Elvis Bought Dora a Cadillac Song Lyrics

Wall of Voodoo


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Andrew Joseph Prieboy, Marc W. Moreland
album: Track 9 in album Happy Planet
release date: 1987
popularity : 69 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: New Wave
length: 3:45

Album Information

label: I.R.S. Records
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Wall of Voodoo Happy Planet cover art


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It was 1957, Evlis Presley came in the
Spanish restaurant where Dora was working.
Dora took the order, bussed the plates,
Poured the coffee as the party ate.
Col. Tom paid the check and Elvis Presley
Left the tip, a brand new Cadillac....

And the Gods I loved were poor white trash.
One was making wine in Canaan, the other
Tipping waitresses Cadillacs...

Twenty years later when Elvis died she parked
The Caddy in the drive. With plaster statues,
Lights, and stands she called her front yard
PRESLEY LAND. She said he was just a poor man's


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Do It Again
  • 2 Hollywood the Second Time
  • 3 Empty Room
  • 4 Chains of Luck
  • 5 Back in the Laundromat
  • 6 When the Lights Go Out
  • 7 Country of Man
  • 8 Joanne
  • 9 Elvis Bought Dora a Cadillac
  • 10 The Grass Is Greener
  • 11 Ain't My Day