- Graceland (song)
"Graceland" is the title song of an album released in
1986 in musicby
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
Gracelandafter the failure of his marriage.
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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