama told them Jesus loves a sinner
His daddy said that music saved his soul
Between the rockers and the band
It’s a fitting promise land
For the kings of kings and the king of rock and roll
Jesus and Elvis, painted on velvet
Hanging at the bar here every night
It’s good to be back again, oh, me and my old friends
‘Neath the neon cross and a string of Christmas lights
So if you need a shot of whiskey and redemption
Where the delta meets the sea of Galilee
Get washed in the blood of the Mississippi mud
Come all you non-believers and you’ll see
Jesus and Elvis, painted on velvet
Hanging at the bar here every night
It’s good to be back again, oh, me and my old friends
‘Neath the neon cross and a string of Christmas lights
It’s good to be back again, oh, me and my old friends
‘Neath the neon cross and a string of Christmas lights
‘Neath the neon cross and a string of Christmas lights
By and by, Lord, by and by
Songwriters: Matraca Berg / Hayes Carll / Allison Moorer
Jesus and Elvis lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

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