Graceland (song)


Graceland (song)

"Graceland" is the title song of an album released in 1986 in music
1986
by Paul Simon. The song features vocals by the The Everly Brothers. It won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1988.

The lyrics deal with the singer's thoughts during a road trip to Graceland after the failure of his marriage.

Trivia

In the "Graceland Classic Albums" video, Simon states that he considers "Graceland" the best song he has ever written.

The song is included in the Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It is ranked at #485

Living Colour, the rock band, twisted the line "Maybe I've a reason to believe we all will be received in Graceland" [cite web | title = Paul Simon Lyrics | publisher = Lyrics on Demand | url = http://www.lyricsondemand.com/p/paulsimonlyrics/gracelandlyrics.html | accessdate = 2007-06-11 ] to "I've got a reason to believe we all won't be received at Graceland" [cite web | title = Living Colour Lyrics | publisher = Lyrics on Demand | url = http://www.lyricsondemand.com/l/livingcolourlyrics/elvisisdeadlyrics.html | accessdate = 2007-06-11 ] in their track "Elvis is Dead" on their "Time's Up" album.

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