Senor Gepetto – Elvis’s Most Poignant Ballad
Obviously it’s been a long time since I have visited the story of Pinnochio, so a lot of literary license is taken.
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Cut down a tree
Take some walnut, screws and elmer’s glue
Put it together and paint it true.
And his nose will grow
Add a wise little bug who is Jiminy Cricket
‘Cuz the fairy said I must be in the thick of it
People, don’t you understand
The child needs a helping hand
Or he’ll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me,
Are we too blind to see,
Do we simply turn our heads
And look the other way
Turn the boys to mules
And a wooden little boy with a big long nose
Keeps telling lies and it grows and grows
And his honesty turns
So he becomes smarter and stops the lies
And Jiminy gives his aid to the puppet pint sized
Then one night in desperation
A young man breaks away
He buys a gun, steals a car,
Tries to run, but he dont get far
And his mama cries
Around Pinnocho and a bunch of strings
a crowd gathers with chicken wings
As her young man dies,
On a cold and gray chicago mornin,
Another little baby child is born
YOU ARE A NUT….but I like it! 30 years ago….hard to believe the King has been gone that long…..I was a big fan.
Thanks. I became a bigger fan after he died. Can you imagine if he had remained healthy what his career would be like? The Elvis in Hawaii still gives me chills.
“Around Pinnocho and a bunch of strings
a crowd gathers with chicken wings”
Just another typical urban crowd after a tragedy. Great parody, although I must admit the original is my least favorite Elvis ballad. Give me “Can’t Help Falling in Love”
‘cuz I can’t hep fallin’ in love with yooouuuu. I do a great shower version!
Thanks for the compliment!