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Song Details
Rank this week: 23 (↓23)
Duration: 3:24 
Release Date: 1982  (zbcustom73) 
Lyrics By: David Van Allen (zbcustom73) 
Music By: David Van Allen (zbcustom73) 
Produced By: David Van Allen (zbcustom73) 
Released By: DeViAntunes (zbcustom73) 
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  • The D-V-8's was my band , fronted from behind a Pedal Steel Guitar. I wrote the tunes, played Pedal and lap Steels and sang . Jim Clatterbuck Drummed. Doug Corbin Bassed. Jon Vengrouskie Guitarred, but all guitaristic sounds on "Elvis" are Pedal Steel. Jimmy Powers played the Harmonica solo. (zbcustom73)
  • Written in tribute to a couple of gals who tried to parcel post themselves to Graceland. After the King passed away I figured the postage would be steeper to get where he is now.... Basically a "list song" of ways to do away with oneself - dva (zbcustom73)
  • Song Lyrics:
    (I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and) Mail Myself to Elvis
    words and music by David Van Allen (c) 1982/2007

    Chorus:
    (I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and) Mail Myself to Elvis
    (Signed, Sealed, Delivered)
    Care of Vernon Presley R.F.D.
    (I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and) Mail Myself to Elvis
    (Return to Sender)
    Make That Address "Heaven C.O.D."
    (Yeah send it Special Dee)

    Verse 1
    An Intravenous overdose of heroin
    A one way ticket on a DC10
    Some Cocaine, Ether and a flick of my BIC
    or A signed prescription from Dr. Nick
    Try a little Solitaire Russian Roulette
    Or maybe a way they haven't thought of yet...

    Chorus:
    (I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and) Mail Myself to Elvis
    (Signed, Sealed, Delivered)
    Care of Vernon Presley R.F.D.
    (I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and) Mail Myself to Elvis
    (Return to Sender)
    Make That Address "Heaven C.O.D."

    Verse 2
    Take walk 'til my hat floats
    Inhale some brine
    Hang myself with an old clothesline
    A shot of Tequila with a Drano chaser
    Or rub myself out with a big eraser
    Just like they do in those old cartoons
    But one thing's sure
    I gotta do it soon

    Chorus:
    (I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and) Mail Myself to Elvis
    (Signed, Sealed, Delivered)
    Care of Vernon Presley R.F.D.
    (I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and) Mail Myself to Elvis
    (Return to Sender)
    Make That Address "Heaven C.O.D."

    Verse 3
    Goin' to Chicago in the early fall
    Buy me a bottle of Tylenol
    A short swan dive onto the Metro track
    Ought to do the trick
    That's a fact
    Drunk man, Street Car
    Foot slip and there you are

    Chorus:
    (I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and) Mail Myself to Elvis
    (Signed, Sealed, Delivered)
    Care of Vernon Presley R.F.D.
    (I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and) Mail Myself to Elvis
    (Return to Sender)
    Make That Address "Heaven C.O.D."


    (zbcustom73)
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    Dave AuJus   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  08-02-17 01:29 PM  -  3 years ago

    Dr. D has it as David Van Allen & The D.V.8's

    www.dmdb.org/cgi-bin/plinfo.pl?drd92l.0816.html

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    A-Log:

    Slight correction: it's David Van Allen & The DV-8s. I was following what Dave wrote in the description. I hope it'll still work either way in case you can't make the change.

    A-Log   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  08-02-17 10:54 AM  -  3 years ago
    Slight correction: it's David Van Allen & The DV-8s. I was following what Dave wrote in the description. I hope it'll still work either way in case you can't make the change.
    Dave AuJus   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  08-02-17 02:06 AM  -  3 years ago
    done

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    A-Log:

    Please change the artist name to "David Van Allen & The D-V-8's". It's not The Geektones. Can't post the mp3 until the change happens.
    davidtanny   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  08-02-17 12:18 AM  -  3 years ago
    Well, my latest show containing this song is going live right as I type this. I'll have to fix the entry on my playlist later.
    A-Log   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  08-01-17 10:41 PM  -  3 years ago
    Please change the artist name to "David Van Allen & The D-V-8's". It's not The Geektones. Can't post the mp3 until the change happens.
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