Mojo Nixon – Elvis Is Everywhere

We are gonna lighten up today with a song from Mojo Nixon. Hope all of you are doing well on this holiday weekend… look around…Elvis is everywhere.

I was commenting with Paul and he  brought up Mojo Nixon and it’s probably been since the 1980s that I heard him. A popular Nashville rock station WKDF in the 80s would play this song and a few more by Mojo.

Mojo Nixon (Neill Kirby McMillan, Jr) started in the early eighties and he teamed up with  Skid Roper (Richard Banke). Mojo and Skip Roper wrote this song.

This song was released in 1987 and it was on his album Bo-Day-Shus!!!. Mojo has some fun music. I forgot about his songs until Paul pointed me toward him again and they came back to me. I’ll post one tomorrow also.

Nixon announced that he retired from the music business in 2004, playing his last live show in Austin, Texas. In 2009 he announced his “unretirement” and for a short time let anyone download his albums for free with this statement:

Can’t wait for Washington to fix the economy. We must take bold action now. If I make the new album free and my entire catalog free it will stimulate the economy. It might even over-stimulate the economy. History has shown than when people listen to my music, money tends to flow to bartenders, race tracks, late night greasy spoons, bail bondsman, go kart tracks, tractor pulls, football games, peep shows and several black market vices. My music causes itches that it usually takes some money to scratch

Elvis Is Everywhere

When I look out into your eyes out there
When I look out into your faces
You know what I see?
I see a little bit of Elvis
In each and every one of you out there

Lemme tell ya…
Weeeeeeeeeellllllll…
Elvis is everywhere
Elvis is everything
Elvis is everybody
Elvis is still the king

Man o man
What I want you to see
Is that the big E’s
Inside of you and me

Elvis is everywhere, man!
He’s in everything
He’s in everybody…

Elvis is in your jeans
He’s in your cheesburgers
Elvis is in Nutty Buddies!
Elvis is in your mom!

He’s in everybody
He’s in the young, the old
The fat, the skinny
The white, the black
The brown and the blue
People got Elvis in ’em too

Elvis is in everybody out there
Everybody’s got Elvis in them!
Everybody except one person that is…
Yeah, one person!
The evil opposite of Elvis
The Anti-Elvis

Anti-Elvis got no Elvis in ’em
Lemme tell ya

Michael J. Fox has no Elvis in him

And Elvis is in Joan Rivers
But he’s trying to get out, man!
He’s trying to get out!
Listen up Joanie Baby!

Elvis is everywhere
Elvis is everything
Elvis is everybody
Elvis is still the king

Man o man
What I want you to see
Is that the big E’s
Inside of you and me

Man, there’s a lot of unexplained phenomenon
Out there in the world
Lot of things people say
What the heck’s going on?

Let me tell ya!

Who built the pyramids?
ELVIS!
Who built Stonehenge?
ELVIS!

Yeah, man you see guys
Walking down the street
Pushing shopping carts
And you think they’re talking to allah
They’re talking to themself
Man, no they’re talking to ELVIS!
ELVIS! ELVIS!

You know whats going on in that Bermuda Triangle?
Down in the Bermuda Traingle
Elvis needs boats
Elvis needs boats
Elvis Elvis Elvis
Elvis Elvis Elvis

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Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

39 thoughts on “Mojo Nixon – Elvis Is Everywhere”

    1. Oh wait til tomorrow! It’s super fun.
      Oh I just heard that song last week! I was searching for bands to cover and I started to laugh when I came across that song!

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    2. Ah Dave you beat me to it – Max punk rock girl would be perfect for your series. And the video is hilarious. Having lived in Philly I recognized a lot of places in it

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      1. It’s funny I was watching the Mojo Elvis video and YouTube suggested the dead milkman one and i was like hmm I remember that song and then played it and then knew why the YouTube algorithm suggested it!

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  1. I like Mojo Nixon. He’s got that Austin/Nashville connection. Kind of like Billy Swan, Tony Joe White, Steve Forbert, Emmy Lou Harris, Graham Nash, Lucinda Williams. I know that’s a lot of examples, but I’ve always liked that vibe…The Flying Burrito Brothers…that kind of stuff, but Mojo Nixon had a more Punk edge, more garage band sound…Happy 4th, Max…

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      1. Yes! In fact one is coming tomorrow and Wednesday after the Twilight Zone…they are funny and a little disturbing.

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  2. Thanks for featuring this one Max! Nothing sophisticated about his songs but just a lot of fun! “Elvislution!” – that cracked me up!

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    1. He is a lot of fun…there are three more songs I remember by him. One tomorrow…I forgot all about him until you mentioned him….thanks for that!

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    1. Pam was right in the comments…he was part of the Austin Tx scene with Lucinda Williams and all of those also. Nixon was more comedy type performer…punk-rockabilly and VERY topical. A time capsule of the time.

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      1. I just checked it out…what can I say Graham…you know me…
        I book marked that one…I’ll be circling back to that one…Sounds really good and yes it has the sound I like.

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