Whatever Happened to Memphis?

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lyrics

(Words/music by P.Mark)

Who’s job is it
To save this city’s soul?
I’d do it myself but they say son, do as your told
In a wrecking ball world a man’s no more than a stone
They’re putting up tombs and expecting us to call them home

Is it the times we live in
Or are people to blame
I seen it all swallowed in a city of flames
Whatever happened to Memphis

Who’s job is it
To keep the king’s name safe?
There’s much more to it than museums and holidays
Step right up, before the fumes get too strong
They remember the voice but no one remembers the song

I thought I heard freedom ring
Down on Highway 61
But something went wrong
The sound of a gun
Whatever happened to Memphis

Who’s gonna stand up
And break this city’s hold?
I’d do it myself but my feet have gone stone cold

Whether it’s marching on Main Street
Or laying down a song
There’s a way to do it right
And a way to do it wrong
Whatever happened to Memphis?

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from Disposable Soul, released June 1, 1997

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Paul Mark & The Van Dorens New York, New York

Triple-threat songwriter-musician-producer Paul Mark has been turning the heads of critics and barflies for decades. With a striking lyrical edge and an encyclopedic facility with American roots music, NYC-based Paul Mark has built a top-drawer original song catalog that tugs on the ears of the literary as well as the liquidated. Mark is principal owner of Radiation Records. ... more

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