Not one to question authority, Elvis dutifully recorded it.
But what's interesting is this: Elvis tended to butcher "Lonesome" during performances, either deliberately or not-so-deliberately.
Elvis’ living room, known as the “Jungle Room” has green shag carpeting, a built in waterfall and custom made animal-skin chairs.
The Presley family, including Elvis, his parents and brother, are all buried in the “Peace Garden” outside.
And in his final version ever of "Lonesome," he almost breaks down entirely, though he does manage to reach the song's end.
What Elms & Heller discovered is that, when the song's lyrics connote loss of control and vulnerabilty--things Elvis feared throughout his life--performance errors are many; but when the song's lyrics imply control and power, errors markedly diminish.
Elvis’ girls, Priscilla and Lisa Marie, were the most important people in his life.
The kitchen hasn’t been changed at all since it was redesigned in Elvis’ heyday.
The basement, decorated with his logo for “Taking Care of Business,” is painted in black and yellow with three televisions, just like the president has.
And what room in the 1970s have mirrored ceilings with shag carpeting?