Heartbreak Hotel Albums Gigs Lyrics Comments

Details

Author
Mae Boren Axton, Thomas Durden, Elvis Presley
Original Band
Elvis Presley

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Give It To The Soft Boys The Soft Boys Black Snake Records Unauthorized 1986
The Soft Boys 1976-1981 The Soft Boys Rykodisc Authorized 1993

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
The Soft Boys Lady Mitchell Hall Cambridge England UK November 27, 1978

Comments

The song was originally recorded by Elvis Presley, but it is the John Cale arrangement being covered here.

Lyrics

Well, since my baby left me
Well, I found a new place to dwell
Well, it's down at the end of Lonely Street
At Heartbreak Hotel
Where I'll be--where I get so lonely, baby
Well, I'm so lonely
I get so lonely, I could die

Although it's always crowded
You still can find some room
For broken-hearted lovers
To cry there in the gloom
And be so, where they'll be so lonely, baby
Well, they're so lonely
They'll be so lonely, they could die

Well, the bellhop's tears keep flowin'
And the desk clerk's dressed in black
Well, they've been so long on Lonely Street
Well, they'll never, they'll never get back
And they'll be so, where they'll be so lonely, baby
Well, they're so lonely
They'll be so lonely, they could die

Well now, if your baby leaves you
And you have a sad tale to tell
Just take a walk down Lonely Street
To Heartbreak Hotel
And you will be, you will be, you will be lonely, baby
You'll be so lonely
You'll be so lonely, you could die

Well, though it's always crowded
You still can find some room
For broken-hearted lovers
To cry there in the gloom
And they'll be so, they'll be so lonely, baby
They'll be so lonely
They'll be so lonely, they could die