Heartbreak Hotel

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That’s right folks, its a another song in the heartbreak series. So after the initial sadness of a breakup, there is the anger that its over, only to have sadness come back, taking root in none other than the Heartbreak Hotel.

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Day 5) Heartbreak Hotel

So this is a famous Elvis song, as I don’t really need tell you, I’m sure you know. The song was written by  Tommy Durden and Mae Boren Axton. The song in itself is sad but the story behind it is even sadder. The lyrics are actually based on a suicide of a man who jumped from a hotel window. How horrible.

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The single topped Billboard‘s Top 100 chart for seven weeks, and became Presley’s first million dollar seller, even going double platinum. It became a staple of Presley’s repertoire in live appearances, and was last performed by him on May 29, 1977 at the Civic Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Heartbreak Hotel recieved many awards through its lifetime: in 1995 it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame; in 2004 Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time“; and included it in their list  “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll”.

So the whole song is about a “Heartbreak Hotel” that is open for those who have recently had their heartbroken and need to be around others who are miserable to help them through it. It’s kind of that misery loves company deal. I liked listening to it, because it felt like others understood your suffering and were there for you.

Well, since my baby left me,
I found a new place to dwell.
It’s down at the end of lonely street
at Heartbreak Hotel.

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You make me so lonely baby,
I get so lonely,
I get so lonely I could die.

And although it’s always crowded,
you still can find some room.
Where broken hearted lovers
do cry away their gloom.

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You make me so lonely baby,
I get so lonely,
I get so lonely I could die.

Well, the Bell hop’s tears keep flowin’,
and the desk clerk’s dressed in black.
Well they been so long on lonely street
They ain’t ever gonna look back.

You make me so lonely baby,
I get so lonely,
I get so lonely I could die.

Hey now, if your baby leaves you,
and you got a tale to tell.
Just take a walk down lonely street
to Heartbreak Hotel.

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Yes the heart will break

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But remember:

tested Downton Abbey

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To start the Heartbreak series from the beginning, go to If It Means a Lot to You

To go to the previous song, go to Now You’re Gone

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For more of my favorite songs, go to I Don’t Love You

For more of my favorite quotes, go to Girl on Fire

For more on Downton Abbey, go to A Hunky Helping of Manwich

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It’s That Time of the Year Again

So it’s that time of the year again.

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Seriously, when the girl scout cookies come out its over. Don’t even try to hold back as you just know:

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No, stop! Alright.

No, stop! Alright.

I always tell myself that I will buy one box of Thin Mints, but usually end up with the Mints and Tagalongs, or Samoas, or Savannah Smiles, or…. Even though they’ve hiked up the prices to be being $5

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I know, right? And you know the only reason they get away with it is that they aren’t sold all year round. Those jerks.

And you know once you start eating, it doesn’t just stop. Nope, you eat and eat and eat and eat, etc.

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And as you eat and eat and eat, etc. It gets to the point where you start telling yourself this so that you feel better.

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You know those people who are always trying to prove who’s the stronger one? Well:

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Writing this so makes me want to eat some. I mean seriously, I need someone to watch me with those things.

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I sometimes think I need someone to keep me on track.

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But then I think screw it!

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For more scenes from my everyday life, check out Final Destination: Bike Edition