My Life as a Clairaudient

GREETINGS, ALL!!!
Every weekday morning, my clock-radio alarm (that’s right – an honest to goodness CLOCK-RADIO rather than my smart phone) goes off, and I greet the day with a song already in progress. This morning, that song was Mystify by INXS which was perfect because I woke up to Walking in Memphis in my head – mystifying!
While I enjoy Walking in Memphis very much, I would not say it is my favorite song. There are many other songs I enjoy as much or more – and I heard several of them on the radio in the car on the way to and from work today – yet, as I hummed The Troggs’ With a Girl Like You after the song was concluded and I was walking into my office, I was THINKING about Walking in Memphis.
Clairaudience strikes again!
It is pretty clear to me this song-message is not for me, and so I release it to all of you in the hope it will find its mark(s). NOTE: I have highlighted particular lyrics which kept repeating to me – these are not necessarily the message but just in case they are, there you go!

Walking in Memphis

Put on my blue suede shoes
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain
W.C. Handy, won’t you look down over me
Yeah, I got a first class ticket
But I’m as blue as a boy can be

Then I’m walking in Memphis
Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel?

Saw the ghost of Elvis
On Union Avenue
Followed him up to the gates of Graceland
Then I watched him walk right through
Now security they did not see him
They just hovered ’round his tomb
But there’s a pretty little thing
Waiting for the King
Down in the Jungle Room

When I was walking in Memphis
I was walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel?

They’ve got catfish on the table
They’ve got gospel in the air
And Reverend Green be glad to see you
When you haven’t got a prayer
But, boy, you’ve got a prayer in Memphis

Now Muriel plays piano
Every Friday at the Hollywood
And they brought me down to see her
And they asked me if I would
Do a little number
And I sang with all my might
She said
“Tell me are you a Christian child?”
And I said “Ma’am, I am tonight”

Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
Was walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
But do I really feel the way I feel?

Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
I was walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
(Walking in Memphis)
But do I really feel the way I feel?

Put on my blue suede shoes
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain

Songwriters: Marc Cohn
Walking in Memphis lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

((All images courtesy Google Images and Facebook.)) 

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